What are the Luckiest Tarot Cards to Receive in a Reading?
by: Fred Street
Tarot cards can be a great way to not only glimpse the future but also to focus on it, and through the power of positive thinking attract good things into your life. Each tarot reading starts with a question from which the seeker can actively ask for guidance or even help to bring good luck their way. One can’t definitively say that a particular card is always lucky or indeed that another card is a sign of bad luck because each card’s meaning is dependent on the context and its relationship to other cards in the reading. However there are some cards in the tarot deck that have such a strong energy and are so auspicious that they are invariably a sign of some good fortune or other coming the way of the questioner. The following is a list of cards that you really want to turn up in a tarot card reading:
Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune is one of the few cards in the traditional tarot deck which doesn’t include a human figure. This is fitting because it is about those things which are outside human control. Depending on one’s beliefs this could be seen as the Power of God, the Law of Karma or just simple fate. This card serves as a reminder that although many of us would like to believe we are in total control of our lives, there are forces acting upon us which are beyond our influence and understanding. When this card turns up it can be a powerful sign that things are beginning to turn in our favor. The concept of the wheel is revealing because it suggests there are underlying cycles and patterns to these forces that influence us.
Six of Wands
The Six of Wands represents victory and success. It is the card of the athlete who trains, sacrifices, sweats and eventually wins. We all need both great and small triumphs in our lives and the Six of Wands appears when these successes are just around the corner. This card can also represent feeling good about ourselves and our accomplishments.
This truly is a great card to receive. It talks of harmony and happiness, healthy relationships and a feeling of oneness. The Sun has always been a metaphor for truth. When we say we can ‘see the light’ we mean we can see the truth in a situation. When we talk about becoming ‘enlightened’ we mean achieving a level of understanding. As the supreme source of light the Sun is therefore a powerful symbol of knowledge and understanding. Ignorance may be bliss but knowledge is power. Only when we really understand a situation do we have the power to transform it and get what we want. The Sun is also associated with greatness and success, so when this card turns up it is a positive reminder that we too can be ‘brilliant’ and truly ‘shine.’
Ace of Coins
The Ace of Coins represents a doorway into a new, more prosperous way of being. It speaks of stability and constancy and of achieving visible results. It is not a card of fanciful dreams and pie-in-the-sky ideas, but is a great card to turn up when you are in a situation in which you need more solidity, stability and concrete changes in your life.
Just imagine a Chariot hurtling into battle being driven by a team of charging horses. It must have been an awesome sight. This is the image that the card summons up: a powerful one-man fighting unit ready to do battle and take on the world. The Chariot represents this spirit and the determination to succeed in all the battles we face in life. There are times when it is right to go with the flow and there are times when compromise is the best approach; but when this card turns up is a reminder that fortune favors the brave and, provided you act with confidence, you will be blessed with success. It’s important to remember though that many of our conflicts are internal ones, so this card should not be taken as a license to go out and do battle with the world.
Three of Cups
The Three of Cups is the card of boundless joy, love and celebration. In cultures which advocate the philosophy that we live to work it can be hard to take seriously our deep need as human beings to bond with one another and celebrate our togetherness. After all, what is the point? What does it achieve? But celebration is an end in itself. We could equally ask (but rarely do) ‘What is the point in just living to work? Where is the joy in that?’ but also ‘What greater joy and safety is there than in knowing that one is both loved and able to love?’
The World simply represents fulfillment and completeness. Having the world at one’s fingertips means having everything one could possibly want and therefore being self contained and satisfied. In reality though, fulfillment is not so much what we have but how we feel. A monk or hermit may feel content with just his begging bowl and a cave to sleep in whilst a rich man may find little peace no matter how much of the world he owns. The card represents the promise of inner fulfillment and completeness. These feelings can come to all of us from time to time and the card reminds us to make the most of them when they do.