While astrology and your horoscope may seem miles away from a deck of beautifully illustrated tarot cards, tarot and astrology often go hand in hand. Better still, you can use tarot to help gain deeper insight into an astrology horoscope reading. Each of the signs has a tarot card that represents them and this card, in addition to the rest of the deck, can provide deeper insights and meaning into what your horoscope has to say. Knowing the influence of certain tarot cards on your astrological sign can help you make a more in-depth assessment of a tarot reading. However, it’s important to realize that not every card in a tarot deck has a relationship with your zodiac sign or the sign of anyone else.

When completing a tarot reading, don’t go against your intuition. To really get a full, in depth picture of yourself, a combination of astrology and tarot can be the way to go. In this way, its a look at the planets, zodiac signs, the elements, and then of course the names and numbers of the cards. The royal court cards combine two different elements and two different qualities as well as the zodiac signs next to one another. This starts with Aries and Fire, then ends with Pisces and Water, which creates the full circle. The suit cards, easiest to remember they are decanates of each zodiac sign. They run 10 degrees each, 30 degrees total per zodiac sign, for a total of 360 degrees.

Royal court cards are the King, Queen, Knight (Prince), and Page (Princess). The Suit cards are Ace and then two through ten. There are three qualities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. There are four elements, fire (wands), earth (pentacles), air (swords), and water (cups).

High Level Overview

Tarot cards and their Astrological connections were first combined by Hermetic order of Golden Dawn. Origins of both date way back! Tarot was reimagined into what we know today during Renaissance period, whereas astrology is a system that has been in place pre-Christianity and mostly at its basic structural level unchanged. Planets were then added as they were discovered. New ways of using the system have been a big part of its growth and continued popularity. The major connections are with the Major Arcana. Then the astrological concept is applied and broken down further in Minor Arcana by an elemental grouping. Each astrological sign has Tarot card association.

 

Elemental Groups:

Wands/Fire/Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Pentacles/Earth/Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Swords/Air/Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Cups/Water/Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

 

These are two tools working from same energy source in harmony that can’t be denied. With a deeper look into it all, we can see that despite having been created separately they work together perfectly. Each sign has 2 tarot cards that completely compliment the energy already present in zodiac signs. There are 4 suits and 4 elements. This creates the ability for them together to tell deeper story than could alone.

 

Knowing the Tarot and Zodiac sign link allow you to be informed on your purpose in life. Tarot cards represent zodiac signs can be important because cards serve as archetypes that help us understand central themes, transits and people in our lives. If they shop in a reading, suggests we embody this archetype to come into our power. Zodiac’s corresponding tarot card is like their mascot.

 

Tarot is the story that follows blank slate of fool, other systems and frameworks tarot lies within. More in depth reading means combining with astrology. Don’t understand unless understand the whole. Associations that help ground you in larger system of magic, similar to elementals. It’s a map for the bigger picture where a place for all. Life is messy but knowing where each piece fits helps understand pieces and what they mean. Understand the card and relationship to each other.

 

COURT CARDS

Kings. Cardinal/Fixed

Wands: Water & Fire

Pentacles: Fire & Earth

Swords: Earth & Air

Cups: Air & Water

 

Queens. Mutable/Cardinal

Wands: Water & Fire

Pentacles: Fire & Earth

Swords: Earth & Air

Cups: Air & Water

 

Knights. Fixed/Mutable

Wands: Water & Fire

Pentacles: Fire & Earth

Swords: Earth & Air

Cups: Air & Water

 

SUITS (2 – 10): Decanates of each zodiac sign

 

Cardinal (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: Piscces

 

MAJOR ARCANA: Planets & Elements

Not ruled by astrological sign.

0: Fool/Uranus/Air

1: Magician/Mercury/Air

2: High Priestess/Moon/Water

3: Empress/Venus/Earth

10: Wheel of Fortune/Jupiter/Fire

12: Hanged Man/Neptune/Water

16: Tower/Mars/Fire

19: Sun/Sun/Fire

20: Judgment/Pluto/Fire

21: World/Saturn/Earth

 

MINOR ARCANA: Aces & Pages

Aces and Pages (Princesses) combined are the power of elements and/or the astrological signs (Aces).

