Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot

When you talk about The Chariot in Tarot, the first proposed astrological association you’re likely to hear will be the Sign of Cancer. As with any of these suggested linkages, there are pros, and there are cons. The Pros. Both symbols describe a vulnerable character surrounded by an armored shell. A human charioteer inside a … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers

The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find associated with the Lovers card in Tarot is the Sign of Gemini. In a very superficial way, this association makes some sense. That is, The Lovers can conjure thoughts of two people (i.e., the number it takes to tango)…and Gemini also has to do with a pair … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant

The most widely used astrological correspondence for the Hierophant card is the Zodiac Sign of Taurus. And this is definitely one of the correspondences that, for me personally, just doesn’t work all that well. On the one end of the pairing, The Hierophant is a spiritual teacher and go-between, someone who – at least in … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Emperor

The astrological symbol that’s most commonly paired up with The Emperor is the Sign of Aries. But how on-point is this match-up? Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign – this means that Aries-energy is often seen as being passionate, brave, impulsive, adventurous, competitive, and not the type to back down from a fight.  All of … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Emperor

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Empress

It’s pretty commonplace for people to associate The Empress in Tarot with the Planet Venus from Astrology. In fact, the Rider-Waite-Smith version of the card has the Venus symbol built right into it. But is Venus truly a strong astrological association for The Empress? Venus the Planet takes its name from the Roman Goddess of … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Empress