Birth Cards can represent the range of a person’s core identity. You can determine your Birth Cards by doing a numerological reduction of your birth date in the following manner: MM + DD + YY + YY.
Using the birthdate of March 7, 1950, You would add the numbers like this:
03 + 07 + 19 + 50 = 79
Then add 7 + 9 = 16 for the first birth card
and reduce to 1+6=7 for the second birth card
Key 16 is the Tower, Key 7 is the Chariot.
If you end up with 3 digits,add the first two digits (considered as one number) to the third digit. Let’s look at April 29, 1974, for example. The formula would be 04 + 29 + 19 + 74 = 126:
You’d add 04+29+19+74 =126
Then add 12 + 6 = 18. ..first card is the Moon
1+8=9 …second card is the Hermit
So….what do your birth cards say about YOU?
The equation is similar to the one used for the Lifepath number in numerology, but instead of just looking at the final reduction of the number we are looking at the first reduction that gets us to 2 digits. This gives us the number for the “Personality card”, and reducing it to a single digit gives us the number of the Soul Card.
In my case (I was the 4/29/74 example) I had 126, reduced down 18 (first number) then 9 (second number). The final reduction card (in my case the Hermit) is called the “Soul Card”, while the first one is referred to as the “Personality Card”. The Soul Card is said to represent the core of who you are, and the major lessons you are here to learn. The Personality card is more a reflection of a how a person expresses themselves…the special gifts and talents that they brought with them into this life. Give yours a try and see how they fit!
Birth Card Pairs:
21/3 World / Empress
20/2 Judgement / High Priestess
19/10/1 Sun / Wheel of Fortune / Magician
18/9 Moon / Hermit
17/8 Star / Strength
16/7 Tower / Chariot
15/6 Devil / Lovers
14/5 Temperance / Hierophant
13/4 Death / Emperor
12/3 Hanged Man / Empress
11/2 Justice / High Priestess
10/1 Wheel of Fortune / Magician
10/1 (Personality: Wheel of Fortune, Soul: Magician)
The Wheel of Fortune personality is very focused on being positive, and enjoys variety and constant change. This is someone who is a beacon to those looking to bring positive changes into their lives. The Magician Soul card would indicate someone who is in control of their own destiny. This is someone who is a natural born leader. They must learn how to focus on directing their energy on what matters most to them, instead of focusing their attention on many different areas.
11/2 (Personality: Justice, Soul: High Priestess)
A person with the Justice personality draws indecisive people to them. They are excellent decision makers…these personalities would do well in the legal profession. The High Priestess as a Soul Card indicates someone who is very intuitive and is learning to trust their instincts and balance in the physical and mental aspects of their lives.
12/3 (Personality: Hanged Man, Soul: Empress)
Those with the Hanged Man personality would be those who sacrifice themselves for the benefit of others. They will give of themselves fully and freely. Having the Empress as a Soul card, they will be very much in touch with their environment. Things (and people) grow and develop under their watchful eyes…they are the nurturers. In this life, they are learning lessons in patience in watching people, things and ideas develop and come to fruition; however they must also remember to nurture themselves.
13/4 (Personality: Death, Soul: Emperor)
People with the Death card as a personality are those with the amazing power to transform. They are the bringers of change, and often assist others in making drastic changes to their lives. The Emperor as a Soul Card offers natural leadership and the ability to be decisive. They live by the rules (and usually are the ones to make the rules)…exercising fairness at all times. They are learning lessons about defending their “territory” and controlling their temper.
14/5 (Personality: Temperance, Soul: Hierophant)
Those with the Temperance personality card are deeply spiritual and powerful healers and teachers; and adept at finding unique ways to combine contradictory elements in order to cleanse, purify and heal.
The Hierophant soul card provides a very strong sense of belief. These people have a structured sense of ethics and morality, and an innate need to feel a sense of attachment to a higher purpose; a need to “belong” within a group. They may be highly religious or very active within the groups they associate with. They are learning how to dedicate themselves to serving a higher purpose in this life.
15/6 (Personality: Devil, Soul: Lovers)
People with the Devil as a personality card tend to put conventional ideas aside and empower themselves with that which empassions them. This card is ruled by the ambitious and determined sign of Capricorn and these people may become “chained” to their work. Having the Lovers for a soul card, they are learning lessons about love. They care very deeply. It’s important to remember that love takes on many forms and can include love of family, love of self, romantic love, spiritual love…the lesson is in learning to give love where is is returned appropriately and healthfully.
16/7 (Personality: Tower, Soul: Chariot)
Having the Tower for a personality card brings a need to build strong, true foundations in everything that you do. These people have great inner strength and fortitude, and instinctively know that that which is built on a poor foundation will crumble to the ground at some point. The Chariot soul card reflects one who deeply enjoys a good challenge and these individuals love it when the odds are stacked against them and they emerge victorious. They are learning to balance their self-esteem with the strategies they use to achieve victory in all aspects of their lives.
17/8 Personality: Star, Soul: Strength)
The Star personality is hopeful, faithful and optimistic. Others are drawn to the Star personality, as they find these individuals to be very inspiring and uplifting. Having the Strength soul card brings these people courage and self-discipline, and they recognize that they are constantly setting an example for others. They understand that this is not something to take lightly, and are very careful about what they project into the world. They are learning lessons in responsibility, and their strong connection to the Divine Source.
18/9 (Personality: Moon, Soul: Hermit)
The Moon personality is very creative, and may receive strong messages through their dreams. Their early life might include an emotional upheaval of sorts, possibly leading them to distance themselves from others. Having the Hermit as a soul card, these individuals enjoy quiet solitude. They are following the path to Wisdom through introspection, always seeking the truth. Their lesson is to emerge from their comfortable solitude and share what they have learned along their path with others.
19/10/1 (Sun/Wheel of Fortune/Magician)
This is a unique conbination of cards. This combination would indicate someone with a shining personality. As in the 10/1 combination, the Wheel of Fortune personality is very focused on change and being positive, and enjoys changing or modifying their surroundings on a routine basis. This is someone who is a beacon to those looking to bring positive changes into their lives. The Magician Soul card would indicate someone who is in control of their own destiny. They would do well to surround themselves with nature and positive, upbeat, “sunny” people so as not to deplete their own energy. They too are natural born leaders, and they also must learn how to focus on directing their energy on what matters most to them, instead of focusing their attention on many different areas.
20/2 (Personality: Judgement, Soul: High Priestess)
The Judgement card as a personality card indicates someone who feels a strong sense of “calling”. Comparing the two cards, Judgement is strong and obvious, where the High Priestess is more behind-the-scenes and quiet. The Judgement personality will often find themselves in a state of constant transformation, feeling a sense of the fiery element of this card pushing them to continue on…even if they don’t really understand what it is that is motivating them to continue. As in the 11/2 combination, those with the mysterious High Priestess for a soul card are learning to trust (and follow) their intuition, and in this case, that which “calls” them.
21/3 (Personality: The World, Soul: The Empress)
Ruled by Saturn, the planet of karmic lessons, the World as a personality card would be someone who feels compelled to follow a strict set of rules. They enjoy looking back on a job well-done, and deeply appreciate the satisfaction in knowing that the completion of a cycle is well-earned. They may become teachers or lecturers. As in the 12/3 combination, those with the Empress as a soul card are learning to have patience in watching a cycle come to fruition, from the very beginning through to completion.