Ace of Wands and Page of Cups

16 Pregnancy and Fertility Tarot Card Combos

Before I start listing the pregnancy and fertility card combinations, I want to make it abundantly clear that you should never use the cards in place of a medical health care professional, nor do I recommend using the cards as a pregnancy test. I can assure you that you won’t get much joy from the cards that way since detachment from the outcome is necessary in order to accurately read the cards.

My reason for creating this list of tarot card combination interpretations is to help you get to know the cards better. Naturally, birth and pregnancies do show up in readings – as do miscarriages and abortions.

The knowledge shared with you in this post must be used with utmost discretion when reading for others. Always make it clear that your reading is not an alternative to pregnancy tests or proper medical check-ups. Never give a pregnant lady bad news or tell someone that they are unable to have children. EVER. This is for the same reason you never ever use the cards to diagnose a condition. You are not a doctor.

Do have fun experimenting with these interpretations by picking out the cards used (as you will see, many of them are repeated) and see if you can come up with other meaningful combinations that relate to pregnancy and fertility.

If you are looking for a Pregnancy Tarot Spread which covers all three trimesters, as well as conception, birth and sex of the baby, you will find one HERE.

Positive Pregnancy Test:

Ace of Wands and Page of Cups

Negative Pregnancy Test:

4 of Swords and Page of Cups

Peak Fertility:

Ace of Wands and The Empress

A Broody Woman:

The Empress and Queen of Pentacles

Extremely Fertile Woman:

The Empress and Strength

Barren Woman:

Queen of Swords and The High Priestess

Extremely Fertile Man:

The Emperor and the Ace of Wands


The Empress and The Tower

Blighted Ovum / ‘Missed Miscarriage’:

The Empress and Death


The Tower and 10 of Swords

Unexpected Pregnancy:

‘ The Wheel of Fortune and the Ace of Cups

The Birth of a New Family Member:

Ace of Cups and 10 of Cups

Twins or Multiples:

The Lovers and The Sun

The Birth of a Baby Boy:

The Sun and the Ace of Wands

The Birth of a Baby Girl:

The Sun and the Ace of Cups

A Healthy Pregnancy:

The Empress and The Sun

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  1. Good Day everyone!
    I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the 13 card pregnancy tarot spread I just did on myself. I would greatly appreciate imput!
    The cards I pulled by position number:
    1. Five of wands
    2. Queen of pentacle
    3. Page of wands
    4. Six of pentacle
    5. Three of cups
    6. Knight of cups
    7. Hermit
    8. Ace of pentacle
    9. Ace of wands
    10. King of swords
    11. Wheel of fortune
    12. King of wands
    13. Five of cups

    I also pulled more cards to better see gender and the first ace drawn was Swords. I see a lot of cards pointing to an upcoming pregnancy but would love more imput!
    Thanking you in advance!

      1. I am so sorry! Specifically I would love help in interpreting cards ten and eleven together, the king of swords and the wheel. As these are read together for conception, the king’s are forceful and swords are all about internal conflict – right now would not be a good time for me to get pregnant as I have been unable to work for 14 months as a result of a brain injury resulting from a serious car accident. My husband and I (he, a financial advisor and I a lawyer) just got married in July and with my not being able to work, finances are abismal. It is not recommended that I get pregnant now… and I know my husband would be stressed if it happened for us now, being the only one working. But read with the Wheel… well that makes me confident we can get through everything together (as we already have proved we can!). I interpret the wheel as confirmation that the universe is about to give me a big change and it remind me that the passed 14 months is not indicative of how the rest of my life will be. kids don’t always happen at “the right moment” but the universe knows what you need, and when.
        I would love another opinion though !

        I am also having issue with the king of wands and the five up cups. AGAIN, the king is forceful through his personaility and talks of a change… but a positive one. His wand represents life and creativity. I would like to have home births for all my pregnancies, so I take this card to mean it will be a good birth experience, and my having the strength of the king to do it. I’m not sure if the king here also represents the sex of the baby… as when I pulled another few cards the ace of swords came up representing a baby boy. The king of wands reminds me not to limit myself to what everyone else tells me I am capable of.
        The five of cups is where I really don’t identify… I am not sure what this represents for the sex of the baby. I know ace of cups would represent a baby girl… not sure if the entire suit does? I see two cups standing together in the middle of the card, makes me think of twins.
        Any assistance would be greatly appreciated !

  2. Hello I asked if I will have a safe delivery of my baby girl in November and I got the 8 of wands, what could this mean? Thanks you

  3. Hi!

    I am currently thinking I might be pregnant. (I have not had a period since 8/4. Coincidentally, that is my deceased brother’s birthday.) I’m waiting on the results of a blood test I took two days ago. Last night, I did a reading on myself, concentrating on my question, “Am I pregnant?”

    I drew a 7 card spread and this was the outcome. (I basically just chose a spread that would be somewhat related to my question….not sure if it is totally the perfect spread or not.)

    The Moon (fertility, motherhood)
    Queen of Wands (maternal figure)
    Temperance (chill out with the drinking)
    The Empress (perpetually pregnant and beaming with pleasure—is almost always a sign that pregnancy is in the cards.)
    The Chariot (unborn soul traveling toward its destination)
    Two of Wands (my husband and I)
    Three of Wands (and baby makes 3?)

    My interpretation of this spread was that I am likely pregnant and The Temperance card is telling me to take it easy on not drinking until I find out. And that I must have patience to find out at the right time. My husband’s birthday is next Tuesday, 10/4, so I am thinking I will probably find out then.

    What are your thoughts? Am i on the right track with interpreting the cards? Do they signify anything else to you?

    Thanks so much!!


    1. Hi Kristi, sorry for the late reply. It seems a couple of comments for this thread were hiding in the moderations queue… So are you pregnant? Blessings, Lisa

  4. Okay so I have been having vivid dreams I am pregnant. I know that the timing is right my deck has beem speaking to me I’ve gotten a lot of fertile women cards however i asked my mom to read “what will happen in my daughters near future” I got the lovers the queen of pentacles and the knight of cups. My mom has no idea I think I am pregnant. The pattern in the cards stays the same I also asked after the reading “does my mom’s reading suggest a pregnancy?” I got the six of cups. Can you please tell me if this sounds like I am pregnant and possibly with twins?

    1. Oops, sorry for the late reply. Looks like your comment was hiding in the moderation cue. I can’t really read on a reading about a reading… lol So tell us, what happened? Are you pregnant?!

  5. My husband and i have been trying for months to get pregnant, we finally got pregnant in February and miscarried in March, we found out we were pregnant again In July and we are miscarrying as I type this. I wan wondering if the reading I just had done that said I would have a baby in 2017 was correct. I have never done this before but I am really down from the 2 miscarriages and I am looking for some hope in all this. Also getting tested next week for PCOS.

  6. I recently found out I was pregnant and picked out 10 random cards m. I did not get any pages or aces so I chalked it up to just not being able to find out. As I was gathering the cards, the sun fell out. I know sometimes that indicates multiples but do you know of it indicating gender?

