Crystals and the Major Arcana

There are a number of correspondences between crystals and Tarot cards out there.
Here I have listed the most popular that I have found. Just like Tarot card meanings, crystal attributes are multi-faceted, so it is a good idea to make your own personal correspondences between the Major Arcana and crystals that will serve the purpose you require. This list provides a good starting point.

The Fool
New beginning, trust in the universe, wonder, joy, change
Herkimer diamond, Lepidolite, Tourmaline, Agate, Turquoise

The Magician
Concentration, conscious mind, expansion, creative initiative, opportunities
Quartz, Citrine, Fire opal, Agate, Tiger’s eye, Garnet

The High Priestess
Inner knowledge, intuition, secrets, esoteric knowledge
Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Kyanite, Labradorite

The Empress
Sensuality, motherhood, fertility, nurturing, love, abundance, comfort
Emerald, Rose quartz, Carnelian, Turquoise, Peridot/Olivine, Aventurine

The Emperor
Order, stability, protection, confidence, power, material success
Ruby, Carnelian, Topaz, Red jasper, Emerald

The Hierophant
Knowledge, clarity, guidance, spiritual meaning
Topaz, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Turquoise, Diamond, Hematite

The Lovers
Love, relationship, choices, sexuality
Alexandrite, Agate, Rose quartz, Ruby, Ametrine, Blue topaz

The Chariot
Balancing opposing forces, moving forward, control, determination
Tiger’s eye, Pyrite, Chalcedony, Amber, Howlite, Leopard skin jasper, Staurolite

Strength
Strength, discipline, personal power, courage, focus
Cat’s eye, Topaz, Tiger’s eye, Chrysolite, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Herkimer diamond

The Hermit
Self-knowledge, finding one’s way, inner workings, spiritual clarity, discrimination
Peridot/Olivine, Bloodstone, Smoky quartz, Sapphire, Blue calcite, Blue tourmaline

The Wheel of Fortune
Cycles, a new chapter, accepting change, luck, fortune
Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Aventurine, Sardonyx, Black opal, Amethyst, Rhodonite

Justice
Balance, evaluation, truth, reason, logic, legal matters
Petrified wood, Emerald, Jade, Coral, Bloodstone, Carnelian

The Hanged Man
A new viewpoint, altered consciousness, sacrifice, release
Beryl, Aquamarine, Iolite, Green calcite, Moss agate, Ametrine, Sodalite

Death
Transformation, change, completion, letting go
Apache tear, Bloodstone, Snakestone, Obsidian, Black tourmaline, Amber, Zebra stone

Temperance
Balance, cooperation, compromise, harmony, tranquility
Sardonyx, Amethyst, Jacinth, Kunzite

The Devil
The shadow self, facing fears, inhibitions, abolishment of blocked feelings
Black diamond, Black onyx, Obsidian, Jet, Charoite, Hematite, Pyrite, Tektite, Black tourmaline

The Tower
Confronting one’s truth, enlightenment, release of outdated ideas and beliefs, liberation
Garnet, Ruby, Obsidian, Lodestone/Magnetite, Chrysocolla, Hematite

The Star
Hope, renewal, peace, clarity, aspiration, optimism, sense of purpose
Rock crystal, Turquoise, Moldavite, Tektite, Sugulite

The Moon
Illusion, confusion, dreams, working with the unconscious, intuition, meditation
Moonstone, Pearl, Milk opal, Labradorite, Pyrite, Ammonite, Selenite

The Sun
Confidence, optimism, re-integration, vibrancy, creativity, energy
Amber, Diamond, Bloodstone/Heliotrope, Sunstone, Tiger’s eye

Judgement
Re-evaluation, summing up, perspective, transformation, awakening, karma
Fire opal, Malachite, Amethyst, Fluorite, Hawk’s eye

The World
Accomplishment, fulfilment, completion of a phase in life, preparation for new phase, realisation of Self
Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Black pearl, Jet, Unakite, Larimar, Turquoise, Opal, Kunzite, Rhyolite

As mentioned earlier, the attributes for each of the hundreds of crystals available are multi-faceted, so it is best to research this. Many sites on the web provide this information. I also recommend The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals by Judy Hall. It is a comprehensive directory to most of the crystals known to man, their attributes, appearance, worldwide distribution, and healing properties. There are also sections on cleaning, healing, crystal meditation and more.

Stella Luna © 2010 The Tarot Reader. All rights reserved.

4 Responses to Crystals and the Major Arcana

  1. betty says:

    i love stones but would like to know what is the best way to program the chrystal for your purpose and how long will it take to be fully charges with that program
    thank for your reply bu1tercup12@yahoo.com
    and to use them with tarot would be a great thing when i grow up that is hehehehe
    but i still keep going andif your are reading for someone can you place these stones on the table etc.
    thank you

  2. stella luna says:

    Hello Betty, there is some information about programming crystals in another article, which I think you may have since read: http://thetarotreader.wordpress.com/articles/moon-archive/infusing-crystals-with-tarot-archetypes/ … that explains the process I work with generally, however there are NO rules. As long as your intention is clear I believe it will be successful. You can create a ritual that feels right for you. And yes, you can certainly place the crystals on the table (especially if you have programmed them to enhance your reading abilities and to vibrate energies that are in the highest good of all concerned :) Hope that helps!

  3. Joy says:

    I would like to buy a friend a large crystal to go with this Tarot Deck, which one would be the
    most powerful crystal to use followed by smaller crystals to use from your list.

    • stella luna says:

      Hello Joy, really it is a matter of personal choice… see what feels right for you, or find a crystal that has the qualities you feel your friend would get the most from. Often a crystal will “speak” to you. That said, you can’t go wrong with clear quartz… that is what I keep with my decks, along with amethyst and citrine. Hope that helps.

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