Tarot card decks are not all one and the same. In fact, they're all very different. The cards, like regular playing cards, have four suits and can be used to play card games. When the art on the cards began to get more elaborate, they started to get used for divination purposes. People using tarot cards are advised to choose a deck that speaks to them most prominently. Put simply, the cards are then flipped up to reveal different things about the person that the cards are presented to, according to the art.
Each set of tarot cards has specific cards from the Major Arcana included in the traditional decks, and they connect to their matching zodiac signs. That's right, there's an entire other set of characteristics out there for you to pay attention to. So what does your tarot card mean for your sign? We did the reading for you. As with most astrology and divination practices, there's a lot more to each set of cards or signs. We give you the lowdown of what your card means.
The fire sign Aries has a tendency to be bold and make "act first, think later" decisions. His card, the emperor, is authoritative, powerful and charismatic. If the card is flipped upside down when reading, it may mean you need to rethink whatever your current goals are and assess their practicality.
Taurus is a sign characterized by the love of the finer things in life. They have a strong appreciation for beauty and love to surround themselves with beautiful things. The Hierophant card represents wisdom and spirituality, blending all these qualities together into a spiritual appreciation of the beautiful things in life. They relate the beauty they see on the earth to being an almost religious experience. People often seek their advice.
The air sign Gemini will lie down in traffic for you, but only if they don't get distracted by the newest shiny thing out there. The Lovers card represents the duality of the sign. The card may depict two people, but actually shows how the person is two different halves of the same whole. One side shows the pressing need to make decisions, and the other is selflessness and love.
Cancer is a sign that loves to move forward, and a sign of motherhood that's nurturing to almost a fault. So it seems to make sense that Cancer rides in a chariot. Also fittingly, the sphinxes are depicted as taking care of the man in the chariot. He also wears armor to protect him - symbolistic of a crab's shell.
Leo is obviously a lion, and it makes sense that the sign shows strength and pride. The card is also paired with a maiden, who characterizes generosity and karmic energy. The maiden is always drawn in white clothing, which embodies loyalty and bravery.
Virgo is a wise card, represented by the hermit. The hermit is literally above the world in this depiction, showing that the world can be exhausting for people like Virgos who are more sensitive than people tend to realize. It's important to focus on inner wisdom and value the importance of solitude.
Libras want balance and harmony in their relationships, and typically are shown with scales to symbolize this desire. The card radiates energy, but always needs to weigh right and wrong before making decisions. Whatever decisions they do make, they do so with grace and fluidity once their balance has been sorted out.
Scorpios might look at their card and be pretty disappointed in what they see. But the card isn't what it seems. It's not a literal death, but a rebirth instead. Scorpios may have the feeling that they've lived several lives. This card encourages them to let go of things in the past and move forward.
This fire sign is passionate and full of ideas, and loves to travel. They're in constant search of new enlightenment and learning. They do this by exploring the physical world. With one foot dipped in the water and the other remaining on the shore, Sagittarius also shows an emphasis on balance.
This is another tarot card that Capricorns may not be too thrilled to see. However, it's also another misunderstood card. The card actually depicts Pan, the nature god. The devil card represents feeling trapped or stuck, but also how Capricorns have enough inner strength to break free. They feel chained by the restrictions they put on themselves, but once they overcome this can climb their way to the top.
Another card with one foot in the water and the other on the sand, Aquarians are known for their balancing act between stability and their intuition. The star shows how they stand apart from the crowd with their bright ideas. The sign balances an emotional and intellectual side.
Pisces is a very idealistic sign. The card highlights how their wild side often blends with a more mellow and tame side. Pisces is a spiritual and intuitive sign, and perhaps the most psychic of all the signs. The moon card shows how their heads may always be in the cloud.