How is Tarot Connected to Astrology?

a deck of tarot cardsIn the modern world of today with advances made in technology, internet, and computer systems, there seems very little room for anything connected to the occult or to the supernatural. More and more people have come to believe that science is the driving factor in our lives, and sometimes forget the methods generations used before the laws of physics introduced by Newton.

A science of course cannot be regarded as useless, but sometimes scientists forget that we are not machines but made up of a skeleton with muscle covered in skin, and we all naturally contain a proportion of spiritual element. Tarot is one method that we can use to understand more about our spiritual connections which are another process closely aligned with astrology. This is something that is rejected by science, but why are so many people convinced that our lives are ruled or guide by the universe?

Misconceptions abound with many people regarding Tarot card reading. Some even think it is linked to witchcraft and evil demons mainly understandably because of the graphic images on some of the cards. However, this is totally wrong. Tarot first became noticed in Italy in the early fifteenth century and was originally used as a card game of leisure similar to bridge.

Astrology and Tarot connection

Tarot was late appearing in western culture and was introduced by a Catholic priest, Eliphas Levi in the early nineteenth century who based his principles on different religions from around the world. Levi made the claim that the Tarot cards would assist his students in finding self-improvement and enlightenment. Another scholar of the time A.E. Waite surmised that the cards may be used to forecast future events and his Rider-Waite card packs are the most widely accepted today.

The Tarot is based on the same principles as astrology having sub-divided sections or houses to predict past and future events as well as an assessment of physical characteristics and interactions. The zodiac in astrology is based on the four elements of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air and then divided under the twelve zodiacal signs. The fire signs are Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. Water signs are Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer. Earth are Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus. Air are Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra.

Regardless of whether a person believes that there is a way for telling the future either by astrology or Tarot it should not be regarded as evil or in some way the bearer of doom. A gifted psychic has been proven on multiple occasions to uncannily predict events, and a qualified astrologer has used their skills to help numerous people regarding health, and long-term relationships among other everyday experiences.

Tarot cards are a fun experience if used in the right hands as well as being very useful and accurate, so there is no reason why they cannot be incorporated into today’s society and accepted in the same way as astrology is. The zodiacal horoscope is read by millions of people every day in their newspapers, how long before Tarot is appreciated in the same way?

What are your thoughts on tarot? Have you had any experiences with it? I’d love to here, so do let me know in the comments below!