This applies to the minor arcana, not the major arcana. Each suit goes through a journey, and there are some patterns in the journey among the suits. For example, when you see a 5 – you know that it represents conflict. So, if you have a 5 of Swords, you know it’s a conflict with thoughts, or communication. This number patterns strategy is great jumping off point in your tarot learning journey. Rather than memorizing 40 different card meanings, you can learn the number pattern and apply it generally across the Four Suits. The suits mostly follow this pattern, although the Swords is a slightly different story.