personality and soul cards

What are Personality and Soul Cards?

When working with Tarot, you may hear about Personality and Soul cards.  Wondering about your personality and soul cards? These cards reveal profound insights into your life’s journey.

Your Personality Card signifies the lesson you’re meant to learn in this lifetime. It’s not just about your job; it’s about embracing concepts like forgiveness, self-awareness, and personal growth. This card guides you on your path to self-discovery.

As for your Soul Card, it represents your soul’s purpose. Regardless of whether you believe in reincarnation, this card reveals your core essence—unchanging and fundamental. It shapes your responses to life’s challenges, but remember, it’s not an excuse for negative behavior. Each card embodies both positive and negative traits, reflecting your journey toward growth.

Your personality and soul cards may align or differ, but both offer valuable insights into your spiritual journey. Embrace the journey, whether it’s your first incarnation or one of many.

So, how do you determine your personality and soul cards? It’s simple—no tarot cards throwing required! By using your birthday and numerology, you can calculate them easily.

STEP 1: How To Calculate Your Cards

How to Calculate your Personality Card
To calculate your personality card, take the month, day, and full year of your birthday and add them together. Then add those numbers together until you get a number between 1 and 22.

How to Calculate Your Soul Card
To calculate your soul card, take your personality card and add of each of the numbers. If your personality card is a single number already, then your personality and soul cards are the same.

Easy, right?  Again, your personality and soul card can be the same thing. If your personality card is a single digit, then it is also your soul card. No more calculating needed.  Here are a few examples to get you started.

  • July 8, 1995
    • 7+8+1995 = 2010
    • 2+0+1+0 = 3
    • The Empress for both cards
  • May 13, 2000
    • 5+13+2000=2018
    • 2+0+1+8=11
    • 1+1=2
    • Justice for Personality and High Priestess for Soul
  • August 15, 1944
    • 8+15+1944=1967
    • 1+9+6+7=23
    • 2+3=5
    • The Hierophant for both cards
  • December 23, 1965
    • 12+23+1965=2,000
    • 2+0+0+0=2
    • The High Priestess for both cards
  • November 5, 1953
    • 11+5+1953=1969
    • 1+9+6+9= 25
    • 2+5=7
    • The Chariot for Both cards

STEP 2: Find Your Personality and Soul Cards

For personality and soul cards we only use the Major Arcana, so once you calculate these numbers  you can find the corresponding Tarot card for the Personality and Soul cards.

0 or 22 : The Fool
1: The Magician
2: The High Priestess
3: The Empress
4: The Emperor
5: The Hierophant
6: The Lovers
7: The Chariot
8: Strength
9: The Hermit
10: Wheel of Fortune
11: Justice
12: The Hanged Man
13: Death
14: Temperance
15: The Devil
16: The Tower
17: The Star
18: The Moon
19: The Sun
20: Judgement
21: The World

STEP 3: Work with the cards

Once you’ve determined your personality and soul cards, it’s time to dive into working with them. If you already have a deck, take a moment to pull out your cards. Spend some quality time with each card, examining the imagery and jotting down any impressions they evoke. Then, delve into some research. Perhaps look to astrology and numerology to help give you some insight to your cards.

While you may already be familiar with the meanings of each card, delving deeper can uncover new insights or rekindle forgotten aspects. Explore the symbolism and personality traits associated with each card, both upright and reversed. Remember, the reverse meaning is just as significant as the upright; it sheds light on potential weaknesses and barriers hindering your path to fulfilling your purpose.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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