Most relate this section of the Tarot with Today’s playing cards; with slight differences we have Wands (sometimes called Batons), Swords, Cups (Chalices), or Pentacles (Coins). These cards are able to give the reader a few more details in which are not located in the Major Arcana for example: If in a 7 card spread the enquirer happens to get 5 of the Major Arcana this could indicate the enquirer has way too many outsiders making choices controlling the enquirer’s life.
Before the hustle and bustle of everyday life, before annoying bosses who peek over your cubical to make sure you're doing their work; before you could just go into the local one stop shop to purchase meat, paper, and even your electronic devices. Before that people of most religions believed the Earth and the animals had a story or lesson to teach. The Chinese called this Kung-Fu and on the other side of the World the Native Americans were calling them Totems.