Zodiac Signs and Tarot Cards

Find out what Tarot Card corresponds to your Astrological Sign below

 

Aries = The Emperor

ariesThe Emperor is the complement to the Empress. He is the Masculine Principle, the Animus, the Patriarch. He represents power and authority, and his stern attitude is quite a departure from the sensual beauty of the Empress. Behind his throne are barren mountains, a symbol of the lofty heights of which he is master. The throne itself is decorated with four rams’ heads, representing intellectual heights and sure-footedness in climbing the lofty crags. He is a ruler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taurus = The Hierophant

The archetype of the spiritual world is the Hierophant. This is the card of beliefs, both religious and otherwise, though it does tend to focus on the religious and spiritual aspects because the Hierophant himself is often depicted as a holy man. Indeed, in some decks this card is known as the Pope or High Priest. But in actuality, a Hierophant is a person who holds ‘forbidden’ or ‘secret’ knowledge. While this could easily apply to the clergy, it has far greater scope than this. In a way it could be said that  every man and every woman is a Hierophant.

The Hierophant can even stand for groups of more than one person, and in the majority of cases he is better represented by an institution than by a single person. This is because his is the power of the group and the society, who change the world to fit their beliefs. The people do not follow him because they are ordered to. They follow because they are part of the group. The main philosophies of the Hierophant are that there’s no “I” in “team”, and that the good of the many outweighs the good of the one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemini = The Lovers

The Lovers represent relationships in our lives, particularly intimate and/or sexual relationships. This card indicates situations in our lives where love is primarily important and may reflect the state of our relationships at the time. The lovers are blessed and protected by the angels. The earth at their feet is green and fertile and suggests life and happiness. However, as with all the cards, there are negative aspects to be considered in the symbolism of the lovers. The snake (which sometimes appear in cards)in the fruit laden tree behind the woman suggests the story of Adam and Eve, the fall of humanity from grace, and the temptations of the world.

The sign associated with the Lovers is Gemini. The rune is Gifu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer = The Chariot

The Chariot is the Tarot card most associated with victory and control. When you see this card in a Tarot reading in times of struggle, understand that victory is on the way for you. If you are not yet victorious, learn to appreciate your struggle, as the celebration you can have will be even more enjoyable with your challenges still fresh in your mind. If you recently accomplished a great task, be sure to revel in your enjoyment of the moment; there are no guarantees of future enjoyment, so soak up the feeling of pure triumph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leo = Strength

The Lion is an enigmatic symbol representing passion and strength, both physical and emotional, making the Strength card one of the few major cards which can have both positive and negative connotations either way up. Let me explain this in detail.The woman in the strength card is the feminine, soft side of us all. She calmly tames the lion, often being shown gently opening the lion’s jaws with no effort at all. This symbolizes the ease with which we can all *tame* the inner beast inside us which threatens to assault reason and create sudden overt displays of *not nice* emotions such as jealousy, anger or revenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgo = The Hermit

After a long and busy lifetime, building, creating, loving, hating, fighting, compromising, failing, succeeding, the Hermit feels a profound need to retreat. In a small, rustic home deep in the woods, he hides, reading, cleaning, organizing, resting or just thinking. But every night at dusk he heads out, traveling across the bare, autumnal landscape. He carries only a staff and a lantern.

It is during these restless walks from dusk till dawn, peering at and examining whatever takes his fancy, that he sees and realizes things he’s missed, about himself and the world. It is as if the secret corners in his head were being slowly illuminated; corners he never knew existed. In a way, he has become the Fool again; as in the beginning, he goes wherever inspiration leads him. His staff is rested on his shoulder, carrying unseen his pack. The Hermit’s staff leans out before him, not behind. And it carries a lantern, not a pack. The Hermit is like the lantern, illuminated from within by all he is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libra = Justice

When the Justice Tarot card appears in a reading, it is a good omen. If you are to describe the meaning of this card for someone receiving the Reading, you can reassure them, that even if things have not been going there way recently, things are about to change. Past efforts come into this, because this card can signify that you are about to be rewarded for actions and deeds you have done in the past. In this sense it does actually mean that you are getting your just deserts.But what if you have been bad? This card signifies that it is a time to look back and evaluate your life at this time. You have the opportunity to ask yourself: Have I been honest with myself and with others? Now is the time to change if you haven’t – and this card gives you this opportunity.Because of the nature of this card, it is very pertinent to legal and judicial matters too. It represents equity, fairness and balance, but might also suggest you may have connections to the legal profession. The Justice card is a positive card, and is seen as a good omen concerning partnerships, business deals and legal issues. The benefits of compromise are also indicated, which is a foundation of equity and fairness.This card has specific advice for specific situations. Be wary of wrong advice from someone in supposed legal authority. Read the small print and get trusted advice. Tread carefully and you will not be bamboozled or taken advantage of. The Justice Tarot card is about justice, truth, integrity, responsibility and fairness, but warn against promoting or being the victim of prejudice, injustice, bad Justice or bad advice.

