There are two sectors of a Taort deck, the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Suits of the Tarot deck are what make up the Minor Arcana sector of the deck and here are the story influences they give us.
Cups relate to the emotions and the heart and represented by the element water, the zodiac signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.
The Cups show what we feel whether they are worries, hopes or dreams; they bring happiness and can also show disappointments. As the Cups deal with love and the heart they can tell us when that special someone is within our reach, peak emotional happiness and events, successful relationships and family life but also when temptations can lead us astray.
Swords relate to the intelligence, our thinking, business and communications and represented by the element air, the zodiac signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
As the Swords relate to intelligence and our thinking they can teach us valuable lessons in life. The cards can show our mental thinking from the unconscious to that which is rising into the conscious. The Swords depicts our character, attitude and beliefs and whether we speak the truths.
Mediumship, Tarot and all that is divination where the veil is thin comes through the suit Swords.
As Swords are double cutting edge thus indicating actions and thoughts can swing both way and there is a fine balance in the power we use whether for good or bad.
Pentacles relate to the everyday life, how we function and what is necessary for us to live by and represented by the element earth, the zodiac signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Pentacles indicate the education, practicality, money and career side of life and show how generous life can be. Pentacles is also a business orientated suit so for those who are entrepreneurs this suit is important for checking in on successful investments.
Wands relates to our energy, our drive, achievements and direction in which we are headed through life and represented by the element fire, the zodiac signs Airies, Leo and Saggitarius.
Life is a driving force and the Wands show our strength, the energy we create, how and where we plant seeds for success as well as our creativity. The can be strong or weak, a little energetic and can take us by surprise at times and our actions can be swift.
Wands also dictate the determination, spirituality and inspiration and creating intuitively. Through looking at the progress of the Wands suit from Ace to 10 gives a good indication along the path for success.