Tarot is comprised of 78 cards total with 22 cards called the Major Arcana and 56 cards called the Minor Arcana. Major Arcana means “big secrets” and Minor Arcana means “little secrets”. Everything in tarot is symbolic and is shown through the pictures on each of the cards.
More Info:The Major Arcana represent the 22 personality archetypes, or sets of personality traits. These cards will show major themes in a person’s life and have greater weight when they show up in a reading. These archetypes correspond to the hands.