 

Ace of Wands: Power of Fire, all Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

Ace of Pentacles: Power of Earth, all Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Ace of Swords: Power of Air, all Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

Ace of Cups: Power of Water, all Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Ace of Wands: Personification of Fire (element only)

Ace of Pentacles: Personification of Earth (element only)

Ace of Swords: Personification of Air (element only)

Page of Cups: Personification of Water (element only)

 

Things To Know: Major Arcana

After your Major Arcana is known, you’ll look at what your Royal court cards are. These combine two different elements and qualities from the Zodiac signs next to each other. The Kings are chosen by the Cardinal/ Fixed signs with the suit chosen by their elements, Queens are Mutable and Cardinal with suits chosen by the element of the sign, and Knights are Fixed and Mutable, again with the suits chosen by the zodiac signs’ element.

tarot horoscope readingsWhile all the types of tarot cards have an influence, not every card is useful. Every astrological sign will have a major arcana that is associated with it, as well as three suit cards. These are determined by the nature of your zodiac – whether it is fixed, mutable, or cardinal, as well as the element associated with it such as fire, water, air, and earth. This is the most basic information that you need to get started with a tarot horoscope reading.

To get the best results you should use Golden Dawn or Thoth tarot decks because these more closely align with the Chaldean planetary system that needs to be used to get the best reading. Chaldean forms of divination are some of the oldest in our human history, and when they looked up at the night sky they weren’t able to see all the planets we see now. So while modern astrology uses 10 planets, the Chaldean astrology you’ll want to use for a tarot horoscope has only seven.

Planets

Each planet has a corresponding day of the week. The moon is Monday, Mars is Tuesday, Mercury is Wednesday, Jupiter is Thursday, Venus is Friday, Saturday is Saturn and the Sun is Sunday. This is important for the tarot part of a horoscope tarot because the Chaldean Order is a key component to pairing the minor arcana with the astrological signs.

The last major piece that you’ll need to pull together is a zodiac wheel that shows the decans. Each sign of the zodiac takes up thirty degrees of the wheel. These thirty degrees are split into three equal size groups known as the decans of ten degrees each and each decan represents 10 days of the year. These decans correspond to one of the suit cards from numbers two through ten cycling around the wheel based on the element of the sign. For example: Libra is an air sign. Air signs work with the Swords suit and the declans will work with cards 2, 3, and 4 of Swords. Next to Libra is Scorpio who is a Water sign and thus will use cups. As pip cards 2, 3, and 4 of Swords were used for Libra, Scorpio will look to cards 5, 6, and 7 of cups. This will continue with Sagittarius using the 8,9, and 10 of Wands and Capricon with the 2, 3, and 4 of Pentacles until we are back at the next Air sign which is Aquarius. Libra used the 2, 3, and 4 of Swords and Aquarius will use 5, 6, and 7 of Swords. It is a system of circles within circles.

Zodiac Circle

The circle of the Zodiac is why it is so important to use the Chaldean Order and the Thoth tarot deck. The Circle is divided into rings. The innermost ring divides the circle into twelve segments each with one of the astrological signs in it. The second and third rings are split into three segments each. In the three segments of the second ring you will have the sequence of planetary rulers which is following the Chaldean Order of only seven planets instead of ten. It is also convenient to color them to coordinate with the element of the sign. In the last ring you have the layout of the pip cards from the tarot suits. Remember you are only using cards 2-10 for this ring.

When you are ready to do a tarot horoscope reading for yourself or someone else you’ll want to start with the largest elements and then work your way down from there. This means starting with the astrological sign and the Major Arcana associated with it. You’ll also want to set aside the royal cards of your minor arcana. Then you’ll want to look at whether your sign is Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable and make a note of which pip cards go with that quality before looking at the element of your sign. The Fire signs use Wands, the Water signs use Cups, the Air signs use Swords and the Earth signs use Pentacles. Set the Ace of each suit aside – it speaks for all the signs in the element and provides general insight. Then, at last, it will be time to build your wheel of the zodiac to look at your decans and planetary rulers. This will allow you to get more specific information from the pip cards of your suit.

