A Tarot Reading for Capricorn

A special tarot reading just for Capricorn!

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 Capricorn’s personal tarot cards

But now I want to do something a little bit different in honor of Capricorn season. Today, I am going to pull a past, present, and future card for the charismatic Sea-Goat. I will give a brief description of each card before discussing what they may mean for the cardinal earth 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 Capricorn anywhere in your big three. You can check your birth chart here.

If you want to keep the Capricorn party going you can check out this playlist or this in-depth essay about our favorite goat!

Past – Page of Swords


A Page represents a younger, immature person who is in the process of growing up. And Swords represent communication, logic, and focus.

In my grandmother’s deck, the Page of Swords is depicted as an androgynous youth whose hair blows in the wind. They wear a pink and yellow doublet with green leggings and red boots. They hold a sword upright with two hands and stand in front of a cloudy backdrop as birds fly over their head.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Page of Swords represents a clever, some may say know-it-all young person who likes to tease others and challenge authority figures. It can also represent an overly defensive person who will not accept help or affection because they have been hurt or jaded in the past. 

Capricorns are known to be a tad bit arrogant. And in your younger days, you may have been a know-it-all like the Page of Swords. You may even be slightly ashamed of this behavior now. 

Or, in your more recent past, you may have come across a young person who challenged your intellect or authority. You may be regretful of how your interaction played out.

In either of these scenarios, you may feel like you are unworthy of forgiveness for past behavior, and you may be a tad bit too hard on yourself.

Present – Six of Swords


The number six usually represents balance and harmony. More specifically, it represents peace and hope after a troublesome time.

In my grandmother’s deck, the card is depicted as three figures in a boat. A small figure, perhaps a child, sits next to a figure shrouded in a reddish-orange cloak, a red and blue tunic, green leggings, and red boots. He rows the boat to a distant land. Six swords stand hilt up at the bow of the boat.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. This card represents a calm and fortuitous time after a period of stress and uncertainty. This card also represents the act of leaving your regrets and troubles behind you. The Six of Swords card can represent travel in some capacity. The trip could be work or pleasure related. It could also symbolize the banishment of a negative person.

This present card ties in with your past card quite well. As I said earlier, you may have trouble letting go of your past behaviors. This card wants you to leave the past in the past.

Of course, leaving the past in the past is easier said than done. Letting go of your regrets may mean letting go of toxic or negative people who are holding you back or pulling you back into your old ways.

This card tells Capricorn that letting go of their past toxic people will bring them some well-deserved peace. You have the power to steer your life in the right direction. Speaking of steering…

Future – The Chariot


This is the card of change. This card belongs to the Major Arcana and it is believed that Major cards hold deeper and more specific meanings. 

In my grandmother’s deck, The Chariot is represented as a masculine figure driving a chariot pulled by two animals or beasts, with a city view in the background as if it is being left behind. However, the card may look different based on which deck you use.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Chariot represents a notable life change. This may be a major or seemingly minor life change, but it is significant either way. This change is more than likely positive, but it is definitely necessary. The Chariot can also represent a change that needs to happen within. When this card pops up in a reading, you must ask yourself “Am I the one driving the chariot?” If the answer is “no,” it is time to put yourself back in the driver’s seat. The Chariot wants us to discard any negative influence that is not serving us and embrace this next step in our life.  

Capricorn, this is the perfect future card for this spread. This card says that if you follow the advice of your present card, you will be met with positive outcomes.

If you are able to drive your metaphorical boat or chariot away from the negativity of your past, you will have control over your own life. 

You may still have regrets, like we all do. But The Chariot tells you that you must learn from your regrets rather than letting them control you.

You and you alone have the power to live the life that you want.

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