Tarot and Zodiac Signs

There is an important connection between astrology and tarot cards. This can be seen in the major arcana cards where each zodiac sign is represented by a specific card. It is not uncommon to find professional online tarot readers who are also experts in astrology since they have to incorporate this science when they are using the major cards to help you dive into your unconscious to find the answers within. With tarot the purpose is to understand who you are and where you are going. Astrology can be a great tool to help figure this out and it is a study that, just like tarot, is very old.

The major arcana cards

The major arcana cards are viewed as powerful cards with images that will describe the essence and character traits of a person. Just like you have a zodiac sign connected to your time of birth, you have a tarot card connected to this zodiac sign. There are 22 major arcana cards in the tarot deck of 78 cards. These cards originally had a very simple allegorical meaning that can be traced back to 15th century Italy. It was only during the 18th century that the arcana cards started to take on an occult meaning.

Today we see a deeper psychological meaning behind the major tarot cards and the connection to the zodiac signs is not so difficult to understand even for the layman who doesn’t know much about tarot or astrology.

Let's have a look at the tarot cards that symbolize a zodiac sign and briefly review their meanings…

Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18 – The Star

The Star is a card that has to do with optimism and also with the notion of wishing on the stars. This card symbolizes the belief in achieving the desires of the heart and influencing others to do the same.

Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20 – The Moon

This card describes a person who often changes moods. A person with strong intuitive powers and the ability to show others compassion and be helpful. This card also has a lot to do with emotions.

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 – The Emperor

The Emperor is a person to rely on. He is loyal and stays true to his friends. This card symbolizes authority and the ability to analyze and make sense of situations, thereby being of great help to others.

Taurus Apr 20 – May 20 – The Hierophant

This card is symbolic of the ability to learn from those who know better about spirituality. It signifies the importance of sages and the truths of life that they can teach.

Gemini May 21 – June 20 – The Lovers

This card represents a sort of dual nature and the need to make a choice. The Lovers is a card that speaks of thinking through decisions and listening to your inner voice before making up your mind.

Cancer Jun 22 – Jul 22 – The Chariot

The Chariot card has to do with being sure and on a certain path. It symbolizes security as well as freedom and the need to make it to the finish line first.

Leo Jul 23 – Aug 22 – Strength

This is an exciting card that usually portrays a picture of the lion, the king of the jungle. It represents strength, royalty, courage and the wonderful ability to overcome life’s problems.

Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 – The Hermit

This card symbolizes the need to take things at a slower pace and to look closer at the details that make up life. It has to do with the need for introspection in order to make sense of the outer world.

Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22 – Justice

This card often has a picture of scales which is also how the zodiac sign Libra usually is depicted. It deals with weighing one thing against another to come to a fair and real conclusion.

Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21 – Death

It sounds scary but in reality it has to do with change, going from one thing to another. The card symbolizes the need to leave the old and start anew. It is quite a mysterious card with great promises of a brighter future.

Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21 – Temperance

This card has to do with understanding and great awareness. With balance and mediation difficulties can be solved in a peaceful and thoughtful way.

Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19 – The Devil

This card calls for introspection and for facing the devil within. By looking him in the face it is possible to change and go towards the true goal of spiritual transformation.

Will a tarot reading change your behavior?

Something that anyone looking into tarot and astrology wants to know is if this is something that can actually change a person and his or her behavior. There have been experiments where researchers wanted to look into how horoscopes can influence relationships. By letting two groups of women read horoscopes of different kinds it was revealed that few actually take the advice offered. The positive love advice seemed to have some effect on relationships which might have something to do with the mood that this type of readings can create. However, simple magazine horoscopes are unlikely to actually change behaviors, and the same can be said about very brief tarot readings.

In order to get to the bottom of personality traits and how they influence day to day decisions it is necessary to dig a bit deeper. This can be done through a professional reading with tarot cards. During this type of reading the tarot reader will interact with the person being analyzed in a very helpful way. By understanding more about inner conflicts and desires it is possible to set up a path that eventually will lead to change.

This demands a lot of work and the change will not come immediately after the reading. Working with a proper plan and understanding more of one’s strengths and abilities is certainly something that can lead to a better life situation so with the right type of tarot reading, yes, a person can change a great deal.