The Zodiac Signs And Their Tarot Horoscopes

Sign: Aries
Major Arcana: The Emperor
The Emperor is the embodiment of power and ambition which suits Aries and their ability to create anything they desires while leading others to achieve their goals as well.
Minor Arcana:
King of Pentacles (Aries/Taurus)
Queen of Wands (Pisces/ Aries)
Element: Fire
Suit: Wands
Quality: Cardinal
Ace: Power of Fire
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Mars in Aries: Two of Wands
2nd Decan, Sun in Aries: Three of Wands
3rd Decan, Venus in Aries: Four of Wands

ARIES: Emperor & King of Wands.

Always be there when you need him. Represents sign’s loyalty and ability to stick by friends through thick and thin. Like royal figure on card, use authority and analytical powers to help others and to achieve goals. Emperor applied to Aires horoscope sign for authority and power of sign reflected by Tarot Card. As 1st astrological placement symbolizing first spark of flame. Sign of Aries belongs to elemental grouping of fire. King of Wands is the 1st card of Fire group of Tarot cards, which is perfectly fitting for Aries. The ram is ambitious and determined in nature, just like the Emperor. Aires isn’t afraid of power and making decisions that impact the greater good. With cardinal connection, they will always have an opinion. Embody the Emperor by trusting gut to lead you in right direction.

Sign: Taurus
Major Arcana: The Heirophant
Resilient with a quiet strength, the Hierophant and the Taurus provide guidance while fostering a safe community and building strong traditions that last for generations.
Minor Arcana:
King of Pentacles (Aries/Taurus)
Knight of Swords (Taurus/ Gemini)
Element: Earth
Suit: Pentacles
Quality: Fixed
Ace: Power of Earth
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Mercury in Taurus: Five of Pentacles
2nd Decan, Moon in Taurus: Six of Pentacles
3rd Decan, Saturn in Taurus: Seven of Pentacles

TAURUS: Hierophant & King of Pentacles.

Represents learning from knowledgeable teachers who can help you search for higher truths by exploring tried and true traditions. Sift through superficial, these learned souls can lead you to heart of matters where profound insights reveal important life lessons. Heirophant is assigned to zodiac because conveys a carefulness and certain deliberatness, those same qualities can be found in sign of Taurus. King of Pentacles represents 1st card of Earth elemental group in Tarot. Taurus is 1st of astrological Earth signs. Symbolic religious leader, representing the value and educational foundations that we seek and adhere to regularly. Loyal, fixed sign, reminds us that our habits form our evaluate our beliefs or pursue higher education.

Sign: Gemini
Major Arcana: The Lovers
The ideal arcana for two-faced Gemini, the Lovers speaks of the union of two separate minds or dual-nature entities and how the whole is better than two parts.
Minor Arcana:
Queen of Cups (Gemini/Cancer)
Knight of Swords (Taurus/ Gemini)
Element: Air
Suit: Swords
Quality: Mutable
Ace: Power of Air
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Jupiter in Gemini: Eight of Swords
2nd Decan, Mars in Gemini: Nine of Swords
3rd Decan, Mercury in Gemini: Ten of Swords

GEMINI: Lovers & King of Swords.

Blessed with dual nature represented by Tarot card. Turning points for you often involve making a moral choice between taking high or low road. Card encourages you to weigh your options carefully and follow path dictated by personal integrity. Lovers represents Gemini as symbolic way of indicating duality of both sign and card. Gemini as zodiac sign of twins matched with lovers card which shows up the male/female counterparts, dualities of each other. King of Swords is the 1st card in elemental group of Air, card naturally places with Gemini as its 1st astrological sign to represent Air signs. Signify great duality in all of us and represented by lovers of tarot deck. Using skills of empathetic communication, mutable sign teaches us the significance of integrating all parts of ourselves to accomplish highest good. The lovers can also signify finding soul bond connection that will illuminate self awareness.

