Predictions: Timing Events in Tarot Readings using Astrology
Timing events is a critical skill in reading the tarot and making predictions. Timing in Tarot and Astrology enables the Reader to pinpoint any day of the year to make a prediction. The twelve zodiac cards in the Major Arcana are associated with thirty days, while the Minor arcana 2-10 rule ten days each. The Knight, Queen and Prince of each element also represent 30 days, but, there is a 10 day overlap between them and the zodiac signs.
|Tarot and Astrology|
|(Moon ctd)||Queen of Wands||10||20-30 Pisces||March 11- March 20|
|Emperor||2||0-10||Aries||March 21- March30|
|3||10-20||March 31- Apr 10|
|Prince of Disks||4||20-30||Apr 11- Apr 20|
|Hierophant||5||0-10||Taurus||Apr 21- Apr 30|
|6||10-20||May 1 – May 10|
|Knight of Swords||7||20-30||May 11 – May 20|
|Lovers||8||0-10||Gemini||May 21 – May 31|
|9||10-20||Jun 1 – Jun 10|
|Queen of Cups||10||20-30||Jun 11 – Jun 20|
|Chariot||2||0-10||Cancer||Jun 21 – Jul 1|
|3||10-20||Jul 2 – Jul 11|
|Prince of Wands||4||20-30||Jul 12 – Jul 21|
|Strength||5||0-10||Leo||Jul 22 – Aug 1|
|6||10-20||Aug 2 – Aug 11|
|Knight of Disks||7||20-30||Aug 12 – Aug 22|
|Hermit||8||0-10||Virgo||Aug 23 – Sep 1|
|9||10-20||Sep 2 – Sep 11|
|Queen of Swords||10||20-30||Sep 12 – Sep 22|
|Justice||2||0-10||Libra||Sep 23 – Oct 2|
|3||10-20||Oct 3 – Oct 12|
|Prince of Cups||4||20-30||Oct 13 – Oct 22|
|Death||5||0-10||Scorpio||Oct 23 – Nov 2|
|6||10-20||Nov 3 – Nov 12|
|Knight of Wands||7||20-30||Nov 13 – Nov 22|
|Temperance||8||0-10||Sagittarius||Nov 23 – Dec 2|
|9||10-20||Dec 3 – Dec 12|
|Queen of Disks||10||20-30||Dec 13 – Dec 21|
|Devil||2||0-10||Capricorn||Dec 22 – Dec 30|
|3||10-20||Dec 31 – Jan 9|
|Prince of Swords||4||20-30||Jan 10 -Jan 19|
|Star||5||0-10||Aquarius||Jan 20 – Jan 29|
|6||10-20||Jan 30 – Feb 8|
|Knight of Cups||7||20-30||Feb 9 – Feb 18|
|Moon||8||0-10||Pisces||Feb 19 – Feb 28|
|9||10-20||March 1 – March 10|
|Queen of Wands||10||20-30||March 11 – March 20|
Note the orderly structure to the attributions, which should help memorisation. Good Tarot decks will have most of this information on each card. The above can also be used to assign a Significator according to birth date.
As long as the tarot spread you use has a final or determinative position you can utilize the method if you remember to ignore the divinatory meaning, otherwise nothing but discord can happen in the first twenty days of June!
Timing astrology events in the Past
Time-travel is possible too. If the astrological aspect of a card points to the recent past – say a few months ago – you may find that events at that time are pertinent to the current situation facing the querent.
Fine-Tuning your Predictions
If the reading points to an event happening in the next month, it is possible to narrow down the period to approximately seven days. For this, we use the Aces. Knowledge of the Moon Phases is a useful skill:
To determine the day, simply look to see if one of the planetary cards is significant:
- Sun, The Sun
- Moon, The High Priestess
- Mars, The Tower
- Mercury, The Magician
- Jupiter, Fortune
- Venus, Empress
- Saturn, The World
The divinatory meanings of the cards are ignored, otherwise Tuesdays will always be disastrous… Conversely, if the reading suggests events are not particularly predictable, we might see either the Fool, the Hanged Man or Judgement cards in the “Outcome” position of a Spread.
Determining the Hour
Need more precision than a day? The traditional system of planetary hours comes to the rescue.
The Four Seasons
There are times when a vague prediction date is required. The Princesses do not have an astrological attribution, but they do represent the four seasons.
Study and learn, and you will have the ability to make predictions as accurately or vaguely as required, and depending on the situation. No other system of divination has such a range of timings.