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The Strongest And Most Powerful Tarot Card In The Deck

    Which Tarot card is the most powerful one in the deck? In this article, we deep dive into the secrets of the Tarot deck to determine which card holds the most power.

    The Fool is the most powerful card in the Tarot deck as it represents divine creation itself. Without the Fool, nothing exists – it’s all and nothing at the same time. That’s why it is represented by the divine number 0 (zero). The Fool trumps all other tarot cards in the deck.

    The Fool represents the eternal Spirit of God. In the Rider-Waite deck, the Fool is depicted as a young man fearlessly taking on the world.

    In numerology, the number 0 is the source of the eternal creation and represents everything and nothing simultaneously. It is also called the ellipse of Spirit, the “no thing,” another word for God him- (or herself).

    As no other card could exist without the Fool’s presence, it must be considered the most potent card of them all.

    Even though the Fool might be considered the most powerful card in the deck, other cards hold significant powers too; the significator card, the placement in a spread, or personal connections with a card. Let’s investigate these instances a little bit further. 

    As no other cards would exist without the presence of the Fool, it must be considered the most powerful card of the Tarot deck

    Sandra Tornroth


    The Fool is the most potent tarot card in the Rider-Waite deck as it holds the magical properties of the eternal creation, Spirit, or God. 

    As number 0 is everything and nothing simultaneously, it has no fixed place in the Major Arcana sequence. You can place the Fool at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end. The Fool is ever-present, and nothing exists without him.

    In numerology, the number 0 represents infinite possibilities, all or nothing, and never-ending potential.



    A significator card, also called a signifier, is another potent card in the Tarot deck. The signifier card is one of the archetypes of the Major Arcana series. 

    There are different ways to decide which card is your signifier. The easiest way to describe it is the card you refer to as “You” in the deck. The signifier often holds your personality traits, and you feel an instant connection to it. 

    When a significator card shows up in your reading, it trumps all the other cards. Reading the Tarot with significators can be a powerful way of retrieving personal messages that otherwise might be missed.

    A significator card is very powerful in a reading

    How did I know who my signifier was? A Tarot reader gave me the Hermit card when I met her at an event. She said nothing, just gave me the card. I meditated on the card and realized that I was the Hermit. There were no questions about it.

    Identifying a signifier can be done in many ways – everything from numerology systems to personal preference. 

    My take on this is that you meet your signifier card when you are ready for it.

    Regardless of the method, it tends to reveal itself when you least expect it – and when you are spiritually “ready.” When it sticks, it will follow you for a lifetime. It’s like love; you can’t hurry or force it.


    The Major Arcana is the most potent card sequence of the Tarot deck. The Major Arcana is the cards with names on them – like “The Magician” or alike.

    The Magician

    The Major Arcana represents our big life lessons. The lessons help us grow and gain insights on a deep spiritual level. Some refer to the Major Arcana as profound karmic lessons (Biddy Tarot).

    The Minor Arcana represents day-to-day life events. The Minor Arcana cards are essential too, but not as seismic as the Major Arcana cards. The Major Arcana events tend to rock your foundations and core being.

    Never be afraid of the darker cards in the Major Arcana, though, like the Tower, Devil, or Death (note, the Death card seldom depicts physical death!). The events are challenging but will help you grow and reach higher vibrations as you conquer them.


    In card spreads certain positions hold different meanings. In this way, a card can be very powerful depending on the meaning you attach to it. Say you have a card in a position of “future” or “outcome” (or another meaning very important to you) it can be very powerful.


    As you gain more experience, you will experience that some cards are more powerful than others at a personal level. This is due to the influence of intuition.

    The influence of intuition gives the Tarot its depth and makes it a fantastic tool for self-discovery and growth.

    As you connect with the cards intuitively and personally, some cards will be more prominent and influential in your readings than others. 


    The powers of the cards are highly connected to the level of your belief in the Tarot. The more you believe and listen to the messages delivered to you, the more the cards will impact you – and get more powerful.

    If you are a skeptic not wanting to listen to the Tarot, the cards will have no power at all. The essence of the Tarot is to crack the shield between the conscious and unconscious mind. If you don’t believe in the abilities of the Tarot, the power of the cards will not impact you as you. 

    If you believe in the cards and the Tarot as a concept, the power the card holds will be more substantial. With this said, I don’t mean that if you don’t believe in them, they are worthless. No, it’s just that you cannot retrieve the messages delivered to you.

    The Tarot cards will not help you grow if you have no trust in them. Change takes effort and belief. There’s no way around it. When you open your heart to the Universal messages, magical things happen.

    Sandra Törnroth

    Intuitive multi-modal tarot reader with a love for crystals and everything esoteric

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