    1. Hi, I would say male for Sun and female for Moon. But like I’ve said so many times, most souls incarnating at this time couldn’t care less about gender and don’t want us to be hung up on it either. Blessings, Lisa

      1. AV Just Got sum online tarot reading, i wanted dat they tell me if my invitro gona work etc bt they Just sent meh 6card ND meanings which i even dont understand and a guess they was Just abt my life… I need some1 who cud help meh find out if my invitro gona work…

        1. Hi Beata, that sounds like a terrible experience. I hope you complained and got your money back! Personally, I don’t read on medical questions for ethical reasons. I think you will find that most professional readers don’t. Blessings, Lisa

          1. Cn u help meh understand plz is der anything wat cud say dat ma invitro guna work
            The Emperor. You need to show that you have the
            strength and will to overcome obstacles and opposition, so
            be sure to use them. The Emperor can indicate a sense of
            power and ambition in yourself, or dealings with official
            bodies and people in authority. Reason rather than
            emotion should be your guide, but be careful not to be
            Death. Don’t be scared by this card, it suggests that an
            important change is happening around you, or that such
            a change is needed. It may be that something is coming
            to an end, and there is little you can do to stop it. This is
            not necessarily bad, however, as even if the ending is
            distressing at the time, and this need not be the case, it is
            likely to prove to be a blessing in disguise. Death often
            indicates that some outworn element of your life needs to
            be left behind in order to allow growth, regeneration and
            a brighter future. In time, you will be able to look back
            upon the events suggested by this card as necessary to
            move forward or to begin a new, positive phase of life.
            The Ace of Pentacles. This card offers you the chance to
            begin a period of improved prosperity and security. You
            should take advantage of the positive influence of this
            card to lay the foundation of a safe and stable future.
            Matters relating to finance, property or status are
            propitious, and material gain is possible. A windfall or a
            gift may come your way, and this is a good time to risk
            an educated gamble.
            The Queen of Swords. In an awkward situation you you
            will get the most from it by being perceptive and fair to
            others. You must keep your cool, even in the face of
            provocation, and be ready and able to read between the
            lines. In all of this, beware of double-dealing and
            unreliability in yourself and others.
            The Queen of Cups. To me the Queen of Cups indicates
            that you will get the most from today by searching your
            feelings and using your imagination. Self-reflection is
            important for you to succeed, as is being kind and
            considerate to others, so take time to explore your true
            feelings and desires. Beware, though, of indolence or self-
            Temperance. This offers the prospect of a time of peace
            and calmy. Even if you are having to ‘do without’ in
            some area of your life, there is a harmonious combination
            of circumstances that you can make the most of.
            Whether you need to be frugal or not, moderation is no
            hardship: you should realize that pacing yourself and
            avoiding excess are the right things to do for the time

        2. Oh my, this is absolutely dreadful! Did you actually pay to get this ‘reading’? It’s just an automated list of random cards with card meanings. I can’t possibly comment on this because it is quite obviously NOT a real Tarot reading. I hate to tell yout this but you were conned.

          1. I using app call “groupon” there is too many Gd deals ND i found this tarot reading there, i was neva fink abt tarots cz a didnt believe on this, bt der was Gd comments frm to many ppl dat they Got reading ND everything its ryt etc nd cz am soo stressed abt my invitro coming (cz we hv only one chance) i gave it a try it was only £4 ND a was need wait abt 2weeks bt a had rly tooo much hope to knw is Dat atleast guna work or nt to Just clean my mind nt stressed ND den a hot this “reading” awww sooo upset…

          2. Beata, I totally understand that you are upset but the best thing you can do for this to be successful is to focus on staying positive, relaxing and taking excellent care of your own health. There is a time for Tarot readings and there is a time to just let go and let God… this is a time when you simply must do the latter and let the doctors guide you on the best way forward. Blessings, Lisa

    1. The Lovers (Gemini) could indicate twins. Never had a reading on triplets but I would imagine a three numerology card would show up for that, just as a two numerology card can also show up to indicate twins. It all depends on the spread position and surrounding cards really.

  7. Hello I just did a two card pregnancy reading and I got judgement and the 9 of wands reversed can u pls help me understand my reading…I was asking if I was having a baby boy or girl

    1. I don’t recommend reading on gender as very few souls being incarnated at this time are interested in being slapped with binary gender labels. What is your own understanding of this reading?

      1. That my life is going to change but I am worried that the 9 of wands reversed means that I will struggle with the change? I’m new to tarot cards I’m learning….I so confused lol I’m 19 weeks pregnant…I would appreciate any advice.Thank u x

      2. Also I am wanting to find out if I will have an UN complicated natural delivery this time round as my last baby came by c-section what cards should I keep an eye out for that could be telling me what is in plan for me and baby’s arrival. Thank you

  8. Hi I completed the pregnancy terror spread. I’m yet to find out if I’m pregnant or not this month.

    In my first trimester the 3 cards I got was
    1.Ace of cups
    2. Four of cups
    3. Ten of wands

    For my conceive/implantation section I got
    1. Wheel of fortune
    2. Six of cups
    (This is also suppose to have a hidden number? Or meaning of multipuls)

    For my birth section I got
    Two of cups
    Ace of penticals
    (To me this suggests a girl)

    Can you explain to me what my 1st trimester means and what my conception section means? Also am I right in reading a baby girl?
    Thank you so much

    1. Sorry I’m not asking for a free reading here, I’m just starting out, I’ve started reading my own tarots, getting to know my cards and connect with my cards, I got a strong indication of pregnancy off this spread and how I looked at it, but because I’m not experienced and still only learning I’d like a honest answer of yes I’m getting there or no I’ve read my cards wrong haha

    2. Hi Jane, this is not a spread you should use to determine if you are pregnant or not, this is a reading on the pregnancy once it has been confirmed. You will have to be patient and wait for the pregnancy test result.

  9. Hello all I asked regarding pregnancy and I got 2 cards the empress and the 7 of cups, what do u think this means please?

    1. It could mean being obsessed with getting pregnant. The 7 of Cups is a card of attachment, confusion, delusion and addiction. You are in need of clarity… and quite clearly not from the Tarot!

  10. I just did a 3 card spread. I am currently 12 weeks 5 days pregnant and wanted to find out the gender of the baby and asked if i would have a healthy pregnancy.
    I pulled 6 of wands (reversed), the fool and 10 of cups!
    Could you tell me what this would indicate? The fool is both genders so im not too sure, and will i have a healthy lasting pregnancy?

    1. Congratulations on your pregnancy, Kyla. The Fool here is making me smile. Souls incarnating now are letting us know that we need to stop being concerned with gender. What matters more by far is personality and this seems like a happy soul 🙂 If you are the least bit worried about the health side of things you need to speak to a medical professional as that is not something I am qualified to answer for you. Blessed Be!

      1. Well thank you so much. When i went for my second ultrasound 2 days ago. My baby was so very active and wouldnt sit still for the ultrasound tech. Im happy the baby is happy and healthy. I guess i will find out the gender in time.
        I do have a gut instinct of a boy though. But thank you for that insight. I do love tarot cards and have had my deck for years. Still not as experienced as i would like to be.
        I also found out i was pregnant by a dream and taking a hpt in my dream and it was positive. So i went to the shop straight away got one and what do you know, a bfp.
        Do you do dream interpretations as well? I am into everything spirtual. My dad used to be a palm reader, but will never tell me anything negative which i understand. Ugh im just raving on now. Thank you 🙂

  11. Lisa, in a 6 card spread on whether now is the right time to fall pregnant with my partner, I drew the 3 of swords in psychological aspects of the mother (I believe this must relate to painful emotions from our past termination), the knight of cups in health/physical aspects of the mother (I’m wondering if this signifies coming to the end of my fertility?), and the 8 of swords in the will of the unborn child position. I’m quite worried about the meaning/positioning of the 8 and the knight.. any insight deeply appreciated!

    1. Any time you are worried or concerned about a medical issue, you need to consult a medical professional rather than the Tarot cards. Blessed Be!

    1. it could, depending on all the surrounding cards.
      ace of wands,the empress,queen of pentacles, the sun……ect.

  12. Fascinating reading! I’ve been getting a lot of these cards, however when I do a one card spread I get the star as the outcome of asking is right to go ahead with having a third child right now?
    Is the star asking something else of me?

      1. Oh I wasn’t consulting the tarot for medical reasons. it was regarding whether now is the right time for us as a couple in general.. the spread I chose to use just includes two cards for mother’s heath and father’s health.. thank you for your comments in any case.

