Tarot and astrology are both from very ancient times. Astrology in the ancient times was considered as actual science-based on mathematics, so much so, that astrologers those days were used to be known as mathematicians. On the other hand, tarot reading was used to be known more as mystical science. However, the tarot reading has changed a lot starting from the Renaissance period. So, if you take up an online tarot reading course, you will be learning the one from that period. It is solely based on the reader’s intuitive powers to interpret the cards.
But that doesn’t mean astrology doesn’t have any role to play in tarot. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The tarot spread often looks like a constellation. Astrology focusses on the placement and movements of the celestial bodies with respect to the individuals and tarot focusses on the mythical power of the astral world. Once you combine both astrology and tarot, you would get a better understanding of the reading, as both can be used to complement each other. Just as astrology helps us know ourselves better, interpret and improve our lives, so does Tarot help in spiritual enlightenment, self-awareness and self-improvement.
Both Astrology and Tarot are based on the principles of the four basic elements, they are air, water, fire, and earth. Like the Zodiac signs, the suits in a Tarot deck of cards are also based on these four elements. New ways of using the system have been a big part of its growth and continued popularity. These new connections are of the major arcana. This concept is broken down further in the minor arcana by an elemental grouping. Each tarot card is associated with a astrological sign.
The elemental groups are as follows:
Fire: The Tarot Wands – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Earth: The Tarot Pentacles – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Air: The Tarot Swords – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Water: The Tarot Cups – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
We see that somehow the relationship between the two seems intertwined when we look at the cards that have been associated with the astrological signs. Each astrological sign is associated with two Tarot cards that completely complement the energy already present in the zodiac signs. This creates the ability for them to tell you a far deeper story astrological sign together than they could alone and also bring out a beautiful picture. So, if you are interested in taking upon an online tarot reading course, you will also get an insight into the world of astrology.