What are the 14 major Arcanas? Temperance (XIV) is the fourteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.
What do the Major Arcana cards represent? In the tarot, the Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent your spiritual path and journey. Laid out in order, they tell a story of a person setting out into the world and encountering different figures and challenges, growing and changing as they do so.
What is the oldest Tarot deck? The oldest surviving tarot cards are the 15 or so Visconti-Sforza tarot decks painted in the mid-15th century for the rulers of the Duchy of Milan.
Where did the Major Arcana come from? The terms “Major” and “Minor Arcana” are used in the occult, and divinatory applications of the deck as in practising Esoteric Tarot and originate with Jean-Baptiste Pitois (1811–1877), writing under the name Paul Christian.