The Life Path Number & Tarot: What’s the Link?

​Any fan of the Tarot will know that it is one of the most useful tools for guidance, insight and even prediction. Using Tarot cards can help to provide you with a wealth of insight into a whole range of things, from finding your true self in the Major Arcana to enhancing your powers of intuition.

But Tarot is not alone in its abilities to tap into the powers of the universe and subconscious mind which helps add that extra layer to our lives. One other such esoteric tool that can provide inner wisdom and guidance is the Life Path Number. The Life Path Number is an important factor in Numerology and it provides us with knowledge of our true selves, signifying our core values. It is something we are born with and cannot be changed.

Both Tarot and Numerology are ancient studies that are intertwined. As such, the Life Path Number which ranges from 1 to 9 also coincides with a card from the Major Arcana. Understanding the link between your Life Path Number and the Tarot can provide you with even greater insight into who you are. 

Discover your Life Path Number here.

So how to better understand the connection between these two similar, and yet very different, tools of exploration?

Once you know your Life Path number, read on to see which Tarot card it correlates with and how it relates to you!

Life Path Number 1: The Magician

If your Life Path Number is 1, you are an optimistic go-getter who exudes confidence and has a natural power and authority.

Like the Magician in the Major Arcana, you know what you want and when you want it. You are not afraid to reach for your dreams. The Magician is so confident that he can sometimes be blind to caution heeded by others; this can result in a stubborn streak, which 1s need to be wary of.

Life Path Number 2: The High Priestess

Your core self is one of magic and mystery if your Life Path Number is 2.

Like the High Priestess, you are highly intuitive and quite introverted. You are not interested in the shallow side of life; everything has depth and that depth is to be explored. You seek answers and will not settle for anything less. There is a mysterious aura about you that others pick up on and it is one that inspires intrigue.

Life Path Number 3: The Empress

If your Life Path Number is 3, then like the Empress you believe in living life to the full.

You have a strong creative and nurturing streak and you enjoy having a wide circle of friends. At times, you can come across as materialistic but this is not necessarily a negative thing; you merely believe in abundance and enjoying all life has to offer. You like to take care of yourself and those around you.

Life Path Number 4: The Emperor

Reliable, diligent and rarely swayed from your conviction, you are the classic Emperor if your Life Path Number is 4.

You are the person who can always be relied upon to get the job done. Always on time and wonderfully prepared, you are the type of person that others can count on when a challenging task needs to be met. The Emperor, however, is someone who believes that his way is the only way; you can be stubborn at times and it can be difficult to convince you that there may be another way that can yield the results you’re after if it clashes with your own.

Life Path Number 5: The Hierophant

Wisdom is your specialty if your Life Path Number is 5 like the Hierophant.

Your core values are one of teaching, listening and learning – knowledge is important to you and, like the High Priest of the Tarot, it is important for you to obtain as much knowledge as possible. With great respect for tradition and history, your knowledge and insight are invaluable and others often come to you for your sage advice. However, because your mental capabilities are so vast, this can leave you overwhelmed and you may also veer down the road of nostalgia a little too much.

Life Path Number 6: The Lovers

This Life Path Number indicates an individual who tends towards the romantic side. Even if relationships are not a number one priority, you are likely to view the world is a fantastical way and your life will often be met with a series of hard choices.

The Lovers is about choice just as much as it is about relationships. As a romantic and ultimately gentle soul, you seek harmony but at times may only be able to find it through conflict. Finding balance in all things is important for you.

Life Path Number 7: The Chariot

The Chariot person is a mover and shaker and the Life Path Number 7 means going full steam ahead with any endeavour that takes your interest.

For you, goals are set and they must be accomplished, whatever the cost. Because of this, your drive and determination is phenomenal. Though you have a desire for teamwork as you see this is the best way to get things done, you can come across as one-track minded and hard-headed to others who may not share the same vision as you. The Life Path Number 7 person also has to be careful not to unwittingly trample over others in their desire to succeed.

Life Path Number 8: Strength

This is the person of true self-confidence. The person with Life Path Number 8 emanates strength to others in a quiet and self-assured way which makes them an inspiration to those around them who may lack confidence themselves. For this reason, they can be excellent guides and mentors. This is not the person who has to throw their weight around to be heard; however, though they may be sure of themselves and what they want, louder personalities are known to drown them out and dominate them.

Therefore, the Strength person must be careful not to let others walk all over them, not due to their own meekness, but through their own laid-back demeanor.

Life Path Number 9: The Hermit

This is the number of universal love. If your Life Path Number is 9, then, like the Hermit, you are wise beyond your years and you view the world with a unique perspective.

Compassion for all in humanity and the world at large comes naturally to you. You are perfectly comfortable retreating into your own world for days on end; others may view you as unsociable or hard to figure out at times, but yours is a rich inner world that few can comprehend.

Related Article: How to Use Your Life Path Number to Find Romance

About The Author

Iberia Tor

Iberia Tor is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all forms, she is fascinated by other realms and experiencing both the negative and positive that goes with its inhabitants. Sarah believes the imagination knows no boundaries; it is not just a gift, but a privilege also, one utilized as a tool of exploration to penetrate the very core of our existence.Iberia has authored three novels, and currently writes Astrology Answers’ Daily Money and Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes, as well as articles.
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