  13. These comments lol x I’m cringing! Seriously did people just buy cards too pull & ask on here?

    I came here to get more out of my cards. For ideas of combos to program my cards to. Which is exactly what you gave so thankyou lovley! This is fab x

    Guys you should be aligning them with how you feel and giving each cards it’s own energy buy meditating and atturning to each of them. Yes it’s a massive task but I promise you will be so much more connected.

    & I’m sure she ment that if these cards came up in a general reading as a combo, rather than a 2 pull ‘am I.. arn’t i’ question.

    Again Thankyou Lisa 🙂 xx

  14. I did a reading asked if me & my boyfriend r ginna have a baby i did the celtic cross i got the chariot lovers the emperor devul fool the empress hermit death tower and star what does this reading mean

    1. Hi Marcia, you need to provide your own interpretation for any spreads you share and then ask questions about an individual card or combination that you are stuck on. This is not a free reading service. Cheers

  15. I asked if I will get pregnant? I got ace of pentacles paat, present empress, and future 10 of cups. In pretty sure this is a yes. Is their ant further insight you could offer?

  16. Hi all. Been reading tarot awhile but hard to read for yourself. Did a three card spread aski ng if I am or would be pregnant soon. Got 6 swords pash 4 wands present emperor future and 2 of wands as a clarifying card. What do u think that mean? Thanks so much!

        1. That’s an inconclusive answer but I would say you will have children… albeit not as soon as you might like. 10 of Cups is a card of family and children. The World is Saturn and could mean that your wish is delayed.

  17. HI

    I did a six card spread asking whether after 3 children (IVF) it was time to move on from babies. The spread clearly gave me the empress for position 2 (your wishes) haha so accurate. But the final outcome /answer was Strength which I see you have related to pregnancy but I was wondering if in this case it meant strength to move on away from wishing for more children.

    With the moon as support and the fool as a negative influence I am not sure . Any insight?

    1. Yes, it can mean strength to move in a new direction. But it won’t happen until you change your wish to something else. That is the beast you are struggling with in the Strength card…

  18. I asked yesterday if I had gotten pregnant this week and I pulled out four cards. Which was the emperor, page of swords, the empress, and six of cups. Not sure what it means but I’ve never got the emperor or empress in the same reading.

    1. It means ‘Buy a pregnancy test’ If a pregnancy shows up in a reading, it is one thing but pregnancy tests are by far more accurate for correct diagnosis. Since this is a medical condition as well as something that would totally change your life, you need to use the right medical resources to have it confirmed.

      1. I did a pregnancy test 5 days ago and it was negative but still no period. This is why I asked the cards. I plan on going to the doctors anyway ,but I am wondering what page of swords would mean as in terms of pregnancy.

        1. Neither of those two cards are pregnancy indicators, so it would depend on how you read each of the cards as yes/no… However, I find that Swords showing up (other than as an indicator of personality) usually means ‘no.’

  19. Hi was doing a pregnancy reading also. Don’t have a bf yet. Did a love reading, it says I should meet someone in spring. So I did an annual and I had the sun in march but in Oct I had the empress card. So I did a pregnancy reading and the empress jump out of the card. Put it aside. So I laid 3 card the magician, can remember middle card but last card was the sun. Dunno if it is a sign or not. Help? Being trying to get better at my interpretation of the cards but I get block sometimes.

  20. I was doing a monthly read for the first four months of 2016 for January I pulled the empress ace of cups an ace of wand please help with interpretation I feel like it is telling me that I will become or could become pregnant not sure

  21. I asked if I would get pregnant sometime this year. The three card spread showed:
    1) The Star
    2) The Sun
    3) The Hanged Man
    I’m not sure how to interpret it….

    1. If the Hanged Man is future/outcome, then I’d say you’ll have to wait a bit longer even though your own vitality levels (The Sun) are good at the moment.

  22. I just wanna say I love your website. I too am trying to conceive, I did the past present future, I asked if pregnancy was in my near future, I got 2 of wands, the magician, the 10 of cups, card 4 was a overview it was the lovers. Could you share any insight on this?

    1. Hi Jenna, so glad you love the site. This is not a free reading site. If you are a student of the Tarot, I need YOUR reading for the question. Happy 2016!

      1. I’m really just starting, and I have a hard time interpreting the cards because some seem so far off, but with the 10 of cups in thinking it could happen.

        1. Congratulations on starting your Tarot journey! It’s fascinating and the more you learn you’ll want to know. Yes, the 10 of Cups is a good sign you’ll have the family you dream of 🙂

  23. Hello when asking if I will be blessed with a baby while doing the3 card tarot, I received past 4 of swords, present Queen of pentacles, and future the. Empress card. What is your insight on this ?

  24. Hi! I have a quick question for you regarding a card I pulled earlier today. My husband and I want to become pregnant again soon. I just recently lost a pregnancy.
    So for fun I did a spread asking about myself as a mother, my next pregnancy, what my child’s soul is like, what I need to learn, and finally how our relationship as mother/child will be. I’m confused now because the card for my child’s soul was The Devil card. I know it isn’t literally the devil, but what is the message here? Our relationship card was the Knight of Cups. Thanks for any light you can shine on this 🙂

      1. Thanks so much. My initial reaction was maybe my future child’s soul will reincarnate with some addictions or vices that they will need to work out in this lifetime. I thought about the Capricorn aspect, but I didn’t want to dismiss the other deeper issues that may be there. I guess we will wait and see. Thanks for your reply, this blog has been exceptionally helpful to me in my journey of learning tarot and working on my intuition.

      1. I also asked if pregnancy is in my future, I got past 8 of swords, present the tower, future 3 of wand’s. I cannot believe how accurate u are. Thanks

  25. I am so happy I found this! I love my cards and use them a lot but I find myself questioning the meanings sometimes. Just now I did a 3 card spread asking if I am pregnant with girl or boy.

    10 of rods
    7 of cups
    6 of swords

    I am not really sure what this could mean. This was the second spread I did because the first one I did I didn’t feel I was as focused. But I got

    8 of swords
    6 of cups
    8 of cups

    1. Hi Crystal, that’s a pretty clear message from the soul of your unborn baby that it is of no consequence what gender they incarnate as. Focus more on getting to know their personality. It is probably an old soul who has been her as both genders before. I see this more and more… the next generation is transcending the gender paradigm. This is something to be aware of when you raise your child, so that you do not try to limit them based on their gender. Blessings

  26. We are trying to conceive, have been unsuccessful. Recently I did the lotus tarot 6 card reading , the empress and Sun came up. Not sure if this could be a good sign.

  27. HI! Thank you for very insightful site. I did three card spread today asking about pregnancy and I got Ace of Wands, Sun and Moon. What does that mean? Is it possible that I could be pregnant?

  28. I love this site! For pregnancy I recently got 5 of wands, 9 of pentacles, Queen of Pentacles and the Empress. I have been convinced I wanted to wait a few years before my husband and I started a family, however when he was home last month (he works away) I found myself having over whelming thoughts of being a mother and it’s all I can think about! I feel so strongly that it’s time to go down that path! What do you think my cards are saying? I don’t think I’m the best person to read then, I think they mean I’m pregnant already or soon to be!!! Here’s hoping 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Hi Cassie, I don’t read on ‘Am I pregnant?’ That is what pregnancy tests are for. However, please consider that the 5 of Wands indicates a conflict of interest. Your clock may be ticking but you could be on your own. You need to talk with your husband.

