The major arcana consists of 22 of the 78 cards in a standard tarot deck. Each card carries a deep and universal representation of the human experience. They look at the grand scheme of life providing messages, guidance and perspective. While each of the major arcana cards can stand alone with their deep meanings and subtle influences, the major arcana can also be viewed as a story of one character, the Fool. His experiences as he navigates his way through life learning and growing through both accomplishments and setbacks, represenst the same trials and tribulations that each of us share a long our spiritual path.