Many people consult me for a reading when they wish to get pregnant. Mostly women pose the question, but men have also been known to ask about potential pregnancy if they and their wife/partner are looking to start a family.
Various card combinations suggest pregnancy, but never forget to seek medical advice from your doctor or consultant. Always seek appropriate guidance from a health professional when deciding to start a family and never rely entirely on a tarot reading.
Many people view having a child as a benevolent gift from whichever deity they worship. This is true, because human life is sacred and special, but we also have to play our very human part in creating the child.
The first, and probably the most important card for pregnancy, is The High Priestess. She rules the unknown, the mysteries of life, and things that go on behind the scenes which we have no knowledge of. She therefore rules conception.
In order to gain a conception we need fertility. The Empress rules fertility as she is Mother Nature. The Queen of Batons represents the fertile woman and the King of Batons rules the fertile man. The 3 of Batons rules active fertility. Any combination of these cards alongside The High Priestess is very positive for conceiving quickly as we have both conception and fertility depicted.
The World Cards represents physical birth as well as rebirth. In an ideal world we’d like to see the combination The High Priestess, The Empress and The World all in a row. That shows an easy pregnancy and a perfect birth.
This is all well and good but we also have to make sure that actually do the deed and have sex with our partner. It takes two! Very often women say to me, ‘We’ve been trying for a baby for a year, but nothing’s happened.’ However, the cards on the table show that they only have sex with their partner every couple of months or so, which doesn’t really offer very high odds of conception. The Ace of Batons is THE sex card, and the 3 of Batons is a pretty good second. So the combination of Ace of Batons and High Priestess is also good for conception.
Another card that is very important is the 10 of Batons, which symbolises being over- burdened. For the physical body is depicts weight gain and therefore also the carrying of a child. The mother is literally burdened by the weight and responsibility of the child growing within them. For once the woman wants to see herself getting bigger!
The cards I’ve mentioned are the nuts and bolts of reading tarot for pregnancy. There are many other tarot combinations that will also show it, but these are the basics.
Alongside these there is one incredibly special tarot card that always gives me goose-bumps when it turns up in a question concerning pregnancy. The Knight of Cups. This card symbolises that a child is waiting for the right time to be born through the questioner. It’s a very spiritual card. It’s a message from the child’s spirit, saying they want this person as their parent. Very often The Knight of Cups appears when the couple have been having problems conceiving, but it shows that the child is on its way. I saw The Knight of Cups for one of my clients who already had two children by IVF, as a natural conception simply had not been possible. When I told her that she would have a third child by natural means she laughed, and claimed it was impossible. Within six months she sent me a text to say she had fallen pregnant without any IVF. She is now the proud mother of three mischievous boys.
Have you seen any unusual tarot combinations connected with pregnancy?