What Does The Fertility Tarot Card Mean?

What does the fertility tarot card mean?

There are more than one fertility tarot cards. When you have questions about pregnancy and parenthood you can drive yourself crazy looking for answers.

For some people, fertility is a significant focus in their life. Tarot cards and pregnancy tests are two very different tools.  If you want a simple yes or no then it would be best if you seek out a pregnancy test. 

If you are looking for insight into your fertility or pregnancy the tarot is your tool. The tarot can indicate fertility, conditions of birth, and so much more.

There are eight cards that represent fertility more than the others. These cards are:

  • The Empress
  • The Sun
  • Three of Cups
  • Queen of Pentacles
  • Ace of Wands
  • Ace of Cups
  • Ace of Pentacle
  • The Star

You can also have a combination of these cards or supporting cards with symbols of happiness, abundance, and creativity. These cards can indicate pregnancy or favorable conditions for pregnancy.

After working with the tarot for years now, there’s something I’ve learned for certain. There’s always more than one way to receive a message. (The best suggestion I’ve heard is to record your readings so that you can look back on them and see if there are any patterns that emerge.)

Many times there are multiple cards that can carry the same message, such as fertility.  Depending on the question and events surrounding it you can get a combination of cards that mean fertility instead of just one card.

The tarot cards can show when would be an opportune time for you to conceive. They can let you know when you may be entering a period of life in which you will conceive so that you can plan accordingly.

They can also give you a heads up if there may be complications surrounding your fertility and several other variants.

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Ok, let’s get into the fertility cards.

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Major Arcana

Tarot decks normally consist of seventy-eight cards. The Major Arcana are the twenty-two trump or “major” cards of the tarot. They are usually numbered from zero to twenty-one. They are your powerhouses, your big players.

I worte another article that goes into detail about the Major Arcana, you can read that here: How to use the Major Arcana Tarot cards, a complete guide

The cards below are Major Arcana.

The Empress

The Empress is the classic card for motherhood. Lovely as she sits on her throne with grace and wisdom, she represents creativity, abundance, and Mother Earth.

Having her show up is usually pretty positive in response to questions about fertility. She may also indicate a strong desire in the questionnaire to have a child and start a family.

I’ve written an article that goes into much more detail about the Empress Tarot card here: The Empress Tarot Card, A Complete Guide!

The Sun

The Sun is a cheerful indicator that a baby may be on the way. The Sun symbolizes joy, fruitfulness, and abundance. It is the representation of the universe coming together and helping you on your path, helping you to make something greater.

The Sun could also mean a child with an adventurous soul. This child is innocent, full of laughter and energy. The proverbial bundle of joy for a family.

The Star

The Star has also been known to represent fertility. It is usually represented by a naked woman kneeling on the ground. She holds two vessels in her hands, each vessel is full of water.

She bears one in each hand, representing our conscious and unconscious mind. She pours one vessel out onto the ground to nourish the earth.

This is done to continue the cycle of fertility, which is usually depicted by lush plant life. The Star can indicate a pregnancy. She can also indicate that the people in question are spiritually ready for parenthood.

The Moon

The Moon, the great orb in the sky would bring thoughts of pregnancy especially when she is round and full, but that’s not always the case. The Moon in combination with any of the fertility cards already mentioned is a good sign of pregnancy.

Don’t be fooled though, the great lady can be a bit tricky in fertility readings. The Moon holds illusions and she may indicate up coming problems.

Read more about the Moon Tarot card in this Complete Guide!

Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana represents the fifty-six suit cards of the tarot. These are your cups, swords, wands, and pentacles or any variant your deck may have. These cards typically affect your daily life.

They don’t carry the big impact of the Major Arcana, but we all know a thousand little things that happen every day that affect our lives and how we live.

Here’s an article that goes into detail about the Minor Arcana: How to read the Minor Arcana tarot cards, the ultimate guide

Three of cups

The Three of Cups is a joyful card that can suggest a celebration as well as fruitfulness. It speaks of emotional connection and people coming together to work towards a planned goal.

With this in mind, the Three of Cups could point towards a planned pregnancy. Since we are in the Cups suit, the Nine of Cups can also represent fertility as it indicates your wishes coming true.

It conveys a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. The Cups suit seems to play along this theme.

Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles typically shows a rabbit which has been a sign of fertility since early pre-Christian history. This queen has a nurturing nature and she can display a hard-working attitude.

She can represent a working parent or even a single parent working hard to take care of their family.


Aces are the purest form of their suits. They bring the big energy and they stand out with no shame. Seeing an ace means something special is coming your way.

Ace of swords

Aces can represent fertility and pregnancy. In questions about pregnancy, the Ace of Swords is a penetrating presence. It could represent a surgery concerning pregnancy, such as a c-section or fertility treatments.

You would need to look closely at your surrounding cards to see what this ace is pointing to.

Ace of Pentacles

The Ace of Pentacles depicts the bond between a mother and child. This ace depicts the beginning of the mother/child journey. A mother’s dependence on her child for her happiness in motherhood can be seen here.

A reassurance of her feminine nature. On the flip side you find the child’s dependence on the mother for sustenance and guidance. This ace can also refer to the beginning stages of pregnancy.

The time when the prospective mother may still be trying to find her bearings on this new path.

Ace of Wands

The Ace of Wands is spark, the all essential essence of beginnings. This ace can represent the initial spark of life or the initial spark of passion that could bring about that life.

The Ace of Wands is an even stronger indicator if it is supported by other fertility cards. Lastly the Ace of Wands has a very male energy, this energy can be an indication of a male child.

Ace of cups

On the topic of baby gender, the Ace of Cups can indicate a female child The energy of this ace is feminine. In fact, it represents the womb itself.

This ace also stands for new love and a time of increased fertility. Which are the hallmarks of pregnancy.

Positive symbols

For clues about fertility you can look for other symbols of happiness, celebration, creativity, or abundance in your cards. Any card that speaks of newfound treasure or abundance can appear in a fertility reading.

Cards that speak of community and working towards a goal or giving thanks can relate to fertility. Transformation, passion and love are also key points to look for in your cards.

Any of the queen cards in combination with any of the cards I’ve mentioned can also be a sign of fertility. The queens represent the feminine spirit. They are a sign of our feeling and emotions.

The queen cards are a high energy card that can add significance to a reading.

Pages of any suit can indicate children due to their very nature of representing youth. The Page of Cups especially as the suit of Cups represents love and family.

A note on reversed cards.

Not all reversed cards are negative. When they show up in a reading concerning fertility, they can mean you are suppressing your desire for children. They can also say you are ignoring your feminine side.

On the flip side you could be overwhelmed by taking care of everyone in your life, leaving you worn out and depleted of energy. Reversed cards bring issues to your attention that you need to work on.


There are some common combinations that have been known to show up for a wide number of tarot readers. For the most part, they all agree they speak of fertility. I have listed them here.

  • The Ace and Page of Pentacles
  • The Ace of Pentacles and Page of Swords
  • The Empress and The Wheel of Fortune
  • The Three of Wands and The Sun
  • The Sun and The Nine of Swords
  • The Queen of Swords and The Tower
  • The Page of Cups and the Three of Swords
  • The Lovers and Ace of Pentacles
  • The chariot and The Sun
  • The Sun and Three of Cups

Many times, the full message of your cards depends on the question asked, and circumstances around the person asking.

Depending on the patterns and cards showing you may not see anything I’ve listed above but the message is still the same, fertility at work.

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