“What tarot card is Taurus?”, is a common question — but the answer is slightly more complicated than one might expect.
Why? Because linking the fields of tarot and astrology is a topic that’s always been hotly debated. Exactly how these two schools of divination connect is something every astrologer and tarot reader has different thoughts on. The most widely accepted system is the one proposed over a century ago by the occultists at The Golden Dawn, and it’s the one we’ll use here.
there are 5 different cards that represent Taurus. Only one of them is a Major Arcana card however
According to the above-mentioned system, there are 5 different cards that represent Taurus. Only one of them is a Major Arcana card however, so that’s probably the best answer:
The tarot card that represents Taurus
The tarot card that best represents Taurus is The Hierophant.
The Hierophant is an often misunderstood card in the Major Arcana. It is both spiritual and traditional. The Hierophant represents structure and reliability, but also dedication and a return to practicality and an ‘old way’ of doing things. The Hierophant may also indicate a negative aspect of inflexibility and rigidity.
Likewise, Taurus exhibits strong traits of practicality and stoicism. Taurus takes a “by the book” approach to many things, which lines up nicely with the meaning fo the Hierophant card.
Also, Taurus’ stubbornness dovetails well with the Hierophant’s qualities of being inflexible and rigid.
Minor arcana cards associated with Taurus
In addition to the Major Arcana / Taurus association of The Hierophant, there are also 4 Minor Arcana cards which are commonly associated.
Minor Arcana cards connected with Taurus are:
These four Pentacles cards are commonly associated with Taurus for two reasons:
- They share a primary elemental connection to Earth
- They share a fixed astrological modality.
Fixed astrological modalities tend to be sustaining and forceful. To learn more about the elemental and modality-type connections to between astrology and tarot, read our full article on the link between astrology and tarot.
Why do we care which tarot cards represent Taurus?
In practice, tarot and astrology can be kept separate and never cross paths. Many fans of both tarot and astrology keep them both in “different buckets” and never combine the two.
But with a little bit of research, it’s possible to combine these two fields for some extremely powerful results. Knowing that a card in your tarot spread represents a zodiac sign, or a specific month, or a person can make your tarot readings deeper and more accurate.
Now that you know the associations between the Hierophant card and these 4 Pentacles cards with Taurus, try applying that knowledge to your next free tarot reading.