The Bull’s Tarot: Tarot Cards That Represent Taurus

Posted on May 14, 2019
Updated on January 10, 2022

A pile of black and white tarot cards on a wooden table.

Did you know that every sign of the zodiac is represented by a card from both the Major and Minor Arcana in the Tarot?

We’re in the heart of Taurus season, so it’s the perfect time to ask which Tarot card does astrological sign, Taurus, correspond with?

Let’s take a look at the qualities that define the most reliable zodiac sign Taurus. Strong-willed, steadfast, a love of the finer things in life – and stubborn as an ox, of all the cards in the Major Arcana, Taurus is most synonymous with The Hierophant.

The Hierophant’s numerological aspect is the number five, and it is known as the card of tradition, convention and conformity. Like Taurus, there is a strong Earth aspect to this card, one which is grounded, steadfast, and reliable. The Hierophant can often be found in a reading that represents some kind of traditional issue or social structure. It is the card of rules, lessons, and practicality.

What do the Hierophant Tarot Card & Taurus Have in Common?

There is some comfort to be found when the Hierophant appears in a reading; he represents core stability, the opposite of chaos (such as what may be found in a card like the Tower), and the type of dependability everyone secretly craves. Taurus possesses similar qualities – like the Hierophant, Taurus is highly reliable and an excellent source of information.

The Hierophant’s first and foremost duty is to teach; though it is a spiritual card, the teachings of the Hierophant revolve around the physical world and how we may transform this into the spiritual.

The life lesson of Taurus is to establish a sense of true purpose and meaning in life.

To find such value, it is important for them to merge with the physical first, to fully immerse themselves in the five senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste, which relates entirely to the physical world. Once they’ve immersed themselves in this world, they can then unlock their sixth sense, opening them up to the spiritual realm.

The same goes for the Hierophant, who teaches about education, orthodox approaches, honoring ceremony and ritual, identifying with groups, working as teams, sharing cultural heritage, and honoring a belief system. The Hierophant is also viewed as a great spiritual teacher.

In essence, the Hierophant is all about finding spiritual meaning through the physical endeavor. Like Taurus, the Hierophant can be stubborn. Deeply entrenched within a belief system or a certain type of conformity, the Hierophant can be resistant to change, just as Taurus can. The transition from the physical to the spiritual is not an easy one; but this is something both the Hierophant and Taurus must learn.

Ruled by Venus, Taurus has a love for sensual, physical pleasures. Good food, aesthetically-pleasing things and the finer things in life attract them, just as they attract the Hierophant, who also seeks pleasure and sensual delight among the physical world. This is not to be confused with The Devil card, which seeks pure indulgence among the physical.

The Hierophant’s desire for pleasure is far more ordered, far more structured and it is accepted - there is nothing forbidden or taboo about it, such as what the Devil represents. Likewise, Taurus seeks to find pleasure among that which is acceptable, both to themselves and society.

It can only be the steady and reliable Knight of Pentacles. All Knights in the Tarot are associated with the Fire element, but the suit of Pentacles is Earth related, hence why he is more appropriate for Taurus.

Which Minor Arcana Tarot Card Best Represents Taurus?

The Knights are all doers, movers and shakers. The Knight of Pentacles is the one most willing to wait patiently for results, unlike, for example, the Knight of Wands, who rushes headlong into situations and is most often thrown from his horse.

The Knight of Pentacles is dogged in pursuit of his ambitions, just like Taurus. He is stubborn, as is the Taurus native. Like Taurus, he is incredibly grounded and down-to-earth, formulating a plan and sticking with it for years, no matter how long it may take. Just like Taurus, he is willing to work hard for what he wants; and has the determination and drive to keep going.

Taurus is a sign of stamina, dependability, with a strong focus on the material and physical, and a deep need for possessions. Taureans are learning about the physical world in order to transmute towards the spiritual. The Hierophant, in all its spiritual wisdom, knows the path to spirituality can only be undertaken by walking the path of materialism and the physical world.

Where Have the Cards for Taurus Shown Up in Your Reading?

The Knight of Pentacles is on that path and has the dogged determination to see it through to the end. Taurus will learn that as they experience more of the physical world, the opportunity to transcend into the spiritual will be in their grasp, and this is one of the most important life lessons they must learn.

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