“So which tarot card is Pisces?”
That’s a question I hear from a lot of tarot students, wondering which tarot card best represents their Sun sign.
The answer to the question is a little more complicated than most students expect: There isn’t just one single tarot card that represents Pisces. There are five.
Of those five tarot cards, there’s just one Major Arcana card, and the other four are Minors. So let’s start with the Major Arcana card, and we’ll circle back to the Minor Arcana cards in a bit.
The tarot card that represents Pisces
The tarot card that best represents Pisces is “The Moon” card of the Major Arcana.
The Moon card represents emotions, the subconscious mind, dreams and unseen influence. For anyone who is a Pisces, or knows a Pisces well, it’s easy to see why the card and the sign make fitting partners.
(For anyone unfamiliar with Pisces, they’re often thought of as the most emotional of the signs, and one of the most creative.)
Pisces individuals are highly influenced by what they cannot see: Their subconscious emotions, hidden memories and creative yearnings can all be difficult to understand consciously.
Likewise, the Moon tarot card is a mystery. On the card we see a crustacean emerging from a pool into the magical evening light — moving out of the subconscious and into the world of dreams.
Pisces individuals yearn to understand their own internal mysteries, unable to understand them completely…
The canines in the foreground howl at the moon’s ancient and unknowable meaning, as it shines down on the shadowy dream lands in the distance. In much the same way, Pisces individuals yearn to understand their own internal mysteries, unable to understand them completely — but always under their influence.
That eternal yearning is at the core of the Pisces personality type — filled with creativity, psychic potential and deep emotional resonance.
Minor Arcana tarot cards associated with Pisces
In addition to the Pisces association with the Major Arcana Moon card, there are also 4 additional Minor Arcana cards which are linked to Pisces.
The Minor Arcana cards associated with Pisces are:
These 4 Minor Arcana Cups cards are linked to the sign of Pisces for two reasons:
- They share a primary elemental association to Water.
- They share a mutable astrological modality.
Mutable astrological modality represents the concepts of “changes” and “endings”. To learn about modality and how primary elements can connect the two fields of astrology and tarot cards, see our longer piece on the connections between astrology and tarot.
Why learn which tarot card represents Pisces?
If you’re wondering why it’s important to understand the astrological significance of each tarot card, or why it’s important to know what tarot card represents Pisces, the answer is: Deeper meanings.
Many tarot readers and astrologers choose to keep the fields of astrology and tarot separate. There’s nothing wrong with that. Both practices are complete in their own right, and do not require one another. On the other hand, for those who learn how to connect astrology with tarot cards, the results can be very rewarding.
Understanding that each card can represent a person born under a relative sign, or even a month of the year can add new layers of understanding and new dimensions to your tarot interpretations.
Now that you know the 5 different tarot cards which are associated with the sign of Pisces, see if you can apply that knowledge to your next free tarot reading.