Ace of Pentacles
This tarot card is a sign of improvements in finances and connections. It is a big thumbs up for all new beginnings, indicating strengthening of existing bonds, and stabilization of new relationships. We are promised big victories, and unexpected gains, if only we are able to balance what we get with what we give. At the same time, it warns us that the path to success is going to be torturous, but the fruit will be well worth the effort.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.