How To Use And Understand A Tarot Reading For Pregnancy

A woman’s life has always been complicated and clouded by the unknown, especially where finding love, getting married, and starting a new family is concerned.

Growing a precious new life inside you is scary enough without added negative thoughts and uncertainty.

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Luckily, you can seek guidance from the spiritual realm during this important time of your life.

Let’s discuss how to use tarot cards to predict and navigate pregnancy.

A Word About Tarot Reading For Pregnancy

When using tarot cards for pregnancy, please be very careful about the importance you give to the messages you divine.

The readings should serve as guidelines. Tarot neither tells fortune nor stalls it.

It is a set of archetypes that empowers us to do and become our very best.

Tarot readings for pregnancy should only be done to understand your baby’s needs and strengthen your relationship with him/her.

Please do not use cards to predict the health and sex of your child. It is neither fair nor logical.

Also, do not use tarot as a substitute for your doctor. If you are worried about your baby’s health, please consult your gynaecologist right away.

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How To Do A Tarot Reading For Pregnancy?

Let’s now learn how to do a tarot reading for pregnancy.

Cleanse your deck with sage smoke. Call on your guides and masters of light. Shuffle your deck. Repeat your question three times in your mind.

Pull 2-3 cards and journal about the message you think the cards are trying to convey to you.

Please don’t ask the cards about the outcome of your pregnancy. Some questions you can ask the tarot about your pregnancy are:

  • How does my baby feel right now?
  • Which of my habits do I need to change to best take care of my baby?
  • How can I best support my body?
  • What can I do for myself today?
  • What does my child need right now?

Pregnancy tarot spreads are not as complicated as you think and can be completed at any time. However, if you’re able to, Beltane is a great time for this reading.

Just make sure you do not rush the answers. Pregnancy, though beautiful, is scary. Please be gentle with yourself.

5 Cards That Indicate Pregnancy In A Tarot Reading

Witches, across the ages, have used the tarot to predict pregnancy. You may not be a witch, but you can still get a glimpse of what the future may have in store for you.

Truth be told, every one of the 78 cards can indicate pregnancy. The exact meaning of the card always depends upon the reader. The cards learn as much from the reader as the reader learns from them.

Every tarot reader, however, starts with the general meanings of the cards and slowly builds a relationship with them.

Here are the five pregnancy tarot cards which you will likely see in pregnancy-related or fertility tarot readings.

Ace Of Cups

The Ace Of Cups indicates a new beginning. This card is usually one of the first cards to show in a pregnancy tarot reading.

This card also indicates hormonal changes. If you are an expectant mother struggling with morning sickness, this card urges you to stop worrying. It will not last forever. Your body will soon adjust to the changes it is going through rapidly.

The Empress

The Empress card indicates motherhood. If this card shows up with the 10 or 6 Of Cups, it generally indicates a possible pregnancy.

The Empress card can also talk about material riches or your relationship with your mother.

When The Empress card appears in a pregnancy tarot reading, it is a sign of good fortune and luck for the expectant mother.

6 Of Cups

The 6 of Cups is a card of happy memories. In a fertility tarot spread, it can indicate a happy childhood.

Your little one will likely have many loyal friends as they grow up. It predicts friendship, loyalty, and unconditional love.

7 Of Cups

The seven of cups does not necessarily talk about pregnancy. It is a card of confusion, bewilderment and feeling overwhelmed.

This card can indicate pregnancy-related hormonal changes.

If you are worried about your or your baby’s health, this card asks you to look at the bigger picture.

It is normal to feel overwhelmed. But, please understand that you are worrying yourself sick for no reason.

The only thing you can and should do is to stay in regular touch with your doctor. There is no point in worrying about that you cannot control.

This card can also indicate riches and these don’t have to be material riches, but can also relate to happiness.

Queen Of Pentacles

Just like The Empress, the queen of pentacles is a card of motherhood.

In fact, any queen from the four suits can talk about pregnancy.

The surrounding cards should help you understand what the queen has to say to you.

In a pregnancy tarot reading, the queen usually shows up with a card that has children drawn on it (10 or 6 Of Cups, The Sun, or The Fool).


As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, the card works with the reader as much as the reader works with them.

And again, please do not use a pregnancy tarot reading or other holistic methods as a substitute for consulting with your doctor.

Tarot neither guarantees an outcome nor denies it. Even expert tarot readers can sometimes struggle to read for themselves.

Tarot should only be used to confirm what your intuition already knows.

Pregnancy tarot readings should only be used to help with anxiety. Do not use cards to predict or heal health-related issues.

If you use the cards right, they can help you make the best of your pregnancy and understand your child even before it is born.