Astrology and tarot are both amazing tools! They help us make informed decisions about our lives and manifest desires into the world. Throughout history, people observed the heavens. They look to the stars for guidance and explanations to make sense of life. Even though astrology and tarot can point out very specific events, the thing that still ties them together is the fact that both are open to interpretation. Imagine it like this. Based on their backgrounds, two people could hear the same sentence but have a completely different takeaway from it. Better yet, two people will have different feelings from the same artwork. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the same is true for tarot and astrology.
Connecting Astrology and Tarot
The philosophy behind both astrology and tarot does have many moments where they connect, intercept and completely blend. Although intuition is needed for both astrology and tarot, tarot relies more on it than astrology. Astrology is more like math for some as it depends on precise, calculated data. There is still an element of spirituality and intuition. Tarot doesn't rely on precise calculations but carries that same element of mystic feeling that can't be measured. Both can give us incredibly meaningful information about our life. Experience the similarities between the two by getting a tarot and astrology reading today.
Some would say that tarot cards might be a better tool for personal insight into our life since there are other people in the world with whom we share a birthday and place of birth. In astrology and tarot, there is an interconnection between the cards and signs, as well as with elements. In a tarot deck, 78 cards are divided into the Major Arcana cards (22 cards) and Minor Arcana cards (56 cards). Major Arcana cards represent (major) universal human events. The Minor Arcana cards are then divided into what is known as suits. Minor Arcana cards consist of four suits: wands, cups, swords, and pentacles. They are indicators of small day-to-day happenings. When astrology is added, wands are interlinked with the element of fire, swords are linked to the air element, pentacles are connected to the element of Earth, and cups are associated with the element of water.
It is believed that some tarot cards have their astrological equivalent. There are different reasons for this. Some astrologers and tarot readers say that it's due to the imagery on the card and the similarity in the meaning that it carries.
Here are some tarot-astrology pairings:
Planets and Their Tarot Card
- Sun - Sun
- Moon - High Priestess
- Mercury - Magician
- Mars – Tower
- Venus – Empress
- Jupiter - The Wheel of Fortune
- Saturn – World
Zodiac Signs and Their Tarot Cards
- Aries - Rams are seen as loyal, therefore represented by the Emperor.
- Taurus - Beacons of stability, in tarot represented by the Hierophant.
- Gemini - Similarly depicted as the Lovers.
- Cancer - The symbolism behind Cancer directly correlates to the Chariot.
- Leo - In astrology, they are known for their strength on all fronts - physical, mental, and spiritual. In tarot, Leos equates to the card of Strength.
- Virgo - Introspection is tied to the Virgo, as well as the card of the Hermit.
- Libra - Depicted as a scale, Libra symbolizes the card of Justice.
- Scorpio - Ruled by Pluto, a planet that carries the heaviness of death and rebirth, is represented by the card of Death.
- Sagittarius - The energy of the Sagittarius, such as their amazing gift for communication and gaining knowledge, is best seen in the card of Temperance.
- Capricorn - At times, limited by their own inner limitations, this is an energy that is similar to the energy captured in the card of the Devil.
- Aquarius - Encompassing the positivity of potential and positivity, the tarot card that matches that energy is the card of the Star.
- Pisces - The Moon embodies the energy of Pisces.
Even though it's not a widely accepted or recognized term yet, there has been an emergence of what is called "tarotscopes." A tarotscope is a reading that is based on someone's birth chart while including the correspondent tarot cards. Think of this as a reading with an extra layer of introspection.
In the end, both astrology and tarot are different yet similar. These tools help us better understand ourselves, our relationships (family, platonic or romantic), and the world around us. I encourage you, dear reader, to do the same and dive into tarot or astrology at the time and pace that feels right for you. Try a tarot or astrology reading (or both!) to discover the truth these wisdom tools have to share with you.