  29. Currently trying to conceive 3rd child, just did a 6 card reading thinking about getting pregnant before end of the year, the cards I got were:
    The fool
    The world
    The high Priestess
    I’m wondering if there is any significance to pulling all major cards?
    I get the feeling that this is a positive sign, but temperance makes me think that it may not happen before end of year as it calls for patience

  30. i did the celtic cross spread for mine because i like that spread to organize the cards better and i got ace of wands, queenof pentecles and page of cups also in the same section was queen of swords, how would you interpert this

    1. In the same section? There are set positional meanings in the Celtic Cross… I don’t find it reads very well for combination meanings… so which position did you find the Queen of Swords in?

      1. they were all together like the main card was ace of wands the challenhe was queen of pentecles and the queen of swords was what will help you and the page of cups was in whats happening in my current situation , the present

  31. I did a three card spread. I’m trying to conceive. The last two cards were the 10 of cups (present) and the ace of cups (future).This means birth of a family member. That can be my baby right?

  32. I did a single card reading asking about the gender of my baby. I’m 10 weeks pregnant now. The card I got was temperance. Any idea if Thats a male or female card?

    1. Congratulations and blessings on your pregnancy, Joanna! This made me smile because to me it’s a sign that this soul is not very interested what gender they incarnate as, as much as their soul’s mission. Temperance contains both Fire (masculine) and Water (feminine)… This is a rainbow child. It doesn’t necessarily mean they will be gay or transgender but they will have deep empathy for those who are because they have already transcended the gender paradigm due to being an old and wise soul.

    1. Hi Emily, I don’t read with reversals, so it’s up to you. Do you normally interpret reversals as the opposite/converse of the original meaning? This is something you need to know for yourself BEFORE you try reading with the cards. Blessings

  33. The Queen of Swords and The High Priestess indicate barren woman? Are you serious?! The Queen of Swords maybe, but The High Priestess? The High Priestess is associated with fertility (pomegranates and palms in the background are symbols of fertility) and the card is ruled by Moon which represents menstrual cycles, fertility and pregnancy – even in astrology.

    1. Hi Jessica, The High Priestess is associated with feminine health and the reproductive system thanks to the lunar correspondence but not with conception, pregnancy and birth – the card for the latter would be the Empress (Venus). There is more to the High Priestess than her lunar correspondence. She is dressed in virginal white and seated IN FRONT OF of the pomegranates, showing that she is not embodying the mystery of conception but is in charge of the wisdom connected with it. The Empress, on the other hand, is WEARING the pomegranates, and as you know, is often depicted as pregnant. This is logical also from a numerological point of view. The 3 of the Empress has always been associated with conception – the 2 only with duality. So yes, the High Priestess can show things like the onset or ending of a woman’s fertile phase, as well as problems with the feminine reproductive system or painful periods etc… but usually not pregnancy, in my experience.

      1. Just to add something. When I was pregnant, before I knew, I asked “What will the results of my pregnancy test be?” and pulled the High Priestess and the Sun. I believe the HP was indicating the 2 lines on the test that indicate a positive result.

        5 weeks later I started spotting and asked about the state of my body. I pulled the Empress with the Three of Swords as the shadow card. I miscarried a few hours later.

  34. I love this article! Personally, I associate The Empress, the Queen of Cups, and the Ace of Cups with fertility and pregnancy. Those cards have tremendous water energy about them. I don’t see The Empress as purely an earth card. There is always a river, waterfall, or some kind of body of water on that card. There is no fertility and life without water.

  35. I love this post! Could you please answer the following question: I asked what my potential was of getting pregnant next year (this year is not going to work out) and got the Sun! I then wanted to clarify the card and got the Tower. I tend to see the Tower as a overwhelming, dramatic change. Could you please give me your opinion on this Lisa, a reply would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    1. Hi Ida, glad you love the post! 🙂 How do you usually use a clarifier? Why did you feel you needed one? What would you tell someone else if you pulled the Tower as a clarifier? I don’t really have an opinion on your draw because I don’t read like that and would either pull one card for a quick yes/no answer or do a three card draw for the potential. There is nothing subjective about your interpretation – the Tower IS overwhelming and dramatic change. So not sure what to add here.

  36. Here is my opinion:
    Card representing pregnancy in the Major Arcana: Moon
    Card representing pregnancy in the Minor Arcana: Queen of Cups
    Both cards are associated with the zodiac sign of Cancer (and its ruling “planet”, the Moon).
    Cancer/Moon energy represents fertility, pregnancy, motherhood.

    1. In the Golden system of correspondences, which I adhere to, The Moon is Pisces. The High Priestess corresponds with The Moon. There is a logical structure to the GD system which allows for full integration with Astrology. I find few personal preferences manage this feat.

      1. Yeah, I know about the Golden Dawn astrology associations. However, I prefer listening to my own inner voice and intuition instead of following in someone else’s footsteps.

        There are a lot of disrepancies in the GD system anyway. The Emperor as Aries? He is more like a Capricorn. The Chariot as Cancer? The Chariot card has pure Aries energy. Also The World card is more Jupiter than Saturn. The Star is Venus. The Lovers has nothing to do with Gemini. It is more like Libra. Gemini is all about brain and intellect. Relationships (romantic or not) is ruled by Libra. And these were only a few examples.

        With that being said, I respect other people’s opinion, I just don’t agree with the GD system.

        1. I imagine A.E. Waite would say that personal opininions do not matter any more for the occult sciences than they do for the natural sciences. It is one thing to read intuitively and get different aspects of the deep rich symbology of the arcana surface at different times and another completely to make up your mind to permanently view The Emperor as Capricorn. First of all, The Emperor is neither Aries nor Capricorn. It is much more complex than that. An archetype is an organising principle which, expressed through the Emperor gives us cardinal energy of Fire expressed through the number 4, Chesed and Heh, the fifth path of the Three of Life. Without allowing for this level of complexity, you would not only forfeit the structure afforded by the GD system but also layers upon layers of meaning that could potentially become available to you as you develop as a reader. But then it is not for everyone to want to devote a lifetime to occult study. The structure itself is not manmade – it is Divine Law and without it, we cannot do magick. I also imagine A.E. Waite would giggle and remind you that the imagery in his own deck and all its clones is based on the GD system of correspondences.

          As for my personal opininion… do follow your intuitive guidance and do whatever works for you. If the Law is indeed the Law, it will reveal itself to you eventually.

  37. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and my first reading one week ago was ace of coins, ace of cups, and wheel of fortune reversed, I thought this was a positive reading, this week I received the star reversed, the empress, and justice reversed and I am unsure what to make of it. Do you have any insight for me? Thanks very much!!

    1. Also this reading was not asking if I am pregnant but if pregnancy was in our foreseeable future as the doctors are thinking my chances of becoming pregnant are low. Thank you very much.

      1. Hi Dani, I don’t read with reversals. For the first draw (assuming I did use reversals) I would say ‘Yes, but the timing is not right.’ For the second draw, ‘Yes, but you need to balance your female hormones first.’

