By simply tapping into the sexual energy of each tarot card we can uncover nuances and symbols that will assist us in finding the messages and guidance necessary. Tarot is a great tool to facilitate intimacy between people in all kinds of ways.
I am going to share some of my observations on how to use the Tarot in regard to sexually related questions and also share some examples of questions and answers that I have had as a reader.
The first place I like to start is with the Court cards and my interpretation of how these suits relate to intimacy and then I will share a few of the major arcana cards that have significance to me in a sexual way. Wands/Fire: Wands are the suit of fire and fire is passion. The wands signify a desire to seek sexual expression through sensuality. Can be a sign to set the vibe during sex with music, candles, and whatever else is pleasing to the senses.
Cups/Water: Water is emotions and psychic energy. The cups often represent a more emotional connection to sex rather than the physical sensation. Cups in their positive state represents a healthy sexual relationship. Cups in a reversed state often can represent sex being used to replace love and if many cups show up in a reading may represent promiscuity.
Swords/Air: Air is intellectual energy. Swords often represent sexual trauma and oppression. Swords represent the desire to speak about sexual desires to a partner to activate more pleasure. In many Tarot decks, the swords often show symbols that represent being tied up or in bondage. This may show up as a fantasy or a slightly kinky desire.
Pentacles/Earth: Earth represents the actual physical body. Pentacles show the desire to touch and be touched. It also often shows up as engaging in sex simply for the physical and sexual aspect without emotional attachment or long-term commitment. Physical attraction is important in this suit.
The Devil: I love this card as it depicts so many different facets of sex. In a reading often this will signify a sexual union that may not be good for you, but you find it hard to give up. This card also can show a business love affair or extramarital affair. Often this will show up in a reading that someone works in the sex industry. Lastly, the devil card can also show up as fabulous passionate sex with a skilled lover.
The Lovers: Of course, I have to bring in this card because it is not always what it seems. The lovers in a sexual reading do not always depict love. Many times, this card is infatuation and does not always involve a commitment between two people. This card also can mean that you are learning to love all parts of yourself, including your body. Lastly, the lovers can represent you and your partner having a spiritual, emotional, and sexual connection that many only dream about.
Temperance: For me when Temperance appears in a reading, I sense this is about someone who loves sex. It often signifies sex but not necessarily heterosexual sex. It could mean gay or bisexual. This is also about taking sex to the next level to explore the magic of tantric sex. Desire is equal to passion is equal to orgasmic delight!
Here are some samples from a few of my readings with clients who have had questions regarding sex, desires and healing. I used the tarot cards to help guide my response.
Sex Tarot Questions and Answers
1. "What is my partner looking for sexually?"
2. “How can I feel more sexual?"
3. "How can I heal my sexual trauma?"
For a do-it-yourself Tarot Reading, try our free online tarot interactive. Our podcast on Pleasure and Sexual Healing offers a variety of exercises to try in your relationship. To delve deeper into the sexual meaning of the cards, feel free to reach out to a Psychic Source Advisor for a reading about your love and sex life.