Tarot Readings and Zodiac Signs: A Guide

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If you’re interested in both tarot and astrology, then you’ll be pleased to know that, as practices, they complement each other wonderfully!

There is a wide variety of tarot spreads out there, each one capable of offering deep insights into a question you have or a situation you’re facing. Tarot cards can also be used as a tool for meditation, gently bringing us to a deeper awareness of ourselves.

Yes or No Tarot Reading

This type of tarot reading usually involves a single card drawn from the deck to answer a question. Example questions could be, ‘Is this the right time for me to start dating again?’ or ‘Will I get a new job this year?’

While a tarot Yes or No reading can be a good place to start if you’re a new tarot reader, it’s often difficult to get such a black-or-white answer when life is infinitely and beautifully conducted in shades of gray. So in answer to that dating question, let’s say you pull the High Priestess.

This would represent neither a straight yes or no: more that you’ll be ready when you’ve done the inner work necessary to make the quest for love a fulfilling one.

Celtic Cross Tarot Readings

This is a popular type of tarot reading that involves multiple cards and can provide a comprehensive, in-depth answer to the querent’s question.

Often, it’s unnecessary to have a single question: the querent could simply concentrate on a specific area of their life while mixing and drawing the cards, such as career, love life, or family issues. 

While the Celtic Cross can take various forms, each card typically represents a specific element that can provide insight.

These include past influences that could be affecting the current situation, or the querent’s hope and fears, in relation to their question.

Readings that Focus on Key Life Areas

There is also a range of tarot readings that can be undertaken that concentrate on a specific area of the querent’s life. These include Health, Love, and Career readings.

Depending on the reader’s preferences (and the querent), these readings could be carried out using a variety of spread types, such as the Horseshoe, Tree of Life, or Mandala.

Tarot Cards and Zodiac Signs

There are four suits in the tarot’s Major Arcana, and each is linked to an astrological element. The suit of Wands represents Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), while Cups are connected to Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces).

Swords are linked to Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and the suit of Pentacles is connected to Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn).

Wands cards tend to represent action, willpower, and creativity and Cups relationships, feelings, and intuition.

Air is associated with intellect, ideas, and thoughts, while Pentacles is all about the home, finances, and the physical self. Each of these sets of traits corresponds to the zodiac element the suits represent.

Which Tarot Card Represents My Zodiac Sign?

As well as tarot correspondences for each element, there is also a card associated with each sign of the zodiac.

  • Aries: The Emperor
  • Taurus: The Hierophant
  • Gemini: The Lovers
  • Cancer: The Chariot
  • Leo: Strength
  • Virgo: The Hermit
  • Libra: Justice
  • Scorpio: Death
  • Sagittarius: Temperance
  • Capricorn: The Devil
  • Aquarius: The Star
  • Pisces: The Moon

Each of the court cards in a tarot deck is linked to one of the four astrological elements, too:

  • Pages: Water
  • Knights: Air
  • Queens: Water
  • Kings: Fire

An awareness of how astrology interacts with the tarot can be a helpful way for new readers to get to know and connect with the deck and can add general richness to our understanding of the cards.

Are Certain Tarot Spreads Best for Specific Zodiac Signs?

In general, there aren’t any specific readings that will suit one zodiac sign better than another – although a reader may need to adapt how they communicate the meaning of the cards to suit the temperament bestowed by the querent’s sign.

For example, a no-nonsense Capricorn is likely to want the message spelled out in an equally no-nonsense fashion, while a Pisces querent may prefer a focus on the emotional resonance of the spread.

For those interested in the tarot, becoming familiar with your sign’s card (as detailed in the list above) can be a great tool for self-reflection. A Gemini, therefore, could spend some time focusing or meditating with their card: The Lovers.

This card represents the dual nature of this zodiac sign and how Geminis often find themselves torn between decisions in their daily lives. It encourages Gemini to weigh their options carefully and always choose the path that best aligns with their highest selves.

Tarot and Astrology: A Match Made in Heaven

Tarot and astrology practices are wonderfully complementary practices, with each enriching and informing our understanding of the other.

Learning more about the different types of tarot spreads and which card relates to your zodiac sign can help you achieve a deeper connection with the cards and your inner self. This can help guide your steps in following the path that the chosen spread indicates is the best for you.