Crazy Tarot Card Interpretations: What You Were Saying!

by Douglas Gibb on October 20, 2009

In a post called, A Lesser Known Tarot Secret: Why Using This Can Fast Track Your Intuitive Readings, Today! I invited people to share some of their crazy Tarot card interpretations and I was blown away by all the responses.

This post will list all those crazy, cool, insightful and awesome Tarot card meanings that people have shared.

I’ve taken all those great descriptions and compiled them into a single post so people can read them at a glance.

I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did – and hope this post inspires a few of you to go on “saying” what you see.

The Interpretations

I will group all of the descriptions under sub headings so you can find what you’re looking for at a glance.

The Ratio of the Suits and Card Pairings

Barbara Moore recalls how she interpreted the “four Sword cards to indicate four Surgeries.”

Emperor paired with the Queen of Swords: You can imagine her giving him a real good talking to and telling him what she really thinks of him.

Death reversed paired with the Tower: There’s nothing to be afraid of. In the recent past the client’s finances were fine – but now, the client will spend more money on renovating the home.

The Trump Cards

Strength: Going to the dentist

Tower: Extreme Sports.

Tower: Falling, an accident in the house (a client told me her mother-in-law fell and broke her leg when she fell in her house).

Death: Seeing a picture of a skull (like at a party).
Tower: Menstruation

The Suit of Wands

5 of Wands: A panel interview

9 of Wands: Cut back on smoking and drink water now!
Leila Jo

The Suit of Cups

Five of Cups reversed: A hangover
Eight of Cups: Going to prison (a client actually got busted in a drugs raid a few months later and did indeed go to prison).

5 of Cups: A friend moved away recently (A reading for a 12/13 years old)

Hilary also referred to some of my earlier articles – these are called Ten Excellent Tips To Help Recover A Tarot Reading and A Guide To Tarot Card Combinations. In these posts I discuss the benefits of “talking” to help clear the surface mind. This technique has the potential to open us up to the possibility of intuitive understanding.

The Suit of Swords

4 of Swords: Time to leave the club and get your beauty sleep!
Leila Jo

5 of Swords: The hostile takeover of a company.

The Suit of Disks

The Ace of Disks: A Pizza!

Three of Disks: The baptism of a child.
Four of Disks: Going to Las Vegas

Druid Craft Tarot

I did a reading for a friend a while back using the Druid Craft Tarot, a basic PPF reading, one of the cards was the Fferyllt XIV. Part of the image on the card is Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill, at the base is a lake, which immediately struck me as being shaped like a tea pot, with steam coming from the spout. I put this to my friend, that she knew somebody who insisted on having her tea in a pot served in proper china tea cups with saucers, I absolutely thought my friend was going to tell me I was bonkers, however, she proceeded to tell me that an ex care client of hers that she had been really close to and counted a good friend, had recently died and she insisted on having her tea in china cups from a tea pot!


I hope this post has inspired, at least a few people, to get their Tarot cards out and start “saying what they see”. I want to thank everyone for leaving such great comments – it was a real inspiration to read all the unique and exciting ways different people “see” the cards.

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21 comments… Let's discuss

Suzi October 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

What a fun post! Thanks Doug!


Douglas October 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Hi Suzi,

I’m glad you enjoyed it :D


Rose Gardenfae October 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Totally enjoyable.. thanks for putting this one together :)


Barbara Moore October 21, 2009 at 12:10 am

So, Douglas, I’m totally going to steal (but credit) way of bringing great comments forward. I have a few blog entries that have some great comments that deserve more mileage. You did a great job of presenting these.


Douglas October 22, 2009 at 12:14 am

Hi Rose,

Glad you enjoyed the post :D

Hi Barbara,

LOL – no problem. I’m glad you liked the post :D


Ginger October 21, 2009 at 2:14 am

Loved this…fun to read..


Sandy October 21, 2009 at 4:21 am

Thank you for posting this :) Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one who comes up with seemingly (but then turn out to be accurate) meanings for cards during a reading!


Leila Jo October 21, 2009 at 7:12 am

Sweetness! This is getting bookmarked pronto.


Tabitha Dial October 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Very enjoyable. Thank you.


Douglas October 22, 2009 at 12:17 am

Hey Guys,

I’m really glad you all enjoyed the post! :D


Eugene November 18, 2009 at 10:29 am

What a hilarious thread!

