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Tarot meanings associated with Health

Does anyone know where I can find a list of meanings for tarot pertaining to health (such as body parts, illnesses, ect)? I'm not going to perform readings on anyone in regards to health issues, this is only for my person studying and entertainment use.
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Old 24-11-2010     Top   #1
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Posts: 209 - tables of various tarot correspondences, including the ones for body parts and typical diseases.
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Nisaba's health basics

<pulls out nearest deck>

The Star: a time of recovery.

The Seven Swords: self-deception about self-damaging habits.

The Magician: needing to implement whatever you already know in order to effect a recovery; or a need to consult a specialist.

The Fool: unforeseen health problems around the corner: stop and take stock.

The Six Pentacles: a time to rely on the help of others.

The Page Cups: a pregnancy or birth, 75% likely to be a girl, 25% likely to be a boy.

The Eight Cups, the need to break established habits and gain new ones in order to escape an illness.

The Queen Swords: using the intellect and a strong knowledge-base to fight illness rather than looking for intuitive knowing or relying on luck: taking control of the decision-making about your health yourself instead of blindly following a doctor's advice; establishing study or challenging mental exercises to improve the health of the brain.

The Page Pentacles: a pregnancy or birth, or a child affecting your health: 75% more likely to be a girl.

the Ten Swords: physical pain rooted or exacerbated by clinical depression.

Ace Cups: anything to do with watery systems of the body, everything from kidneys to eyes.

The Nine Wands: uphill struggle to recover.

The Five Cups: clinical depression.

The Three Wands: a need to aim for the future, to have something positive to live for or recover for; listening to the advice of others.

The Queen Cups: the healing solace of an older woman who loves you: grandmother, mother, older friend ...

The Devil: future health risks of giving in to temptation: ie, over-eating, over-drinking, unsafe sex, drugs etc.

The Tower: some form of unexpected accident, most likely in or around buildings.

The Two Cups: problems with paired wet-things: eyes, kidneys, ovaries, whatever.

The Ten Wands: working yourself into the ground until your mind or body breaks down, a desperate need to rest.

The Hanged Man: procrastinating about having something that could be a risk-factor medically checked out.

The Chariot: accidents, most likely involving vehicles of some kind.

The Queen Wands: a need to take control of your own health, motivation to improve things for yourself: taking responsibility for things like exercise.

The Three Cups: finding creative and unusual ways to deal with health issues: seeking out alternative practitioners.

The Four Cups: an indication that having nothing to look forward to is demotivating you from taking steps to aid your own recovery.

Judgement: Your OWN BEHAVIOURS are solely and directly responsible for your condition, and they are also the only things that will have a long-term effect on your recovery.

The Knight Swords: Slow down, take precautions, if you do any sports or work requiring safety equipment, take the extra time to check over your safety gear before you get started in order to prevent any nasty little incidents.

The Three Swords: clinical depression, but it has come up for friends and family members a lot for cardiac health and cardiac surgery.

The Five Pentacles: loss of function in one part of the body or another: don't let it stand, see a professional.

The Hierophant: Listen to your doctor and follow their advice. If they refer you to a specialist, GO! and do exactly as the specialist advises. In your situation, the experts really do have the answers.

The Four Wands: health problems associated with the home: minor household accidents, injuries from doing repairs, cutting your hand on a kitchen knife etc. Take more care around the home.

The Seven Wands: You have more than one medical issue to juggle - it's going to be difficult to make sure you do the best for yourself.

The world: complete recovery is very likely if you keep doing whatever you're already doing, but don't let everything slide because I've said complete recovery is very likely, because then it won't happen!

The Four Swords: you need time alone or time out of your current situation to rest and recuperate. You probably heal best if people don't fuss over you but leave you in a darkened room with occasional checks. In more severe cases, a potential hospital stay.

The Five Swords: fighting, arguments and tension generally are affecting your health: have your blood pressure taken and a routine examination.

The Wheel of Fortune: your health will swing wildly between recovery and relapse for a while yet, it is not stable.

The King Swords: the advice of a specialist, or of a doctor whose learning you really respect.

The Eight Pentacles: you really need to research your condition yourself, and make your own informed health decisions.

The Moon: psychological issues affecting your physical health.

The Two Wands: Problems with legs, arms, joints. This has come up as a period of time on crutches several times.

Ten Pentacles: the flu or something else contagious sweeping right through your family, group of friends, or community.

The Ace Swords: the sharpness or the mind is your best defence against health problems, also, training your mind up by study or mind-games like crosswords, sudokus etc, to lessen future mental degeneration with the aging process.

The Ace Wands: You need to start moving more, taking more exercise. With this card, you're unlikely to be consistent about a form of activity you don't like, to do something you really enjoy and make a habit of it. Now's a good time to re-establish new exercising habits.

The Knight Wands: likelihood of injuries due to clumsiness, uncoordination or carelessness.

The High Priestess: follow your gut feelings regarding your diet: if you really don't want to eat something even though you love the taste, don't. If you really do desire something strange, eat it.

The Eight Wands: likelihood of injuries related to speed: slow down in the car, don't cross the road against a red light, don't run down a flight of stairs, if you really MUST go skiing, be extra-careful, all the normal speed-related advice applies.

The Queen Pentacles: be grounded and eat healthy food.

The Ace Pentacles: possibility of conception, so be careful about contraception.

The King Cups: spending time with people you love and who love you will relax you and help you recover.

The King Pentacles: Treat yourself once in a while, spoil yourself. It will help your mood. Then get back into your good habits.

