They are known as the 56 Minor Arcana cards and they form the second part of the Tarot.
They can be divided into four series or suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles.
Each suit consists of 14 cards which start with the As, continuing from 2 to 10 and end with the so-called court cards or figures of the court : Knave, Knight, Queen and King.
Just as the Major Arcana gave us a general archetypal guidance of the facts, the Minor Arcana contain the details of the events , attitudes and circumstances of the man and his life.
They are used in tarot when the consultation requires a response with details. They are necessary but not indispensable, for spreads in the question of future events that requests the consultant to know to make changes in his present.
The interpretation of each card from Ace to 10 can be expanded with its numerological significance in the section Numerology .
Cups and Pentacles are more receptive or passive and Wands and Swords are most active. Pentacles tend to activity and Swords tend to receptivity.
Knave of Pentacles brings opportunites
The Knight of Swords represents a cold and hostile environment
The Queen of Cups is romantic and sensitive
The King of Wands is honest and responsible
The colors and their meaning
As in the Major Arcana, the colors that appear in each card give us feelings and sensations that help us to the interpretations.
In the Minor Arcana also found very significant colors
You can see the colors and their meanings in the general section on the Major Arcana.