Past Lives Tarot Reading
An example of a past lives Tarot reading
First past life
1. Gender – female
Card drawn - Queen of Cups;
Meaning: the Queen of Cups is a card symbolizing loving mother energy, someone who is patient, healing and insightful. It can also indicate someone who is overprotective.
2. Identity/personality –
Card drawn - 3 of Pentacles;
Meaning: The 3 of Pentacles is the card symbolizing a master craftsman, someone who is uplifting, creative, someone who is appreciated for her efforts and quite often believes in teamwork.
3. Turning point –
Card drawn - The Empress;
The Empress is a Major Arcana card (meaning it is a card of greater impact and importance than the minor arcana cards and the court cards). It is a card indicating someone who is nurturing, quite possibly a mother, is very creative and is dedicated to growth and abundance. Because of this card and the Queen of Cups, it looks very likely that you were a mother in this lifetime and that the turning point in this life was when you became a mother. A mother as well as a professional of some sort - perhaps a teacher or professor.
4. Critical choice –
Card drawn - 5 of Wands;
The 5 of Wands is a card symbolizing an inner conflict or challenge, possibly sparring with a partner and a time of change.
5. Response to Turning point –
Card drawn - The World;
Another Major Arcana card and one of the most powerful cards in the deck – indicating a sense of peace, wholeness, fulfillment, and coming to a great understanding. It can also indicate someone who feels connected to Source energy, to their inner spiritual guidance. It looks like you were able to overcome the inner conflict or challenge from the previous card and reach a very high level of understanding and peace.
6. Life lessons –
Card drawn - Page of Swords;
The Page of Swords indicates someone who has started on a new path, someone who is diplomatic, inquisitive, a risk taker. The image I use for this card is a young woman who is “running with scissors.” It can also suggest messages that arrive by “air.” In today’s world that might mean getting a message over the phone, by text or email. In earlier years that might mean that you have developed your psychic abilities.
7. How it impacts current life –
Card drawn - 9 of Cups;
The 9 of Cups is a card indicating a life of satisfaction, contentment, achievement, gratitude, and good luck.
Card drawn – The Star – female
Card drawn – 5 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles is a card symbolizing poverty, a feeling of “being left out in the cold”, destitution, change, misery, also giving or receiving charity. It looks like a life where you had a difficult time financially.
3. Turning point in your life –
Card drawn – High Priestess
This is a powerful Major Arcana card symbolizing sacred knowledge, high levels of intuition, spiritual wisdom, mystery, dreams. My guess is you either went to someone who had these qualities and you sought advice from them or you attained these qualities yourself or maybe both. You may have been thought of as a witch in that life.
4. Critical choice –
Card drawn – 5 of Swords
5. he 5 of Swords is a card gossip, manipulation, jealousy, change, and an underhanded or dishonest win. You may have been the victim of some kind of gossip or manipulation, perhaps you were seen as a witch, especially if you became a very intuitive high priestess kind of woman.
6. Response to turning point –
Card drawn – The Tower
The Tower is another very powerful Major Arcana card indicating a sudden and dramatic change, an awareness of false premises, catastrophe, a revelation that you become aware of and a time to rebuild. Connecting to the past two cards, it looks like you may have been labeled a witch and faced some very dramatic catastrophe.
7. Life lessons –
Card drawn - Page of Wands
The page of Wands is a card symbolizing starting on a new path, with youthful energy, enthusiasm, a sense of exploration and devoted to this new direction you are headed. Again, you were able to learn from some kind of dramatic challenge and rebuild your life by moving in a different direction.
8. How it impacts your current life –
Card drawn – The Emperor
The Emperor is another powerful Major Arcana card – symbolizing the builder, a person who is very focused and goal oriented, a leader, a person in authority. You were able to take what you learned in that past life and create a life of leadership and authority.
Third past life
1. Gender -
Card drawn – Ace of Swords
A strong male who has a lot of clarity, one who is successful, has made some kind of breakthrough, one who accepts a new mental challenge. Quite possibly a warrior of some kind.
2. Identity/personality –
Card drawn – King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles is strong male energy symbolizing authority, one who is well educated, a leader, successful in business, wealthy, dependable and a person of strong integrity. Along with the Ace of Swords, it could indicate a military leader of some kind.
3. Turning point –
Card drawn – 3 of Swords
The 3 of Swords is a card indicating a situation that leads to heartache and heartbreak, grief, sadness, “wisdom learned from suffering, possibly indicating that a third party is involved in the situation – possibly some kind of serious wound suffered in battle or a loss of a relationship.
4. Critical Choice –
Card drawn – 6 of Wands
The 6 of Wands is a card symbolizing victory, recognition, honor, promotion, and perseverance.
It looks like you may have gone through a difficult personal situation that left you feeling heartbroken, but you were able to work through that situation with perseverance and strength and come out feeling victorious.
5. Response to turning point - Card drawn – Queen of Pentacles
The Queen of Pentacles is a card symbolizing a mature woman who is reliable, practical, loving, compassionate, understanding, affluent and patient. I’m guessing you may have found a wife who embodies these qualities, someone who matched you well as the card that symbolized your personality was the King of Pentacles.
6. Life lesson –
Card drawn – 7 of Swords
The 7 of Swords is a card of strategy, sometimes dishonesty, stealth, someone who challenges old ways of doing things and old beliefs. You may have found you needed to become more secretive or recognized more clearly what you wanted to share with others and what you wanted to keep private. I found this card surprising in this position, but the querent stated that he had been a member of the military intelligence and an officer, someone who intercepted and decoded secrets.
7. How it impacts your current life –
Card drawn – The Hierophant
This is another powerful Major Arcana card symbolizing traditional religion, ceremony, seeking inner spiritual wisdom, guidance and self-development. It looks like it impacts your current life by encouraging you to become a seeker of spiritual wisdom, a leader who perhaps teaches others, and creating within you a desire for self-development and perhaps an advisor of some sort.
All three of these lives have a similar theme – one of facing some kind of challenge and overcoming it, becoming stronger, learning a life lesson that helps you develop into a person of resilience and a seeker of spiritual wisdom.
Bonus card from the Energy Oracle deck
Door to Spirit
Spiritual Awakenings and New Beginnings
Affirmation: “I relax and connect with my spirit’s wisdom and power. I live in the peace that my spirit brings, and know that the world of spirit supports me.”