Timing with the Tarot Cards
from the 'Calendar' methods of laying out the cards. There
are also ways of timing an event using the cards of the
Minor Arcana. This is especially true when specific
questions have been asked.
count backwards from the last card that you have laid
down. Ignore all Major Arcana cards and Court cards, then
take note of the suit and the number of the First Minor
numbered card that you come to.
system, each suit corresponds to a different measurement
days (but cannot be counted unless next to a Pentacle
So of the
last card placed in a reading was the Six of Wands, the
events spoken of in the interpretation would occur within
risk of confusing you, I should point out that individual
cards often have a time period associated with the,. The
moon often refers to one lunar cycle of twenty-eight days.
The Sun could refer to summer, the Empress to spring, and
the Star to Christmas, as well as the astrological signs
associated with various Major Arcana cards.
Arcana suits, too, often refer to seasons. Wands are
associated with springtime, Cups with summer, Pentacles
with autumn and Swords with the sharp cold of winter.