If you’ve ever wanted advice on a tough decision, or just to learn more about yourself, tarot cards and astrology are both options to help you.
You might be wondering, which one will give me a more accurate answer? This article can give you advice on which system may work better for you.
Tarot and astrology are used for different things and are therefore more accurate depending on what question they’re answering. Astrology can be more accurate when discussing personality and general life experience; Tarot may be more accurate for advice on a specific aspect of life or a look into your spiritual side.
Before we delve into the differences and similarities between Tarot and Astrology, I want to point you to the Related Articles section at the bottom of this post.
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Table of Contents
- 1 What is Tarot?
- 2 What is Astrology?
- 3 What are Tarot’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
- 4 What are Astrology’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
- 5 When is Tarot Most Accurate?
- 6 When is Astrology Most Accurate?
- 7 What Should I Use?
- 8 Get a Psychic Reading, 5 Minutes Free
- 9 Related Articles
- 10 Shop For Your Favorite Tarot & Astrology Items
What is Tarot?
Tarot cards have been around for a very long time. They were first produced and used as playing cards, but people have since adapted them to be used for divination. There are 78 cards in a standard deck, which consists of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards.
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The 22 Major Arcana cards are sometimes known as “The Fool’s Journey”. Each Major Arcana card represents a karmic or spiritual lesson that needs to be learned. The 56 Minor Arcana cards reflect hardship or happiness that you may experience on a day-to-day basis.
Here are three articles that talk about the Major and Minor Arcana:
- How to use the Major Arcana tarot cards
- How to read the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards
- What’s the difference between the Major and Minor Arcana?
What is Astrology?
Astrology uses the placements of constellations and planets in the sky when you were born to determine personality and future struggles. In western astrology, there are 12 constellations and 7 planets that are used most of the time. (read this article for more details: How many Zodiac Signs are there?)
In a birth chart, the main three placements people tend to focus on are the sun, moon, and ascendant. The ascendant is the constellation or sign that is on the eastern horizon at the time of birth.
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The next most important are the personal planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars. The other planets are known as generational planets, because they move through the chart more slowly than the other placements.
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What are Tarot’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
Strengths of Tarot
Tarot is best used when you want to know something or need advice about a situation. The cards are able to lay out the problem and possible solutions, giving you insight into what you need to know.
Many people find that they already know the answer and find confirmation in their tarot cards.
The cards can also help others in the same way. If you can read tarot cards, you can help others find the same advice as you would for yourself. You can use the cards to tap into their energy and help them channel insights about their problem or situation.
Here’s an article that talks about what are the best questions to ask in a tarot reading?
Weaknesses of Tarot
Tarot is very versatile, but it does have some weak points. Contrary to popular belief, tarot doesn’t predict the future.
The cards can’t really make predictions, so if you’re looking for what the future holds, tarot might not be the best choice. Sometimes you might read suggestions on what could happen in the future, but the future isn’t set in stone.
Here’s an article that talks about discusses this very topic: “Will tarot tell my future?”
What are Astrology’s Strengths and Weaknesses?
Strengths of Astrology
Astrology is best used when you want to learn more about yourself or others regarding personality. A birth chart can reveal some insights about a person’s personality and can also predict how that person might act in certain situations.
Astrology can also sometimes be a predictor of preferences, like those of relationships or career.
Astrology can also be used in the context of self-care and bettering yourself. Sometimes, more “negative” placements in a chart reveal our shortcomings. Understanding these placements can help you work to better yourself by focusing on these not so perfect parts.
Here’s an article that talks about what zodiac signs are compatible: What zodiac signs work well together?
Weaknesses of Astrology
While it might seem like astrology can do everything, it isn’t the best at predicting the future.
Looking at your horoscope in the newspaper or from your favorite online source can be fun, but it’s rarely accurate. You shouldn’t rely on your birth chart to tell you when you’ll get married or if you’ll get into a car accident on your way to work.
When is Tarot Most Accurate?
Tarot is most accurate when you want advice. This could be advice on love, career, spirituality, or manifesting. Even though they can’t predict what will happen, they can give you pointers on what you need to do to get the result you want.
For example, you might want to know when you’ll be promoted. The cards can’t predict that, but they may suggest things you could do.
They might say you need to collaborate with your team or optimize your time at work in order to work towards getting that promotion. This is where tarot shines.
When reading for other people, you may be able to provide answers to questions they didn’t even know they had! By using the cards to channel the other person’s thoughts and feelings, you can give them insight into their current situation.
For example, a friend (or even a stranger!) might want to know if a relationship with someone will work out for them.
When reading, you might discover intuitively that the person your friend is asking about is already involved with someone else. Or, the cards might tell you that if your friend pursues a relationship, it’ll burn out fast.
This article talks about what Tarot cards can tell you about love?
When is Astrology Most Accurate?
Astrology is most accurate when you want to know more about someone’s personality. It could be your own or someone else’s. It can also tell you someone’s tendencies and preferences. Even though it can’t predict what will happen, it can guess at how you or someone else might react in certain situations.
For example, you might want to know how your friend will react if you tell them a dark secret. If your friend has strong Taurus or Capricorn placements, you can probably trust them to keep your secret safe. Everyone is different, but astrology can guess at what will happen in situations like this.
Like what was mentioned earlier, using astrology can help you better yourself. Looking into your placements and seeing where you might lack in things can give you something to focus on.
Along with that, understanding transits and using them to your advantage can help give you a push in the right direction.
For example, you might want to work on becoming more organized. You might look in your chart and see that you have strong Gemini placements. Looking at transits, you see that Mars is moving into Virgo and you have a chance to use that energy to learn how to organize and stick with it.
What Should I Use?
What you use depends on what sort of questions you have. If you want to know more about yourself or others, astrology is a great way to do that. It can offer lots of insight into someone’s personality. If you want advice on a specific problem or situation, you should look to tarot cards. They can help you figure out a path to getting what you want.
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Doing a little research and checking out different places is the way to go. Allow yourself to do what feels right. If you plan to pay for a reading, set a budget for yourself. Then, you can find someone who matches that price you have already set.
If you don’t want to consult a professional, you can learn how to read tarot cards or a birth chart for yourself. There are many online resources available for free, as well as books and paid resources you can use if you’re very serious about it.
Learning to read accurately can take a lot of time and patience, but it’ll pay off in the long run. It might even turn into a neat party trick!
Either way, there isn’t a wrong choice when looking for answers through tarot or astrology. You may even wish to consult both and compare the answers you’re given to get an even more complete picture!
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