FYI: The Medical Tarot

I thought we might have a look today at Tarot cards associated with medical issues. NOTE: Just because these cards turn up in a reading does NOT mean you have a medical condition. As I keep on saying, there are 50 shades of Tarot, 50 possible meanings (or thereabouts), for each card. Please take the following with a large grain of salt. Some I’m sure of. Others are educated guesses.

9 Wands

Nine Of Wands: Possibly wounded. Especially in battle.

10 Wands

Ten Of Wands: Back problems. Mania.

Page Wands

Page Of Wands: Burns

4 Cups

Four Of Cups: Chronic fatigue.

5 Cups

Five Of Cups: Depression

6 Cups

Six Of Cups: Delusional. Hallucinations.

8 Cups

Eight of Cups: Sleep walking.

King Cups

King Of Cups: Alcoholic

3 Swords

Three Of Swords: Heart attack

4 Swords

Four Of Swords: Minor mental breakdown

7 Swords

Seven Of Swords: Kleptomania

8 Swords

Eight Of Swords: Phobia. Paranoid.

9 Swords

Nine Of Swords: Anxiety. Panic attacks. Possibly migraines.

10 Swords

Ten Of Swords: Depression. Chronic back pain. Possibly stabbing wounds.

4 Pents

Four Of Pentacles: Constipation

5 Pents

Five Of Pentacles: Leprosy. Skin disorders.

8 Pents

Eight Of Pentacles: O.C.D.

King Pents

King Of Pentacles: Arthritis.


Temperance: Eating disorders. Possibly hormonal imbalance or any other condition caused by imbalance.

The Devil

The Devil: Drug addiction. Sexual disorders.

The Tower

The Tower: Accidental injury. Emergency surgery. Major mental breakdown.

The Moon

The Moon: Mental illness


Death: Um, pretty obvious isn’t it. But please please please remember this is only one of many possible meanings for this card.

The Star

The Star: Hospitalisation. Recovery. Healing.

This list isn’t exhaustive or definitive. The cards that come up will vary slightly from reader to reader. Because everyone reads the cards in their own unique way. But it’s a starting point. Note: The cards might turn up reversed to indicate these conditions.

Can you think of anymore? Are there any suggestions you disagree with? Please share.

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