The twelve positions can be laid out in any manner that appeals to you. Simply place your tarot cards in two rows of six, two columns of six, three rows of four etc, or place the cards in a circle. The key is to assign each of your tarot cards and zodiac signs as follows.
Then turning up each card, one at a time, think of its keyword and what that position relates to and see what you make of your reading.
Connections In The 22 Major Arcana Tarot Cards And Zodiac Signs
The Major Arcana cards correspond with specific planets, the moon, and the stars. Though different scholars each have their own opinions, in some ways there is a representation that we see more often than not.
When using astrology alongside the tarot, you will be opening a different viewpoint that could be quite a bit of help to you in your own readings. A better understanding, if you will. The use of connecting tarot cards and zodiac signs, no matter the opinion, is centuries old.
Remember to read your tarot cards and balance the zodiac and the Arcana. If you read something confusing or something that doesn't align, you may want to step away from your tarot cards and zodiac signs spread for a short time and relax. Clarity cannot come with stress or aggravation.
The Fool + Uranus = Thought, new ideas, and experiment.
The Magician + Mercury = Enlivening, connection, and understanding.
The High Priestess + Moon = Mood, subconscious, and intuition.
The Empress + Venus = Pleasure, music, love, art, and beauty.
The Emperor + Aries = Ambition, demand, and active.
The Hierophant + Taurus = Patience, subtle strength, and instruction.
The Lovers + Gemini = Indecision, communication, and intelligence.
The Chariot + Cancer = Diplomatic, selective, and impulsive.
Strength + Leo = Warmth, faithful, and generosity.
The Hermit + Virgo = Reflective, observant, and practical.
The Wheel of Fortune + Jupiter = Expansion, hope, and good luck.
Justice + Libra = Truth, justice, and balance.
The Hanged Man + Neptune = Psychic, illusion, and imagination.
Death - Scorpio = Unyielding, purposeful, and transient.
Temperance - Sagittarius = Optimism, motion, and philosophy.
The Devil + Capricorn = Dominance, willful, and determined.
The Tower + Mars = Courage, assertive, and intense.
The Star + Aquarius = Serious, humanitarian, and insightful.
The Moon + Pisces = Depth, reactive, and imagination.
The Sun + Sun = Creativity, energy, and vitality.
Judgment + Pluto = Experience, enlightenment, and perspective.
The World + Saturn = Discipline, depth, and patience.
The more that you use tarot cards and zodiac signs the more you will begin to fully gather the benefits of using both sources within a reading. This is simply a guideline for your use. Remember that few things are ever certain and lives are ever changing. Read your cards as you normally would but expand your consciousness to the sources of the zodiac to gain even more insight during a reading. These two sources complement each other in great ways!