Most people know what their zodiac sun sign is. If you’re into tarot, you might even know what your moon and rising signs are. That puts you one step ahead of most people who only know their sun signs. But do you know what your tarot birth cards are?
Both tarot and astrology go quite a ways back. They were linked together in the late 1800’s. Tarot can be linked back to a card game in Europe in the 1500s or so. Astrology can be linked to multiple cultures around the world as far back as we have records. It’s no wonder it continuously shows up..
So let’s get started..
Each zodiac sign can be linked to a few different tarot cards. You can use each of these cards to help you on your path to finding your soul purpose. To start, find your sun sign on the chart below and have a look at the corresponding tarot card. I have included the dates for each sing as well in case you need them. You should be familiar with some of the qualities of your zodiac sign, but if you aren’t, have a search around google to gain more insight. How do the energies of your zodiac sign mix with the energies of the tarot card? Do you notice that both Aries and the Emperor are fiery, authority figures? Or that Virgos are very introspective, like the Hermit?
|Zodiac Sign||Tarot Card||Dates|
|Aries||Emperor||March 21- April 20|
|Taurus||Hierophant||April 21- May 20|
|Gemini||Lovers||May 21- June 20|
|Cancer||Chariot||June 21- July 21|
|Leo||Strength||July 22- August 22|
|Virgo||Hermit||August 23- September 22|
|Libra||Justice||September 23- October 22|
|Scorpio||Death||October 23-November 22|
|Sagittarius||Temperance||November 23- December 21|
|Capricorn||Devil||December 22- January 19|
|Aquarius||Star||January 20- February 18|
|Pisces||Moon||February 19- March 20|
If you’re wondering where the remaining major arcana are they correspond to the 7 planets. This gives us 12 zodiac correspondences, 7 planetary correspondences and The Fool is left out of the sequence as it is the card that journeys through all of them.
Tarot Birth Cards for Lessons and Opportunities
Taking it a step further, you can break down each zodiac sign into 3 sections, of decans. There are 3 minor arcana cards that relate to your zodiac sign. Each zodiac sign is broken down into 3 smaller sections, which are called decans. Decans allow you to go more in depth in your astrology chart to determine any influences that other planets or signs may have on your sun sign. But that’s a topic for another post.. We are able to assign a tarot card to each decan of each sign. The 3 cards that are listed in your sign will tell you the lessons and opportunities that you will encounter in this life.
Minor Arcana Card
|Aries||March 21- March 30||Two of Wands|
|March 31- April 10||Three of Wands|
|April 11- April 20||Four of Wands|
|Taurus||April 21- April 30||Five of Pentacles|
|May 1- May 10||Six of Pentacles|
|May 11- 20||Seven of Pentacles|
|Gemini||May 21- May 31||Eight of Swords|
|June 1- June 10||Nine of Swords|
|June 11- 20||Ten of Swords|
|Cancer||June 21- July 1||Two of Cups|
|July 2- 11||Three of Cups|
|July 12-21||Four of Cups|
|Leo||July 22- August 1||Five of Wands|
|August 2- August 11||Six of Wands|
|August 12- August 22||Seven of Wands|
|Virgo||August 23- September 1||Eight of Pentacles|
|September 2- September 11||Nine of Pentacles|
|September 12- September 22||Ten of Pentacles|
|Libra||September 23- October 2||Two of Swords|
|October 3 – October 12||Three of Swords|
|October 13- October 22||Four of Swords|
|Scorpio||October 23-November 1||Five of Cups|
|November 2- November 12||Six of Cups|
|November 13- November 22||Seven of Cups|
|Sagittarius||November 23- December 2||Eight of Wands|
|December 3- December 12||Nine of Wands|
|December 13- December 21||Ten of Wands|
|Capricorn||December 22- December 30||Two of Pentacles|
|December 13- January 9||Three of Pentacles|
|January 10- January 19||Four of Pentacles|
|Aquarius||January 20- January 29||Five of Swords|
|January 30- February 8||Six of Swords|
|February 9- 18||Seven of Swords|
|Pisces||February 19- February 29||Eight of Cups|
|March 1- March 10||Nine of Cups|
|March 11- March 20||Ten of Cups|
Tarot Birth Card for Your Destiny
Once you have found the 3 cards that represent your lessons and opportunities, you can get a little more specific. This card is sometimes called your Destiny Card. Your Destiny Card indicates the natural impulses, desires and reactions that you have that come natural to you. You didn’t necessarily learn them from someone.. it’s just how you do. From the zodiac chart above, find the tarot card that is for your actual birthday. This is your destiny card.
Court Cards- Your Personality
Lastly, we have the personality cards that are based on your sun, moon and rising signs. These cards tell you more about your personality and the persona that you portray to the world. The court cards represent different personalities, which tell us how we are showing up in the world. First, you need to know your sun, moon and rising signs. Don’t worry, if you don’t know what they are, you can find them on Café Astrology or any other astrology site offering a free birth chart. You will need to know your birth time and location for the greatest accuracy. Next, you want to link up your 3 signs with the chart below. If you have found different correspondences to the court cards than I have below, then use your own.
|Aries||Queen of Wands|
|Taurus||King of Pentacles|
|Gemini||Knight of Swords|
|Cancer||Queen of Cups|
|Leo||King of Wands|
|Virgo||Knight of Pentacles|
|Libra||Queen of Swords|
|Scorpio||King of Cups|
|Sagittarius||Knight of Wands|
|Capricorn||Queen of Pentacles|
|Aquarius||King of Swords|
|Pisces||Knight of Cups|
The card that represents your:
- Sun sign is your personal potential card. This card tells you what your greatest potential in this lifetime is. What you are here to aspire to. This court card will show you the personality and the achievements of your accomplishments.
- Moon sign is your inner teacher card. Think of this like the card of your intuition. Your inner guide has something to teach you in this life. What type of personality does this teacher have? What could this personality type teach you?
- Rising sign is your external expression. This is the mask that you put on for the world. What are the traits of the mask that you wear? How does this mask differ from your soul and personality cards that you previously calculated?