Tarot is something in my practice for some time. It has become my main source for my divination and daily practice. It was one of the first things I picked up when it came to myself and witchcraft. One of the first things I was taught was picking a signifier card. This is a card that represents you or what your question might pertain to. Over the years, I have found that I keep going back to certain cards for different reasons.
Page of Cups
Upright: Creative opportunities, intuitive messages, curiosity, possibility
Reversed: New ideas, doubting intuition, creative blocks, emotional immaturity
The Page of Cups is what I tend to use to signify myself. While in the Tarot world the Page tends to represent someone young. For me, the feeling is young at heart. The Queen or King just never seemed to fit my energy. It always leaned strongly masculine or feminine. The energy of the Page has always seemed to be someplace in the middle. Which is where I tend to find myself. With it being in the Cups suit, it not only represents my astrological sign but also my connection with the element of water. Cups is all about emotions which is something I have always been at home with.
This card I tend to pull for personal readings that are general in nature. Where I am trying to make the focus on my all around needs. This card also gets pulled when I am doing a reading between myself and partners. Along with the cards I feel strongly for them.
Upright: Hope, faith, purpose, renewal, spirituality
Reversed: Lack of faith, despair, self-trust, disconnection
For me The Star in tarot signifies part of my spiritual side, I don’t want to call it ‘the good witch’ in me. Though I tend to use it when I am doing very grounding work. Making sure to keep one foot on the ground and the other allowing me to trust my instincts. Sometimes when my faith in such things is feeling off, I will place it in reverse. The cards I tend to pull around often ways for me to find my faith or connection again. What I might be missing.
Upright: Illusion, fear, anxiety, subconscious, intuition
Reversed: Release of fear, repressed emotion, inner confusion
This is my shadow work signifier, sometimes often pulled with the Page of Cups. For me, shadow work is my way of digging through a lot of my past trauma. Working out the parts of me that I sometimes don’t want to look at. The harder things to talk about out loud, I find in the card. I have a whole notebook at this point. Dedicated to scribbled notes sometimes very often dotted with tears. My shadow work is a heavy undertaking. The Moon for me hanging above to remind me the light is always there.
Upright: Strength, courage, persuasion, influence, compassion
Reversed: Inner strength, self-doubt, low energy, raw emotion.
This card is new for me, a card I only connected to after leaving my abusive relationship. For me, the lion represents much of the anger inside of me. The lady on the card being the love that I wanted to be able to accept again. Being able to feel and enjoy the good emotions that I had shut off from myself. Often when I am at my lowest in emotions, Strength is one I pull. Trying to find what might be blocking me emotionally from being able to get myself out of my funks.
There are many ways to find the card that you feel close to. My suggestions are reading over the descriptions of them. Seeing which ones you might feel close to. Pulling them and meditating over them is another way. It gives you a chance to see how you feel deep inside.
As you also read, I have a card that I use for certain situations. Take that into account when you are choosing a card. You never have to settle with just one card that you feel represents you or what you are trying to gain from reading.
Do you have a card that you feel close to? Tell me in the comments I love to know how others interpret the many cards of the Tarot.