The Numbers in Tarot are symbols that can be viewed as worlds or dimensions in Tarot as shown below. The Major Arcana cards in the first tier of each dimension, rules the set of four Minor Arcana cards in the second tier. There are nine dimensions, and three ages to explore. The court cards (not listed below) expresses the evolution of The Fool from Page, to Knight, then depending on sex: Queen or King.


A dimension is a concept to describe an alternate world or reality, or possibly a plane of existence. The dimensions that the numbers in Tarot represent are merely reference points to help us, as humans, understand not only our own reality, but the possibility of another reality that exists behind a barrier or veil that divides us from "them". Who are they? They are every human label we've given them: spirit guides, angels, demons, the higher-self, aliens, the subconscious. What is certain, is that they are a superior intelligent consciousness separate from the human consciousness.

Dimensions are consistent with the enlightenment of duality — it is and it is not. The dimensions by which the Major Arcana guides represent, may not really be numerous or even numerical, but to help the human mind understand our world, and theirs, we need the numbers as reference points (Like a "paint by numbers" system). In the westernized culture of Kung-Fu, grades are provided in the form of colored belts to help the student realize his mastery in tiers and finally in degrees. However, in the reality of the ancient Kung-Fu masters of the Far East, they have not known such system, nor recognized degrees. A master became a master when it was time, whether they knew it or not.

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1st Dimension - Awareness

The first to the third dimensions experience three ages.

The First Age The Second Age The Third Age
I - The Magician
X - Wheel of Fortune
10; 1 + 0 = 1
XIX - The Sun
19; 1 + 9 = 10 -> 1
The set of Minor Arcana that share the same dimensional number is governed by each Major above.

Ace of Wands

Ace of Swords

Ace of Cups

Ace of Pentacles

2nd Dimension - Inspiration

The First Age The Second Age The Third Age
II - The High Priestess
XI - Justice
11; 1 + 1 = 2
XX - The Last Judgement
20; 2 + 0 = 2

Two of Wands

Two of Swords

Two of Cups

Two of Pentacles

3rd Dimension - Materialization

The third dimension experiences three ages, but only in the third age governs The World and The Fool

The First Age The Second Age The Third Age
III - The Empress
XII - The Hanged Man
12; 1 + 2 = 3
XXI - The World
21; 2 + 1 = 3
Zero - The Fool
mankind living in the 3rd dim

Three of Wands

Three of Swords

Three of Cups

Three of Pentacles

4th Dimension - Transformation

The fourth to the ninth dimensions experience two ages.

The First Age The Second Age
IV - The Emperor XIII - Death

Four of Wands

Four of Swords

Four of Cups

Four of Pentacles

5th Dimension - Self actualization

The First Age The Second Age
V - The Hierophant XIV - Temperance

Five of Wands

Five of Swords

Five of Cups

Five of Pentacles

6th Dimension - Merging

The First Age The Second Age
VI - The Lovers XV - The Devil

Six of Wands

Six of Swords

Six of Cups

Six of Pentacles

7th Dimension - Reformation

The First Age The Second Age
VII - The Chariot XVI - The Tower

Seven of Wands

Seven of Swords

Seven of Cups

Seven of Pentacles

8th Dimension - Reinforcing

The First Age The Second Age
VIII - Strength XVII - The Star

Eight of Wands

Eight of Swords

Eight of Cups

Eight of Pentacles

9th Dimension[1] - Reflection

The First Age The Second Age
IX - The Hermit XVIII - The Moon

Nine of Wands

Nine of Swords

Nine of Cups

Nine of Pentacles


  1. In Norse mythology, there were nine (9) Worlds.

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