Cards for the twelve signs of the zodiac can be laid out in any manner that appeals to you. You can shuffle your tarot deck and place your cards in two rows of six, two columns of six, three rows of four etc, or place the cards in an astrological concept circle.
The key is to assign each of your tarot cards and zodiac signs as follows. 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.
Spread The Magic In Your Tarot Cards And Zodiac Signs
Card position 1 is Aries and relates to Personality
(Keywords: charisma, charm, identity, makeup, nature, psyche, self, temper, temperament, complexion, disposition, dynamism, emotions, individuality, magnetism, singularity, likableness, selfdom, selfhood)
Card position 2 is Taurus and relates to Financial Security
(Keywords: commercial, economic, fiscal, material wealth, banking, budgeting, business, numbers, numeric, pecuniary, pocket)
Card position 3 is Gemini and relates to Far Horizons
(Keywords: free spirit, travel, confines, environment, surroundings, location, vacation, major transformation, territory)
Card position 4 is Cancer and relates to Family
(Keywords: clan, folk, group, house, household, people, tribe, ancestors, birth, brood, children, class, descendants, descent, dynasty, network, relationship, relatives, kin)
Card position 5 is Leo and relates to Creativity
(Keywords: cleverness, genius, imagination, innovative ideas, ingenuity, inspiration, inventiveness, originality, resourcefulness, talent, vision)
Card position 6 is Virgo and relates to Health
(Keywords: tree of life, energy, fitness, strength, well-being, pleasure, enjoyment, zest)
Card position 7 is Libra and relates to Relationships
(Keywords: partnerships, personal or business associations, romance, love life, company, tribe)
Card position 8 is Scorpio and relates to Others
(Keywords: mystery, ending, beginning, different ways, extra)
Card position 9 is Sagittarius and relates to Inner Self
(Keywords: beliefs, philosophy, attitude, mood, perspective, mindset, opinion, being, character, personality, essence, spiritual path, ego, identity, temperament)
Card position 10 is Capricorn and relates to Doing
(Keywords: daily life, aim, ambition, eagerness, endeavor, inclination, longing, objective, passion, wish, yearning)
Card position 11 is Aquarius and relates to Potential
(Keywords: valuable insight, forward movement, hopes, wishes, desires, right direction)
Card position 12 is Pisces and relates to Sacrifice
(Keywords: hard work, restriction, danger, relinquishment, surrender)
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 and deeper meaning, if you will. The use of tarot cards and zodiac signs, no matter the opinion, is centuries old.
Remember to read your corresponding tarot card and balance the zodiac and the Arcana. When making important decisions and 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 from these powerful tools cannot come with stress or aggravation.
The Fool + Uranus = Thought, new beginnings, 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 Tarot Card + Aries (Fire Sign) = Ambition, demand, and active.
The Hierophant Card + Taurus (earth sign) = Patience, subtle strength, and instruction.
The Lovers Tarot Card + Gemini (air sign) = Indecision, communication, and intelligence.
The Chariot Card + Cancer (water sign) = Diplomatic, selective, and impulsive.
The Strength Card + Leo (Fire Sign) = Warmth, faithful, and generosity.
The Hermit Card + Virgo (earth sign) = Reflective, observant, and practical.
The Wheel of Fortune + Jupiter = Expansion, hope, and good luck.
The Justice Card + Libra (air sign) = Truth, justice, and balance.
The Hanged Man + Neptune = Psychic, illusion, and imagination.
The Death Card + Scorpio (water sign) = Unyielding, purposeful, and transient.
The Temperance Card - Sagittarius (Fire Sign) = Optimism, motion, and philosophy.
The Devil Card + Capricorn (earth sign) = Material world dominance, willful, and determined.
The Tower + Mars = Courage, assertive, and intense.
The Star + Aquarius (air sign) = Serious, humanitarian, and insightful.
The Moon + Pisces (water sign) = 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 Elements of the Zodiac are Fire, Water, Earth, Air.
- Cardinal Signs: Aries - (Spring), Cancer - (Summer), Libra - (Autumn), Capricorn - (Winter)
- Fixed Signs: Taurus - (Spring), Leo - (Summer), Scorpio - (Autumn), Aquarius - (Winter)
- Mutable Signs: Gemini - (Late spring), Virgo - (Late summer), Sagittarius - (Late autumn), Pisces - (Late winter)
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!