So. Tarot cards are numbered and those numbers have meanings. It’s another tool to help you understand each card’s message. Generally speaking, as the number gets higher the experience becomes more intense or evolved.
The Tarot of Numbers goes something like this…
1: This is usually a card of beginnings but in Tarot the one cards are Aces. And that’s how this card feels. Ace. It’s akin to hitting a hole in one. You’re being given a gift. Cherish it.
2: Dealing with Duality: Weighing your options (Wands). Partnering with others (Cups). Keeping all the balls juggling through the air (Pentacles). Taking time out from others when you feel overwhelmed (Swords. As an introvert that’s me on a daily basis.)
3: Growth: Of skills (Wands). Of friendships (Cups). Of achievements (Pentacles). Of heartache (Swords).
4: Building a solid foundation: Getting married (Cups). Saving money (Pentacles). Making choices about who you want around (Cups). Keeping yourself mentally healthy (Swords).
5: Struggle street: Competition (Wands). Heartbreak (Cups). Arguments (Swords). Feeling poor (Cups).
6: Changing your attitude: Feeling like a winner (Wands). Trying not to live in fantasy land (Cups). Letting go of grief (Swords). Being open to good fortune and accepting when it isn’t your turn (Pentacles).
7: Being strategic: Considering your next move (Pentacles). Choosing wisely (Cups). Persevering despite the odds (Wands). Or just straight out taking an opportunity when it presents itself (Swords. Some may call it stealing, ha!)
8: Recommitting to goals: Because you’ve finally made inroads into achieving them, yay (Wands)! Because you got waylaid by the wrong relationship/job/personal style but now you’re ready to go after the right one (Cups). Because you’re like the tortoise, you just keep on keeping on, or maybe you’re actually talented (Pentacles). But sometimes you’re just gonna be too scared shitless to make a move even though you really really want to (Swords).
9: Holding on to achievements: This can be earthly riches (Pentacles and Cups), defending territory to your dying breath (Wands) or letting your fears overwhelm you (Swords. Yep that’s me there wondering why everything feels so hard. Ridiculous, I know. Here I am writing a blog and people I don’t even know have been reading it. I should be ashamed of myself.)
10: Going as far as possible: Whether that be pushed to your limits (Wands and Swords) or finding your place (Cups and Pentacles).
That’s my Tarot of Numbers anyway. If you have your own version that differs from above, please share. I’m here to chat and debate the possibilities not preach from a mountain-top.