As the total universe is numerologically encoded the tarot also deciphers the same. Every card in a Tarot deck has a numerological association. These numbers are based on the principles of numerology and represent a material and spiritual evolutionary process that begins with the number 1 and ends with the number 9. The key for when you hit the double digits is to break them down to a single digit by adding them together. For example: The Wheel of Year is labeled 12. To find its associations you would add 1+2=3. Its association is 3.Every number carries a specific meaning and a particular vibration and as the totality of a person's birth dates are calculated, the resulting number associated with the place of birth can increase the accuracy of tarot readings in a powerful way.
The significance of numerology in tarot reading has been tested from the early periods of time and the results were very much accurate and powerful. There can different meanings to each number but what we consider in tarot reading are the spiritual and practical meanings of these numbers. The meanings of numbers 1-9 are listed here:
The Number 1: Spiritually represents inspiration and practically indicates that which is about to take form in the platform of reality.
The Number 2: Spiritually this number is about assimilation and waiting period. Practically indicates that the success is not gained by force, but by patience.
The Number 3: Spiritually this number is about creative expression. Practically indicates group activities or situations involving more than one person. They can also indicate delay but with the promise of future success.
The Number 4: Spiritually this number is about manifestation. Practically indicates the result of a well-built foundation and proper application.
The Number 5: Spiritually this number is about change, expansion and recreation. Practically indicates material prosperity but spiritual poverty if not properly balanced.
The Number 6: Spiritually this number is about adjustment. Practically indicates adjustments in thoughts, attitudes or conditions and the ability to transcend difficulties.
The Number 7: Spiritually this number is about faith. Practically indicates a period of introspection or solitude & development of faith in the unseen divine forces.
The Number 8: Spiritually this number is about power. Practically indicates a power that springs from within and enables one to accomplish that which one sets out to do.
The Number 9: Spiritually this number is about completion. Practically means that situations or events are nearing completion or have just been completed and another plateau awaits.