This guest post is written by Christine at Numerology Sign to talk about how the tarot is connect to the astrology – including understanding your zodiac sign!
Let’s welcome, Christine!
Understanding Your Zodiac Sign through Tarot
Astrology and Tarot are both tools that can help us gain a deeper understanding of ourselves as individuals.
Our astrological natal chart tells us about the energies that held sway at the time of our birth and that we then carry through our lives.
Even if we don’t have access to a full natal chart, the archetypes of our Zodiac signs reveal some of our core tendencies and abilities.
Meanwhile the Tarot is said to hold all the secrets of the universe.
They have certainly been developed over time to cut through the layers of illusion that often cloud our judgement, and show us the heart of what is really going in situations, and within ourselves.
As part of the development of the Tarot, mystics experienced with Tarot and Astrology such as A.E. Waite who developed the Rider-Waite deck and Aleister Crowley who developed the Thoth deck, linked some of the Major Arcana cards with the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
This has meant that we are able to gain additional information about our Zodiac archetype from understanding our associated Tarot card.
So which Tarot card represents you?
Aries (March 21-April 19) – The Emperor
The Emperor represents discipline and temperance in life.
The masculine principle, he is also a patriarch that represents power and authority, as well as protection.
The Emperor strives for balance in the internal world, and justice in the external world.
The Emperor is a symbol of loyalty, both to people and to goals, as well as a tendency to stick with decisions and persevere.
Read more on The Emperor Card here.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – The Hierophant
The Hierophant is the interpreter of mysteries, pursuer of knowledge and generous teacher.
The Hierophant values truth and honesty and can be trusted to be truthful, sometimes brutally so.
They can sometimes fail to bend or forgive when a line has been crossed and can have a hard interpretation of justice.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) – The Lovers
The Lovers represents duality and changeability, as well as the quest for self-love and self-respect.
The Lovers often emerges when a decision is to be made, and is often a sign of indecision.
This card also emerges when the focus for finding happiness should be turned from the external world to the inner self.
The Lovers also represents communication and the ability to make connections.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – The Chariot
The Chariot represents struggle, both internal and worldly challenges, but also the ability to meet those challenges through discipline and perseverance.
The Chariot can be overly proud, but keeps other passions under control.
The Chariot represents fighting for what you want, but not always in a bloody battle.
It is often a sign of careful planning and the need to commit to long term perseverance to actualise dreams.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – Strength
Strength represents fearlessness and generosity, it is a symbol of self-assurance and courage.
The card depicts a maiden riding a lion, representing both the power to protect and the desire to help others.
However, the lion doesn’t always realise that its strength can hurt the maiden, and that actions can often have unforeseen consequences, especially for others.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) – The Hermit
The Hermit represents an inward focus and isolation, and often a drive to find inner happiness rather than worldly success.
While the Hermit is characterised as a recluse, their strength of character is what gives them the strength to support the people around them.
Far from being apart from the world, The Hermit is world weary from experience, but this experience gives them power.
Libra (September 23-October 22) – Justice
The Justice card suggests an ability to cut to the truth of things, as well as honesty and the ability to take responsibility for actions, and live with the consequences.
Justice understands the power it has over its own existence and its creative power to shape the world.
Holding the scales, Justice also represents balance, and the need and ability to sometimes put emotions to one side in order to see a situation clearly.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – Death
The Death card represents the end of a cycle and the start of something new, it is a symbol of transformation.
It can also represent holding onto the past in a way that holds a person back, and the type of fear that can be paralysing.
It also represents the opportunity to overcome these traps and find a brighter future.
When this is achieved, a person is able to detach themselves from the ties that bind others and find true freedom.
Read more on The Death Tarot Card at Numerology Sign.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) – Temperance
Temperance is a symbol of balance, moderation and patience.
Temperance avoids extremes and finds prosperity and stability through balance.
Temperance has the ability to walk the fine line which is often required in difficult situations.
Temperance is also a mediator and able to find common ground, even when the gulf between viewpoints seems unbridgeable.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – The Devil
The Devil can represent the limits that we place on ourselves as a result of earthly expectations.
The Devil shows a tendency to focus on the material, and a tendency to jump in feet first and learn lessons the hard way.
But The Devil also represents the ability to understand our shadow selves, and why we do some of the negative things we do, and overcome those tendencies.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) – The Star
The Star represents healing, and the release of anger and negativity.
The Star can pierce the darkness with their faith and bring light into the worlds of others.
An optimistic symbol, while The Star travels the Wheel of Fortune like us all, it is never down for long.
The Star is always authentic and true to their core.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) – The Moon
The Moon represents emotions and intuition.
The Moon trusts their own emotions and embraces them, and can work through emotional trials with little support from others.
They are also empathetic and can connect and support others, and they are forgiving as they understand the cyclical nature of reality.
How do you feel the tarot describes your astrological sign?
Why not try the above descriptions for your sun, moon and rising sign depending which is more dominating in your natal chart.
Not sure what your sun, moon or rising signs are?
No worry! Get a free chart at Astrodienst.
Don’t know your birth time? No problem!
Just select the option “unknown” for the birth time at Astrodienst and you’ll get the rest of the planetary signs (but not the rising/ascendant sign or houses.)
Guest Post by: Christine at Numerology Sign
Many thanks to Christine for this wonderful contribution!
To read more works by Christine about tarot, numerology, horoscopes, astrology and spirituality (including all about love and the signs!), check out Numerology Sign.
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