As we’re moving through such interesting times it’s helpful to get as clear a picture as possible on who we are and maybe most importantly why we’re here. Exploring the self is one of the most fun trails of breadcrumbs to follow. Clues to who we are.
Most of us know know our astrological signs (Pisces). Maybe you even know which sign of the Chinese Zodiac you are (Horse). Maybe you even know your numerology. (mine’s 11)
Most of us don’t know about our Soul Card. Your tarot soul card reflects information about your being, similarly to the way your astrological sign does. A tarot soul card doesn’t have direct ties to astrology but it can help inform different areas of your life based on the details of your birthdate. Although the typical tarot deck is made up of 78 cards, soul cards can only be one of the 22 Major Arcana cards (minus the Fool as it’s number is 0).
With some simple math we can find out yours. Major Arcana cards are known for holding insight into life’s lessons. The remaining 56 Minor Arcana cards tend to apply and deal mostly with day to day life.
In addition to providing more insight into your personality and life your soul card can help to identify what your soul purpose might be. It can also help to reveal potential recurring themes in your life. I like to remember mine when I’m a state of questioning direction. I remind myself of my own breadcrumbs and it helps to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
To find your soul card you’ll want to add the numbers of the month, day, and year you were born. If your birthday is February 1, 2003, you’d add 2 (February is the second month of the year), 1 ( the day you were born), 2+0+0+3 (you want to add together the digits of the year you were born). The total number is 8, and the corresponding soul card is the Strength card.
If you have a birthdate that adds up to more than 21, you’ll determine the soul card by taking the extra step of adding the digits together,
You’ll also want to do some work to study the meaning of the tarot card itself. They really are a language. Each card’s illustration tells a story, and all hold deep symbology. So i’d recommend studying your card before trying to apply it to your life. Just as you would with astrology or numerology. I grew up soaking in Linda Goodman and imprinted those archetypes in my psyche. Nerd Town. Highly recommend.
1: The Magician
2: The High Priestess
3: The Empress
4: The Emperor
5: The Hierophant
6: The Lovers
7: The Chariot
9: The Hermit
10: Wheel of Fortune
12: The Hanged Man
15: The Devil
16: The Tower
17: The Star
18: The Moon
19: The Sun
21: The World