The Queen of Swords (Thoth): The dark heavy clouds and her wickedly downward-pointing sword… “Don’t go to that beach barbeque tomorrow. It’s going to be thundery with showers and lots of lightning flashes.” Came true! XD

The Hanged Man (Thoth): “I’m going to meet someone with a facial deformity?!!” Turns out I went to watch Hellboy 2004 later in the week, unplanned. There is a scene where Abe Sapien hangs upside down in a water tank. His face, his webbed hands and the blue water colouring… are mirrored in the Thoth Hanged Man!

I just laughed out loud when that scene appeared.


Douglas Gibb November 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Hi Eugene,

Thanks for dropping by :D

The Queen of Swords and Hanged Man examples are awesome. Very cool. I especially like the way you linked the Queen of Swords to the weather – thundery with showers and lots of lightning flashes, and the Hanged Man to the movie Hellboy.

I’m really glad you liked this post; thank you for the awesome examples :D


Canid December 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm

This is a really cool site – I’m glad someone posted the link on Aeclectic! OK, here’s an odd one – how about the 4 of Wands representing a slave block? I saw them as someone’s ancestor being forced into gaiety, performing for the paying public up on that stage, because of an *owner*’s attempt at a wicked sale. Literally.


Douglas Gibb December 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Hi Canid,

Thank you for your kind words :D

What a great observation. I love it!!!

Your insight is a great example of what it can be like to truly connect to the cards and relate it to a very specific event. Awesome! :)


Chris March 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

The 6 of sword – need for privacy… not that crazy but it’s been true a lot of the time


Douglas Gibb March 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

Hi Chris,

Thanks for dropping by :)

Need for privacy … awesome!


Marg July 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm


I just wanted to tell you how impressed I am!

I recently used certain card meanings and they ALL happened!

8 cups – “busted” – drugs

5 swords – hostile takeover

9 cups – cocktail bar

6 wands – horseriding

the last two were in a friends reading and both instances happened that night. My friend said she felt she has entered the “Twilight Zone!” Thank you so much!

One of my offering is: I always see the Tower and Ace of Pentacles as “ballistics”. This had proved true and the I couldn’t understand what the 9 of Pentacles depicted – until after the event when there had been an explosion and someone injured. The meaning of the 9 Pentacles – debris from the explosion! Hope that helps someone!




Douglas Gibb July 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Hi Marg,

Thanks for sharing these awesome Tarot card interpretations :D

I really like the 6 of Wands – horse riding … great interp! I can definitely see how your friend felt she had entered the “Twilight Zone!”

The combination of Tower, Ace of Disks, and 9 of Disks is also really interesting … particularly the 9 of Disks as debris. Very cool.

Thank you for adding to the conversation. These interpretations are wonderfully insightful :D


Marg July 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Hi again Doug,

Thank you for your comments.

One other observation with regard to the drugs bust. In one reading the 6 of Pentacles appeared – and the guy is holding scales – something VERY relevant to the ongoing case!




Douglas Gibb July 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Hi Marg,

Fascinating! It’s really amazing just how accurate the Tarot can be when you read the cards literally. Would you agree with that? From what I’ve read in your comments, these meanings are almost counter to anything found in a standard Tarot book – which I think is amazing. Perhaps part of the ongoing development of any Tarot reader is to be continuously open to reading the cards literally … and not from memory!


marg July 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Hi again Douglas,

No, I have never found anything like it in my searches either. I have been interested in the Tarot since around 1979. Have been extremely successful with readings but it’s like, only fairly recently, I have “opened my eyes” to the cards rather than referring to books. I do have a memory problem so do rely heavily on my material. I had always referred to my books etc but it is amazing how much you can “see” when you really look! I also look at new Tarot decks too and look at other people’s “slant” on a Tarot card. The “Pirate Tarot” I have found particularly interesting but can only view a few of the cards – so I’m afraid I am gonna HAVE to get my own pack at some stage! I was only on line last night discussing a reading I had done for someone. The amount of detail I had picked up really amazed even me! Like when I asked the lady what she did “normally” (at the moment she is a mum) she told me she did floral arrangements. My eyes immediately went to card number 6, the four of Wands. The day before I had added “garlands” to my description of it! I am now wondering whether she is going to get a request for flowers on a chuppah! Watch this space!




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