Learn Tarot – The Elements
Tarot, like all Western Magical Traditions has 4 core elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Below we’ll not only outline the element/suite associations but also provide clues on how to commit them to memory.
Meaning: Earthly matters; the home, work, finances, health
Memory Clue: Pentacles – think of discs/coins/money
Meaning: Thought, intellect, challenge, conflict
Memory Clue: Swords cut through air with a sharp edge, I think ‘sharpness of mind’
Meaning: Adventure, exploration, illumination, direction/focus of energy, passion, creativity
Memory Clue: Think of a fire/torch (passion, adventure, illumination) and a ritual wand (directing energy/intention)
Meaning: Emotion, love, empathy
Memory Clue: Cups hold water, water flows like emotions
Try to form your own associations (or use ours if they work for you) in order to commit these to memory.
To start building on these foundations, move forward to Learn Tarot – The Numbers
Esotericist with particular interest in tarot and the underlying magical traditions/systems.