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ABOUT SUBJECT CARDS IN THE TAROT

Cards two (2) through ten (10) in each suit of the Minor Arcana are known as the Subject Cards. Though not as dramatic as the Court Cards, Subject Cards wield a power all their own.

Whether or not they bring good tidings, unlike Major Arcana Cards, the Subject Cards often have a stronger impact upon your immediate agenda, which is what holds the key your future.

Working with the subject at hand, to produce a successful conclusion is what life is all about.
Getting the best out of a subject, without letting it get the better of you is an art!
Successfully changing a subject is always more difficult than giving way to self-pity or submitting to it's unreasonable demands.

Whether from the Major or Minor Arcana when reading cards two through ten, the number reveals the situation that is (or will) stimulate a certain personal energy or behavior, while the suit and definition suggests the reason for the situation, as well as your options and most beneficial approach.

Using four number 5 subject cards as an example, we see, four somber illustrations and four different suits, united only by the number, 5 (five).


        
                                
From U.S. Games Morgan Greer Tarot

Whether from the Major or Minor Arcana, with any 5 the stronger your attraction to, or irritation with someone or something the easier you can convince yourself that the end will justify the means—when you attempt to "spice up" some matters and simplify others, but to do so, WITHOUT triggering a conflict of interest--whether between your logic and emotions or yourself and other people, can often pose a problem.   By using one keyword to describe the cards' suit, such as “change” for the Wands and another to describes its' number, such as “conflict” for Card five, we arrive at Changeable/Conflict. So, the Five of Cups would represent Emotional/Conflict, while the Five of Swords becomes Challenging/Conflict and the Five of Pentacles, Ambitious/Conflict.

Now, let's add the Tarot Dynamics mini-definition to the suit and number function for each subject card. 


Card 31 Five of Wands 
Keywords: Changeable/Conflict
Fives of any suit, correspond to a conflict of interest,
whether between your logic and emotions, or
yourself and others.
 

Whatever your situation, the less time and energy
you spend arguing with yourself, the sooner you
can regain better control of yourself, matters or
both.
      .

Card 45 Five of Cups

Keywords: Emotional/Conflict
Fives of any suit, correspond to a conflict of interest,
whether between your logic and emotions, or
yourself and others.

Whatever your situation, your awareness
of the past does not have to keep you chained to it.


Card 59 Five of Swords
Keywords: Challenging/Conflict
Fives of any suit, correspond to a conflict of interest,
whether between your logic and emotions, or
yourself and others.


Whatever your situation, beware of overstepping
your boundaries now in matters at home, at work
or both.
 

Card 73 Five of Pentacles
Keywords: Challenging/Conflict
Fives of any suit, correspond to a conflict of interest,
whether between your logic and emotions, or
yourself and others.


Whatever your situation, one or two matters are
either not going to go your way, or move as 
smoothly as you hoped.


I chose the fifth group of Subject Cards for our exercise, because the illustrations for the fifth subject card of any suit contains a similar theme in virtually all of the best-known Tarot Decks. However this technique works just as well for every group of cards from one through ten in the Major and Minor Arcana, as you can see when we also apply this technique with Card 5 from the Major Arcana.


Card 5 The Hierophant
Keywords: Karmic/Conflict
Fives of any suit, correspond to a conflict of interest,
whether between your logic and emotions, or
yourself and others.



Your desire to discover the truth can become
a double-edged sword, when it conflicts with your
desire to be the good guy.

Best of all, because Tarot Dynamics is designed to accommodate each Tarot readers level and style of reading, why not try this technique for yourself, whether with your own definitions or those from your Tarot Dynamics book.  To learn more about the Subject Cards themselves and see just how smoothly the Major and Minor Arcana work together simply click on the number of the Subject card you wish to study. To demonstrate just how easily you can read from any Tarot deck that appeals to you each example will contain two illustrations featuring the same Tarot Card from two different decks. 


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