Every week I pull one card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and write about what that card can mean for each sign. But today, I want to focus on one sign in particular, because each zodiac sign has specific tarot cards assigned to them. And I don’t mean just one card. Every sign has a specific card for 1) them, 2) their ruling planet, and 3) their element.
But what do these cards mean? Let’s find out.
Today, we are talking about Virgo. Last week we listened to an uplifting Virgo playlist. And this week we will continue celebrating the mutable earth sign’s season by talking about their specific tarot spread. (Don’t worry Libra, we will talk about you next month.)
Virgo is connected to The Hermit card. Its ruling planet, Mercury, is connected to The Magician card. And its earth element is connected to The Pentacles suit. Let’s dive in a little deeper and see what these cards mean.
Every earth sign is connected to the Pentacles, or Coins, suit, and it is pretty obvious as to why. Pentacles represent stability, practicality, and organization. But the suit can also represent stubbornness and materialism. When a Pentacle pops up in a reading, it usually relates to something regarding property, professions, or personal relationships.
A Pentacle card advises us to lead with our heads rather than our hearts, meaning we should approach certain situations from a logical viewpoint instead of an emotional one. Pentacles symbolize positive attributes such as composure and determination. But on the flip side, they can also symbolize less-desirable traits such as obstinance and materialism.
The pentacles speak to the dependable nature of Virgos. When a pentacle card pops up in a spread, it can mean home life and family matters. But it can also mean hesitation and greed. This is the “common sense” suit and speaks to Virgos pragmatism.
Virgo’s ruling planet is Mercury, and the tarot card for the communicative planet is the first card in the major arcana, (not counting The Fool), The Magician. In some tarot decks, the Magician is depicted as a masculine figure wearing red and white robes and surrounded by greenery and roses. They hold a wand above their heads and stand beside an altar holding a chalice, an athame, and a pentacle. There is an infinity symbol, also known as a lemniscate, over their head. However, the card may look different based on which deck you use. In some decks, the card may be referred to as “The Juggler.”
Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. This card represents originality and imagination. The Magician can be a harbinger of good luck. It can symbolize creative success. When this card pops up in a reading, it may indicate a need for good communication and networking. It can also symbolize a powerful ally who can aid you in your aspirations to whom you may find yourself attracted. This card can also represent ingenuity and innovation. If you pull this card, it can signify that you are industrious and business-minded. It also prompts the logical Virgo to tap into their creative side.
This card represents the ability to think outside of the box. Mercury governs our communication, technological prowess, and the way we process information. If this card pops up in a reading for Virgo, it may be signifying to verbally and creatively express themselves. It can also indicate a need for the mutable sign to blend their industriousness with their innovation.
The tarot card for Virgo is The Hermit. In some tarot decks, The Hermit is depicted as an older masculine figure with a long white beard. He wears a long gray cloak with a hood. He holds a long golden staff in one hand and a glowing hand in the other hand. The Hermit stands on a white ground that could possibly be covered with snow.
Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Hermit represents the need to follow your own path. Just as the lantern guides the hermit through the dark, this card reminds the querent to stick to your path and principles even if you feel lost. This card is the perfect card for the earth sign because it represents the wisdom that comes from age and experience. This card reminds Virgos to gather their thoughts and consider their options before making major decisions.
The Hermit inspires Virgo to hold to their morals and values. Don’t compromise your sense of self for the sake of keeping the peace. Your own inner peace is more important. You have a kind and loyal heart, Virgo. The Hermit wants you to take care of your logical mind.
There you have it, Virgo!
A perfect tarot spread for a perfect perfectionist! Whenever these cards pop up in your reading, know that they may have an extra special message for you. If a Pentacle is pulled, know that you must approach an important decision with logic rather than emotion. If the Magician card is pulled, know that it is time to network and make your voice heard. And if the Hermit card is pulled, know that you must trust your own instincts.