  38. Hi lisa, im a bit of a novice in tarot altho i feel im quite insightful when doing my readings done your 13 card tarot pregnancy spread and i seem to have interparated it with no issues altho i cant seem to make out meanings of 7th 8th and 9th cards in 3rd trimester section 10 of swords, 9 of wands and queen of cups im guessing ill be having complications in 3rd trimester and need to rest more as i will have health problems and the baby will begin to feel the heavy burden towards the end or maybe im overlooking it and indicates the worst? as 12th birth and 13th sex cards were the star and page of cups which i interperated as a positive end result but in essence the opposite of the sun card and now im blocked on interperating it clearly could you share your thoughts? x

    1. Ah, this must be your first baby… those are all normal cards for the third trimester… the emotional and easily bloated queen of cups… feeling like she’s had enough but worrying about the giving birth at the same time… 9 of Wands + 10 of Swords… Nothing to worry about my dear! 🙂

  39. HI I did a reading on 4/26/2015 via Celtic cross the question I asked was Will I get Pregnant withing the month w/ a boy under hidden factors I got Ace of cups clarified with the lovers and wheel of fortune the outcome was temperance I have been jotting down every tarot spread that I do May 12th What does this Month have in store for me next move The lovers How I see my self Wheel of Fortune and outcome The Empress clarified by 8 of wands( now or later). May 24th (today) current situation Strength helping or hindering 3 of cups best I can achieve Ace of Swords Hidden factors (this is what worries me) Knight of wands clarified the tower,outcome was hermit clarified the star. My Question is is all the readings I do a sign that I will have twins and when I go to the ob of Thurs will the pregnancy test come back Positive ( keep in mind I have had pregnancy symptoms since April 30th just had mirena removed April 29th thankyou

  40. Tonight I did a three card spread asking what biological gender my baby is and in the back of my mind I told myself if I saw three of cups it would signify twins (I’ve been having nagging irrational thoughts that I’m pregnant with twins). My first card was The Sun, the second The High Priestess and the third Ace of Pentacles. I see this a strong female indicator and a healthy pregnancy, but I also had this nagging feeling to split the deck and the card that was revealed was none other than the three of cups. lol What do you think?

  41. Hi Lisa, maybe you could help me to interpret my spread a little better, I did a yes/no.

    1.Two of swords
    2.Ten of pentacles
    3. Ace of wands
    4. Page of cups
    5. Six of cups
    6. The tower
    7. The sun
    8. Knight of swords
    9. Seven of wands
    10. Queen of cups

    Thank You

    1. Please read through the posting instructions again carefully. I do not have time to interpret whole spreads. I’m not sure what method you used for answering a yes/no question with 10 cards. I can only help with a specific question about one or two cards. You say ‘help me to interpret my spread a little better…’ yet do not provide your interpretation…?

  42. Hi Lisa! First, thank you for this page! I don’t know if you still reply to questions but here I go:

    First, I must say that I’m very new to tarot. Before I ovulated this month, I asked if this would be my month I did it twice in a row:

    First: Death reversed, ace of pentacle, queen of cup
    Second: The tower, ace of cup, queen of pentacle (all up)

    I saw this as a positive indication, however, it might indicate that some changes might be required in order for me to become pregnant… maybe?

    So, yesterday, I asked if I was pregnant (I ovulated 9 days ago) and got this:

    two of cup, ace of wand and three of sword, all facing up…

    Is this good or bad? Does the three of sword means loss? I had two chemical pregnancies already so I’m thinking I could be having another.

    1. The 3 of Swords invariably means ‘not what you hoped for’… sorry! The first draw was the correct one… never second-guess and do another draw soon after the original draw! Death is a ‘no’.

    1. This is the only card you pulled… it was upright… then yes, it might be a possibility… but I find it really difficult to comment on a reading I wasn’t present at. I don’t know if you have asked the question of the cards umpteen times before and what the energy in/around you was at the time of asking.

      1. Thank you Lisa for responding 🙂 It was my the first time I asked a question, It wasn’t a deck that belonged to me. It was someone else’s and I was just testing it out since i’m new to this. I was just calm as can be and didn’t have a yes or no expectation, just tried to be receptive of whatever the answer was. Yes it was upright 🙂

  43. What time frame did you set for this reading? Did you ask if you ‘ever’ will become pregnant? The Sun as the outcome is obviously a good sign but there are lots of influences speaking for a need to make sure there is less stress in your life in order to conceive.

      1. It is really hard to say for definite, mainly because of the central two cards of the cross. I think the cards indicate outside help to improve your female health and stress levels rather than an actual pregnancy… but do report back in and let us know!

      1. Yes I am pregnant now and just asked if I was having multiples with a 3 card reading. Should I be doing less cards for a yes or no answer?

        1. Not necessarily but you need to know how to interpret a three card spread for yes/no answers. Other than card combinations (like the ones above) you can work with Elemental Dignities. The trick on being able to do yes/no readings is to find the method that works best for you and then stick to it. Here are some other techniques that I have found to work quite well:

          Blessings and hope all goes well with your pregnancy!

  44. I got king of pentacles, ace of cups and the fool, I think this is a yes for me, I had a 3 month time frame in mind, but is there a better spread I can use other than 3 cards?

      1. Thank you for this, I have tried this spread but I think it’s a bit beyond my ability to interpret, there are cards that I would assioate with fertility and pregnancy the empress, ace of cups 10 of cups 3 cups, but I also have 3 sword cards which I understand isn’t a good sign! Maybe best to leave this until I’m a bit better practiced at reading the cards

          1. Just found out I’m 4 weeks pregnant, so it would seem I was right about my first spread 🙂 thank you for Ur help 🙂 are there anyways to predict the gender?

          2. Congratulations! Yes, you can use either the Pages or the Aces for this: Wands and Swords are boys – Cups and Pentacles are girls. Or you can use a more traditional method of asking a pendulum (or just a ring on a piece of string) held over your stomach.

  45. Hi, Lisa. As a novice to Tarot, I am a novice to Tarot and your site has been quite helpful for me. I was reading through the comments to see if someone had already asked this question, but it doesn’t looks as they have, so I’ll ask.

    Have you ever known the 5 of cups to indicate a miscarriage? I am newly pregnant and in several readings I’ve done for myself, the reading will begin with a pregnancy card (i.e. Empress, Sun, Ace of Pentacles, etc.) and always end with the 5 of cups in the future position. I’ve had others do readings for me online – people I’ve never even met – and without telling them my direct question, they get the same result – 5 of cups in the near future.

    I used the yes/no system on here for clarification (Aces vs 10s for 22-card pull), and, without fail, an Ace always falls when I ask if I’ll miscarry or if that is the message of the 5 of cups. I’m pretty sad about it but I figure at least I can prepare.

    In addition to the 5 of cups question, I wanted to know, in general, if my Tarot cards are reflecting the energy I’m emitting (because I’m now obsessed and believe this will happen now…waiting on it, actually, now the cards will continue to show me that), or if they are showing me the ‘truth’ so I might proceed accordingly. Getting your insight into this would be helpful not just for me to come to terms with these readings but to also keep in mind in the future for when I am reading for others, especially if I’m asking the same question over and over again.

    Thanks for your time.


    1. Hi Kindel, I don’t think it’s good for you to keep reading on this over and over again. Trust your medical practitioner’s advice on this instead. If you keep asking the same question over and over, the cards will invariably give misinformation, so there is really no way I can comment since you admit to having done just that. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy and do talk to your doctor or midwife about any concerns you have. It’s their job to put your mind at ease.

      1. I agree with you, Lisa. Honestly, I think I will need to retire my deck for a while, at least until I am over this ‘phase’ and my mind settles. Thank you for your feedback:)

        I am still interested in knowing, though, not just on my question but for any situation, actually, is it possible for the Tarot to only reflect what a person is feeling (especially if their energy is obsessive) or if the Tarot shows objectively what will probably unfold for the querent based on what is already happening at the time of reading?

        For example, if there is a person who fears she will never get in a loving relationship, and her belief about that is nearly solid, could an entire reading be so muddled by her energy, it just reflects back to her, in its totality, what she already believes (that she’ll never fall in love), or would it reflect her mindset as an obstacle in addition to how she can overcome it? The latter reading offers objective guidance, despite the obsessive energy of the querent, while the former only reflects the querent’s energy…

        I hope that makes sense:-/

        1. Yes, because the future is not set in stone. What you think today is what you live tomorrow… the cards reflect where you’re at now and the future is a trajectory based on past and present thoughts and experiences. Change your thoughts, change your future. Equally, change your thoughts and these changes will be reflected in the cards if they have reach a point of stability.