 

Scorpio = Death

The Death card, does not mean physical death. Rather, the Death card portrays symbolic death-a change or transformation. Often, it heralds the end of a familiar or more comfortable mode. It conveys a release which is necessary for growth and expansion. Perhaps it even brings a whole new set of principles which will guide you spiritually, emotionally, psychologically or financially. Joseph Campbell, author of A Hero with A Thousand Faces, describes times of personal change as periods when “The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand.” The sunrise depicted in the background of the Death card holds the promise of the transformation which is about to take place: the death of the old self, but also the dawning of a new day. The Death card is a cue that you are at a “threshold”-a crossing into a new phase, unbounded by the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius = Temperance

Tthe Temperance card is the blending of elements to produce stability. We say that someone is temperate when they are pleasant and easy going. Temperance achieves balance through merging, so a temperate person is one who feels whole. Creative genius is often found in the ability to unite two previously unconnected ideas.  The most important facet of this card embodies Art. In the same way, the artist has the ability to create a painting from canvas and some tubes of coloured paint. The temperate person is also inclined to think about philosophy. Temperance leads to a calm and rational logic but can also look beyond everyday knowledge for the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capricorn = The Devil

The Devil card has several meanings. The Devil card can represent the vices and/or addictions the seeker is wrapped up in and a need to control them or at least be aware of their presence before they become a major problem. It’s about temptation.

However, sometimes, it can also represent the seeker needs to loosen up a bit and have some fun and be a little naughty, just don’t go overboard. It can also represent seduction and sex. Our primitive needs need to be address but not necessarily allowed to rule.

The Devil card could also signify that the seeker must overcome blocked feelings that are preventing him or her from moving to the next level in life. If unconfronted, these feelings could cause considerable damage to the seeker. This is the dark aspect of the psyche. It is a time to remove blocks and inhibitions.

It could also represent being subservient or bad outside influences as well as our own fears.

 

 

 

 

Aquarius = The Star

The Star offers a new hope. She is the light that guides the seeker back to his path. She reminds him/her to look towards the heavens or divine spirit for help. What is important to remember, however, is that the light of the star is also within each and every one of us. The Star reminds us that guidance can be found from within as well as through contact with the universal mind. The Star tarot card serves as an invitation to once again connect with the higher mind. The star shining out of the night is a symbol of divine intervention. So with hope, comes faith.

The number associated with the Star is seventeen. When reduced, it becomes an eight. Eight is considered to be a symbol of renewal and rebirth. The water which is being poured is the water of life. Having undergone the instability of the Tower, the seeker finds himself within the healing powers of the Star’s water. The water falls onto the earth and within a pool. The unconscious and conscious have struck a balance. Internal conflict is once again resolved.

Although the journey is not over, the presence of the Star signifies that things are coming to an end. The Star assures the seeker that his quest was not done in vain. The sun will rise again.

 

 

 

Pisces = The Moon

The Moon is one of the most complex Tarot cards. It represents the inner depths of the psyche, the powers of intuition and illusion.

The word “lunatic” is appropriate here. This is the card of the madman, the drug addict and the creative genius. Of the tortured soul.

The card shows a dark landscape illuminated only by the clear, white light of the Moon – light which is itself a reflection and hence illusion. Scorpions and wolves await the unwary traveller attempting to pass between the forbidding towers.

Yet this is also a landscape of great power, there is much to be learned here; if one can survive the perils and cope with the contradictions inherent therein. Truth is falsehood. Reality is illusion. Nothing is real. When the Moon appears in a Tarot spread it often represents emotional challenges, inner turmoil and psychic disturbance. There can be a lack of clarity in dealing with the mundane world, an excess of dreaming. Whether or not these experiences can be worked through and harnessed depends on the querent. There is a budding morrow in the midnight.

 

 

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