Sign: Cancer
Major Arcana: The Chariot
Cancers can be too caught up in the tumultuous currents of their inner thoughts and must learn how to direct their thoughts into positive actions just as a chariot must by guided by a firm hand.
Minor Arcana:
King of Wands (Cancer/ Leo)
Queen of Cups (Gemini/ Cancer)
Element: Water
Suit: Cups
Quality: Cardinal
Ace: Power of Water
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Venus in Cancer: 2 of Cups
2nd Decan, Mercury in Cancer: 3 of Cups
3rd Decan, Moon in Cancer: 4 of Cups

CANCER: Chariot & King of Cups.

Stand proud and strong as you guide chariot on card, steering steady course and rising above life’s conflicts. Even though Cancers seek security, you also love freedom of open road where you can use highly developed intuition to win the race. Matched to Chariot indicating movement in form of growth, change is indicated by this card and sign of Cancer. Chariot reflects signs ability to use intuition to move to a higher emotional perspective. Tarot card is the King of cups applied to Cancer for position of sign as 1st sign in elemental Tarot group. Vehicle for transportation and change, represents the sign of Cancer. Crabs carry their home on their back and mold to shed their skin, so they’re continually creating (and recreating) solid structures in a transient world. Cardinal sign asks us to create the security that we need to get to where we’re going.

Sign: Leo
Major Arcana: Strength
Leo is shown by Strength how to transform from an aggressive and wild beast into a being of love and compassion, gaining confidence and an evolution of spirit.
Minor Arcana:
King of Wands (Cancer/Leo)
Knight of Pentacles (Leo/Virgo)
Element: Fire
Suit: Wands
Quality: Fixed
Ace: Power of Fire
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Saturn in Leo: 5 of Wands
2nd Decan, Jupiter in Leo: 6 of Wands
3rd Decan, Mars in Leo: 7 of Wands

LEO: Strength & Queen of Wands.

Represnets physical strength, like lion on the card as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual prowess. Like lion, blessed with plenty of courage, helps you overcome problems and obstacles. Tarot card of strength is given to zodiac sign Leo for symbolic strength they both share. Tarot card even carries lion in depiction. Sign Leo is attributed with that quality. Queen of Wands is the 2nd card in elemental group of Fire and Leo stands in mirror position for astrology as 2nd Fire sign. Lion tamer in imagery of strength card has obvious connotation with Fixed Fire sign of Leo. Invites us into arena to rumble with vulnerability. Step into spotlight of influence.

Sign: Virgo
Major Arcana: The Hermit
Like the Hermit, Virgo seeks to shed the superficiality of the world and see the deeper, more spiritual side to life. Both will look for a quiet place of study and introspection as they seek their true voice.
Minor Arcana:
Queen of Swords (Virgo/Leo)
Knight of Pentacles (Leo/Virgo)
Element: Earth
Suit: Pentacles
Quality: Mutable
Ace: Power of Earth
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Sun in Virgo: 8 of Pentacles
2nd Decan, Venus in Virgo: 9 of Pentacles
3rd Decan, Mercury in Virgo: 10 of Pentacles

VIRGO: Hermit & Queen of Pentacles.

Like Hermit often need to slow down and go within to focus on purpose in life. Image on car, old man, represents person who is weary of outer world. When he retreats to explore mysteries of inner life, he becomes open and innocent like a child. Hermit associated with Virgo when Tarot and astrology combined, this is interesting as Virgo is associated to concept of Virginity, it’s a metaphorical state through a more representative view of the purity that can be found in being alone. Time to be in one’s thoughts analyzing the lessons in the quest for perfection. Queen of Pentacles is the 2nd of Earth elemental group in Tarot and is matched by Virgo as astrological 2nd Earth sign. Ancient hermitage nods to al life of zero distractions to perfect spiritual pain. Modern times, we can expect themes of master or self explorative pursuits. Its no surprise that mutable hardworking Virgos are associated with hermit for inner discipline they possess in order to achieve enlightenment.

