When I was pregnant with my first child, Empress was constantly on the table, and with the second one, Ace of Cups was popping up. As you may already know, in tarot, there are no specific cards that directly signify pregnancy. However, there are certain cards that may be interpreted in a way that could be related to pregnancy or fertility, depending on the context of a tarot reading and the surrounding cards. In this article I am going to pinpoint a few typical cards and a few combinations that can be associated with the concept of pregnancy or fertility.
1. The Empress: The Empress is often seen as a card of nurturing, fertility, and abundance. It can represent the potential for growth and creation, which could be interpreted as the potential for pregnancy. Empress is seen as a typical pregnancy card in Tarot. Of course, as always, it is of great importance to pay attention to the surrounding cards.
2. The Ace of Cups: The Ace of Cups is associated with new beginnings and emotional fulfillment. It can be seen as the start of a new emotional or creative journey, which might include the idea of starting a family.
3. The Page of Cups: The Page of Cups represents a youthful and open-hearted approach to emotions and relationships. It could symbolize the emotional aspects of pregnancy or the beginning of a new emotional connection with a child. Pages belonging to the other Suits can be connected to the concept of pregnancy. I clearly remember giving reading to a friend and a Page of Wands popped up as outcome in a Celtic cross. Not typical for a pregnancy card, but the Page of Wands is a card associated with new beginnings, enthusiasm, and creative inspiration. In the context of pregnancy, it can represent the excitement and enthusiasm that often accompanies the prospect of starting a family or embarking on a new life journey as a parent. So, I told her the cards say she will be pregnant. A few weeks later a received a phone call from her with a wonderful news. And fast forward 8 months, Nera, a beautiful baby was born.
4. The Page of Pentacles: The Page of Pentacles typically does not represents pregnancy, but the beginning of a new practical and material endeavor. However, it can be translated to the context of pregnancy, as it could be seen as the start of a new family or the practical preparations for a child.
5. The Ten of Cups: The Ten of Cups often signifies emotional fulfillment, harmony, and family happiness. While it doesn’t directly represent pregnancy, it can suggest the potential for a happy and fulfilled family life, which may include the addition of a child.
6. The Moon: The Moon card is often linked to cycles and changes. In the context of a pregnancy-related reading, it can signify the emotional and physical changes that come with pregnancy. Be careful with the Moon card as it can signify deception and when there is a strong wish for pregnancy, I am afraid the Moon card can signal illusions and lies.
7. The Ten of Pentacles: The Ten of Pentacles is often a strong card that represents family and legacy. In the context of pregnancy, it may suggest the potential for family expansion and the continuation of a family line.
8. The Three of Cups: The Three of Cups is a card of celebration and joy. It can be interpreted as the happiness and celebration associated with the news of a pregnancy.
9. The Sun: The Sun card symbolizes clarity, growth, and happiness. In the context of a pregnancy reading, it can indicate the bright and positive aspects of this new life event.
10. The Nine of Cups: The Nine of Cups is often referred to as the “Wish Card” or the “Card of Contentment.” It signifies emotional fulfillment and the realization of desires. In the context of pregnancy, it can be seen as the fulfillment of a long-held desire to have a child.
As with individual cards, the same goes with Tarot combinations – there are no specific tarot card combinations that universally and directly signify pregnancy, some card combinations and interpretations can be used to suggest the possibility of pregnancy in a tarot reading. These interpretations often involve cards that symbolize fertility, growth, and emotional connections. In the following text, I will present a few combinations that could be interpreted in this way.
1. The Empress and Ace of Cups: The Empress represents fertility and abundance, while the Ace of Cups represents new emotional beginnings. Together, these cards can be seen as the potential for a pregnancy and the emotional fulfillment it may bring.
2. The Empress and The Ace of Pentacles: The Empress represents fertility, while the Ace of Pentacles signifies a new opportunity or material beginning. Together, they can suggest the potential for a pregnancy that brings about a new phase of life.
3. The Empress and Page of Cups: The Empress’s fertility and the Page of Cups‘ youthful and open-hearted approach to emotions could be interpreted as the potential for pregnancy and the emotional connections associated with it.
4. The Empress and Ten of Cups: The Empress represents fertility and abundance, and the Ten of Cups signifies family happiness and emotional fulfillment. Together, they may suggest the potential for a pregnancy that leads to a harmonious family life.
5. The Empress and The Ten of Pentacles: The Empress symbolizes fertility, and the Ten of Pentacles is associated with family and legacy. This combination may imply the potential for expanding the family or continuing a family tradition.
6. The High Priestess and The Chariot: The High Priestess can represent hidden knowledge and intuition, while The Chariot signifies a journey or movement forward. When combined, they could suggest that a pregnancy may be a hidden or intuitive aspect of a person’s life that is progressing.
7. The High Priestess and The Wheel of Fortune: The High Priestess represents intuition and hidden knowledge, while the Wheel of Fortune signifies change and cycles. In the context of pregnancy, this combination could suggest a hidden or intuitive understanding of a significant life change, such as pregnancy.
8. The High Priestess and The Strength: The High Priestess, with her intuitive and hidden knowledge, combined with Strength, which symbolizes courage and inner strength, may suggest a hidden or inner strength required to navigate pregnancy or fertility challenges.
9. The Page of Cups and The Sun: The Page of Cups represents youthful emotion and the Sun signifies joy and happiness. Together, they can represent the joyful emotions associated with pregnancy or the anticipation of a new addition to the family.
10. The Lovers and The Four of Wands: The Lovers card can represent deep connections and choices in relationships. When combined with the Four of Wands, a card often associated with foundations (number 4) celebrations and happy events, it may suggest the celebration and union of two individuals leading to a family, possibly through pregnancy.