Multiple Aces, twos or threes in a tarot reading

It can be a curious thing to see multiples of a card show up in a tarot reading and as a general rule, the more of a particular number increases the general energies surrounding that card, for example, sevens are a slow moving, deliberate kind of energy whereas eights represent the unblocking of that energy and things progressing or developing after a lull. 

Arthur E Waite, author of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck was fascinated by this recurrence of numbers in readings, and developed his own meanings which were published in the Pictoral Key To The Tarot. You may find you develop your own personal messages when multiple cards appear (I see two aces as a big purchase or a lucky break not trickery as he did), but for now let's look at Waite's observations...


2 Aces - Trickery

2 Aces reversed - Enemies 

3 Aces - Small Success

3 Aces reversed - Debauchery

4 Aces - Favourable Chance

4 Aces reversed - Dishonour


2 Twos - Accord

2 Twos reversed - mistrust

3 Twos - Security

3 Twos reversed - Apprehension

4 Twos - Contention/questionable or controversial

4 Twos reversed: Reconciliation


2 Threes - Calm

2 Threes reversed - Safety

3 Threes - Unity

3 Threes reversed - Serenity

4 Threes - Progress

4 Threes reversed - Great success



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