Today, we will explore the fascinating world of tarot cards and their potential to indicate pregnancy. Whether you’re a seasoned tarot reader or just beginning to dip your toes into this mystical realm, this topic will pique your interest. When it comes to the subject of pregnancy, many believe that certain tarot cards can offer clues and insights into this life-changing event.
The Empress is the tarot card that most likely indicates pregnancy. However, the Ace of Cups and the Sun are other cards that might tell a baby is on the way.
This article will explore some pregnancy-associated tarot cards and their potential meanings. So please sit back, relax, and dive into the mystical world of tarot!
THE ULTIMATE TAROT CARD INDICATING PREGNANCY
If you’re wondering which tarot card might indicate pregnancy, the card you’re looking for is likely the Empress.
The Empress is often associated with motherhood, nurturing, and fertility.
In most decks, she is depicted as a regal and maternal figure seated on a throne surrounded by symbols of abundance and growth, such as wheat and pomegranates.
When this card shows up in a tarot reading, it can suggest that you are about to experience a period of creative or fertile energy, which could manifest in various ways, including the possibility of a pregnancy or the birth of a new project.
Of course, it’s important to remember that tarot cards are open to interpretation, and the meaning of each card can vary depending on the context and the other cards surrounding it.
So, while the Empress is often seen as a card of fertility and motherhood, it’s always important to look at the bigger picture and consider all the factors at play.
While tarot cards can be a fascinating tool for exploring our inner selves and gaining insight into our lives, it’s important to remember that they are not a substitute for medical services or pregnancy tests.
If you suspect you may be pregnant, the most reliable way to confirm this is to take a home pregnancy test or seek medical attention and have a pregnancy test administered by a healthcare professional.
While certain tarot cards may seem to suggest the possibility of pregnancy, relying solely on them to make important decisions about your health or the health of your baby is not advised.
This article is in no way, shape, or form medical advice. I am not a medical professional.
Related article: Is tarot safe: A professional tarot reader weighs in
OTHER TAROT CARDS THAT INDICATE A BABY IS ON THE WAY
Here’s a table of tarot cards that might indicate pregnancy, along with a brief explanation of why:
|The High Priestess||The Ace of Cups is a card of emotional abundance, new beginnings, and love. It can indicate the potential for a new relationship, pregnancy, or childbirth.|
|The Sun||The Queen of Cups is a card of emotional intelligence, nurturing, and compassion. She can represent a pregnant woman or has a solid connection to motherhood.|
|The Ace of Cups||The Ace of Cups is a card of emotional abundance, new beginnings, and love. It can indicate the potential for a new relationship, pregnancy, or childbirth.|
|The Queen of Cups||The Page of Cups is an excellent indicator of a surprise pregnancy! The woman might not know she is pregnant, or the pregnancy will be a surprise overall. If you have been struggling to get pregnant, this might indicate that you will be positively surprised!|
|The Page of Cups||The Page of Cups is a great indicator of a surprise pregnancy! The woman might not know she is pregnant, or the pregnancy will be a surprise overall. If you have been struggling to get pregnant, this might indicate that you will be positively surprised!|
|The Star||The Star represents hope and renewal. If you have been struggling to get pregnant or dealing with infertility, this card might indicate that things are about to change. This is a beautiful card that holds so much symbolism regarding pregnancy.|
Remember that tarot cards are open to interpretation, and their meanings can vary depending on the context and other cards surrounding them in a reading.
The best way to understand what the cards are saying is to work with a skilled tarot reader who can help you interpret them in the context of your specific situation.
TAROT CARDS THAT INDICATE TWINS
Are you curious about which tarot card might indicate the possibility of having twins?
Well, you’re in luck! While tarot cards aren’t a substitute for medical tests or professional advice, there is one card that some people believe can suggest the presence of twins.
The card is The Lovers, often associated with partnerships, relationships, and choices.
When The Lovers card appears in a reading focused on pregnancy, some readers believe it may suggest the possibility of twins.
The Lovers card represents balance and harmony; twins are often seen as two parts of a whole, sharing a close bond and a unique connection.