Sign: Libra
Major Arcana: Justice
Seeking truth and understanding before making a decision is the purpose of any Libra. They strive to eliminate the deceit and illusion of the world so they can see it clearly.
Minor Arcana:
King of Cups (Libra/Scorpio)
Queen of Swords (Virgo/Libra)
Element: Air
Suit: Swords
Quality: Cardinal
Ace: Power of Air
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Moon in Libra: 2 of Swords
2nd Decan, Saturn in Libra: 3 of Swords
3rd Decan, Jupiter in Libra: 4 of Swords

LIBRA: Justice & Queen of Swords.

Jusice holds the scales, asking you to weigh your desires against your needs. Order to reach a fair outcome must put feelings and emotions aside. Reach light at end of the tunnel of indecision, able to serve a great good. Libra and Tarot card Justice are matched through symbolic connection they share to theme of justice, weighing options and making decisions. Tarot card is the queen of swords which is associated card for Libra to indicate shared connection of the air elemental group. Scales are the symbol of justice card and astrological counterpart, Libra. Everyone is equal in eyes of this Cardinal sign, consistently doing best to find harmonious balance for what is fair and just. Whether evaluating or being evaluated, justice reminds us that integrity always wins in the end.

Sign: Scorpio
Major Arcana: Death
Scorpio is as dynamic and life-changing as this Major Arcana would suggest. Only through the cycle of death and rebirth can Scorpio shed their skin and find true freedom.
Minor Arcana:
King of Cups (Libra/Scorpio)
Knight of Wands (Scorpio/Sagittarius)
Element: Water
Suit: Cups
Quality: Fixed
Ace: Power of Water
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Mars in Scorpio: 5 of Cups
2nd Decan, Sun in Scorpio: 6 of Cups
3rd Decan, Venus in Scorpio: 7 of Cups

SCORPIO: Death & Queen of Cups.

Like Death, you welcome transformation. Often shed skin like snake, seeking to release spirit and be reborn. Because able to detach yourself from ties that bind others, its easy for you to change your identity, making you the mysterious person everyone wants to figure out. Death card in Tarot is considered a wonderful card to find in a reading. It represents the concepts of death, birth, and rebirth. Scoprio for Zodiac is mirror of symbolic qualities for human experience. Queen of Cups is the 2nd card in water elemental group. Scorpio being the 2nd astrological water sign. Death card isn’t literally predictive of death. It means major transformation around corner. Scorpio’s not concerned with superficiality, truth seekers who can always count on for a root cause analysis. Expect an in depth meaning of life conversation with fixed signs.

Sign: Sagittarius
Major Arcana: Temperance
Sagittarius will always been seeking to improve both themselves and those around them. They will always feel the call to work for higher beings in mediums different than the rest of us on earth.
Minor Arcana:
Queen of Pentacles (Sagittarius/Capricorn)
Knight of Wands (Scorpio/Sagittarius)
Element: Fire
Suit: Wands
Quality: Mutable
Ace: Power of Fire
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Mercury in Sagittarius: 8 of Wands
2nd Decan, Moon in Sagittarius: 9 of Wands
3rd Decan, Saturn in Sagittarius: 10 of Wands

SAGITTARIUS: Temperance & Page of Wands

Like card, gifted mediator, able to find common ground by balancing out judgments with genuine understand and awareness. Like steadily meandering stream. Work way through whatever difficulties get in the way. Tarot card Temperance is a card of balance, striving for enlightenment, a philosophical tempering if you will. Astrological sign of Sagittarius is symbolic of very same themes. Both Temperance and Sagittarius is symbolic of very same themes. Both Temperance and Sagittarius are embodiments of searching out into the environment in order to refine what been learned prior. Connection between Sagitarrius and Page of Wands is like the ones before posed in matching placements, both representing the 2nd fire elemental grouping. Blend of duality, just like fellow mutable signs. Explorers of zodiac, consistently striving for alchemic balance of traveling and staying home, turning up and going to bed early. Can have it all, but not all at once.

Sign: Capricorn
Major Arcana: The Devil
The sensual, strong and stable Capricorn is all too easily chained by their own fears and self-loathing. Once they learn that they are the jailers and they hold the keys to their freedom they can set themselves loose.
Minor Arcana:
King of Swords (Capricorn/Aquarius)
Queen of Pentacles (Sagittarius/ Capricorn)
Element: Earth
Suit: Pentacles
Quality: Cardinal
Ace: Power of Earth
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Jupiter in Capricorn: 2 of Pentacles
2nd Decan, Mars in Capricorn: 3 of Pentacles
3rd Decan, Sun in Capricorn: 4 of Pentacles

CAPRICORN: Devil & Page of Pentacles.

