Difference between Astrology and Tarot

Ever wondered what the difference between astrology and tarot is? This article highlights the main differences between astrology and tarot.  There are many people out there that believe these two disciplines are the same.  First I want to describe each discipline in detail.  I will then discuss the main differences.

difference between astrology and tarot

What is astrology?

Astrology is an assortment of beliefs and traditions, which states that the position of the constellations or planets of the solar system, at particular times have an influence on our lives. People know astrology more for its star (sun) signs in newspapers and magazines.  They claim to describe your personality depending on when you were born, or be able to predict your future.  Some people will match these readings, while others may not.  This leads people to become sceptical of astrologers.  The reason why star signs are not always correct is because the description is generalized for all people born under that star sign.  The sun moves through 12 zodiac signs (also known as constellations) during one seasonal year.  Whatever zodiac sign the sun is in at the time of your birth, will be your star sign.  In simple terms it is where the sun was in the sky during your date of birth.

Most people are unaware that astrology can provide spookily accurate readings when done by a professional astrologer.  A more personalized astrology reading is achieved by taking into account a person’s location and time of birth, as well the date they were born.  This enables astrologers to determine the positions of the moon and planets at the time of that persons birth too.  The exact positions of the sun, moon and planets at the time of your birth creates something called a birth chart.

This chart is then interpreted by the astrologer.  This means every person on the earth is born with a unique configuration of planets in the sky, which also means a unique and personalised interpretation.  JKS Astrology is worldwide astrology reading website that also offers free astrology information and resources.  Astrologers are able to translate the position of the celestial bodies at the time of your birth, into meaningful facts about your personality and life as accurately as possible.

Astrology readings are based on calculations, methodology and statistical data collected throughout thousands of years.  The more statistical data that is collected, the more accurate astrology becomes.  A good analogy of this is weather forecasts, where more statistical data increases the accuracy of weather forecasts.  The most popular type of astrology reading are personality readings (or birth chart readings), and forecast readings.  Birth chart readings can give details of why a person behaves the way they do, and what kind of events may have shaped their personality.  Forecast readings give a person insight into future events that are likely to occur.


What is Tarot?

Tarot is a method used to forecast ones future using cards, usually 78.  This ancient art has been around since the 15th century.  People usually call tarot readers a psychic.  First I want to clarify what the word psychic really means.

The English Cambridge dictionary defines a psychic as “a person who has a special mental ability, for example being able to know what will happen in the future or what people are thinking”

I believe psychics have a natural ability to understand human psychology, and able to analyse peoples behavioural traits.  This means a good psychic could accurately judge your character without even speaking to you, they are great at observing and understanding the actions of others.

However, there are also psychics known as mediums.  These types of psychics also acquire information from the spirit world.  They are called mediums because personal messages are passed between the spirits to an individual via the psychic medium.

Psychic mediums sometimes use tools to help interpret messages from the spirit world, such as the use of tarot cards.  Psychic readings are very popular and done face to face and online.

A highly skilled tarot reader would use a combination of psychic and mediumship powers, along with tarot cards to provide very accurate readings.

Difference between astrology and tarot

  • Most people believe these two disciplines are completely different, and have no relation to each other. You may be interested to know that some of the basic principles of tarot is based on astrology, such as the elements.  In astrology each sign is allocated an element of Earth, Air, Fire or Water.  The tarot card system uses this, and is divided equally between the 78 cards.
  • Astrology and tarot are both classed as occults. This means it is an art rather than a science.
  • Although astrology is classed as an art, it uses scientific principles. Astrologers use very precise data in order to know the positions of the sun, moon and planets.  Tarot is not based on any scientific data.  This is because the data comes from the afterlife, rather than being statistical.

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Difference between Astrology and Tarot

Author: Jamie Slack

My name is Jamie Slack. I am a self taught UK astrologer who provides horoscope readings worldwide. I first studied the foundations of astrology when I was 16 years old. Throughout the years I have advanced my knowledge, especially in the areas of natal, synastry and predictive astrology. What was first a hobby then become an obsession, spending many hours doing astrological readings for people from all walks of life. Astrology is a fascinating subject, I created a blog (https://jksastrology.com) to share my knowledge and passion for it. I also dedicate many hours to astrology research to improve my techniques further. Although I have a passion for the mystical sides of life such as astrology, I also have an engineering background and a keen interest in science. I graduated in 2011 with a BEng (honours) in Automotive Engineering. My methodical approach gained through engineering disciplines combined with superb intuition makes me a unique astrologer. I offer a range of astrology products such as personality readings, forecast readings and relationship readings.

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  1. I do cast Natal Charts using the Tarot Deck. And it gives wonderful insights on the astrological chart and karmic building blocks of that person. I also use projection of Tarot to Astrological Chart to heal spiritual problems, alleviate karma or adjust energies etc. and things go very smoothly but like a surgery.

    I think they can have a quite well family life. They merge too well even when we use the Modern Planets.

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