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Top 10 Tarot Cards for Spiritual Development

By March 21, 2012 September 29th, 2022

The Tarot can be extremely helpful for understanding your own spiritual development and guiding you on your spiritual journey. So what Tarot cards should you look out for in your own Tarot readings that indicate spiritual development? Here are my top 10 Tarot card for spirituality…

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The Hermit is the ultimate soul searcher. He spends time alone, whether it is for 20 minutes, 20 days, or even 20 years, to ponder on his own spiritual path and, in the process, he becomes more and more enlightened. When you see this card in a spiritual reading, know that it is the time for isolation and contemplation about your own spiritual path.

Four of Cups

The Four of Cups indicates a need to shut out any external distractions for a short period of time and bring your attention inwardly to discover what grounds you and what brings you fulfilment.

High Priestess

Highly intuitive, the High Priestess suggests that you can connect to your inner spirit by learning to trust your intuition or by engaging in more ‘mystical’ practices.

The Hierophant

The Hierophant often points to the role of the church or some sort of group membership as you get closer to your spiritual goals. You may also find the guidance of a spiritual leader or guru particularly helpful.

Ace of Wands

Ah, inspiration! The Ace of Wands brings about a burst of energy that encourages you to start a new path towards spiritual enlightenment. Perhaps you are about to start a new course or learn more about a new belief system.


The Tower is incredibly powerful for spiritual development, indicating that you will go through a very difficult period that will challenge your belief systems. While it may feel uncomfortable at the time, the destruction will make way for a very new way of looking at your life.

Eight of Pentacles

While the Pentacles are not typically associated with spirituality, the Eight of Pentacles in a spiritual reading indicates that you will dedicate yourself to a particular line of study that will help you to achieve your spiritual goals. You see your spiritual path as a lifetime journey which you are slowly but surely working through.

Five of Pentacles

This card reflects that you need to give up your desire for material wealth in order to attain greater spiritual wealth. Perhaps you have placed too much emphasis on your material wealth and have neglected your spiritual wealth and well-being. You may be struggling with your life direction, feeling isolated and shut out from the world. Time for a turnaround.


Judgement is a wonderful card to see in a spiritual reading. It reflects a moment of spiritual ‘awakening’, where your connection with your soul and the Universe becomes crystal clear and you know what you need to do to reach enlightenment. You are very open to spiritual messages at this time and may find solace in sharing your experiences with others in a group context.

Hanged Man

The Hanged Man represents a need to let go and to give yourself over to something for spiritual enlightenment. Consider areas in your life where you may need to act in a more selfless manner, either for the benefit of others or for the fulfilment of your own deeper needs. How do you want to become more spiritually aware? What aspects of your inner self are you looking to change? What needs to be sacrificed in order for this change to occur?

Are you feeling drawn to a particular card? I'd love for you to share your insights on Instagram, and remember to tag #biddytarot so I can see!


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