The astrology and tarot are linked in different ways. The zodiacal signs are based on the date of birth to highlight personality traits, in addition to other factors such as the influence of the Moon, constellations and planets, among others, are analyzed.
Each tarot card includes a number that has an astrological meaning, it is also associated with a planet and this, in turn, with the signs of the Zodiac. Find out which tarot card corresponds to your horoscope.
The first thing I want to clarify, before you take the equivalences as an exact table, is that there are different lines of interpretation when trying to observe the intersection between the zodiacal signs and the major arcana of the Tarot. What I will explain here are the common aspects between one and the other, and how meditating or enhancing the energy of an Arcanum of the Tarot can connect with one or more aspects of the corresponding zodiac sign.
What is the tarot card that corresponds each zodiac sign and what does it mean
Tarot and astrology, although they seem completely different practices, have a connection. Each card corresponds to a planet and an element associated with the signs of the Zodiac, so there is a card that resembles your personality.
Tarot decks are made up of 78 cards, 22 of which are known as the Major Arcana. These represent general themes, and at the same time deep, of our lives and are those that are associated with the horoscope. The rest of the 56 cards in the deck are called Minor Arcana and are divided into four suits that correspond to the four elements of the Zodiac: rods (fire), pentacles (earth), swords (air) and cups (water).
Tarot and astrology find their point in common in that both are used to obtain a vision of oneself, life and the future, but astrology is based on the movement of the stars and tarot is random because the cards are shuffled.
♈︎Aries – The Emperor || Structure, entrepreneurship, strength, courage
♉︎Taurus – The Hierophant || Perseverance, prudence, calm, meditation, observation
♊︎Gémini – The Lover || Versatility, communication, sociability, imagination
♋︎Cancer – El Carro || Tenacity, security, projection, intuition.
♌︎Leo – The Force || Will, strength, energy, security, optimism.
♍︎Virgo – The Hermit || Service, thoroughness, silence, analysis.
♎︎Libra – Justice || Balance, diplomacy, peace, conciliation
♏︎Scorpio – Arcano 13 || Transformation, Ability to regenerate, self-control
♐︎Sagittarius – Temperance || Vitality, joy, benevolence
♑︎Capricorn – The Devil || Control, cunning, patience, meditation
♒︎Aquario – The Star || Fraternity, solidarity, altruism
♓︎Piscis – The Moon || Intuition, receptivity, compassion.
Next I will briefly explain the relationship between each sign with the arcanum that corresponds to it and its connection with the cabal, then you will find the synergies to make the most uncompromising aspects of each sign more flexible and enhance its luminous energy.
You can choose the synergy of your sun sign, your moon, your ascendant or whatever you feel the need to work internally at this time.
Common aspects and their relationship with the Kabbalah
The tree of life of Kabbalah teaches us ten dimensions or levels of consciousness as a map; Its study, understanding and integration brings us little by little closer to understanding the infinity of which we are part. Between each of the 10 dimensions called Sefirot, there are 22 paths or channels that interconnect them. The channels are manifested in forms, giving rise to the 22 Hebrew letters that are archetypally represented by the 22 arcana of the Tarot, 12 of these letters have a direct connection with the 12 zodiac signs and the other 10 with the planets and the sun.
♈︎ Aries and the Emperor
They represent structure, entrepreneurship and strength.
In Kabbalah Aries has been created by the letter Hei (ה) and is ruled by the planet Mars. It is a month of confrontations, as well as miracles. Represents among other things the desire to receive.
Aries is associated with the head, when you believe in something, there is nothing that gets in the way for you to come into action.
♉︎ Taurus and the Hierophant or the Pope
It is the archetype of communication between heaven and earth. Taurus needs to put what they have learned on earth and enjoy it, always with prudence, calm and security.
In Kabbalah, Taurus is created by the letter Vav (ן) and ruled by the planet Venus, light, desire and pleasure, as well as the force of Judgment present in the universe.
He is usually Optimistic because he is able to see the light everywhere.
♊︎ Gemini and the Lover
It is the Archetype of action motivated by desire and communication with others. Geminis are very good at communicating what they love, their projects and studies; And although he doubts between what he should do and what he wants to do, what should come first is what he wants or loves. By following this motivation, you will achieve the realization of your objectives and enhance your virtues.
In Kabbalah, Gemini is created by the letter Zain (ז) and is ruled by the planet Mercury, which comes from the Romans and means messenger of the Gods.
♋︎ Cancer and the Chariot
It is the archetype of action but within its own armor, as we see in the chariot card, the prince or hero moves around in an armored carriage that is very difficult to move. Cancer needs to feel safe. It is very emotional, because in addition to being a water sign it is ruled by the Moon.
In Kabbalah Cancer is created by the letter Het (ח) the name of this letter means fence or fence. It is the only sign completely ruled by the Moon, the other signs share a ruling planet. And just as the moon that governs it shows a different face every night, this instability causes Cancer to seek the security that it lacks in its star, in earthly things. It is a very intuitive and hypersensitive sign.
