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Nov 22, 2010

Astrology and Tarot

To understand the relationship between the Tarot and astrology, I will use the book Your Guide to the Tarot by Janet Berres.  There are ten planets (with the addition of the sun, moon, and Pluto), 12 astrological signs, and 22 cards in the major Arcana.  However, I will ignore the cards equated with the planets and discuss the cards linked to the astrological symbols.  Each astrological symbol is connected to a Major and Minor Arcana card because of their similar qualities.  For example: The Emperor and the King of Wands depict Aries because both are dominant leaders who follow their own will which is the way of the Ram.  It is useful to use astrology during a reading because a card can symbolize a certain person the querent knows.

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