Additionally, The Lovers card can symbolize fertility and the potential for new beginnings, which could be interpreted as a sign of the possibility of twins.
Now, it’s important to remember that tarot cards do not guarantee any specific outcome, and many factors can influence whether or not someone has twins.
However, if you’re interested in exploring the tarot’s potential insights into your life, The Lovers card is one to watch!
HOW TAROT CAN HELP YOU PREDICT IF IT IS A BOY OR A GIRL
First, it’s important to remember that tarot is not a substitute for medical tests or professional advice. This is for fun and a way to dream about the baby. It can be so hard waiting for that little bundle to arrive!
I use the Major Arcana to explore the gender of a baby. The Major Arcana holds feminine, masculine, or neutral energy, which might be helpful when predicting gender.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting you started:
- Pick all the Major Arcana cards: As the Major Arcana is connected with archetypes, we can access information about feminine and masculine energy. Note that some cards are neutral, which might be a sign that the tarot doesn’t want you to know the gender of the baby at this stage.
- Choose a tarot deck: There are many different tarot decks to choose from, so pick one that resonates with you. Some decks may have specific cards associated with gender, while others may not.
- Shuffle the cards: Shuffle the cards while considering whether you will have a boy or a girl. You may want to ask a specific question, such as “Is it a boy or a girl?”.
- Lay out the card: Draw a card from the deck and lay it before you. The card represents the energy of the child. Look for the feminine or masculine energy – not the card’s meaning.
- Interpret the cards: Look at the card and consider its meaning in the context of your question. For example, some readers associate the Empress card with femininity and the Emperor card with masculinity. If you get a court card, it is pretty straightforward, but there is often a main masculine or feminine trait of most cards in the deck.
- Reflect on your interpretation: Take some time to reflect on the card and its potential energy.
In the list below, you find what kind of energy is connected to the cards of the Major Arcana. Remember, some are neutral, which is a sign that the tarot might not want you to know the gender of the baby at this stage.
Some of the cards have dual energies. I added the energy of the person depicted in the card, as this might be a sign of gender as well.
Gender energy of the Major Arcana
|The Fool||Masculine | Neutral|
|The High Priestess||Feminine|
|The Hermit||Masculine | Neutral|
|The Wheel of Fortune||Neutral|
|Justice||Feminine | Neutral|
|The Hanged Man||Masculine | Neutral|
|Death||Masculine | Neutral|
|Temperance||Feminine | Neutral|
|The World||Feminine | Neutral|
Again, it’s important to remember that tarot card interpretations and associations can vary significantly among different readers and traditions, and there is no one “right” way to interpret them.
Remember that tarot cards do not guarantee any specific outcome, and many factors can influence the gender of a baby.
Again, it’s important to remember that tarot cards are not a substitute for medical tests or professional advice.
However, if you’re interested in exploring the potential insights that tarot can offer about the gender of your baby, this is a fun way to do it!
Tarot cards and infertility
Regarding infertility, tarot can offer insights into emotions, beliefs, and behaviors that may affect your ability to conceive. It can also help you identify any underlying issues that need to be addressed, such as stress, anxiety, or relationship problems.
You may better understand yourself and your situation by drawing tarot cards and reflecting on their meanings.
You can use tarot to explore your emotions, fears, hopes, and dreams and gain clarity and perspective on your situation.
Tarot can also offer guidance on improving your chances of conception, such as improving your self-care, seeking medical help, or making lifestyle changes.
Ultimately, tarot is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment but can be a valuable tool for emotional support and personal growth during infertility.
It can help you tap into your inner wisdom and intuition and give you a sense of empowerment and control over your life in times of challenges.
Infertility tarot card spread
This tarot card spread is aimed towards healing due to infertility. Infertility can be very stressful and hurtful. As an infertility and miscarriage sufferer, I remember the years before my son’s arrival as the most stressful time.
This tarot card helps to find peace and hope when in dark times. I wish you all the love and luck. In times of challenges, remember that light is the only thing that can combat darkness. Feed of the light you have, the light of nature, and ask your family and friend to spare you some if needed.
