Suits

How to interpret the suits:

Each suit corresponds to a number of elements, emotions or situations we call a theme.

These are an optional extra that you can use once you are confident in the basic application of the GMs Tarot.

Match 2 suits – That theme should influence the encounter or aspects of it and possibly include some of the deeper meanings associated with the suite.

Match 3 suits – That theme is dominant in the encounter and should definitely include a number of deeper meanings that add to the significance of the draw. 

Swords

Wands

Cups

Coins

Quick Theme:

Conflict, intellect, conversation, truth and matters of the mind

Quick Theme:

Magic, motivation, energy, inspiration and matters of the soul

Quick Theme:

Deception, emotions, feelings, relationships and matters of the heart

Quick Theme:

Crime, career, work, finances and practical matters

Deeper Meanings:

 Swords are associated with mental activity, rational thinking, decisions, and intellectual pursuits. Because much of the turmoil in our lives can be attributed to our thoughts, this suit often depicts conflict and struggle as well: 

Nightmares, craftiness, pain and restriction.

 Swords are associated with the element of air.

Deeper Meanings:

Wands are associated with energy, creativity, communication, action, passion, self-improvement, spirituality and enterprise. 

Wands are associated with the element of fire.

Deeper meanings:

Cups are associated with emotions, the subconscious, relationships and intuitive or psychic abilities. Most decks try to convey emotions in this suit; happiness, love, boredom, disappointment and dejection are usually represented and easily identified. 

Cups are associated with the element of water

Deeper meanings:

Coins are associated with work, money, crafts, the home, the physical body, business and the comfort of material objects and the discomfort of not having them. 

Coins are associated with the element earth.

Additional attributes:

Direction: West

Season: Autumn

(Autumnal Equinox)

Gender: Masculine

Additional attributes:

Direction: North

Season: Spring 

(Vernal Equinox)

Gender: Masculine

Additional attributes:

Direction: East

Season: Summer

(Summer Solstice)

Gender: Feminine

Additional attributes:

Direction: South

Season: Winter

(Winter Solstice)

Gender: Feminine