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Numerology in Tarot Readings and What Tarot Card Numbers Mean

by | Feb 18, 2018 | Numerology, Readings, Tarot Cards | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered what those numbers in the tarot cards mean? Tarot and numerology have similarities, and when combined, they give us a better insight into our future, relationship, and dreams. Each number has a corresponding symbol and understanding each will provide you with a perspective of the thing you want to interpret. It allows us to see the messages that card intends to convey.

The numerology in tarot readings produces a more accurate reading. It is said to be the science of numbers. Even the ancient people believe that reading the numbers alone allows you to predict something and gives you an idea of the hidden truth. It seems like they are mystical and powerful because through them, you can read the personality of a person or know something they did.

Numbers are also associated with geometry and algorithm. Therefore, all things have patterns. Take your date of birth as an example. The numbers behind it help us understand ourselves.

Numerology in Tarot Readings and What Tarot Card Numbers Mean

Reading the meanings of a number in the tarot card is very simple and straightforward. Before we share with you the meaning of numbers from 1 to 10, it is essential to know the basics first, so you can apply them correctly. Remember, numbers from 1 to 9 are considered the root numbers while ten could be an ending or beginning.

The Major Arcana cards have numbers from 1 to 20 while the Minor Arcana cards are numbered from 1 to 10 each, plus the four cards following the number 10 in each suit.

There are 56 Minor Arcana cards all in all. 40 of them are numbered cards, and 16 are Court cards. 40 of them are divided into four suits:

Pentacles – (element: earth) years, winter, money, career

Cups – (element: water) months, autumn, relationships, emotions

Swords – (element: air) weeks, spring, thoughts, communication, truth, intellect

Wands – (element: fire) days, summer, energy, inspiration

Each number in the suit indicates the aspect of human experience and consciousness.

Since there are numbers following after 10, how do we read each of them?

Numbers repeated on the card indicate significance. It may show a length of time whether something might happen or how long does a situation occur.

Sequential numbers indicate that something starts or ends. It also shows the nature of the situation. Sequential numbers from 1 to 3 points that a situation is developing or is in progress yet while 7 to 9 shows that the case is going to end.

What is the Role of Zero in the Card

Also called the “Fool,” zero is the most powerful tarot card. It means a new beginning and something in your past life must end.

Nothingness; it is also the number ‘God’ force; wholeness, energies of eternity; it means you should listen to your intuition

What Tarot Card Numbers Mean

Before you go over the following numbers, remember that odd numbers refer to masculinity, leadership, and breaking away. On the other hand, even numbers indicate femininity, harmony, and balance.

Note that the reversed or upright cards also have meanings. It often means imbalanced energy, or too much or too little energy.


The point of origin, starting over, new beginnings, individuality, aspiration, ideas; a stage where something is about to begin; early stage of development; leadership, happiness, fame, glory, willpower, positivity

Several 1s means that the situation you are reading is just coming; abundance of 1s means positive changes and plenty of opportunities

Reversed meaning – lack of emotion, single-minded, aggressive, arrogance, stubborn, dominant


Commitments, marriage, duality, sharing, balance, harmony, agreement, partnership, understanding, well-mannered, attention to detail, artist

Several 2s means a difficult choice or doubtfulness; abundance of 2s means you need to make the decisions and take action on them

Reversed meaning – inflexible, indifferent, fear of making mistakes, fear of being alone, submissive, fearful, pessimistic


Growth, versatility, creativity, abundance, fertility, friendship, joy, compassion, humor, sensitivity, freedom-seeking

Several 3s means a situation is disorganized or many people are trying to control the situation; abundance of 3s means someone has to take charge

Reversed meaning – anti-social, laziness, sorrow, immaturity, lack of stamina


Foundation, power, family securities, planning, structure, formation, stability, practicality, determination, manager, honesty, trust, progress, hard work, dependability

Several 4s means delays or disappointment especially if nothing of your hope had happened; abundance of 4s means you need to be patient and persistent

Reversed meaning – workaholic, dishonest, undisciplined, clumsy, disharmony


Conflict, loss, expect the unexpected, disruption, challenges, change, fluctuation, material prosperity

Several 5s means lots of ups and downs or challenges, abundance of 5s means you need to analyze the situation profoundly or seek someone’s guidance and advice

Reversed meaning – irresponsible, inconsistent, thoughtless, unreliable, non-committal


Communication, harmony, peace, comfort, love, care, romance, success

Many 6s indicate empowering oneself or a period of adjustment

Reversed meaning – unsupportive, easily stressed, selfishness, restlessness, weak


Assessment, spirituality, intellectual, resourcefulness, luck, victory, wisdom, knowledge; faith on something that does not exist

Abundance of 7s means a situation you did not expect shows up to help you

Reversed meaning – pride, lack of persistence, temper, silent, argumentative, depression


Rebirth, capability, action, movement, speed, energy, business, infinity

Abundance of 8s indicate that you are on the right track or you are near on your goal

Reversed meaning – anti-social, blunt, unimaginative, impractical, disorganized, ruthless, materialistic


Fulfilment, outcome, closing, completion, reflection, introspection, idealism; giver of inspiration

Several 9s indicate a transition period but could sometimes mean uncertainty

Reversed meaning – uncaring, cannot forgive, disloyal, insensitive, uncommunicative


End of the cycle, outcome, another cycle, rebirth; endings transform into new beginnings

Abundance of 10s means that someone is having difficulty in letting go of the past; a lot of 10s means someone needs to move on

Numerology in Tarot Readings

Now, combine the meaning of each number, and you will be able to read the symbol of the card. Let’s say you got this type of card:

Cups with number 5

Cups refer to relationship, five means conflict

Now, is reading a tarot card easy? Try it now!