Astrology is one of the oldest, most popular and well-known divinatory systems. Most people know their sun sign, and horoscopes are printed in thousands of newspapers and magazines around the world.
Over the years people have tried to combine tarot with astrology, and today we seem to have a system that works well.
The advantage of assigning astrological meanings to tarot cards is a more detailed understanding of both tarot and astrology. With astrological attributions for the cards it is even possible to determine the timing of a specific event.
The most common system used today is that of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. However, this system has recently been updated to take into account the discovery of three new planets (the members of the Golden Dawn only new the seven planets of the ancients—the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). Now the connection of the ten planets and twelve zodiac signs with the 22 cards of the Major Arcana works out perfectly.
Astrological attributes are also assigned to the Minor Arcana cards.
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