One of the most exciting readings in Tarot is when you determine your Birth and Soul card and meditate on the message they bring. These two fundamental Tarot cards can shed so much light on what really drives you and why you make the decisions that you do.
The best way to get ahead is to really understand yourself. After all, you cannot completely grasp your circumstances until you really understand yourself and thereby you can begin to realize your true potential.
Determine your Birth Card and Soul Card in the Tarot
Your Birth card signifies your individual aspects and characteristics. As you would use your date of birth to ascertain your Zodiac sign, so too can you determine your own unique Tarot card. This card can assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, thereby giving an accurate means to determine your true potential, as the Tarot will reveal where you are in your journey.
Your Soul card, also aptly named your Shadow card or Personality card, identifies what makes you tick, your character, and your underlying ‘shadows’.
Here are two simple methods to help you determine your Birth and Soul Cards:
Using your date of birth, we are going to add it and then reduce it to a number between one and nine. For this example I will use my date of birth: 13 May 1971.
1+3+5+1+9+7+1 = 27. You then add 2 + 7 = 9. Nine can then not be reduced further, so thereby, according to this method my Birth and Soul card would be the Hermit. That is possibly why I choose to live in a tiny village, pretty much in the middle of nowhere 🙂
However, if your first reduction was between 10 and 22 – this would then be your Soul card, and when reduced to a single digit, that will be your Birth Card.
Mary K Greer, author of Who Are You in the Tarot?: Discover Your Birth and Year Cards and Uncover Your Destiny developed a method whereby one will always determine your accurate Soul card:
Using my date of birth again:
13 + 5 + 19 + 71 = 108. 10 + 8 = 18 The Moon is then my Soul Card (Explaining my passion of Tarot)
1 + 8 = 9 The Hermit accurately remains my Birth Card.
Having determined your cards, study the cards in detail and ask them to reveal the answers you yearn for with regards to yourself. Find the connections and relationship between the cards, and discover underlying aspects of yourself.
Book your Birth and Soul Card reading:
I will help you identify your underlying characteristics based on the astrological aspects of the planets controlling your card, the numerological aspects of your cards, and the position of your card within the Tree of Life. With all this information you will then be able to identify your characteristics, understand the choices you make, and be more prepared when reaching for your goals.
If you would like to receive your in-depth Birth and Soul Card reading, do not hesitate to contact me for your complete analysis.