The archetypes of the Major Arcana (excluding the Fool) can be used to determine an individual's life path (or the theme for each lifetime). The method used here was developed by Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone of the Tarot School, and results in two cards (and sometimes three), which act as a gateway into each lifetime. The Birth Card Calculator below was developed by Leisa ReFalo, who graciously gave us permission to use it. This will easily help you to determine the Tarot cards linked to you. To find your Tarot Birth Cards, please enter your date of birth below.
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The Wheel of Fortune and The Magician
Combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards, these are two very good cards to have around you. The wheel of Fortune is an exceptionally good card, as is the Magician. However whereas the Wheel of Fortune signifies success when it is combined with the hidden knowledge of the Magician; not only is earned success indicated but learned success as well. The conditions are there for fortune and success and with the guiding hand of the Magician great foresight should be apparent as well. More about The Wheel of Fortune and The Magician.
As a pair of Tarot birth cards, they deal with both with the contractual side to life and the intuitive side to life. The Justice card tends to be concerned with ensuring clarity, harmony and fairness in any areas of conflict. Throughout life there can be times of negativity but the Justice card is there and serves to represent triumph over unfairness and narrow mindedness. Combined with the High Priestess, these two cards make a formidable partnership particularly as the High Priestess is renowned for providing hidden insights into any particular problems. The High Priestess lends her guiding hand to bring the gifts of patience and intuition and thus allows Justice the time and intuition to make the correct judgements at the right time. More about Justice and The High Priestess.
As a pair of Tarot birth cards, they make an interesting combination. When the Hanged Man appears he can herald in a period of necessary reflection. However during any periods of suspension of inability to move forward the Empress brings forth her powers of creativity and stability. Sometimes projects, proposals and even life itself may feel as if it is grinding to a halt and this can be the domain of the hanged man. However gently lifted by the Empress the Hanged man is brought to his rightful position and she weaves her magic to ensure the continuation of both material, emotional and spiritual growth. More about The Hanged Man and The Empress.
These cards make a strong pairing. It is a popular misconception that the Death card normally means the death of a person. More generally it is representative of changes and the ending of cycles. When something comes to an end it means that a new beginning will ultimately follow. When this occurs then the Emperor is invoked to add his guiding light to the situation. He is a force for good in a rapidly changing environment and helps by wielding his power and authority to provide a stable back ground to any new or challenging situation. This is so that any new cycle ushered in by Death can move confidently forward towards its end goal. More about Death and The Emperor.
These cards make an excellent pair for guidance and wisdom. Temperance is exactly as it sounds a tempering of a situation or circumstance. However on a deeper level it is symbolic of skillfully mastering difficult situations and helping to restore balance from discord. When the rituals and routines are brought along by the Hierophant, Temperance casts her spell. This is to ensure that any wisdom gained from the Hierophant is tempered. As the advice from the Hierophant tends to be informative and wise, the information gleaned from a combination of these cards can be even better. They act as two good councillors whose advice is both magnified and tempered by each other. More about Temperance and The Pope.
These cards make for an intense combination. The devil is one of the most misunderstood cards in the pack. He is not really symbolic of having the devil as in influence around a person. Indeed if the devil in a traditional pack is closely observed, this card is not really the devil at all. In fact he is a creature that is half god and half goat; he is Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. The godly side of him brings out the deepest of desires and passions whereas the beast in him serves to enslave. However when the Lovers are added to the mix they add a whole new dimension as a pair. The Lovers strip away at the constraints and barriers created by the Devil to bring out his much more positive traits. Desires become clearer, love becomes deeper and passion that may have become a prison is yet again restored to passion. The Lovers bring their clarity of thought and deep and meaningful insights to help quell the negativity and draw out the beauty locked within the beast. More about The Devil and The Lovers.
These cards make a very interesting combination. They are cards of completely opposing elements that together serve to restore balance. Looking purely at the symbolism of the cards, the lightning comes down in a flash striking huge and lasting blow to the Tower. Everything looks as if it is to come crashing down. However being driven by two strong horses the Chariot arrives to carry away the casualties. Although he is not wearing any armor, this knight in his Chariot rides along to save the day. Life by its very nature can have ups and downs but the chariot can help with this. Whereas the Tower may appear to cause problems the Chariot is there to provide the solutions. These two positioned together are indicative of balance. More about The Tower and The Chariot.
Combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards, this make for a very fruitful combination. The star is a wish card, it is a card of dreams and of very positive energy. It is not an indicator of massive change but a moving away from negative influences. Combined with Strength the resulting scene is one of positive movement forwards but with the strength, courage and self control that is needed to make things work. These cards are great cards for moving forward, the Star provides the impetus and Strength provides the necessary reserve and resolve. More about The Star and Strength.
These cards make for clarity in an uncertain world. The moon brings uncertainty, it is a card of strangeness and choices. The hermit on the other hand is a provider of wisdom and spiritual guidance. When faced with the Moon card a person should look to their inner voice to help guide them along any sea of unrest. It is the inner voice that will provide the answers. But what will guide the inner voice? Well this is where the talents of the Hermit come into their own. The Hermit offers wise counseling and can provide the key to enlightenment amongst a myriad of possibilities. More about The Moon and The Hermit.
The Wheel of Fortune and the Magician together, combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards do already exist for a different date of birth. Indeed as already stated for this pair, they are very good cards to have around. The Wheel of Fortune is an exceptionally good card, as is the Magician. Whereas the Wheel of Fortune signifies success, when it is combined with the hidden knowledge of the Magician; not only is earned success indicated but leaned success as well. However because of the birth date given here, a third card applies giving an added bonus to the mix. Not only is there an air of earned and learned success with the Wheel of Fortune and Magician cards, there is an added dimension of peace, contentment and inner harmony. The sun is one of the nicest cards in the whole Tarot deck and when added to the Wheel of Fortune and the Magician, a powerful and positive force is created. More about The Sun, Wheel of Fortune and The Magician.
As a pair of Tarot birth cards, these make for revelations and a leap of faith that will be guided by the hidden influences surrounding the High Priestess. Just as the Judgement card signifies an awakening, resurrection and clear thinking, the High Priestess comes along to temper this with an aura of mystery and something yet to be revealed. Although the path ahead may seem to be clear the High Priestess comes along to add that touch of mystery that makes the journey all the more interesting and worthwhile to travel. Patience combined with a steady hand will win through. More about Judgement and The High Priestess.
These cards make for happy accomplishment. The World is a card of the end of a personal cycle and one of assured success. Combined with the maternal care of the Empress a very positive future scene is created. The Empress brings “maternal care, domestic stability, abundance and material wealth, fertility, security, achievement of goals and growth. With the prospect of perfection with persistence, symbolic of the World; a picture is painted of a mother's guiding hand (the Empress) towards a wonderful end goal.
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