Given that we are in Gemini season, it’s a good idea to discuss the connection between astrology and the tarot cards aligned with Gemini energy. There are specific tarot cards that are related to Gemini energy. The main card that most people are familiar with is The Lovers card. However, there are other major and minor arcana cards that represent Gemini energy. Understanding this provides a more thorough understanding of tarot with an astrological twist. Continue reading on to find out more about Gemini’s personal tarot cards and what their meaning translates to astrology.
Astrology and Tarot Combined
There is an art to using both astrology and tarot for divination purposes. In fact, astrology and tarot are linked and provide a deeper understanding of both personal and planetary energies. Understanding that there are specific zodiac signs connected to the tarot cards offers an in-depth understanding of the current conditions that are occurring within an individual’s life.
The Major Arcana
The lovers card is one of the most coveted cards in tarot. In fact, people enjoy getting this card because it gives them the hope of finding romance and love. It specifically represents Gemini because of the representation of Adam and Eve where the feminine and masculine halves make one whole. Likewise, in other tarot editions, there is the scene of having an option. Some tarot cards feature a male figure on a path with two female figures as if there’s a choice to be made. In the lovers card, Adam and Eve are also standing in front of the trees of knowledge and life, both of which represent the duality of Gemini and the various perspectives to consider. Similar to the sign of Gemini, the seeking of knowledge is important which is why the lovers card is quite applicable for Gemini.
Honorable Mention: The Magician
The magician card it’s one of the other major arcana cards that represent Gemini energy. If you look closely, the magician stands with his finger pointing upwards representing the old metaphysical axiom “as above, so below” which represents the duality of the spiritual and physical. Likewise, Gemini is a multi-faceted sign that is often considered the jack-of-all-trades. These “trades” are represented by the various suits of tarot displayed on the table in front of the magician: swords, wands, cups, and coins. By utilizing all of its tools, the magician has the capability of creating any path it chooses. The only thing stopping Gemini from manifesting what it desires is its inability to understand just how capable it is.
The Minor Arcana: Sword Energy
In tarot, each of the suits is represented by a specific element. In the case of Gemini, air energy is represented by swords in the Tarot deck. The following are the minor arcana cards that represent Gemini.
8 of Swords
Jupiter in Gemini
The eight of swords card in tarot is depicted as a blindfolded woman surrounded by eight swords. Although this woman appears to be encaged by the swords, there is an open space that she cannot see. Thus, nothing is keeping her trapped. However, because she is blindfolded, she is not aware that she can just easily walkout from the entrapment that she is within. In relation to Gemini, eight of swords energy represents Jupiter in Gemini which can often lead to its negative expression of having too much of a good thing related to Gemini energy. With this card, Gemini has so many options and choices, and it can’t make up its mind resulting in wavering and indecision. This card specifically represents Gemini’s self-imposed inability to move forward. Given the sword energy, by achieving mental clarity, Gemini is able to remove itself from the mental bondage if having too many choices as represented by Jupiter in Gemini. Thus, with this card, Gemini is asked to stand still for a moment and consider how its inability to make a finite choice is limiting its ability to move forward.
9 of Swords
Mars in Gemini
The nine of swords in tarot is depicted as a figure sitting up in a bed distraught with its hands over his face as nine swords hang on the wall in the background. In astrology, this energy is represented by Mars in Gemini. Nine of swords relates to the energy of mental anguish that is experienced when an individual sits up at night so distraught with worrisome thoughts running through its head that it is impossible to sleep. Mars in Gemini energy in its negative expression is the experience of mental overload where too much thinking results in worry, anxiety, and stress. The nine of swords can also represent worrying about something that is beyond one’s control.
10 of Swords
Sun in Gemini
The ten of swords card is one of the most foreboding cards within the tarot deck. It features an individual face down on their stomach with 10 bloody swords sticking out of its back. It is a very unsightly card that represents the ultimate defeat. However, true to the nature of Gemini, there is a change upon the horizon even in such a desolate card. In the backdrop is an ominous, dark sky with a hint of sunshine peeking through. This represents the fact that even though at the moment there is a situation that is deeply forlorn and despondent there appears to be some hope on the horizon. In terms of astrology, this particular tarot card represents the sun in Gemini energy at its most negative. The swords in the back could represent being stabbed in the back by someone representing the negative duplicity of Gemini’s nature. The disturbing energy in this card is also indicative of the self-undoing that results when someone does the same negative actions over and over, and the ultimate regret of wishing better decisions had been made. Fortunately, the sliver of sunshine in the sea of the black sky is representative of Gemini’s ability to choose another path where it is possible to avoid making the same mistakes that resulted in the unfortunate ending of the man lying with the swords in his back. However, Gemini must make a choice to act differently.
Overall, the synergy between astrology and tarot provides a deeper understanding of what individuals are experiencing energetically. In understanding the correlation between astrology and tarot, each sign can learn more about its own personal energies and the benefits and pitfalls associated with specific energies. In terms of providing a tarot card reading, the astrology associated with tarot offers additional insight into the current planetary energies that are at play in a person’s life and how these specific energies can be navigated for the best personal effect.