5 Simple Ways Tarot Determines Time

5 Simple Ways Tarot Determines Time

Very often my querents ask, โ€œWhen will this happen? When will my soul mate arrive? When will I hear if they have accepted me?โ€ Well bear with me, as here are the 5 Simple Ways Tarot Determines Time. I trust this will help you on your journey with the Tarot.

I often find it incredibly disconcerting when asked to predict a time span in your reading. I am a firm believer that your future is not set in stone. However, the tarot can assist to achieve goals.

As you well know, time is not always linear. Sometimes time relates to occurrences as they transpire and not necessarily to a date.

5 Simple Ways Tarot Determines Time

1 Time as an occurrence.

Thereby the cards will then divine as a measuring tool relating to occurrences and not time zones. The nine of swords reply to “When will I get my promotion?” can then be “When you stop mentally exhausting yourself. Channel your thoughts in achieving your goal, not stressing about the promotion.”

You can then see how the Tarot enables us to take responsibility for our situations. Tarot grants you an opportunity to identify where you can make positive life-changing decisions.

2 Time in Suits and Elements

Timing of the TarotWands

Wands relate to the element of Fire. You can then see fire relates to the Sun, hence the Wands relate to Days or Summer.


Cups relate to the element of Water. Water relates to the Moon. The moon has a lunar cycle, and thereby cups relate to months. Cups depict the time when the Sun’s reign is shortening, giving way to the Moon and thereby relate to Autumn.


Swords relate to the element of Air and therefore to Knights (Princes in Thoth). Knights rule from Chesed to Yesod. Swords, therefore, rule weeks and Spring.


Pentacles relate to the element of Earth. Here one can see that earth could not survive without the other three elements. Pentacles are thus annual markers in time depicting Years and Winter.

Use the above descriptions in your reading by combining the number of the card to the suit. Thereby if you were to draw the Three of Wands to a question of “When will he call?” then we can see how you could well expect a call in three days. ๐Ÿ™‚ A broader question could, however, mean, “In summer.”

3 Time in Reversals

As far as timing goes, you can interpret reversal cards as your querent not being ready for the outcome. Often they could well mean that the event may not postpone. Intuition does play a huge role here, so keep a watchful eye on how you read the card.

4 Time in Astrology.

When it comes to a reading that I know is time-based, I will turn to my Thoth deck. I urge you to go out and purchase the Thoth Tarot cards if you have a joint interest in Tarot and Astrology. There are many books to assist you to understand the Thoth Tarot Deck. I recommend reading Lon Milo Duquette’s book, “Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot” and Gerd Ziegler’s book, “Tarot: Mirror of the Soul: Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot.”

A basic astrological association through the tarot would be:

Wands to Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Cups to Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
Swords referring to Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Pentacles to Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Now that you have the basic gist of timing, you will need to apply this newfound knowledge to your readings.

5 Time in Spreads

One of the simplest methods is to add a dedicated card to the spread you would use. Shuffle the ‘when’ into your reading and lay it out as an addition. See how this card then interacts with the rest of your spread. See the relationship it has with your cards.

You could well do a time-based spread. For example, by drawing a card for each week of the month, you could offer a monthly forecast for your querent. You could even do a yearly forecast for that matter ๐Ÿ™‚

I trust you’ve enjoyed this article (and my vlog too) and find these 5 Simple Ways Tarot Determines Time helpful and insightful. Please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything I can do to assist you further with regards to the Tarot. I thank you so much for watching and reading and partaking in the passion of Tarot!

Blessed Be,

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