Top 10 Holiday and Travel Tarot Cards

by Brigit on January 28, 2011 in Top 10 Tarot Cards

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I love to travel! So, what Tarot cards should I be looking out for in my Tarot readings that denote holidays and travel? Here are my top ten…

World – The ultimate travel card! The World represents one of those life-changing travel experiences that you’ve been dreaming of for years, where you pack your things for several months to travel to far-reaching territories. Expect a round-the-world trip or major holiday! This card reminds me of our honeymoon to South America for three months. By far one of the best holidays I’ve had!

Knight of PentaclesKnight of Pentacles – Travel by foot, be it hiking or even cycling. You can just imagine this Knight plodding along, taking in the scenery, not too bothered about what’s around the corner but more focused on just moving along. Still, you can have some pretty amazing trips by foot to places like Machu Picchu, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Swiss Alps… the list goes on!

Eight of WandsEight of Wands – Most definitely air travel! Expect a whirlwind tour, like one of those crazy 10-day tours of Europe (how do they do it?!). This is a card of speed, haste and lots of action! But watch out for the reversed Eight of Wands because it may indicate unforeseen delays to your travels and if you’re on a tight schedule, this might really throw a spanner in the works.

Three of WandsThree of Wands – Traditionally a card of business and enterprise, the Three of Wands may see you considering travelling abroad to explore new business opportunities or to expand your business networks. You might even be lucky enough to have work pay for you!

Two of WandsTwo of Wands – With the Two of Wands, expect to combine your travel with your study or work. This is a great card to see when you’re thinking about studying overseas, be it a year-long course or just a few weeks, or working overseas. This is all about learning whilst travelling and can be an excellent way to expand your cultural understanding.

Six of SwordsSix of Swords – The Six of Swords can reflect reluctant travel, perhaps to get away from a difficult situation, such as a break-up, or to see someone in need, such as a sick relative. This card may also point to a slow boat trip or ferry ride.

FoolFool A new journey or a new territory, this card reminds me of my own travel experience to Germany on a six-month school exchange when I was 18. The Fool is full of curiosity to discover new experiences and new cultures. He may find himself in a few challenging situations, particularly if he doesn’t look after his personal safety, but it will all be part of the learning experience.

ChariotChariot – Road trip! This card is traditionally associated with driving, so if you see the Chariot come up in a reading, get out your roadmap, your favourite CDs and pack for a fun-filled road trip! You might be a bit more planned than most, particularly as the Chariot likes to know where he is heading, but you can still have some fun along the way.

Page of SwordsPage of Swords – Well, we all know the suit of Swords is associated with air, so expect a bit of air travel with the Page of Swords. He’s like someone who’s never flown before or has only travelled in his own country, and is bursting at the seams to explore new territories!

Knight of WandsKnight of Wands – This Knight is probably more reflective of the build-up of excitement before you even head out on a big trip. He can hardly contain himself, he has so much energy and enthusiasm about just getting away from it all and experiencing something new!

What other Tarot cards do you associated with travel and holidays? Leave your comments below!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tam May 27, 2011 at 8:02 am

Hi Biddy,

Thank you for these top ten cards! Your blog is always very interesting to read. Just thought I’d share my experience with the two of these cards – I kept getting ‘The Fool’ when I was asking regarding my trip to a new country (I was about to move to a new country not really knowing anyone there or having a secured employment). Now, looking back at this I think it probably is a really good representation of this card!
And after I have moved I kept getting 6 swords, which I took as an indication of a following transition.

This is just my experience with these cards :)

Thanks again and all the best!


Biddy_Tarot May 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Hi Tam,
Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience of these cards – it always helps to hear how it plays out for different people! It certainly brings the cards to life.


Aasheesh Kumar October 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Hi Biddy…..Could you also suggest cards/spread to know about foreign residence,and not merely travel.Thanks.


Biddy_Tarot October 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Hi Aasheesh. Foreign residence… I would suggest the Three of Wands and the Two of Wands as these both reflect a more longer-term travel arrangement. You might want to also look at card combinations such as the Two of Wands along with the Four of Pentacles (settling down in a new country) or with the Four of Wands (joining other family members overseas). Open to suggestion though! Might be a good question for the FaceBook page too –


Aasheesh Kumar October 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Thanks Biddy for the info.Any specific spread for this purpose ?


Biddy_Tarot October 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I often like to make up my own. See more here –


Marianne Quintinio March 6, 2012 at 1:52 am

When I asked questions about what our life would become when we migrate to North America, the Six of Swords often comes up. As a matter of fact, during my Tarot Reading for the Year 2012, the Six of Swords landed itself in the position of the twelfth house: what is hidden/mysteries/secrets. Ironically, this card did not only reveal travel; for me, it also revealed slow transition. We’ve been living in Canada for only 13 months and life has been stressful lately. We’ve passed on the depression stage in the past year because when we’ve got here, my parents had difficulties on looking for a job. The Six of Swords,in my personal opinion, indicates the “moving forward” concept in this new country. We are trying our best to move forward, but because of too much major life transition stress that happened in the past year, we’ve become emotionally depleted. This card suggests us to accept our new life in this country and take things slow our pace down; we should not be in a rush of adapting to the country.


Asa May 8, 2012 at 6:13 am


I was planning on doing a program abroad through a university this summer, but I am having trouble finding the funding for it. It would be a wonderful opportunity though, because I feel it would really help my future career. I did a Celtic Cross spread to see if I will go this particular summer, and I got some cards that are a bit contradictory:

1st: Knight of Wands
2nd: 5 of Pentacles
3rd: Knight of Wands
4th: 10 of Pentacles
5th: Temperance
6th: Page of Swords
7th: Ace of Swords
8th: 2 of Swords
9th: The Sun
10th: The Tower

Obviously this is a lot of information, and you don’t have to address it all… I’m just wondering if you could briefly describe what is going on, especially with the Tower as placed as the outcome juxtaposed against mostly “positive” cards? Thanks! As an aside, I have gotten the Fool before when I asked about this issue a while back.


Brigit May 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

Asa, thanks for sharing your Tarot reading. While the Tower can seem dramatic, it simply points towards a major upheaval and a change in perspective. It may be difficult to deal with initially, but know that this will bring you positive change in an unexpected way. A blessing in diguise! I also provide in-depth interpretations of Tarot readings.


Asa May 8, 2012 at 6:14 am

* I’m sorry: the 3rd position was in 9 of Wands, not Knight of Wands. The Knight of Wands was only in the 1st placement. I apologize :)


Asa May 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thank you so much for the input! :)

So… does the Tower mean I may not be able to go abroad? Or, can it mean something else? I find it a bit confusing in this reading….


Brigit May 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

The Tower is likely to result in something quite unexpected, so it may mean that you won’t go abroad but a different opportunity will arise.


vishakha June 25, 2013 at 10:48 pm


We are waiting for my son’s working visa to work in US. The result is not yet out.

Can you suggest cards/spread for the same ?




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