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Symbol Meanings in Tarot Cards - The Cosmos

By Tina Gong


Tarot pulls its symbols from a vast pool of knowledge that we all share as humans. Carl Jung called this the collective unconscious. It's the same symbols that we use when our minds create dreams, weaving them into complex patterns whose meanings we strive to find in waking life.

We're producing a few supplementary guides on how to access some of the symbolism and mysticism with tarot, starting with this: The Cosmos.


Symbol Meanings of the Tarot - The Moon - Learning Tarot with Labyrinthos

Meaning of Moon Symbol in Tarot

The moon's domain is the night, where free from conscious thought, we can move towards giving into our instinctual impulses, our unconscious and our intuitions. Being ruled by cycles, it reminds us also of the cycles of the cosmos.

Tarot Cards Associated with the Moon:

  • The High Priestess
  • The Chariot
  • The Hermit
  • The Moon
  • 8 of Cups
  • 2 of Swords


Symbol Meanings of the Tarot - The Sun - Learning Tarot with Labyrinthos

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Meaning of Sun Symbol in Tarot

The sun brings us light, life and is what drives away the dark of the night. As the bringer of light, it nurtures all living things, and gives us the ability to see, thus giving us knowledge and being representative of truth.

Tarot Cards Associated with the Sun:

  • The Sun
  • The Fool
  • Temperance


Symbol Meanings of the Tarot - The Star - Learning Tarot with Labyrinthos

Meaning of Star Symbol in Tarot

The star shines its light to us from an almost unimaginable distances, their light taking millions of years to reach us. With the vast amount of them in our universe, they humble us and remind us that we are only small fragments of the universe.

Tarot Cards Associated with the Star:

  • The Star
  • The Chariot
  • The Hermit


Symbol Meanings of the Tarot - The Egg - Learning Tarot with Labyrinthos

Meaning of Egg Symbol in Tarot

The egg is a universal symbol for the origin of life. In many cultures, the universe is hatched from an egg. When the egg breaks, we are left with 2 halves, representing the sky and the earth.

Tarot Cards Associated with the Egg:

  • The World
  • The Hermit


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