Many people spend their whole lifetimes trying to figure out their purpose and goal in this world. With each day, by following various spiritual signs, you are becoming closer to uncovering the truth about yourself and what is meant for you to happen. One of the ways to understand your life’s purpose is to discover your birth Tarot card and the influence it has on your character and destiny. Keep reading to discover what these cards mean and how to find out yours.
What are birth Tarot cards?
Just like each person has an astrological sign, everyone has a birth Tarot card which can be calculated by using just your date of birth. This card represents your characteristics, your journey to spirituality, and your true potential. By knowing your card, you can recognize your strengths and potential challenges that are awaiting you in this lifetime and use this knowledge to fulfill your spiritual potential.
There are two main important things that are hidden from the outside world and can only be revealed to you through your birth Tarot cards.
- The first aspect is revealing your incarnation in this life.
- The second aspect is your characteristics and flaws that will remain unchanged during your whole lifetime.
Calculating your birth Tarot card
Everyone has two (some people even have three) birth cards, which are calculated based on your date of birth. If you want to find out what your birth Tarot card is, grab a pen and a piece of paper and let’s do some quick math.
1. One birth card calculator
If you want to find out the value of one birth Tarot card, simply write down your date of birth and add its numbers until you achieve a number lower than 21. If that means you have to reduce the sum, do it.
For example, consider a birth date of January 31, 1973, which can be written as 31/01/1973
3 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 25
2 + 5 = 7
This means that for the person born on January 31, 1973, the birth Tarot card is 7. Take a deck of Tarot and separate the Major Arcana cards, because they are the ones you will be using to identify your birth card. Then card number 7 is the Chariot.
However, it is true that even people whose birth dates add only to a single-digit also have two birth cards. To calculate your second birth card, you need to refer to the birth Tarot card pairs, the meanings of which you will find below. So, for the Chariot (card number 7), the pair is the Tower, card number 16.
2. Two birth cards calculator
Sometimes, the numbers add up to 21 or less, which means that you will find two birth cards through the calculation. In this case, you will use the first number as the first card and then reduce it to get a single-digit number and your second birth Tarot card. Here is an example for May 22, 2001, i.e. 22/05/2001:
2 + 2 + 0 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 12
1 + 2 = 3
Thus, for the person born on May 22, 2001, the first birth Tarot card is 12, the Hanged Man, and the second is card number 3, the Empress. When you have two birth cards, you can investigate their meanings both separately and also in pairs to understand your personality and destiny better.
Meanings of birth cards
It is not enough to simply calculate your Tarot birth card numbers – this is just the first step. Now you need to figure out the interpretation of those cards by referring to the meanings of card pairs. Let’s look at each of them in detail.
Wheel of Fortune (10) and The Magician (1)
This combination is a real winner. If you have these two as your birth Tarot card pair, then you can turn any situation around to have a positive outcome. You take charge of the things in your life and believe that you are the creator of your own destiny, rather than simply letting life pass by. With this mindset, you can attract good fortune and achieve your dreams.
Justice (11) and The High Priestess (2)
You are the person whose purpose is to find the truth. You are always fair and listen to both sides of the argument before you can make a decision about right and wrong. At the same time, you are not a stickler for the rules, and you are not strictly a practical person either – often your actions are determined by your strong sense of intuition.
The Hanged Man (12) and the Empress (3)
Look closely at the imagery at the Hanged Man card. Just as he remains in suspension, you will find on your path many moments when everything will remain still, without a clear direction or purpose. Luckily, with this birth Tarot card pair, you will overcome this with ease and grace bestowed upon you by the Empress card.
Death (13) and The Emperor (4)
This birth Tarot card pair is that of a true leader who is not afraid of change. You can clearly see any situation and event and can notice when it needs changes to benefit the society around you. Your path is all about working toward the greater good and making the world a better place where people can live in peace and harmony.
Temperance (14) and The Hierophant (5)
These cards bestow upon you strong leadership skills which will lead you through life and guide your successes and accomplishments. The combination of the two cards also gives you a clear mind and fairness that a true leader should possess. Use them wisely.
The Devil (15) and The Lovers (6)
Getting these cards mean that passion is overflowing on your life journey. Whatever you do, you approach it with joy and excitement. You are very involved in all activities you take part in and manage to balance out your sometimes indulgent behaviors with a more calm-minded approach to life.
The Tower (16) and The Chariot (7)
Your soul’s journey is about discovering a balance in the world full of turmoil. When changes appear, the cards will guide you to resolve them in your favor. The energy of the Tower card means that everything outdated will be destroyed, leaving room for things to come. At the same time, the Chariot card will help you control your impulsiveness and find a new path forward.
The Star (17) and Strength (8)
This is a bright combination of Tarot birth cards. You have a cheerful and optimistic personality, full of hope for a bright future and shining your light onto the world. You trust in the universe and the path it has prepared for you. You also inspire others to find their spiritual paths, while traveling on your own journey to discovering your soul’s purpose.
The Moon (18) and The Hermit (9)
Having the Hermit as one of your birth cards means that you prefer spending your time in solitude and uncovering your strengths and weaknesses all on your own. Being alone does not scare you, because you trust your inner voice. The Moon might bring darkness and uncertainties, so keep relying on your inner compass to navigate.
The Sun (19), Wheel of Fortune (10), and The Magician (1)
Many adventures are awaiting you on your path if you get these three as your birth Tarot cards. Your life is all about changes and being able to accept them for what they are. By using your ability to create new things and manifest your inner strengths, you will follow this path smoothly, finding joy and abundance along the way.
Judgement (20) and The High Priestess (2)
When you have this pair as your Tarot birth cards, you might feel like an outsider in this world. You are prone to daydreaming and often choose to spend time in your own fantasies instead of facing the reality that most often does not suit your taste. You are a creative person, and you should rely more on your intuition to follow your path.
The World (21) and The Empress (3)
Your spiritual journey is set around self-realization and self-actualization. It is about taking all aspects surrounding you and bringing them together to form a complete whole defining your place in the world. Your life path is guided by love and kindness, toward yourself and others. Nurture these feelings of love on your journey toward fulfillment.
Now that you have calculated your birth Tarot cards and learned the meanings of card pairs, it is time to find your true strengths and challenges, so you can be well on your way to realizing your true potential. Keep in mind that you create your own destiny and use these card meanings as guidance on your spiritual journey.