The Major Arcana are profoundly symbolic and each card offers almost endless opportunities for study and interpretation on many levels. Seen separately, each card teaches us about a different part of our life. Combined, they present us with a complete view of the Universe.
There are 22 Major Arcana - the same as the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet and the same as the number of paths on the Tree of Life. This Tree of Life is one representation of the secrets of divine truth and is part of the Quabbalah (or Cabala).