Tarot consist of two groups of cards: the twenty-two trumps (Major Arcana ) and the fifty-six suit card. Trump again can be traced back to Sanskrit language, 'trmp' means dialogue with the universe. Major Arcana are pictures that represent life, stages and experiences we all go through. It's meant to be the story of one's journey through life. Minor Arcana cards describes the people, events, feelings and circumstances we encounter on our personal Journey. It represents events that are within the control of the individual and indicate how you do something. Regarding the elements used in Tarot, applies to Gypsy card just the same. What are the elements and what do they mean? Wand representing Fire. Fire in Sanskrit referring to the Sun, the Fire of the Sun, (Agni) also known as Aplu, the base word of Apollo, a gateway to consciousness, higher self, understanding, knowledge.
Regarding the elements in Tarot:
Cups (Hearts) are the element of Water, representing the Divine, merging with Consciousness, which will bring unity between the spaces, body, mind and spirit or it can be a portrayal of separation.
The Sword (Spades) is Air, representing ignorance, derived from air as inflated, airhead, foolish, ignorance. On the other hand Air also represents knowledge.
Disks (Diamonds) or Pentacles representing Earthy things, which can wary from financial gain to greed and destruction.
Wand (Club) is portraying Fire, Agni, the Fire of the Sun, representation of higher consciousness, the opening of the third eye. On the other hand, fire can also represent destruction.
Tarot and Gypsy Cards. Are They so Different?