Tarot Birth Card Meaning

Your tarot birth card or birth card pair is the card/s that represent you as a person, kind of like your zodiac. You have your sun sign, which is how most people see you and then you have your moon sign, which is how you see yourself, or the more authentic you. Birth cards are like that… they’re overarching themes in our personality that have been with us since birth.

They tell you things about yourself that have been and will be present all throughout life.

There are 12 tarot birth card pairs. Although there are more than 12 types of people in the world,  we can have the same foundations from which our lives are built upon. This building is what creates our individuality. Humans are in essence all  built from the same materials, just in different amounts and in different ways. Birth cards are the building blocks, your foundation, but not everything.

It’s what we add to those foundations are what make us authentic and different. I know being different sounds scary, but you don’t want to live in a world where everyone is the same, do you?

Being your authentic self is a good things. Now, to calculate your birth card pair…

Take your birth date and break it down into all two digit numbers
Example: July 25, 1989 can be broken down to 07 25 19 89.
Now add these numbers up.
Example: 07+25+19+89=140
If this number is a triple digit, you will need to add the numbers again to get a two digit number that’s less than 21. 
Example: 140 = 14 + 0 = 14 (Temperance)
This can further be broken down to single digit to get your other half of the pair.
14 = 1 + 4 = 5 (Hierophant)

So my birth card pair is Temperance/ Hierophant.




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The twelve tarot birth card pairs are as follows:

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Card Numbers
Tarot Cards
10 /1
11 / 2
12 / 3
13 / 4
14 / 5
15 / 6
16 / 7
17 / 8
18 / 9
19 / 10 / 1
20 / 2
21 / 3


Did you do the math? What is your birth card pair? Tell me in the comments below!


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  1. Destiny

    Mine is 20/2 judgement /high priestess. What does it mean?

  2. Julie

    Hey Destiny- to find the meaning of your birth cards, you would use your interpretation of the cards. Judgement may mean that you are hearing a call, like an awakening and the high priestess can symbolize that this call is coming from your intuition. They can also mean that you are listening to your intuition (high priestess) and like to give people advice. Use your personal meanings of the cards to interpret the bigger meanings that describe your personality.

  3. WinterMoonEmpress

    Hello. I got 13/4 Death/Emperor. What does it means?

  4. Julie

    WinterMoonEmpress- the meaning of the cards is dependent on your interpretation of the cards. If you read tarot cards, use your personal meaning of the cards. Otherwise the cards refer to someone who trustworthy and stable. You are in control of your own life. You know what you want and how to get it. But at the same time, you are able to transform yourself easily into what you feel you need to be at the time. You can easily get rid of habits and emotions that no longer serve you. I hope this helped you!

  5. MommaPar81

    My pair is judgment and the high priestess

  6. Valerie

    I tried this with my sons birthdate 9+9+20+14=52 how do I break that down? Is it just 7? The first number starts at 10.

  7. Anonymous

    Sun wheel of fortune and magician

  8. RayRina

    My birthday is 05/01/1980
    So how would I break that down to a lower number?

  9. Anonymous

    You add 10 and 5 to get 15. Your birth card(s) would be Devil/Lovers.

  10. Anonymous

    His would be The Chariot.

  11. Anonymous

    It goes in with the number 16, since 1 and 6 equals out to 7. So I'm assuming his would also be Tower.

  12. Marilyn

    My daughter is 01 20 0f 2002 is adds up to 43, but when I break it down and add 4+3= 7.
    How does this work?

  13. Brittany

    March 13,1990


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