The Hermit: You desperately need a break from work, home, and/or crowds. Grab your sleeping-bag and head for a friendly cave somewhere, and spend time with yourself. It will help. Solitude in nature is very healing for you at this time.

The Page Wands: You're too busy for your own good, and will wear yourself out later. Do only what you need to do - slow down.

The Nine Pentacles: don't be so self-indulgent. Loitering in a garden eating everything in sight will make you fat(ter). You need to move a bit more, get out a bit.

The King Wands: Optimism, drive and ambition for the future will help you overcome any health problems you have - if you really value your future, there is nothing you can't change.

The Nine Cups: Eat less. Drink less. Move more. Everything that's wrong with you is self-inflicted, directly or indirectly (even a broken leg, in an unhealthy person, takes longer to recover and is more painful).

Death: Time to stop ALL our bad habits RIGHT NOW (everything from smoking to bungee-jumping) before you are rendered seriously ill. You don't have much time - stop-cold right now.

Knight Cups: Your current lack of energy is down to having too much fun, drinking too much, perhaps, or staying out late and still setting your alarm early enough to go to work. Stoppit. Pace yourself, and you'll feel a whole lot better.

The Six Cups: any health issues you have are down to the far past: perhaps a hangover from a childhood illness or injury, or a genetic defect.

The Knight Pentacles: stiffness, difficulty moving.

The Three Pentacles: now is a fabulous time to build on what health you have, establish new, better habits, and really solidify your health for the future.

The Emperor: your health is set in cement. If it is good, it will stay good. If it is bad, it will take a whole lot of work and effort to overcome it. Your health is slow to change in either good or bad ways.

The Seven Pentacles: dealing with whatever issues you have seems difficult and frustrating, but if you make the effort you will see good results. Don't give up on your health.

The Sun: skin, skin cancers, dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion, all the usual stuff. Slip-slop-slap, cover up rehydrate at frequent intervals, and stay healthy.

The Two Swords: your "inner saboteur", your sense that you're not worthy, is sabotaging your efforts to improve your health: fight back and do it anyway!

The Ten Cups: you more than most people, are healthiest when you are happy. If your inner life is well-balanced, your body is almost indestructible.

The Nine Swords: clinical depression (or the risk of it).

The Page Swords: problems with vision, learning difficulties, or else just being unwilling to take on board what you've learnt about maintaining your health.

Temperance: be temperate. All things in moderation. If you cannot do moderation, say in an addiction, replace its pleasure in your life with some other different pleasure - don't try and go completely without any indulgences if you need them.

The Seven Cups: confusion, the "internal saboteur", psychological or emotional issues probably connected with real circumstances in your life.

The Eight Swords: anxiety, fear, limited movement (ie diseases of stiffening, or joint injury).

The Two Pentacles: In order to improve your health, you will have to balance what you want for happiness with what you need for optimum health - they are not the same things.

The Lovers: issues with paired organs.

The Five Wands: injuries through accidents or even possibly violence. Try and keep away from situations conducive to that, and from aggressive people.

Strength: you have the willpower to do anything at the moment, to break any addiction, to achieve anything related to your health. Quick! Take advantage before it slips away and you are less motivated again.

The Four Pentacles: Hold onto whatever physical resources you have, and take any medications that have been prescribed for you - they will help you.

Justice: If you expect a good result in your health, put in a good effort. You can't just coast and expect things to improve.

The Empress: problems with weight gain, potential pregnancy (watch those contraceptives!) or in older people, perhaps psychological issues related to children or the lack of children.

The Six Swords:The only way you can really affect your health for the better in any meaningful way, is to remove yourself from whatever situation is causing you such stress.

The Six Wands: Well done! a card of congratulations on your recovery.

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Thank you, Nisaba, never found a description cards - health issues.
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Thank you Nisaba. I'll be putting this in my Tarot journal.
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Originally Posted by Golden Moon
Thank you Nisaba. I'll be putting this in my Tarot journal.
<grin> With my name on it, I hope - it's all my own work, over the decades.
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Originally Posted by nisaba
<grin> With my name on it, I hope - it's all my own work, over the decades.
Of course. I do have the face to credit people for the work that I borrow .
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Thank you nisaba! I am also saving this and most definitely with the credit given to you! Thank you for sharing your work with us
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Originally Posted by nisaba
<grin> With my name on it, I hope - it's all my own work, over the decades.
Many thanks for "sharing" something that has taken you years to develop .. & yes i will certainly "credit" you .. tho in the past i have been guilty of copying & pasting info into my notes without noting the author >> a practice i REGRET, given that i've been compiling notes & otherwise researching tarot for a lil over a decade and so my notes are quite extensive (a page or two per card).. so given that my understanding of the cards has evolved over time i really wished i had thot to include the person whose insight i relied upon.

Alas, in the early days of my tarot study i was perhaps a lil too keen to learn the various attributes of the cards, so it never really occurred to me to keep track of where the info. was coming from .. c'est-la-vie, with hindsight it would ALSO have been "noteworthy" to credit the person responsible for the post, in the sense that having this type of info. would lend itself to a establishing a real "dialogue" with other AT members/contributors. Not to mention, but as my notes have become all very lengthy, i have tid bits of info. gleaned from various books; other readers; tarot card creators, etc. AND I have this type of info. mixed-in with my own observations .. so the result is a bit of a mish mash .. tho i am learning! >> & towards that end I once again thank you for this particular post.

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Thanks, everybody!

If you look at the *way* I use health meanings, I think you'll find I don't step over any professional boundaries: I don't attempt actual diagnosis, just initiate lines of enquiry that people might like to follow with their doctors.

So ... no ethical problems.
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