Encourages you to face your shadow self in order to gather the knowledge necessary for spiritual transformation. Advises you to reflect on negativity that has made you doubt yourself, swap it for confidence and hold fast to highest vision of who you are. Devil has hard misconceptions, it tends to create anxiety when its drawn in reading. Card is more symbolic of desires and striving for fulfillment of cravings of all types. Of course, not all cravings are healthy especially when single minded focus towards them, such as drinking or smoking. Capricorn is connected to devil card because both card and sign strive ever onward for those things that will satisfy their drives, whether that be acquiring goods business conquests, connection represents those things that may slowly take over one’s life and not necessarily to overall benefit. Page of Pentacles is connected to Capricorn as representative of 3rd of earth signs for astrology and Tarot elemental group. Capricorns associated with earthly success orientation. Cardinal sign’s ambition can sometimes come to their detriment, so the Devil reminds us to stop ourselves short of 7 deadly sins when it comes to reaching our goals.

Sign: Aquarius
Major Arcana: The Star
Aquarius must travel its own path, finding their own truth so that they can achieve the universe’s goal of renewed hope for humanity.
Minor Arcana:
King of Swords (Capricorn/ Aquarius)
Knight of Cups (Aquarius/ Pisces)
Element: Air
Suit: Swords
Quality: Fixed
Ace: Power of Air
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Venus in Aquarius: 5 of Swords
2nd Decan, Mercury in Aquarius: 6 of Swords
3rd Decan, Moon in Aquarius: 7 of Swords

AQUARIUS: Star & Page of Swords.

Card focuses on your optimism. Wish on stars, you really believe you can achieve your heart’s desires. Job in this world is to convince others they can too, thereby helping to lead them home in a spiritual sense. Wonderful card for associate with Aquarius as first of all we can see symbol of pouring water from vessel into a larger body of water. Aquarius and Star are both ‘water bearers’ in symbolic. Both sign Aquarius and Star are connected with same themes in one way they show that standing out from crowd, being original and going with flow is entirely possible to intergrate together. Page of Swords is a tarot card associated with Aquarius for the position they both share as the 3rd air sign placements. Star’s imagery shows water-bearer gathering sustenance for community under night sky. Aquarius who act as humanitarians of the zodiac, offering their strategic, inspirational help. Fixed sign has adapted themselves to offer more airy skills, like building technology. Whatever the cause, star asks us to contribute our unique talents.

Sign: Pisces
Major Arcana: The Moon
Guided so strongly by the Moon it is under its light that Pisces will grow and evolve, learning to take their dreams and spin them into a golden reality.
Minor Arcana:
Queen of Wands (Pisces/Aries)
Knight of Cups (Aquarius/ Pisces)
Element: Water
Suit: Cups
Quality: Mutable
Ace: Power of Water
Pip Cards:
1st Decan, Saturn in Pisces: 8 of Cups
2nd Decan, Jupiter in Pisces: 9 of Cups
3rd Decan, Mars in Pisces: 10 of Cups

PISCES: Moon & Page of Cups.

Like the Moon card, you are a creature of every-changing moods. You do best when you attune to nature’s cycles and use them to refresh intuitive powers. Rules emotions, which are strong suit, especially when you use your compassionate nature to help others. Astrological sign Pisces is associated with Moon tarot card. Both symbolic representations of dreams and illusions. Mysteries of the depths of the ocean and movement of tides as in emotions and emotional reactions and processes are themes for both. Tarot card is the page of Cups and connected to sign of Pisces. Both with a shared connection to being third placements for water elemental group. Rules tides of ocean, emotions, fish: Pisces. Charming, creative, and empathetic sign is often going with the flow. Which can also mean getting caught up in underflow. Moon asks us to evaluate the undercurrent of our subconscious to tap into our intuitive flow.