Astrology & Tarot are predictive tools to use when more answers might be needed!
While the dawn of modern Tarot was born in the late 1800s, if you were able to travel back in time 6,000 years ago, to towering, layers of ziggurat in Babylonia, you’d be able to stare & wonder at the planets & stars alongside a Chaldean astrologer. Tarot & Astrology have always been connected! Tracing back to the earliest tarot decks has always been connected with The Sun, & Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, ect… In the year 1785, a French occultist Jean-Baptiste Alliette came up with a system set of correspondences between the Tarot & Astrology. And as time passed, soon other philosophers & mystics, began to notice the vast similarities between the Tarot & Astrology. Today though, the Tarot’s most knowledgeable association with astrology is on a much more recent study.
In the Tarot deck, you have the Major Arcana & the Minor Arcana, a total of 78 cards in the tarot deck.
I’m going to open with the correspondence between the Planets & the Major Arcana in the Tarot! What they mean in relation to one another!
The Fool, who as one can tell, doesn’t care what the hell society is thinking, The planet Uranus correlates to this Tarot Card, the planet of rebellion and revolution.
The Magician, he’s the master of banter and fast talk, he correlates to Mercury, Mercury is the planet of speed and communication. One will often see him pointing toward the heaven, conveying messages from the heavens above to the earth below. Mercury
The High Priestess, correlates to the moon, reflection, and intuition. Most depictions of the high princes include lunar imagery. Moon
The Empress, the Empress correlates to Venus, wife and mother, the Empress is the planet of love and attraction. Venus
The Emperor correlates to Aries, master and commander, the sign of leadership, when looking at the Emperor look for images of the Aries ram on your Emperor card. The Planet Aries
The Hierophant is correlated to Taurus, the keeper of tradition, the sign of stability, luxury, and pleasure. Venus Rules Taurus The Planet Venus
The Lovers, are correlated to Gemini, who thinks and speaks as one, Gemini, is the sign of thought and communication. The lovers themselves are twin souls, as you can see their arms and hearts are intertwined. Gemini is Rules by the planet Mercury
The Chariot, this major Arcana correlates to cancer, the protected home on wheels, the sign of motherhood, family life, and home. Cancers crab carries his/her home on his/her back. Cancer is ruled by the Moon
Strength is correlates to Leo, the master of gentle force and control. The sign of courage and heart. Sun
The Hermit correlates to Virgo, the quiet leader, the sign of responsibility, and dedicated service to others. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury
The Wheel of Fortune correlates to Jupiter, the expansive planet of luck, expansion, and prosperity. The planet Jupiter
Justice is correlates to Libra, the model of fairness and balance, the sign of equal à la tea and social grace. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus
The Hanged Man, correlates to Neptune, suspended in an alternate reality, Neptune, is the planet of mysticism & illusion. The symbol, of King Neptune, symbolizes a watery world that exist alongside our earthly reality. The planet Neptune
Death correlates to Scorpio, the ruler of the underworld, the sign of death, transformation, sex, and other people’s money. You will notice, the scorpion associated with the sign has a deadly sting. The planet Pluto
Temperance correlates to Sagittarius. The sign of long-distance travel, philosophy, and higher education. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter
The Devil correlates to Capricorn, the sign of career success, business, and worldly status. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn
The Tower correlates to Mars. The planet of war, aggression and assertiveness, and energy. The planet Mars
The Star correlates to Aquarius. As you will notice it has a glimmering light of hope and inspiration. Aquarius, the Aries sign of social groups and futuristic thinking Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus
The Moon correlates to Pisces. Which rules the night, Pisces, the sign of mystical and the subconscious. Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune
The Sun corresponds with the Sun, the sustainer of life, the source of energy and enlightenment. The planet Sun
Judgment correlates to Pluto. The planet of death, resurrection, and unavoidable change. The planet Pluto
The World correlates to Saturn. Our earthly home, the ringed planet of boundaries, restrictions, limitations, and structure. The planet Saturn
Regarding the Major Arcana cards, they describe monumental, life-changing events, as well as experiences, such as when you fall in love, or when giving birth, start a new job, or find a new home! For those of you who have had Tarot Card readings, you may have noticed, the Major Arcana cards are powerful that the experiences they depict seem as if they are outside our control. The Minor Arcana resemble our everyday task. But are just as important! They show us how we live out our big events on a day-to-day basis! On a very symbolic level, it is known that the Major Arcana cards resemble teachers, mentors, & guides, which hold the key to our mysteries of our life, they help guide our passage through every critical point of our journey.
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