♌︎ Leo and The Force
It represents the dominance of our instincts and our ego, the domestication of the Lion. By taming the Lion or ego we can use that strength and courage in the service of the soul.
In Kabbalah Leo is created by the letter Tet (ט). It is governed only by the Sun, the star from which they obtain energy, but which sometimes makes them think that everything revolves around them.
Leo’s energy is of great security that is transmitted to others, so it is also related to leadership.
In the human body it is the heart, which is also its great weakness.
♍︎ Virgo and the Hermit
Many will wonder what the virgin has to do with the Hermit. And it is their vocation for service, for helping others, enlightening and welcoming, many times forgetting or blinded by their own path, that is why the challenge of both is the dedication to others as much as to themselves.
In Kabbalah Virgo and the Hermit are created by the letter Yod (י). It is the energy of cleanliness, purity and order. It adapts easily to any situation because they are ruled by Mercury, but unlike Gemini which is ruled by the same planet, it does not change its point of view so quickly, Virgo is an Earth sign, so it is very practical, it It can limit the general perception of reality, focus on the detail.
♎︎ Libra and Justice
It represents the physical and spiritual balance, looking at things head on and leaving what no longer serves.
In Kabbalah Libra is created by the letter lamed (ל), a letter that protrudes the line of writing in height above the other letters in the Hebrew alphabet, which represents that it extends towards the higher planes, giving a greater understanding, it is a month of action. Libra is governed by the planet Venus like Taurus, the light of this planet causes in Libra a constant questioning or judgment between good and evil, which makes this month a review of decisions made. Libra has the power to weigh all the possibilities.
♏︎ Scorpio and The Arcanum XIII
It represents the law of change and transformation. It reflects the discovery of the truth within, without masks, an introspection so deep that it reaches the bones.
The Scorpio energy, although it is a water sign, has the fire element very present for its ruling planet which is Mars (the God of War).
In Kabbalah Scorpio is created by the letter Nun (נ). This letter represents the principle of the individual existence of each human being: incarnation – life – death – redemption.
The Scorpio energy is the truth even if it hurts and the emotions extreme. He is not afraid of confrontation and has great strength both physically and spiritually.
♐︎ Sagittarius and Temperance
They represent spiritual balance, well-being, hope, and defined goals.
In Kabbalah Sagittarius is created by the letter Samech (ם), a letter that suggests well-being and stability due to its circumferential shape, holding the different spectra of light in balance. It is ruled by the planet Jupiter.
Sagittarius energy is constantly looking for challenges and goals to achieve, since although it is an element of air, it is propelled by fire.
The energy of Sagittarius invites us to set goals and gives us the strength and optimism to achieve them.
♑︎ Capricorn and the Devil
It is an Archetype so close to the physical plane that it sinks even into the depths of the unconscious, drawing the spiritual force from the most hidden. The energy of Capricorn is ideal for earthly and concrete matters, such as business or science.
In Kabbalah Capricorn is created by the letter Ayin (ע). The name of the letter means “Eye” and is related to the forms that we can see manifested on earth. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the furthest from the Sun of the inner planets and linked with the water element, which gives it the sensitivity to the earth that predominates in the sign.
Capricorn energy is very demanding and independent, they do not carry authority well. Capricorn’s great challenge is to integrate spirituality into their earthly experience. Many times they can see both aspects clearly but they usually give all their energy to the material.
♒︎ Aquarius and the Star
They represent purification through water, mercy and service, it is a sign of abundance and of sharing with others. The Star represents the action in the spiritual world once the place we occupy in the world has been found, the retribution, the water returns to its origin like the rain to the sea.
In Kabbalah Aquarius was created by the letter Tzadi (צ). This letter represents the union of the feminine and masculine polarities as a single vessel created to receive light. The union of heaven and earth, giving and receiving in harmony.
See Synergy to balance the energy of Aquarius
♓︎ Pisces and the Moon
The energy of these archetypes is the sum and stabilizes the preceding signs, directly influenced by water, purification and the depth of the soul. The Moon represents intuition, communication with the unconscious and past lives. Pisces is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which gives it justice, balance and mercy.
In Kabbalah Pisces was created by the letter Kuf (ק). The Kuf is the only letter of the Hebrew alphabet that goes down the line of writing and symbolizes its union with the depths and the unconscious, to raise again the sparks of light that create our earthly reality.
This has been a brief summary of the origin and meaning of each zodiac sign, its relationship with the arcana of the Tarot and with Hebrew mysticism, which somehow reveal the creation of the universe. I will try in other articles to explain in more detail each of the signs and how to take advantage of the energy they give us.
The Tarot and Astrology
The Tarot is historically associated with astrology, it dates back to an ancient group dedicated to the study of esoteric knowledge, metaphysics and the occult.
Learning with the Tarot cards of your sign can help you understand your sign much better, studying the meaning of this card and reflecting on what the message says to you personally. Once you know your letter well, you can meditate on it throughout the week, while accepting the guidance it provides. In this way you will better understand the spread of the Tarot when this card appears, realizing that it is sending you an important message.