Exploring Numbers with Tarot Intro

Welcome to Exploring Tarot with Numerology! In this series we will be exploring the each tarot card, how it relates to its associated number, and develop keywords to use as prompts or brainstorming tools in our writing or readings.

Tarot is an interesting thing. It’s based upon symbolism and metaphors through imagery. With these images the subconscious mind is tapped into through the story provided. Not everyone gets the same thing from a piece of art. Each piece will influence each person in a slightly different way. It truly is a symbolic language. The more pathways of association we create with each card, the greater our understanding becomes.

Introduction of the Card

Here we’ll introduce the card and it’s position within the deck. For this series, we’ll be starting with the Major Arcana this time.

Card Examples

Here we will examine samples of the cards from several decks.

Numeric Breakdown

In this section we will explore the numeric meaning of the card and develop our keyword list for the number.

Elemental Breakdown

This is the section where we will explore the element of the card that is being paired with the number and develop a list of keywords for it as well.

General Theme of the Card

Here we create meaningful keyword phrases for the card from the two lists to use however we’d like later.


~ Celtic Dragon Tarot by D.J. Conway (Author), Lisa Hunt (Illustrator) © 1999
~ Dragon Tarot by Terry Donaldson (Author), Peter Pracownik (Illustrator) © 1995
~ Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2015
~ Goddess Guidance Oracle by Lisa Iris (Illustrator), Doreen Virtue (Author) © 2004
~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2012
~ Mystic Faerie Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2015
~ Mythic Tarot by Liz Greene (Author), Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Tricia Newell (Illustrator) © 1986
~ Necronomicon Tarot by Anne Stokes (Illustrator), Donald Tyson (Author) © 2012
~ Panda Tarot by Severino Baraldi (Illustrator), Lo Scarabeo (Author) © 2017
~ Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2011
~ Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2012
~ Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (Author), R. De Angelis (Illustrator), A. E. Waite (Designer) © 2001
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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