Financial losses and gains are often reflected in tarot readings, but what tarot card combinations are red flags for money problems? And which ones predict an upturn in the client’s flow of abundance?
I’ve put together some card combinations which point towards financial areas that could present challenges and others that indicate money is on the way. As usual, my advice is to take into account the client’s situation, the question, the cards’ positions and the other cards around them. Remember that one or two cards in a reading may not indicate a financial downfall, or indeed a windfall. It might simply mean that the client should be aware of overspending.
Please note, that, as with any of these articles, interpretations are subjective and yours may be different to mine. I’d love to hear your views on tarot card combinations for money in the comments.
Tarot Card Combinations: The Wheel of Fortune
I’ve often found that the Wheel of Fortune (either upright or reversed) next to certain cards is significant in financial readings. As soon as I see it, I look for other cards which give an indication toward prosperity or otherwise. One time I did a reading and the Wheel turned up next to the Ace of Pentacles. As a sort of throw-away remark, I told my client not to forget to buy a lottery ticket. Later she emailed back to say she had bought a ticket that week and had won £10, but more significantly, her grandfather had gifted her and her siblings £4,000 each. Ever since then, those two cards have been indicators to me, that the reading is about money.
The Wheel of Fortune and Negative Financial News
- Reversed Two of Wands: Plans for a business coming adrift.
- Reversed Three of Wands: Something goes wrong with an investment.
- Nine of Wands: Temporary financial setback, but check other cards.
- Ten of Wands: Too many debts and financial commitments.
- Reversed Seven of Cups: Either the seeker over-reaches financially or they cannot commit to developing their potential.
- Reversed Nine of Cups: The money is flowing away – fast.
- Seven of Swords: The seeker might be swindled or conned out of money.
- Nine of Swords: The seeker is anxious and worried about their finances.
- Ten of Swords: Loss of income, particularly loss of employment or business.
- Reversed Two of Pentacles: However much they try, there’s more going out than coming in.
- Five of Pentacles: Loss of home, money or possibly job. Big financial challenge.
- Reversed Six of Pentacles: No financial recovery in sight. Upright: finances improving.
- Reversed Nine of Pentacles: loss of financial stability and/or independence.
- Reversed Ten of Pentacles: no inheritance, or a very reduced one.
- Reversed Empress: Financial growth is restricted or halted.
- The Tower: Very challenging setback. Possibly connected with finances but not necessarily.
The Wheel of Fortune and Good Financial News
- Ace of Wands: A new idea or inspiration leads to increasing good fortune.
- Four of Wands: A successful and rewarding conclusion to a business deal.
- Eight of Wands: You need to move swiftly to benefit from a project.
- Six of Cups: Good things will come via an old friend or connection. May not necessarily be to do with finances.
- Nine of Cups: You are already doing well financially and spiritually, or you will be doing so soon.
- Ace of Swords: a breakthrough in thinking may lead to an upturn in fortune.
- Ace of Pentacles: a win or a gift of cash.
- Three of Pentacles: a promotion.
- Four of Pentacles: set up a savings account.
- Reversed Five of Pentacles: a way to financial recovery will soon become apparent.
- Six of Pentacles: Give in order to receive.
- Seven of Pentacles: Step outside your comfort zone in order to attract business or financial improvement.
- Nine of Pentacles: Good news on the investments.
- Ten of Pentacles: Make a will. Alternatively, a family business or inheritance is important at this time.
- Empress: Anything could happen, financially – but overwhelming feeling is positive.
- Justice: A contract or settlement could be in your favour.
- The Sun: Improvement in all aspects of life, including money.
Tarot Combinations: Financial Abundance
Look for the following tarot combos to show that circumstances are looking good, money-wise:
- Ace of Pentacles with any of the cards mentioned above, where the Ace takes the place of the Wheel of Fortune. If anything, these combinations are more geared towards finances.
- Two of Pentacles and Nine of Pentacles (or the Nine of Cups) together show that an early struggle will lead to a better financial situation later. This is to do with a long-term outlook and suggests putting money into a pension fund or savings scheme. Small savings now lead to financial independence later.
- Six of Cups and Ace of Pentacles: parent and grandparents contributing to a child’s savings plan.
- Should the Empress, Wheel of Fortune, Ace of Pentacles turn up in the same reading, the financial future is very rosy.
Tarot Combinations: Financial Loss
Look for any combination of the following:
- Reversed Fool: Foolish risk.
- Reversed Magician: Con man.
- Reversed Justice: A decision not going your way.
- Hanged Man: Money falling out of pockets.
- Death: The end of something – might be a career or marriage.
- Tower: Loss, devastation.
- Reversed Pentacles (or upright Five): Financial challenge, depending on other card/s.
- Seven of Swords: Bad scheme or advice given.
- Nine of Swords: Anxiety.
- Ten of Swords: Loss of job, esteem, money.
Court Card Combinations
There are several court cards that can be connected to money, especially in combination with any of the cards previously mentioned. The main ones to look out for are:
- Pentacles – upright, they are all positive in a financial reading. Reversed, not so much.
- Reversed Swords – depending upon what cards appear with them, they can be connected to financial loss.
- Reversed Wands – can indicate failing businesses or projects.
Cups court cards are least likely to have anything to do with money.
Two Card Abundance Spreads
Use short, sharp two-card spreads to get a quick answer regarding finances. Try these:
Position One: Where am I now, financially?
Position Two: Where am I headed?
Position One: What am I doing wrong, financially?
Position Two: What advice can the tarot give?
Position One: What opportunity is available?
Position Two: What is the outlook if I grab it?
Position One: I should say yes to…?
Position Two: I should say no to…?
Position One: Money advice 1?
Position Two: Money advice 2?
Don’t forget to check the lists above for possible red flags or green light tarot card combinations for money advice.
Tarot Card Combinations – how to work out what particular combinations mean.
The deck used for illustration is the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti