Tarot Cards and Important Life Events

The 4 of Wands sometimes indicates a wedding.
The 4 of Wands sometimes indicates a wedding.

When you have questions about major life events, such as pregnancy and marriage, sometimes a single card can give you all the information you need. Keep in mind that no card has a static meaning. It is important to tap into your intuition and look to the other cards in the spread to see if they back up your interpretation, but generally speaking, the following cards can bring messages of both positive and negative events occurring in major areas of your life.

Love and Relationships

The Lovers: Balance and strong attraction in a relationship.

The Empress: A nurturing relationship.

Ace of Cups and Knight of Cups: A new love entering your life.

2 of Cups: Harmonious, balanced relationship.

4 of Wands and The Hierophant: A wedding.

The Devil: A cheating partner or unhealthy codependent relationship.

The Moon: Deception and secrets in a relationship.

Pregnancy and Birth

The Empress: Fertility; Earth mother.

Ace of Cups: Fertility and conception.

Page of Cups: The birth of a child.

Family Gatherings

4 of Wands: Homecoming, reunion, celebration, holidays.

Career and Money

Ace of Wands: New job.

8 of Wands: Progress toward career goals.

Page of Pentacles: Career change.

The Fool: Need to leave a dead-end job and start over.

Death: Job ending.

The Tower: Sudden, unexpected job loss.

5 of Pentacles: Financial difficulties

Ace of Pentacles: Inheritance or gift of money.

9 of Pentacles: Self- sufficiency and prosperity.

10 of Pentacles: Financial security.

Moving or Travel

2 of Wands: Considering a move, often overseas.

6 of Swords: A necessary journey; moving on to a better place.

8 of Wands: Traveling for pleasure.

Knight of Wands: Change of residence.

10 of Pentacles: Buying a new house.


4 of Swords: Major illness; emotional healing; a need for rest and recuperation.

8 of Swords: Temporary illness.

The Devil: Addiction.

Death: Illness; rarely indicates a literal death.

Judgment: Improved health.

9 of Wands: Good health.

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