Astrology and Tarot fit well together as each of the 78 tarot card has a place around the astrology wheel. In order to make sense of it all I designed the YesSpiral Astrology and Tarot Wheel. The full YesSpiral Astrology and Tarot Wheel charts the Solstices and Equinoxes, the four seasons, 78 tarot cards, 12 zodiac signs, 10 planets, four elements, and three modalities.
I started breaking it down in a previous post as the wheel is six layers deep. I went over layer one, The Twelve Zodiac Signs and layer two, Astrology Elements and the Tarot Correspondents. In a second post, I reviewed layer three, the decans and planetary sub-rulers for each of the twelve zodiac signs. In addition to layer four, which shows where the 22 Major Arcana tarot cards fit along with the Court tarot cards.
The fifth layer in the Astrology and Tarot Wheel includes the planetary rulers of each of the signs represented by its glyph. Each of the
Mars rules over Aries and represents a capacity to take action and assert oneself based on desires.
Venus rules over Taurus and represents a capacity to attract people and things that one loves and values.
Mercury rules over Gemini and represents a capacity to think, speak, learn, and reason.
The Moon rules over Cancer and represents a capacity to feel and express emotions while giving and receiving nurturance.
The Sun rules over Leo and represents a capacity to focus talents to realize ones purpose and creative potential.
Mercury rules over Virgo and represents a capacity to think, speak, learn, and reason.
Venus rules over Libra and represents a capacity attract people and things that one loves and values.
Pluto rules over Scorpio and represents a capacity to transform and renew oneself.
Jupiter rules over Sagittarius and represents a capacity to search for meaning, truth, and ethical values.
Saturn rules over Capricorn and represents a capacity to create order and discipline in one's life.
Uranus rules over Aquarius and represents a capacity express unique individuality to liberate oneself from past limitations.
Neptune rules over Pisces and represents a capacity to transcend by integrating instinct with intellect, body, and mind.
The Seasons, Aces, and Pages
The sixth and final layer in the Astrology and Tarot Wheel includes the Seasons which correspond to the Solstices and Equinoxes and are represented by the Aces and Pages in the tarot deck. The Aces represent the seeds from which the rest of the minor arcana will sprout. The Pages represent the personification of the element. The Aces and the Pages sit just out side of the wheel representing the seasons.
Ace and Page of Swords - Spring Equinox - Aries | Taurus | Gemini
Ace and Page of Wands - Summer Solstice - Cancer | Leo | Virgo
Ace and Page of Cups - Autumn Equinox - Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius
Ace and Page of Pentacles - Winter Solstice - Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces
There you have it, the background information on all the layers of the YesSpiral Astrology and Tarot Wheel. Click here or the image for a free downloadable PDF of the Astrology and tarot Wheel.