The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards which are the trump cards in games. But what they do represent are major life events and transitions that have symbolic images, a name, and a number. The Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that are in the 4 suits, and represent the mundane.
The Major Arcana
The Minor Arcana represent the mundane, day-to-day aspects of life. There are 4 suits, they are Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles. The first suit that will be covered is the Wands suit. Wands are associated with the fire element, and this is what rules passion, energy, creativity, and motivation.
The Swords suit in the Minor Arcana of the tarot is the one that rules thoughts, intellect, the mind, and struggles. This is linked to the air element.
The Cups suit in the Minor Arcana is linked to the element of water. This means aspects of relationships, emotions, feelings, healing, and intuition are what this suit represents.
The Pentacles suit in the Minor Arcana is the one that rules finances, anything that is physical or material, health, and anything that is tactile. This is the suit that is associated with the earth element.