Even though Tarot and Astrology are seemingly unrelated metaphysical areas, each of the 78 Tarot Cards has a particular astrological significance. By introducing the astrological connotations you are about to read in this post, we can expand the meaning of the Tarot cards and learn how to map Tarot to Astrology and vice versa.
In the following we will establish a link between each of the Major Arcana cards and the corresponding Horoscope Signs and Astrological Planets. Similar links can be established also considering the Minor Arcanas.
All of the above cards are from the Raider-Waite tarot deck — one of the most frequently used and, in general, best sets of tarot cards. In addition to the Major Arcana, the Minor Arcana cards also have a definite and important astrological meaning. We will describe them in our next post.
Please note that some of the tarot cards might have slightly changed symbolism and astrological significance as compared to the original design. This is partly due to the new concepts added only recently after the discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
The more you get to know your tarot cards and the more you discover the wondrous world of astrology, the more you realize how the above mapping makes a profound sense and brings important insights into our human nature. We should also add that each of us has all the 12 astrological signs in their chart, and we all pass through the influence of the zodiac signs during the course of the year. Therefore, knowing how astrology relates to the tarot, and what a certain tarot card represents is of great importance. We can use this knowledge in our daily tarot readings and for our self-development. Above all, we can say that, if correctly applied, this knowledge can and should be reflected in a positive manner upon our everyday life, our spiritual growth, and our personal development.
Very clear and straight forward. I am interested in how the Minor Arcana cards relate to the zodiac signs! I am also interested in how each planet has sometimes two totally different zodiac personalities in two different months, compared to what personality that same planet has when it is not in one of that planet's zodiac months. Interesting stuff! Thanks! Love, Light Unite, BG
Thanks, BG, for the comment. Really appreciate it. With love and light, sunny.
mo soleil says:
I'm Sagittarius and would like to know about my lucky tarot cards.
As mentioned above, the sign Sagittarius is linked to the Temperance card. Sagittarius is a fire sign, and it ruler is planet Jupiter. Jupiter brings luck and good fortune. Thus, the second card linked to this sign could be the Wheel of Fortune. But fortune is a relative thing and it can quickly change. If a Sagittarius individual manages to develop temperance as a quality of their character, they would better cope with the inevitable ups and downs of their fortune. Thanks for dropping by and take care.
I'm interested in finding out which tarot cards would be associated with my zodiac sign of Libra..(Both Major& Minor arcana..)... my lucky& deeper meaning tarot cards also.
As Major Arcana, to your zodiac sign Justice Tarot Card would be most appropriate. As for Minor Arcana, I would have to know which decade of Libra you were born in.
Hi, I love spiritual things and an obsessed with astrology. My birth cards are the sun, the wheel of fortune and the magician. Do you know what this means about my life?
I can only say very spiritual cards indeed.