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Powerful Pairings: 3 Tarot Card Combinations You’ll Want to Pay Attention to in Your Readings

By January 25, 2018 May 17th, 2023

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While each Tarot card has its own powerful meaning, that meaning can change dramatically when paired with the energy of another card.

This is why understanding Tarot card combinations helps you unlock deeper, more profound messages every time.

Today, I’m excited to reveal three of the most powerful Tarot card pairings. Plus, I’ll show you exactly how to accurately read ANY two cards together using my free Tarot Card Combinations Mini-Guide! 

Tarot Card Combination #1: Lovers + Devil  


If you look at The Lovers and The Devil together, you’ll notice some distinct similarities (and differences) right away.

For example, both cards show a naked man and woman. In the Devil, the couple is chained and their movements are restricted. In The Lovers, however, they are unbound and free to make their own choices. 

In both cards, there is an entity that hovers above the couple. In The Devil, it is the devil himself who exerts his control over them. But The Lovers depicts the archangel Raphael – the god who heals. Raphael is also known as the enemy of the devil, which makes for a very powerful contrast between these two cards. 

Finally, look at the background of each card. The entity found in The Devil is dark, whereas The Lovers is more light and gentle. The message here is clear: when we shine the light of consciousness on our lives, there can only be light and pure love.

Combined, The Lovers and The Devil cards reflect the contrasts we experience in our own lives. Lust vs. love. Control vs. freedom. Immediate satisfaction vs. long-term, sustainable choices. Choosing darkness vs. choosing the light. 

Together, these cards remind us that we are here to love. However, we also need to be careful that this love doesn’t morph into destructive desires or restrictive control. 

This pairing says that as humans, we can use our passions for the greater good when we apply our highest morals and values to our decision-making. While we may walk a fine line between freedom and boundaries, we can make the best decisions when we act from a place of inner truth and universal love. 

Tarot Card Combination #2: High Priestess + Hierophant  


Next, let’s examine The High Priestess and The Hierophant. The High Priestess represents deep subconscious insights and intuitive connection. On the other hand, The Hierophant represents a more traditional approach to knowledge. He is known to be rigid in his thinking and dogmatic in his spiritual teachings. 

When we see these two cards together in a reading at first glance, it can feel like a contradictory message. 

But if we take a closer look at the combined meaning of The High Priestess and The Hierophant, a deeper message begins to emerge. 

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Tarot Card Combinations Mini-Guide


In combination, The High Priestess and The Hierophant might say that we’re seeking answers from both within and without. We can dive deep into our intuition for self-guidance, but at the same time, we can learn from our spiritual guides and teachers and take advantage of knowledge that has evolved over many centuries. 

This pairing suggests that it’s possible to nurture our soul by connecting inwardly and outwardly at the same time. Both paths lead us to increased knowledge about who we are and how we show up in the world.

Tarot Card Combination #3: Strength + Chariot  


The final powerful pairing is Strength and The Chariot. This pairing represents the duality of inner and outer power. 

The beautiful woman in the Strength card maintains a level of power and control over the lion. But she doesn’t have to exert a lot of force to do this. She simply lulls the lion into a peaceful state by stroking its jaw. She draws her power from within, creating subtle control without being overbearing. 

Contrast this with The Chariot. A warrior is at the helm, steering the chariot in the direction he wants. Even with the sphinxes pulling in opposite directions, he uses sheer power to push forward with clear determination and focus. This card is therefore about overt power, strength, and control – a contrast to the subtle control of the Strength card. 

When we see Strength and The Chariot together in a reading, it’s a signal to pay attention to how power, strength, and control are being expressed in our lives. Sometimes, striking a balance between inner strength and overt control yields the most positive consequences.

Discover Your Own Powerful Pairings 

While these 3 Tarot card combinations are incredibly powerful, we have barely scraped the surface.

In fact, there are over 3,000 possible Tarot pairings in a 78-card deck! 

This means memorizing all the combinations simply isn’t an option.

That’s why I’ve come up with a tried-and-true guide that includes my very best techniques for interpreting Tarot card pairs.

These techniques will not only help you master Tarot card combinations – they’ll lay the foundation for highly accurate and insightful Tarot readings by giving you the skills to find meaningful connections in your readings.

Download the guide now for free and I promise you’ll see a difference in your very next reading! 👇

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Learn to Interpret Card Pairs with the

Tarot Card Combinations Mini-Guide