Multiple fours, fives and sixes 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 enemies as he did), but for now let's look at Waite's observations...


2 Fours - Insomnia

2 Fours reversed - Dispute

3 Fours - Something to reflect on

3 Fours reversed - Disquiet

4 Fours - Short journey

4 Fours - travel abroad


2 Fives - Vigils

2 Fives reversed - going in reverse

3 Fives - Determination

3 Fives reversed - Hesitation

4 Fives - Regularity

4 Fives reversed - Order and control


2 Sixes - Irritability 

2 Sixes reversed - Downfall

3 Sixes - Success

3 Sixes reversed - Great Satisfaction

4 Sixes - Abundance

4 Sixes reversed - Care


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