In a tarot deck there are 72 cards and within those cards are 21 major arcana. In my series, Meridian Chronicles the second book in the series ‘Black Widow Curse & The Coven’ the Tarot is represented a few times, and there is at least one reading performed on the protagonist, Meridian. I have written about a few of the cards that are pulled in her reading, so I decided that I would write on the rest of the Tarot cards and how they associate with the planets in our solar system and in astrology. In the major arcana, the very first card is “The Fool.” On the card, the image of a person happily walking carrying a nap sack and a rose with a dog happily following along but paying mind to the flower instead of looking out ahead. This card appears happy and carefree walking under a clear sunny sky. However, if you look closely at the card it shows that the next step taken is falling off of a cliff. So how should a person observe this card within a reading of their own? It is dependent on the type of reading and at which place within the reading it shows up, making any card subjective in some ways. So in looking at what planet rules the fool? Uranus rules the fool and is the ruling planet of the astrological sign of Aquarius. To better understand how this card will relate to you in your own reading, you need to understand the variables that rule this card. So the planet Uranus…rotates literally sideways, notorious and dangerous planet and is named after the Greek god of the sky. This planet is full of hydrogen, some methane, and atomic helium. Makes sense that this planet would rule Aquarius. Aquarians, champions of the underdogs, about rebellion, non-tradition, with an offbeat sense of humor and lifestyle to match, the planet Uranus is the perfect planet for Aquarius. Now the fool’s ruling sign is actually Aries. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, associated with military, war, fire, and determination- I would say pulling the fool in a tarot reading is worth paying attention too. So with all this information how does a person really look at it? Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and is considered the “baby” being it is the first sign. New beginnings, fresh look on things, impetuous, resilient, but maybe this means caution, do not go in head first. Stop and pay attention. With Uranus being a planet that rules unexpected events…and even Earthquakes…this card means things may look or seem good but take a closer look before you jump. Uranus is also about truth and transparency. Any time the planet Uranus is involved, particularly in a retrograde, it is there to shake the tree, bring to light and demand the truth. So even when you believe that nothing can go wrong, look closer and don’t be the fool!
If you like tarot, astrology, and reading paranormal romance series with the elements of tarot added, My latest book "Black Widow Curse & The Coven' is a good read- witches, fairies, and demons all brought together for a mystical fate and union of 2 individuals who hold more power in their hands than they realize.
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