    2. Hi Kindel, I am in the same boat here, my readings are pretty miserable too. I am just wondering how did your pregnancy go? Im currently 5 weeks & my first on only reading was…awful. x Thanks for your time.

  46. I understand. Thanks for the confirmation, though. I’ll be taking a pregnancy test in a few days. I’ll give you the update.

  47. Hi Lisa,

    I have this strange pressure in my right ovary. I went to the doctor and got an ultrasound but the technician didn’t see anything abnormal. I have some symptoms of pregnancy too (nausea, tender breast, weight gain) but just had a period. I did a three card spread to see if I could gain some insight into what is really happening with my body but I’m at a loss.

    1. Ten of Pentacles
    2. The Chariot
    3. Three of Pentacles.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated!


    1. Karina, it could be a slight hormonal imbalance (and with the presence of a Virgo energy card, I wouldn’t rule out food intolerance) – other than that, I can’t really say… that’s for your doc to diagnose.

        1. Hi, Lisa. I’m not sure if you mind all of these questions. Hopefully, not. I did a three card spread today concerning a pregnancy test that I will be taking in a few days. I used the Thoth deck. The cards I pulled were; Ace of cups, 9 of cups, and 8 of wands. I really have a hard time reading my own cards because I feel I tend to project my own wants and desires and mix up what’s actually there. I pulled one more card for clarification and it was 6 of wands which in Thoth is Victory. How am I to interpret this? It sounds positive to me, but I don’t know. I was hoping to be pregnant.

  48. Hello Lisa, I’m new to Tarot card reading… I did a 13 card spread asking it about pregnancy… Just wondering what does these cards mean??

    [1.] Four of Cups
    [2.] Three of Wands
    [3.] Two of Pentacles
    [4.] Judgement
    [5.] The Wheel of Fortune
    [6.] The Empress
    [7.] Eight of Pentacles
    [8.] Four of Wands
    [9.] The Chariot
    [10.] Five of Wands
    [11.] Six of Swords
    [12.] Ace of Wands
    [13.] The Lovers

    1. Sorry, I don’t have time to interpret whole spreads. If you have no clue of the meanings yourself, I suggest starting with learning the card meanings properly and building your confidence by starting with smaller spreads. This is quite an advanced spread!

  49. Hi there ,
    I was just wondering what your opinion was regarding these two cards combined , the sun as position what’s coming into ones life and the world as outcome position regarding pregnancy ?

    Kind regards


  50. I stumbled across this site while doing further research into tarot. The reason I clicked on the link was due to my desire to end a burning question of which tarot cards tell of pregnancy!
    I was told a year ago, by two separate psychics, that I would conceive at the end of June or beginning of August. Having been sick around the 5th so my BC pill didn’t get absorbed and severe pregnancy symptoms for the past two weeks, I decided to consult the cards.
    Because it’s too early for a home pregnancy test (plus I have ovarian syndrome which makes home tests inconclusive) and I won’t hear back from the blood work for another week or so, I am going bananas!
    After reading your blog, I am rather interested in what you might think regarding this layout:

    1) Seven of Wands
    2) Four of Wands
    3) Pages of cups (inverted)
    4) Death (inverted)
    5) Page of Swords
    6) The Moon (inverted)
    7) Nine of cups (inverted)
    8) The Sun
    9) Five of Cups
    10) Justice

    And because the cards were imploring me, I pulled another and it was The Empress. I used the Celtic Cross Spread. Another card that keeps popping up is The Lovers! Any insight into this would be welcomed. Thank you 🙂

    1. I’m sorry but I don’t read with reversals so I can’t interpret your spread for you.

      Also, people pull cards in different orders for the CC so I can’t be sure which cards go where. As a general rule of thumb I can’t interpret a spread I can’t actually see.

      My feeling is that you still need to fine tune your body in order to be able to receive but take that with a grain of salt for the reasons above.

  51. Hi there ,
    Your site is so informative , I was wondering as a question related to future conception/. Pregnancy the sun was in ” what’s about to come into your life”

    Next to the sun ” the out come” the world was a good sign?

    The other cards where dominated by penticals king and queen and the ace of wands .. The ace of wands but I was so focused on the sun and world I can’t remember .

    Many thanks

      1. Hi Lisa, Thank you for your response. One more question what would seven of fire and ten of water together mean for pregnancy?

  52. Lisa, Today I did a four spread going left right top and bottom. I asked the cards am I pregnant and for my first card (left) I got the moon, 2nd card (right) I got the wheel of fortune, the 3rd card (top ) I got the hierophant and for my 4th card (bottom) I got the star. What does this mean?

  53. Greetings ms lisa,

    Today I did a typical layout. .. being that im a novice, my intentions are just to build my intuition .. while i had no motives today i started out with a 4 card layout.. now, I didn’t ask cards anything specific. The cards that showed up for me was the Knight of pentacles, 7 swords, High priestess and the sun.. I studied the cards individually and decided to look online as well. I noticed the sun can have a literal meaning for child(children) which intrigued me so i decided to reshuffle and ask cards am i pregnant. Now that i think about it ; it may have been better to ask “will i soon be pregnant” before i move on… how would you interpret the 5 cars above t? What does it mean? Im still a not so sure. I would greatly appreciate your response

    anywho, I then drew five cards going left to right. Me being a novice , I started out with the intentions of drawing 3 but my intuition had me draw 5. The cards I received were (left to right) The moon, hanged man (upside down) , strength, the empress and the emporer. May you interpret these to the best of your knowledge? I just found your site today while surfing for meanings and i quite thankful for you and your generous help. Blessings. Looking forward to your response .


    1. I apologize I meant how would you interpret the 4 cards above which are the Knight of pentacles,7 of swords , High priestess and the sun(left to right)

        1. Okay, well down in my second paragraph in my previous comment I mentioned I asked the cards “am i pregnant” and i pulled five cards , just left to right. I pulled (left to right) the moon, the hanged man upside down, strength, the empress and the emporer. .would this be a yes or no to my answer?

          The cards were in order from left to right.
          ex: 1 2 3 4 5

  54. Hi Lisa!
    I need to wait for next week before I can use a pregnancy test but I could not help drawing some cards: Am I pregnant?
    3 cards, no positions. Universal tarot, no rv: 2 of Swords *8 of Swords *4 of pents.
    At 1st glance, It does not seem to be a yes but I thought that the 2 of Swords could mean my uncertainty, then 8 of Swords can indicate feeling trapped in my own body and the 4 of pents indicates weight gain.
    I drew a 4th card to clarify and get the Sun!

    But I was not satisfied with this reading so a week later, I used my Lo Scarabeo deck asking the same:
    Knight of cups * 6 of wands *queen of wands
    Again, nothing indicating a pregnancy for sure but the knight of cups can represent the father, 6 of wands the”victory” of getting pregnant and the queen of wands can be among all the Queens a representation of a mother.
    What do you think?

    Many thanks .

  55. Hi Lisa. I recently did a three card spread in reference to my health. I can’t seem to lose weight no matter how I eat or exercise. I have been wondering if it would be insane to have another baby since I am 47 years old, but I admit it is a secret wish…like last chance kind of thing. However that wasn’t the question. It was just how is my health, thinking maybe I had a thyroid problem or something. I got Ace of Wands, Ace of cups, and Empress. Can you clarify what this means. I saw pregnancy, but really have no clue. I feel stupid for even admitting this.

  56. Hi Lisa-
    I was hoping to get your perspective on a couple cards I drew while doing the “13 Card Pregnancy Tarot” spread I found on your site.
    The 12th and 13th cards left me curious.
    12th: XII The Hanged Man
    13th: VI The Lovers
    Is this saying that I am going to have a long labor and/or possibly late birth… with twins??
    Thank you for your time and the work that you do.

