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ASTROLOGY & TAROT READING

What is tarot reading?

Tarot reading is a huge part of my life, and I do believe they serve as both guidance (positive) and as warnings (negative) more than a prediction. Not sure if that makes sense, so let me break it down.

Tarot is a way to gain insights on a situation or question that’s been lingering within your soul. People are skeptic about it, which they have every right to be, but it’s all about perspective.

Most people are also unaware that astrology and tarot often go hand in hand. I like to use a mix of both for more spiritual guidance, understanding, and overall insight.


In my findings, when you work with different tarot cards you will gravitate towards whichever system you’re comfortable using, so word of advice: never go against your intuition. It’s also good to keep note that everyone has their own way of interpreting both astrology and tarot reading. Our intuition guides us in different directions.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to discover your spiritual calling.

LEARN THE TAROT CARDS

I base my readings on the Thoth and the Rider-Waite system. The reason why I like to mix them is because I find that combining them provides me more insight. I like the card meanings, elements, and the names provided by the Rider-Waite system; but I am in love with how astrology incorporates itself from the Thoth system to give energetic, planetary, and astrological details.

In my video, I'm using the: Universal Fantasy Tarot Deck

 

Memorizing Tarot Cards

When memorizing tarot cards, it’s important to remember the order of which they are formed, the planets, the zodiac signs, the elements, and of course the names and the numbers of the cards.

When it comes to the royal court cards, each combines two different elements and two different qualities. Royal court cards are also zodiac signs next to one another, starting with Aries - Fire and ending with Pisces - Water; creating a full circle.

When it comes to suit cards (2-10), it's easiest to remember that they are decanates of each zodiac sign. Decanates run 10 degrees each, 30 degrees total per zodiac sign; equating to a total of 360'.

Things to Remember

Major Arcana Cards: 22
Minor Arcana Cards: 56
Total Cards: 78

Royal Court Cards:

  • King
  • Queen
  • Knight (or Prince)
  • Page (or Princess)

Suit Cards: Aces, 2 - 10

There are three qualities:

  • Cardinal
  • Fixed
  • Mutable

There are four elements:

  • Fire (wands)
  • Earth (pentacles, disks, coins)
  • Air (swords)
  • Water (cups)

 

There are 12 zodiac signs:

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagittarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces

Court Cards (2 qualities, 2 elements):

Kings: Cardinal/Fixed

  • Wands: water and fire
  • Pentacles: fire and earth
  • Swords: earth and air
  • Cups: air and water

Queens: Mutable/Cardinal

  • Wands: water and fire
  • Pentacles: fire and earth
  • Swords: earth and air
  • Cups: air and water

Knights: Fixed/Mutable

  • Wands: water and fire
  • Pentacles: fire and earth
  • Swords: earth and air
  • Cups: air and water

Suits (cards 2 – 10) - Decanates of each zodiac sign:

Cardinal Signs (2, 3, 4)

  • Wands: Aries
  • Pentacles: Capricorn
  • Swords: Libra
  • Cups: Cancer

Fixed Signs (5, 6, 7)

  • Wands: Leo
  • Pentacles: Taurus
  • Swords: Aquarius
  • Cups: Scorpio

Mutable Signs (8, 9, 10)

  • Wands: Sagittarius
  • Pentacles: Virgo
  • Swords: Gemini
  • Cups: Pisces

Major Arcanas – Planets and Elements:

These cards only have planets and elements, they are not ruled by an astrological sign.

0 – The Fool: Uranus (Air)

1 – The Magician: Mercury (Air)

2 – The High Priestess: Moon (Water)

3 – The Empress: Venus (Earth)

10 – The Wheel of Fortune: Jupiter (Fire)

12 – The Hanged Man: Neptune (Water)

16 – The Tower: Mars (Fire)

19 – The Sun: Sun (Fire)

20 – Judgement: Pluto (Fire)

21 – The World: Saturn (Earth)

Minor Arcanas – Aces and Pages:

Aces and pages (aka princesses) combine the power of elements and/or astrological signs (Aces).

Ace of Wands:
Power of fire, all fire signs combined
(Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius)

Ace of Pentacles:
Power of earth, all earth signs combined
(Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn)

Ace of Swords:
Power of air, all air signs combined
(Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius)

Ace of Cups:
Power of water, all water signs combined
(Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)

Page of Wands:
Personification of fire (element only)

Page of Pentacles:
Personification of earth (element only)

Page of Swords:
Personification of air (element only)

Page of Cups:
Personification of water (element only)

Zodiac Cards: Majors and Minors

These cards are associated with one or two zodiac signs. Check each one of them carefully. I found it easier to memorize the cards when they were put in the order of the astrological calendar.

