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.

Looking for More? Check out my In Depth Look at Birth Cards here.

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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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?

  6. Hi, mine turns out to be 17/8 and after reading each cards meaning, they were definitely both “reversed”. Does that mean anything and will it end?

    1. The reversed meanings are just a different aspect of the card. There are some tarot readers who do not use reversed cards, but incorporate that meaning into a possibility when it is upright. Your birth cards will not change, but you may embody different aspects of the meanings as you go through different phases of your life.

  7. My birthday is 12/10/1971…hopefully I did a correct math and got 13/4
    Death and the emperor.
    I think that your tarot cards explaining is unbelievable!!!! I enjoyed readings every word😍

  8. I got 17/8 which is Star/Strength. After reading the information on both cards, I feel like it was spot on to me.

  9. I’m a little confused my birthday is March 18, 1958. They are added up to 53 So that would be eight and eight what am I doing wrong

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