Meanings of Colors in Tarot Cards

meanings of colors in tarot

Meanings of Colors in Tarot

The meanings of colors in Tarot cards serve as the rubies, emeralds, and sapphires that sparkle with clarity in our Tarot readings. Each Tarot card is a treasure chest for our intuition.

Just like number meanings of the Tarot, meanings of colors in the cards bring a fresh new perspective on our spreads.

Even the earliest Tarot decks, such as the Tarot of Marseilles, were very brightly colored. This is no accident. Bright colors are known to trigger our psyche and engage our intuitive minds.

The use of colors in Tarot decks is ingenious – it activates our creativity, and allows our spirits to play with the energies surrounding our readings. You can even use color for your interpretations no matter what kind of spread you’re working with. So whether you’re pulling a 3 card tarot spread or a Celtic cross – colors can illuminate your readings.

meanings of colors in tarot
Meanings of colors in Tarot

Knowing the meanings of colors will allow you to delve deeper into the knowledge the Tarot holds. It will also enrich your understanding of the Tarot as well as your respect for the craft of interpretation.

As you play with the meanings of colors in the Tarot, feel free to consult the color meanings chart below as a loose reference.

Meanings of Colors in Tarot

Red: Think fire and blood – Red rushes to us with messages of passion, primal urges, action, pleasure, vibrance, radiance, and love.

Orange: A nice subdued blend between the aggressive red and the high-pitch of yellow – Orange is about harmony, aspiration, sociability, contentment, and intelligence.

Yellow: Worshipped in the form of the sun – Yellow is all about radiating creativity, protection, intellect, positivity, and clarity.

Green: The fresh start of spring brings oceans of Green and with it comes attributes of youth, sentimentality, nature, adventure, growth, and health.

Blue: Look to the sky for the meanings of Blue – open spaces, freedom, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity.

Indigo: Similar to the attributes of blue, but Indigo’s energy runs very deep – consider the unknown depths of the sea along with emotion, strength, fluidity, persuasiveness, expressiveness, and pervasiveness.

Violet: The hue of fragile flowers and sleepy sunsets, Violet reminds us of spirituality, communion, grandeur, high-ideals, devotion, and peace.

Brown: Anybody who has squished their toes through the rich moist earth has got Brown down – groundedness, earthiness, tangible, practical, stable, nurturing, and solid.

Gray: When fog rolls in and we’re surrounded with the haze of Gray we understand its message of – uncertainty, neutrality, mystery, intensity, and austerity.

Black: Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue – it’s a forceful feature and represents formality, dignity, force, convention, stability, and zero-tolerance.

White: Contemplate the brilliance of new white snow and how it pulls a blanket of peace over everything it touches – White stands for peace, cleansing, illumination, purity, innocence, and the highest kind of understanding.

I hope you have enjoyed these meanings of colors and incorporate their vibrancy in your Tarot readings. You’ll find they bring about a deeper, almost enthralling feel to your Tarot experience.

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