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Tarot Cards share us insight, and today I am going to share the cards that I believe indicate some form of Education. Like other explorations I have done, there are patterns you can find.  Some of the topics I have previously covered are:

Each card has multiple meanings, and there are some elements that have themes that run with them.  Like all the Pages and the Fool are at the beginning of their respective “learning” of their field of choice.  The Pages remind us to embrace a beginner’s mindset, be open to new experiences, and approach learning with curiosity and enthusiasm.  As a result they are representative of the beginning of a journey with great opportunity for growth and discovery.  Additionally the Pentacles suit in tarot represents the practical aspects of education, including practical skills, career development, long-term planning, commitment, and the necessary resources for success. It emphasizes the importance of grounding your educational pursuits in the physical world and ensuring that your education aligns with your practical needs and goals.

Here are my favorites:

Eight of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles shows an apprentice working at a workbench.  Someone diligent in honing their craft.  Seeing this in a reading indicates the learning of a new skill, which will take time yet achievable.  This card is a reminder that with hard work and dedication, success is possible.  This card shows working hard at the task at hand, which will result in positive results for the person.


The Hierophant represents more of the teacher role than student and that can have a significant impact on a reading.  You have heard “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”; well that is this card.  This is more traditional and “age-old” knowledge that the sitter will be learning or teaching depending on the situation.  This card can also represent a specific individual such as a teacher, mentor or lecturer, as well as a spiritual teacher, preacher or guru.

Page of Pentacles

The Page of Pentacles is ready to take off with knowledge.  There is a level of confidence in the direction they must go in learning a new skill or taking a new direction in their career.

The Magician

The Magician reminds us that learning is not just about acquiring facts and figures, but also about using our imagination and exploring new possibilities.  Taking the knowledge that we learn and applying in our day-to-day business.  The Magician is all about mastery and utilizing these skills at their fullest.  When you focus and develop your talents you will “create magic” for yourself.

Page of Wands

The Page of Wands embodies a thirst for knowledge. This card suggests an eagerness to explore new ideas, take risks, and embark on exciting learning adventures. It encourages a passionate and proactive approach to education, embracing opportunities for self-expression and personal growth.

Page of Cups

The Page of Cups represents emotional intelligence, intuition, and a receptive mindset. In terms of education, this card emphasizes the importance of developing empathy, understanding emotions, and cultivating a compassionate attitude towards learning. It encourages the exploration of artistic and intuitive subjects, as well as connecting with others on an emotional level.

Page of Swords

The Page of Swords is indicative of a self-starter, someone that is very self-directed.  When that comes to education, it often means on-line education or someone that studies on their own.  There is an element of courage taking on a new skill and determination to face any challenges head-on.  Basically, this card represents curiosity, intellect, and the pursuit of knowledge.  It encourages the development of critical thinking and the willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

High Priestess

The High Priestess holds the book of knowledge in her hands as she sits between the veil of the conscious and the subconscious.  Seeing this card usually indicates knowledge with regards to intuition and often about Spiritual development.  This card is about how intuition and creativity are important in the learning process.

Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords symbolizes the power of the mind and the ability to cut through all illusions.  Strong emphasis is placed on logic and reason when it comes to learning.  Overall, the Ace of Swords relates to education by emphasizing new beginnings, mental clarity, intellectual power, communication, and analytical thinking. It encourages you to embrace the intellectual realm and approach your learning with focus, sharpness, and an open mind.

Three of Wands

The Three of Wands is about planning and strategy.  The sitter could be considering education and planning their course.  Some also believe that this card indication international education or foreign study opportunities.  The Three of Wands encourages a forward-thinking mindset. In education, this card reminds you to focus on the long-term benefits of your learning journey and envision how your education can shape your future. It encourages you to stay motivated, persevere through challenges, and keep your eyes on the ultimate goals you wish to achieve through your education.


The Fool is often referred to as the “student of life” so it is clear that he would indicate some sort of education — even if it is not traditional in nature.  Overall, the Fool represents a fresh start, embracing the unknown, and approaching education with a sense of adventure and curiosity. It encourages you to be open-minded, take risks, trust your intuition, and embrace the transformative power of education on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.


The Chariot can represent the sheer determination, and concentration that goes along with studying in an educational setting.  So when you see this card with some of the more traditional cards with educational meaning, know that this is a clear indication of success.


The Hermit is more traditionally associated with knowledge that comes from within oneself.  That through a period of solitude, contemplation and introspection, he will connect with that inner knowledge. This card encourages us to explore our inner world and learn more about ourselves.  The Hermit represents maturity and knowledge of the true self.  This card can represent a guru, religious or occult teacher whom sparks a spiritual quest and whom provides guidance to raise and evolve our spiritual awareness.

Three of Pentacles

Like the Eight of Pentacles this card shows a level of learning and growth.  There is the ability for two way learning, sharing knowledge with one another.  This reminds us that there needs to be cooperation in our learning with others.  Often this

These to me are the most representative of education or learning.  Let me know in the comments if you feel there are other cards that make sense as well.  It is important to remember that meaning of cards can change with the cards that are pulled with them.   So seeing these elements individually don’t tell the whole picture.  The question posed regarding education can also change the meaning.  This is where your intuition plays a very important part when reading Tarot cards.

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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