A Tarot Reading For Aries

two hands holding a high priestess card surrounded by candles
Read on to find out what the cards have in store for Aries season!

Every week I pull one card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and write about what that card can mean for each sign. And last year, I wrote about Aries’s personal tarot cards.

Today, I am going to pull a past, present, and future card for the wily warrior. I will give a brief description of each card before discussing what the card may mean for the cardinal fire sign. I may pull a card from the major arcana, representing our inner wisdom. Or I may pull a suit card, representing outside influences. I may even pull a court card signifying a specific person in your life.

These cards could be meaningful to you if you have Aries anywhere in your big three. You can check your birth chart here. If you want to keep the Aries party going you can check out this in-depth essay about our favorite rambunctious ram!

Past- The Nine of Wands

The nine of wands surrounded by other wands

This is the card of courage and victory. In tarot, the number nine represents independence, self-confidence, and achievements. It can also dissuade the querent from accepting anything less than the best for themselves.

Wands are the suit of creativity and independence. A wand card represents a need to pursue your own artistic desires and joy. It could also represent travel, success, and a gathering of friends. When a wand card pops up in a reading, it symbolizes personal achievement.

In my grandmother’s deck, the card is depicted as a masculine figure wearing a white and orange tunic with green leggings and boots. He holds one large wand while eight more stand erect behind him. He has a bandage wrapped around his head.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. It represents some level of success after an apparent setback or failure. This card tells you to keep going and that all of your efforts will prove worthwhile. It can also represent physical, mental, or emotional health after a prolonged illness.

Say what you want about Aries, but they are certainly endowed with a fighting spirit. No matter how many times the world knocks them down, they pick themselves up and dust themselves off.

In the past, you may have had to overcome a huge obstacle. This situation may have worn you out physically, mentally, and emotionally. This card wants you to know that it’s ok to rest for a bit to recuperate. But it’s important to keep yourself going in pursuit of your dreams.

Present- The Ace of Pentacles 

the ace of pentacles tarot cards

This is the card of solutions. In tarot, an Ace, or the number one, represents innovation and opportunity. When an Ace card is pulled, it usually means the arrival of a positive change. An Ace card also denotes good fortune or renewal of energy.

Pentacles are the suit of dependability and material comforts. This suit often symbolizes home, family, and ambitious or occupational pursuits. When a Pentacle card pops up, it usually represents the need for common sense and practicality.

In my grandmother’s deck, the Ace of Pentacles is depicted as a disembodied, heavenly hand extending from a cloud and holding a giant gold coin. The coin has a pentacle carved into it. The hand and coin appear to glow. Below the hand, there is a garden with white lilies and shrubbery. The shrubbery forms an arch. Through the arch, you can see a distant mountain range.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Ace of Pentacles card represents stability and opportunity. This card brings the promise of long-term success and improvements. However, if this card pops up in a reading, it comes with a warning. You cannot achieve the things you want or live the life you want by taking shortcuts. This card wants you to take practical action.

The Ace of Pentacles can also signify a good time to renovate or redecorate your space.

This present card ties in with the past card decently well. Though Aries can be hard-working they can also be impatient. 

This card does not want you to become discouraged if it takes you longer than you want to achieve your goals. It’s important that you take your time. Anything worth doing is worth doing the right way, not the quick way.

Future- The High Priestess

the high priestess card under a deck of cards

This card belongs to the Major Arcana and it is believed that Major cards hold deeper and more specific meaning. This card wants us to be like Fleetwood Mac and “go our own way.”

In my grandmother’s deck, the High Priestess is depicted as a feminine figure dressed in blue and white robes. She wears an ornate silver crown and a silver cross around her neck and sits between two pillars, one black with a “B” engraved upon it, and one gray with a “J” engraved on it. She sits on a pedestal in front of a wall of pomegranates while holding a silver scroll in her hand. A crescent moon sits at her feet.

Though the card’s image varies from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The High Priestess card represents the need to go our own way and do our own thing. This card asks the question “what do you really want out of life?” When this card pops up in a reading, it usually means that it is time to reconnect with our inner child and our personal dreams. It can also mean that there is something that we need to heal from.

As a cardinal sign, Aries is incredibly ambitious and optimistic. They approach their tasks and goals with a can-do attitude.

This card wants you to keep chasing your dreams. But it wants you to chase your actual dreams. In the near future, you may have to examine whether it is what you truly want. Are you pursuing your own dreams? Or are you only doing what is expected of you?

You are one of the most passionate signs in the zodiac and this card wants you to follow your passions.

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