  57. I have been having symptoms of pregnancy but not sure yet having taken a test yet but did a 3 card spread since my question is direct. Am I pregnant?

    First card – Strength card
    Second card – Page of cups which might indicate pregnancy especially following the strength card.
    Third card – 4 of pentacles which I can’t tell if it good or bad. Really I wouldn’t think this had anything to do with pregnancy but maybe the guy I have been dating. This personality when it comes to money. Not sure how this last card might tie into the other two.

  58. Hi Lisa,

    I did a 3 card reading regarding a future pregnancy. My question was “What is my potential for getting pregnant over the next 6 months?”

    The answer was- Past: The Empress, Present: Knight of Swords and Future: Strength

    My husband and I just recently had a child and he’s been wanting to have another. So we agreed to try for a 6 month period, the thing is I’m not ready for another child, and its sure not the right time either. I’m not taking any birth control at this time and my period is more than late. I did a pregnancy test a week ago and its still negative, I’m crossing my fingers there’s no pregnancy. At least not for a while. I will much appreciate if you can help me interpret this draw.

    Thank you 😉

    1. Knight of Swords is a could indication that you didn’t fall pregnant at the time and that your period was late due to stress. Sorry for the very late reply and curious to find out if you did fall pregnant later on which Strength would indicate you might have.

  59. Hi Lisa,
    My husband and me are doing an Ivf cycle this month and will be doin the pregnancy test next week. We have been tryin since 2 years for a baby now and have started on the Ivf route a year ago. Have had 2 unsuccessful attempts and now this is the third one. My question I asked was – am I pregnant ? I did a 3 card spread. Got the sun, strength and king of swords. What do you think this means? Also I keep getting the king of swords card?? Am very curious what this card would mean?
    Your insight would be much appreciated 🙂

    1. Hi Deepti, Swords cards are never good in pregnancy and fertility readings. Continued medical help may be necessary but with the other two cards being so sunny, I feel that issue is more to do with timing than any irreversible medical issues/problems. In other words, baby will arrive when baby is good and ready! Feel free to share your results after the pregnancy test as it may be helpful to others.

  60. I am very new to learning tarot… i am wanting to read my own cards about if i will have another pregnancy… funny question do i pic out those cards u mentioned and see what combo i get or do i use the whole deck

      1. I recently tried to read my own cards trying the celtic cross…concerning if i was likely to become pregnant in the next 12 months…
        1. Ace of swords
        2. Five of cups
        3. Three of pentacles
        4. The magician
        5. The empress
        6. Three of cups
        7. Five of wands
        8. The chariot
        9. Ace of cups
        10. Strength
        Btw i am only a beginner i have no idea to how accurate my very vivid interpretation of this reading is… but can you tell me if i am some what on the right interpretation? ?
        I read this as…the beginning of a dream that i feel i may regret but i still havent decided on a path because of battles i am currently fighting with my partner over but there is a posabilty of the birth of another child that i would have to be strong for…. am i getting anywhere close to understanding??

  61. Hi,
    I love this site and this post in particular! I do not have much experience in Tarot, but got a beautiful pack for Christmas and I adore it! I just shuffle it a lot lol.
    I thought I’d give a ‘will we have children’ spread a go. We are TTC and Dr reports show us both to be very healthy and above average results.
    I found this one, it’s called the House of Fertility Spread:

    1. Emotional/psychological aspects for the mother
    2. Physical/health aspects for the mother
    3. Emotional/psychological aspects for the father
    4. Physical/health aspects for the father
    5. Will of the unborn child
    6. Likely outcome for a foreseeable future, a time frame of 12mths

    1. 3 of swords
    2. the empress
    3. 5 cups
    4. Queen of swords reversed
    5. 6 pentacles
    6. 5 pentacles

    From what I understand, the Empress is saying great things about fertility and the reversed Queen of swords would be the opposite of being barron. So our physical aspects of being able to have children are there but the 6 of pentacles and 5 of pentacles aren’t so positive? The 5 of pentacles showing a bit of a dismal future, with a positive future after the dismal times ahead. So maybe all in all it is saying that we are going to be trying for some time yet…?

    1. Angelique, Thanks for sharing this spread – it’s not one I’ve come across before and I see how it could be quite useful. I don’t read with reversals any longer but when I did, I never read them as the opposite of the upright meaning (if you read up on it, I think you’ll find that most Tarotists don’t). Thus the reversed Queen of Swords does not represent the opposite of barrenness – I actually see it as your partner being under some kind of stress which is affecting his ‘delivery’ as it were… I think the message here is to look at how you can help each other feel supported (5 of Pentacles) during the period of trying to conceive.

      I have googled this spread to try to find out who created it but I haven’t come across the source. Do you know who it is? I would like to post a sample reading with this spread, using the Tarot and additional Lenormand cards which could shed light on environmental factors and elaborate further on the possibility of conceiving within the next 12 months (I don’t believe looking further into the future than that).

      As I no longer do free spread interpretations on this site, I want everyone who is reading this to know that I made an exception as this is a form of energy exchange.

      Also, please note that I do not read on pregnancy (or death) as one of my professional reading services for ethical reasons. Having done so in the past, I did find it entirely possible and my readings were accurate. However, accuracy alone is not enough to warrant an ethical green light in these matters. I consider pregnancy questions an area best handled by medical professionals.

      The spreads and card combinations posted on this site are for entertainment purposes only. Any real concerns should always be handled by your doctor.

          1. This was regarding your reply to Angelique’s post from January 22, 2013 about the house of fertility spread and where I found it on the Internet. I just wanted to share where I saw it in case you wanted to know.

  62. Hi Lisa, I did a reading about starting my my new job, but my wish for a pregnancy showed up in the cards. Tell me if you agree. The 9 of pentacles is a small concern. I’m ready for whatever this year 🙂

    I drew king of pentacles, 3 cups, 5 swords, queen pentacles, empress, ace cups, 9 swords, world

      1. Yes, I meant 9 of swords. Sorry about that. The 9 of swords through me off…. Thinking trouble with the pregnancy…. Or other issue.

        1. Yes, some kind of trouble definitely since the 5 of Swords is present too… but hard to say without seeing the whole spread. Also, I’d suggest thinking about how these cards actually could apply to the work situation you asked about too.

          1. Yes, since I’m starting a new job, I definitely won’t have maternity leave. So probably some worry regarding not having my position guaranteed and issue with a female administrator is coming to mind. Maybe pregnancy will be ok, but issue with work surrounding it. Thanks. I really appreciate your feedback.

    1. Hey lisa!!,just wanted to update you that id gone to the doctor’s a few days ago,just found out im 8 weeks pregnant,just wated to say thank you for all your help;)

      1. Empress was the outcome. Ill give you the whole reading in my layout got qween of swords,nine of pentcales,strength,four of wands,the sun,the lovers,nine of wands,six of cups,nine of cups,eigjt of penticals,seven of penticals,my out come which was my outcome the empress,lot of them had two mice in them.

  63. Hello, im new to working on tarot readings,well I did the celtic cross,what came up for me are empress,the sun,strength,ace of pentacls,i was wondering if this means a pregnancy/or twins?

  64. I am having trouble getting any answer on if I would ever conceive again. While asking if I would be able to become pregnant again, I do not get any cards that relates to the ones you have listed. Is this a sign that I wont ever get pregnant again? This is an important question for me and it will determine a fate I will have to persue but I have been putting it off for the sake of hope!! Please help me, maybe I am not reading the cards correctly.

  65. Hello,

    Does these card combinations must be together. Today I did 12 month spread and seond round I asked a question. I have a lot of these cards in here. First is the sun, second Ace of cups and third ace of wands. In the 4th (Home) is the empress and 5th (Children) is Queen of swords etc. To I have to read them seperatly or these cards must have together. I am little bit confused these Pregnancy and Fertility Tarot Card Combos.

