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 Aquarius’ personal tarot cards.
Aquarius season may be ending, but in honor of the rebellious sign, I am going to rebel against Pisces season and honor Aquarius with this special tarot pull. Today, I am going to pull a past, present, and future card for the revolutionary water-bearer. I will give a brief description of each card before discussing what the card may mean for the fixed air 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. You can also check out this Aquarius playlist and in-depth essay about everyone’s favorite water-bearer.
Past- The Hanged Man
This is the card of letting go. 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 Hanged Man is depicted as a masculine figure wearing a blue shirt and red leggings. His hands are tied behind his back and he hangs upside down by one foot that is tied to a tree branch.
Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. This card represents letting go of your fears and freeing yourself from any restrictions that are weighing you down. If this card pops up in a reading, it may be telling you that it is time to leave a toxic relationship or environment. It may also represent the need to quit a bad habit or addiction. This card may also be telling you that you are being too accommodating and that your self-sacrifice is not being appreciated.
Aquarians are known to rebel and encourage rebellions against oppressive environments. In your younger days, you may have felt restricted by toxic people or situations. But in your more recent past, you may have freed yourself from a situation that was holding you down. This situation could have been a bad job, a bad relationship, or a harmful addiction or behavior.
In either of these instances, you should be proud of yourself for making a healthy decision that will help you in the future. Letting go can be scary but you are taking steps to guarantee yourself a better life.
Present- The Page of Wands
A Page represents a younger, immature person who is in the process of growing up. Wands are the suit of creativity and independence. A wand card represents a need to pursue your own artistic desires and joy.
In my grandmother’s deck, the Page of Wands is depicted as a youthful masculine figure holding a large staff in front of him with both hands. He wears a gold tunic decorated with black designs. He also wears gold boots and a gold cloak. His gray hat has a feather stuck in it that I assume he calls macaroni. Three mountainous figures that could be the three pyramids of Giza are in the background.
Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Page of Wands represents a person who is inconsistent in their moods and their location. They constantly seek out new friends or new interests. This card can symbolize a new creative dream or ambition. But it can also symbolize impatience and the desire to jump from one exciting opportunity to another.
This present card ties in with your past card quite well. If you have successfully freed yourself from a bad situation, then you may be eager to jump to another promising and exciting situation.
It is important to move on, but it is important to give yourself some time to properly heal before you jump into a new circumstance. Aquarius is one one the most thoughtful signs in the zodiac, so think carefully before committing yourself to a new job, a new relationship, or a new hobby.
Future- The Six of Pentacles
The number six usually represents balance and harmony. More specifically, it represents peace and hope after a troublesome time. Pentacles are the suit of dependability and material comforts. This suit often symbolizes home, family, and ambitious or occupational pursuits.
In my grandmother’s deck, the Six of Pentacles depicts a wealthy masculine figure standing between two people who appear destitute. The wealthy figure wears a red turban and a red cloak over a white and blue tunic. He holds scales in one hand and offers gold coins to the destitute person on his right. The person on his right wears a cap and a yellow cloak. Six golden pentacles hang above the heads of the three people. The person on his left wears a blue cloak. A forest and castle are in the background.
Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Six of Pentacles represents the act of giving without getting much back in return. This card tells the querent that their cash-flow problems may be the result of being over-generous with their time and money.
Aquarians are known to be quite compassionate humanitarians. They are happy to go out of their way to help others. This is admirable but this card wants you to show compassion for yourself.
The Six of Pentacles warns Aquarians that if they preoccupy themselves with taking care of everyone else’s problems then they will not have the energy to help themselves. Aquarius is the water bearer, but even they cannot pour from an empty cup.