A phenomenon you will come across during Tarot card study and Tarot readings are sub-elements and contradictory elements. Mainly associated with the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot deck and decks inspired by it, at its most simplistic explanation, sub-elements are those underlying elements that are secondary to the main one normally associated with a Tarot card. They can either compliment the main element and theme of the Tarot card, or they can in fact appear contradictory.
A look at how the four elements of nature have been transposed into the Tarot card Aces; journeying through the esoteric from Fire, Water, Air and Earth, to the Tarot Card suits of Wands, Cups, Swords and Disks. Includes a brief look at the divinatory definitions and tarot card meanings of the Tarot Aces in your Tarot deck.