Numerological & Astrological Attributes of the Major Arcana

Tarot coincides greatly with numerology and astrology. The more symbols that unite a card in relation to a spread, the more information is given about the seeker, her motivations, influences, and the overall picture of her situation.

Each Major Arcana card is appointed with a number and astrological sign or planetary assignment. Each Astrological sign has an element and a modality. Intuitively taking in these pieces of information in unison will align detailed information within the Tarot. Below I have created a chart to easily see modalities, elements, and how they relate to each other. Take my drawings with a grain of salt!

0  (Birth) The Fool—Uranus (Deviate), Air (Messages)

I (Creation from Self, Manifesting) The Magician—Mercury (Communicate)

II (Connection) The High Priestess—Moon (Destiny and Karma)

III (Divine Feminine Bonding) The Empress—Venus (Harmonize)

IV (Divine Masculine Loyalty) The Emperor—Aries (Lightning-bold energy, independent, leadership, cardinal sign.)

V (Changeability) The Hierophant—Taurus (Grounding, concentrates energy, pleasure seeking, fixed sign.)

VI (Harmony) The Lovers—Gemini (Sociable, impersonal, clever, mutable sign.)

VII (Higher Self, Spirituality) The Chariot—Cancer (Nurturing, supportive, emotional attachments, cardinal sign.)

VIII (Power, Patterns) Strength—Leo (Ego development, being true to self-expression, action from the heart, fixed sign.)

IX (Compassion) The Hermit—Virgo (Hard time connecting, perfectionist, true to self, mutable sign.)

X (I—Creation from Self, Manifesting) The Wheel of Fortune—Jupiter (Expand)

XI (Intuition, Fanaticism with the Ideal) Justice—Libra (Social awareness, partnership, interacting with others as an equal, harmony, cardinal sign.)

XII (III—Divine Feminine Bonding) The Hanged Man—Neptune (Refine), Water (Emotions)

XIII (IV—Divine Masculine Loyalty) Death—Scorpio (Transformation, intense emotions around the personal process of growth, manipulates power, fixed sign.)

XIV (V—Changeability) Temperance—Sagittarius (Consciousness expansion, enlightenment, uses talents for the greater good, mutable sign.)

XV (VI—Harmony) The Devil—Capricorn (Authoritative, ambitious, wants to create the perfect world, cardinal sign.)

XVI (VII—Higher Self, Spirituality) The Tower—Mars (Assert)

XVII (VIII—Power, Patterns) The Star—Aquarius (Free-thinking, unorthodox, detached from emotion, fixed sign.)

XVIII (IX—Compassion) The Moon—Pisces (Compassion, empathy, selfless work, weak ego, mysticism, fixed sign.)

XIX (I—Birth) The Sun—Sun (Integrate)

XX (II—Connection) Judgment—Pluto (Transform), Fire (Creativity)

XXI (III—Divine Feminine Bonding) The World—Saturn (Control)

Pip Cards and Numerology

Pip cards have elemental values as well as numerical values.
Pythagoras believed that life can be analyzed and explained through numerical terms. Each number has meaning. When you combine elemental values and the meanings that go along with the pip numbers, you can start to really see a story come together through the cards.

Even numbers have feminine energy and Odd numbers masculine.

0: Fool card. 0 Unbiased potential. If the Fool card is reversed it can mean old business or something that you’ve experienced before.

1: Aces. New beginnings in the most literal sense. Birth of a child, a project, a relationship. Reversed indicates delays of these things. Ace of Swords reversed straight out just means no.

2: Choices presented, decisions to be made, partnership, nurturing a part of yourself (e.g. the Lovers card sometimes symbolizes this). Back-and-forth contemplation.

3: Wisdom of the Goddess triad: maiden, mother and crone. Partnerships forming a group. Insight into a situation: the third eye.

4: Foundations, security, equality, material manifestations. Homes, marriage, solid business.

5: Opposite of 4’s feeling of foundation, 5’s are about shakin’ it up. It’s about change, which can create insecurity. Not always a bad thing, change, it can create a sense of fighting for what’s right, self, or a situation. 5 can be seen as (or felt as) marketing and promoting, or fighting for your livelihood. Competition. This might feel like crisis or instability. It can be excitement.

6: The harmony number. Figuring things out. Reestablishing stability after a 5 stretch. Empowering yourself with knowledge through planning.

7: Introspective. Reevaluating. Analyzing. Can be disruptive to the harmony as you uncover some truths about why things played out the way they did, what exactly happened… A come to Jesus with self, if you will. Acknowledging reality and letting go of a fog you might have been living in. Waking up after nurturing denial.

8: Power number. Material manifestation (4) times 2. This is also the infinity number. Universe number that reminds us of abundance. “There’s not just one flower, there are fields.”

9: A cycle is complete. Fulfillment achieved from this completion.

10: Abundance to an excess. A bit of duality: the cycle is over and a new one is beginning. 0 and 1 at the same time. Potential and starting all at once. Kinetic energy.