Aries Tarot Cards

Aries will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Emperor
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Pentacles: Aries/Taurus
    • Queen of Wands: Pisces/Aries
    • Two of Wands: 1st decan of Aries – Mars
    • Three of Wands: 2nd decan of Aries – Sun
    • Four of Wands: 3rd decan of Aries – Venus

Taurus Tarot Cards

Taurus will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Hierophant
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Pentacles: Aries/Taurus
    • Knight of Swords: Taurus/Gemini
    • Five of Pentacles: 1st decan of Taurus – Mercury
    • Six of Pentacles: 2nd decan of Taurus – Moon
    • Seven of Pentacles: 3rd decan of Taurus – Saturn

Gemini Tarot Cards

Gemini will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Lovers
  • Minor Arcana:
    • Queen of Cups: Gemini/Cancer
    • Knight of Swords: Taurus/Gemini
    • Eight of Swords: 1st decan of Gemini – Jupiter
    • Nine of Swords: 2nd decan of Gemini – Mars
    • Ten of Swords: 3rd decan of Gemini – Mercury

Cancer Tarot Cards

Cancer will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Chariot
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Wands: Cancer/Leo
    • Queen of Cups: Gemini/Cancer
    • Two of Cups: 1st decan of Cancer – Venus
    • Three of Cups: 2nd decan of Cancer – Mercury
    • Four of Cups: 3rd decan of Cancer – Moon

Leo Tarot Cards

Leo will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: Strength
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Wands: Cancer/Leo
    • Knight of Pentacles: Leo/Virgo
    • Five of Wands: 1st decan of Leo – Saturn
    • Six of Wands: 2nd decan of Leo – Jupiter
    • Seven of Wands: 3rd decan of Leo – Mars

Virgo Tarot Cards

Virgo will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Hermit
  • Minor Arcana:
    • Queen of Swords: Virgo/Libra
    • Knight of Pentacles: Leo/Virgo
    • Eight of Pentacles: 1st decan of Virgo – Sun
    • Nine of Pentacles: 2nd decan of Virgo – Venus
    • Ten of Pentacles: 3rd decan of Virgo – Mercury

Libra Tarot Cards

Libra will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: Justice
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Cups: Libra/Scorpio
    • Queen of Swords: Virgo/Libra
    • Two of Swords: 1st decan of Libra – Moon
    • Three of Swords: 2nd decan of Libra – Saturn
    • Four of Swords: 3rd decan of Libra – Jupiter

Scorpio Tarot Cards

Scorpio will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: Death
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Cups: Libra/Scorpio
    • Knight of Wands: Scorpio/Sagittarius
    • Five of Cups: 1st decan of Scorpio – Mars
    • Six of Cups: 2nd decan of Scorpio – Sun
    • Seven of Cups: 3rd decan of Scorpio – Venus

Sagittarius Tarot Cards

Sagittarius will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: Temperance
  • Minor Arcana:
    • Queen of Pentacles: Sagittarius/Capricorn
    • Knight of Wands: Scorpio/Sagittarius
    • Eight of Wands: 1st decan of Sagittarius – Mercury
    • Nine of Wands: 2nd decan of Sagittarius – Moon
    • Ten of Wands: 3rd decan of Sagittarius – Saturn

Capricorn Tarot Cards

Capricorn will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Devil
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Swords: Capricorn/Aquarius
    • Queen of Pentacles: Sagittarius/Capricorn
    • Two of Pentacles: 1st decan of Capricorn – Jupiter
    • Three of Pentacles: 2nd decan of Capricorn – Mars
    • Four of Pentacles: 3rd decan of Capricorn – Sun

Aquarius Tarot Cards

Aquarius will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Star
  • Minor Arcana:
    • King of Swords: Capricorn/Aquarius
    • Knight of Cups: Aquarius/Pisces
    • Five of Swords: 1st decan of Aquarius – Venus
    • Six of Swords: 2nd decan of Aquarius – Mercury
    • Seven of Swords: 3rd decan of Aquarius – Moon

Pisces Tarot Cards

Pisces will be associated with the following major arcana card and minor arcana cards.

  • Major Arcana: The Moon
  • Minor Arcana:
    • Queen of Wands: Pisces/Aries
    • Knight of Cups: Aquarius/Pisces
    • Eight of Cups: 1st decan of Pisces – Saturn
    • Nine of Cups: 2nd decan of Pisces – Jupiter
    • Ten of Cups: 3rd decan of Pisces – Mars

It’s definitely a lot to take in if you’re just beginning, so just try to put all of the cards in astrological order.

Get to know your cards and understand your cards. A card deck that speaks to you will offer you more clarity. If you just can’t bond with your cards, it’s okay. You’ll eventually find one that you just can’t seem to put down.

Let me know if this helped you. You can leave a comment below or send me a quick message on Facebook for any questions.

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My name is Joan Zodianz

I am a spiritual practitioner/adviser: you can learn more about me here.

I see myself as a vessel of energies (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically), and I have made a promise to God to deliver his messages to you. I communicate only with archangels, angels, and spirit guides.

I use a combination of energy reading, tarot cards, angel oracle cards, and astrology.

MY MISSION: To serve only the living and serve the highest good, and devote myself to the highest power (God).