Tarot astrology is a way to understand your life through looking at cards. Each card is related to a planet, element, or astrological sign. This can help you understand your past, present, and future.
The cards are used for divination, fortune-telling. But, many psychologists use them to help patients understand how they feel about themselves. This is done through the subconscious.
For example, let’s say you know work is not going well, but you do not want to think about it. If you get a tarot card reading that shows you need to change occupations, that is not really telling your future so much as it is making you face what is really going on in your life.
The Traditional Tarot Deck And Astrology
A tarot card deck has 78 cards. The first part of the deck is called the Major Arcana. It has 22 cards. There are 21 suitless cards called trumps and one card called The Fool.
People believe that these cards represent different stages of life we go through. Many people can recognize the Magician (associated with the planet Mercury), the Lovers (associated with the astrological sign Gemini), and the Death card (associated with Scorpio).
Minor Arcana and Astrology
The Minor Arcana has 56 cards in it. The word “Arcana” comes from the Latin word “akanum,” which means secret. The four suits in the Minor Arcana are just like regular playing cards- Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles.
Astrological SIgns in The Suits
Each of these cards represents a certain element of the Earth and is associated with certain astrological signs.
- The Cups stand for emotions, spirituality, and the unconscious. They are associated most closely with Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
- The wands are symbols of fire that belong to the zodiac signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The Wands symbolize activity, ingenuity, and personal development.
- The Swords are associated with Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius and represent air. The mind, intellect, and knowledge all come under the description of the Swords.
- The Pentacles suit is associated with earth and the signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This suit represents physical strength and experience as well as practicality. In addition to four suits, there are also Court cards which include a King, Queen, Prince, and Princess for each suit.
The Minor Arcana cards provide more details to the Major Arcana cards.
The Major Arcana gives an individual direction and information about their personal life and emotional and mental state. The Minor Arcana cards offer additional guidance in areas such as relationships, activities, failures, and successes. The Major Arcana cards are seen as more spiritual while the Minor Arcana cards are seen as material.
Tarot cards were originally interpreted in a different way than they are today. Modern decks of tarot cards include more expressive images that are closer to their actual meaning.
Tarot readers care for and treasure their cards, and they are frequently unwilling to allow others to touch them since they regard them as sacred tools of their trade. Because of the intricate pictures on each one, many card decks are seen as artistic masterpieces.
Astrology is just one tool used in the interpretation of the Tarot cards and many readers believe that each card will hold a different meaning based on who is interpreting it. But the basic concept of a card is there to refer back to for reference and consistency.
How To Prepare for a Tarot Reading
So you are ready to go to your first reading but have no idea how to prepare?
There are a few things to bear in mind no matter whether you get a tarot card reading remotely or in person.
The tarot card reading should not intimidate you, but rather provide greater self-awareness. This is an opportunity to view your life and the obstacles in it with a bird’s eye view. Look for solutions, gain insight on life lessons that can help you.
Use what resonates with you and leave the rest behind on the table for a successful reading.
Tarot & Astrology Summary
The cards and reader should assist you with not just what your future could unfold to if you choose not to change paths, but also what is going on right now in your life. You should leave the session with a brighter outlook and an increase in knowledge.
Word of advice from a pro tarot reader– you only get as much as you put in with readings- so be open, have fun, stay positive, enjoy the ride!
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