- How to find strength
- How to find hope
- How to up my chances for a baby
- What I need to stop doing
Shuffle the deck and lay the cards from left to right. Let the cards sit for a while, and never rush the reading. I recommend letting it lay on the table for a couple of days. It can be hard to pierce through your ego when dealing with an emotionally charged situation. Wear it down. Eventually, your true voice and truth will shine through.
The first card is about finding the strength to carry on. The second card is finding hope when things seem dark and endless.
The third card is what you can do to up your chances of getting pregnant. There might be emotional trauma that needs to be healed. The last card is what you might benefit from stopping doing.
In the article below, you will find more helpful tarot spreads for navigating infertility, miscarriage, and loss.
Further reading: 5 Tarot Spreads for Navigating Infertility
Pregnancy tarot readings
Pregnancy tarot readings can be tricky as the subject is often very emotional. It is essential to be mindful and clear of what a tarot reading can and can’t do.
As mentioned several times in this article, tarot is never a tool for medical diagnosis or forecasts. It should never be used for diagnosis or decision-making regarding medical concerns.
However, the tarot can be used to explore other areas of a pregnant woman’s life. My readings focus on the transition into motherhood, how to support and care for the partner, heal from childhood emotional trauma that might otherwise transcend into motherhood, and prepare mentally for labor (to name a few).
I focus on preparing for motherhood, not finding answers regarding the status of the pregnancy or the medical aspects of infertility. I hope this makes sense.
Many tarot readers don’t do pregnancy readings due to legal reasons. Tarot readers are not (generally) professional healthcare providers. This can lead to murky legal waters if someone makes medical decisions based on the reading.
Reading tarot for a pregnant woman
As a mom, I know how stressful and emotional pregnancy can be. There are so many questions and fears running through your mind. What if this happens? What if that happens? I think it is a natural response to protect the baby.
If you want to do a tarot reading for a pregnant or new mom, there are things to consider to make the experience empowering and rewarding. We have to go a bit gentler, and at times, I even recommend staying away from tarot cards and maybe using Oracle cards instead.
Oracle cards have a way of focusing on the light and not on the tarot, which can be brutal at times. It is the friend that says the truth, no matter what.
Further reading: Are Oracle cards better for beginners: Oracle vs. Tarot
I have noticed recurring fears and stressors when doing tarot readings for new moms or pregnant women. I notice that the stress or nervousness lessens if you address these common fears before the reading.
- Fear of the unknown: The unknown can be scary, and a pregnancy tarot reading may reveal information the client is unprepared for. To resolve this, reassure the mom-to-be that tarot is simply a tool for guidance and that they control their own life and decisions. Ensure her that you will not look into the future or make predictions about the baby. You will only focus on how to prepare for motherhood or heal in other areas of life.
- Pressure to make the “right” decision: A pregnancy tarot reading may reveal different paths or options for the client, leading them to feel pressure to make the “right” decision. To resolve this, emphasize that there is no right or wrong decision. Ensure that no decisions regarding the baby or pregnancy will be addressed.
- Fear of a negative outcome: A pregnancy tarot reading may reveal negative outcomes or challenges, which can be stressful for the client. Ensure the mother-to-be that you are not going to look into the future or make predictions of the outcome of the pregnancy.
- Getting “bad” cards: Explain that there are no bad cards, even if the pictures and names might initially seem scary. I tend to explain the meanings of the Devil, Tower, and Death. In this way, they will not get scared if, for example, Death appears in the reading. I have sometimes taken these cards out of the deck to relieve the mom-to-be. As an experienced tarot reader, you will see the main message anyway. Read more about “bad” cards here.
- Feeling overwhelmed: A pregnancy tarot reading may reveal a lot of information at once, which can be overwhelming. To resolve this, break down the information into smaller, manageable pieces, and encourage the client to take their time processing and reflecting on the reading. Make sure that you stop reading if you notice emotional stress or unease.
Overall, it’s essential to approach pregnancy tarot readings with compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. Make sure that the mom-to-be knows that she can stop the reading at any time and that you are there to answer questions that might arise.
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