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Top 10 Tarot Cards for Study and Education

By September 3, 2014 September 28th, 2022

We often turn to the Tarot when we're going through a major career transition and are considering investing in further education and knowledge development. So, what Tarot cards will alert you to future study?

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Here are my top 10 Tarot cards for study and education.

Eight of Pentacles

When you see the Eight of Pentacles in a career reading, then it is typically a sign of learning and mastering a new skill. You are prepared to practice something over and over until you get it 100% right – and you have the perseverance and dedication to see it through. So if you see this card in your next career Tarot reading, be ready to start learning!

The Hierophant

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” The Hierophant indicates that indeed, the teacher has appeared and now it is time to learn a particular doctrine or way of thinking that will be very significant in one's future. This card reflects learning within an institution and tapping into traditional and age-old knowledge that has been passed down for centuries.

Page of Pentacles

The Page of Pentacles approaches further education and study with great enthusiasm and energy. He is ready to learn exactly what he needs to know to manifest his career goals. This card typically shows when a completely new skill is being learned and applied and is often seen around University or college students. That said, you may also see this card when you are about to learn something completely new or take a new direction in your career.

High Priestess

The High Priestess holds the book of knowledge in her hands as she sits between the veil of the conscious and the subconscious. If you see this card in a Tarot reading, it is likely a sign of acquiring mystical or intuitive knowledge. Perhaps you're about to invest in intuitive development or spiritual learning, expanding your mindset to a higher plane or a spiritual realm.

Page of Swords

The Page of Swords has a thirst for knowledge. He is a self-starter with a curious mind, so rather than waiting to be taught, he will be actively asking questions and learning for himself. This card may indicate research, self-paced learning or home study to further one's knowledge.

Three of Wands

The Three of Wands indicates a readiness to expand your knowledge beyond your comfort zone. You're capable of taking in new knowledge that for many is out of reach. With a hint of international travel thrown into the mix, you may be investing in international study where you may be studying overseas, or learning from new and different cultures.


With his carefree nature and his desire to explore, the Fool can be a sign of becoming a ‘student of life'. He learns through experience and is ready to take a leap of faith into the unknown, simply for the experience and the life lessons he knows it will bring. If you see the Fool in a career or study reading, know that a new experience is about to unfold and the opportunity for experiential learning is huge.


Whilst not a card that is traditionally associated with study, the Chariot can represent the sheer determination, focus and concentration that goes along with studying. If you see this card along with other, more traditional study cards, then you know that the study process will be successful due to a high level of determination and commitment to your education. You have so much power behind you that you are an unstoppable force and are prepared to do all of the study necessary to ace your exams and tests.


The energy of the Hermit is such that education and knowledge can come from within. Rather than continually searching for answers in the outer world, the Hermit knows that his knowledge is already within him and through a period of solitude, contemplation and introspection, he will connect with that inner knowledge. For the Hermit, he doesn't learn from the traditional institutions – he learns from himself.

Three of Pentacles

What I love most about the Three of Pentacles is the opportunity for two-way learning. On the one hand, the young apprentice is learning from the two more experienced guides, but he is also teaching them a thing or two about how to master the finer work of building a cathedral. So, while you're learning from your masters, also consider how you can give back and teach them something they don't know.

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