    Thank you if you have time to give me little answer,

    1. It sounds like you mean the 12 Houses rather than the 12 month spread? The first four cards show you preparing for pregnancy… It’s clearly what you desire more than anything. However, the barren Queen of Swords in the House of Children (Leo energies) is not a good sign.

      1. Thank you Lisa,

        I dont think that I am barren Queen of swords, because in 8th is cups of 10, 9th is Page of cups and 11th is the Emperor. I think my beginning of next 12 month maybe is not good start, but in the end everything is ok.

        1. While I would agree that the 10 of Cups in the 8th House is a good sign, I don’t feel the other two have anything to do with pregnancy and/or childbirth. The 9th House is the house of Sagittarian energies (travel, higher education, philosophy etc) – if anything this could signify an interest in esoteric studies. The Emperor in the House of groups, friendships and humanitarian work has nothing to do with pregnancy either.

          I guess we will have to wait and see. I wish you all the best!

  66. Hi Lisa , firstly I’d like to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your page. Thank you! I sometimes find it hard interpreting the cards or linking the Story together.
    I asked If it was my calling to give birth to another child. (three card layout)
    1. 10 of cups- my interpretation of this is a stable happy family where children are welcomed
    2. Temperance- my interpretation- patience and perseverance
    3. 9 of pentacles- my interpretation – a confident, successful woman

    This is where I get stuck??
    Thank you Melissa

    1. Temperance here is not about patience and perseverance but about balancing family life (10 of Cups) with your work (9 of Pentacles)… Since the final card is work-related rather than a card of pregnancy, the advice I would take is that it would be better to not get pregnant again in terms of having enough energy for everything in your life. Please read up on the Temperance card – it’s one of the main healing cards… a card of soul alchemy… I rarely take it to mean patience as it corresponds to fiery Sagittarius and is titled ‘Art’ in the Thoth Tarot.

      1. Hi Lisa, thx for responding! I used the Celtic cross. The cards came in the following order:
        1) 4 of cups
        2) the magician
        3) 3of swords (reversed)
        4) king of swords
        5) the star
        6) the lovers
        7) 10 of pentacles
        8) 6 of cups
        9) ace of wands
        10) judgement

        I did this spread for my brother. His ex girlfriend called him saying that she lied about an abortion she said she got 5 months ago. He wants to know if that’s true. He doesn’t know whether he should believe she’s pregnant or not.


  67. Thank you to all for sharing your tarot readings. I know this forum is specific to being pregnant, but I searched the empress and the death card reversed as they were jumping cards as I shuffled regarding my relationship. I was asking the cards about where my boyfriend was after a disagreement we had today…..both of us have children and I had my tubes tied over 15 yrs ago (I’m 48, he’s 50) he can still father a child…I’m very curious on what your feelings are on my jumping cards. These cards were after I did a relationship spread.
    In my 10 card layout I had majority of wands 4/10, with other Major cards. 2nd card Recent Past= The Emporer reversed, Present = The Fool upright, 6th card Quandrants Attitude= The Moon reversed, 10th card Final Result=Wheel of Fortune. Thank you !

  68. Hi Lisa,
    Was wondering if you could please help/ My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a while and the Ace of Cups keeps showing up in every reading whether it is a month to month spread (1st card) or the horseshoe spread. It even falls out of the pack when I’m shuffling and if I split the deck it has been the top card. Does this have any relevance to a conception and birth at all? Many thanks in advance.

      1. That’s really helpful! Thanks very much for all your help 🙂 So pleased to have found such a wonderful and informative site! Well done and thanks for all your efforts.

  69. I recently got a reading with.the strength card and the wheel of fortune what does that mean.usually pregnancy wise id like to know if my husband and could potentialy gey pregnany soon like with in a year and if the combination of those cards are good

          1. It was a friend she doea tarot cards but I felt that she was very vague more explaining the cards than giving me an actual reading but when I saw those two together i.decided to.research it because ive been trying to see if im possibly going to gey pregnant.

  70. Hi not sure if you can help but I asked the tarot weather I was pregnant or sick in some way, I picked one card initially and it was the fool reversed. I then picked two more for clarification and got the 5 of wands and the tower reversed. Any idea what this is telling me? Thank you

    1. I’d wait for the pregnancy test – the cards are not ideal for this type of usage, I find. The Tower reversed is traditionally a sign of impotence in a male though and could also signify male infertility, so if you turn out to not be pregnant, perhaps it would be worth at looking at the sperm count.

  71. Hi there i done a 12 month spread today and 1st card was tTHE SUN then 7 cards later i got ACE OF SWORDS and the 9th card i got THE LOVERS then 10th card 3 OF SWORDS then DEATH how would you interpent this??? Thank you for your insight xox

      1. I feel that i maybe pregnant right now THE SUN due in 9 months with twins THE LOVERS. The ACE OF SWORDS could indicate maybe early labor 7 months in to the pregnancy. Frustration surrounding this. 3 OF SWORDS could indicate able to take baby’s home but frustrations still around the situation maybe because of the pre mature labor. And baby’s been in hospital born very little. DEATH to me means new beginnings end of that situation and things starting to look up feeling good and the situation has improved. I have been having the EMPRESS falling out of the deck this month and has been my first card in my spreads i have been doing. THE LOVERS have been there in the spreads as well as ACE OF WANDS.

        1. Is this the 12 Houses spread for the next 12 months or do you have a different system? – If it’s the 12 Houses system, it would matter a great deal what card falls in the 4th (Home) and 5th (Children) Houses.

      2. Sorry and i think that the sex of babys could be split one boy one girl. I have been having dreams about this and this is what i seen lol

        1. You still haven’t told me if this is the 12 Houses Zodiac spread or not! It’s only meaningful in that sense if you worked that particular spread. I get the feeling you just laid the cards out month by month… Is that right?

        1. No need to apologise. Less confusion now. Were there any reversals or do you not work with reversals? I would have to say that the Death and 3 of Swords so close together toward the end of the year to me would indicate that you will not have children by the end of it. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you – it’s your reading and I’m not knocking your interpretation. Hospitalisation for recovery after a difficult start would be the 4 and not the 3 of Swords in my book.

  72. Hi Lisa, back in March I did a 12 month spread. For October I got the Sun, November Page of Cups and December The Empress. These seem positive for me for a pregnancy. What do you think? Im new at this 🙂

      1. Even better now after that reply – Thank you! Yes I have been struggling with fertility for a very long time, with a few early miscarriages in between so i decided to take the last 8 months off to improve my health using traditional chinese medicine and naturopathy. And I do feel great at the moment!! My husband and I decided to try again this month as the time seems right. I guess I will know by the start of November. Thank you again!!

  73. Hello Lisa,

    I did a 3 card reading asking: Is it my calling to be a mother? I received Empress, Ace of Cups, and Nine of Cups. This looks positive to me, but I am very new at this and wanted to confirm.

    Thank you, Hailey

  74. Hi Celeste 🙂 Thanks for commenting. Yes, that makes sense if you read with reversals and interpret them as a blockage of some kind. I never read the Thoth deck with reversals myself so barrenness would be indicated by surrounding cards. The Princess of Disks is very much a card of pregnancy in the Thoth Tarot!

  75. Hi Lisa,

    I asked the cards my potential for getting pregnant over the next 6 months. I received the Lovers and the Two of Wands. I interpreted this as twin boys. What do you think?

    Thank you! Brittney

  76. For me the reversed Princess of Disks in Thoth signals a barren womb or a woman having difficulty with fertility.

    I totally agree with you about the Sun and the Lovers signalling a multiple birth. I called this one myself a couple weeks ago with a client.

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