This guide applies to Tarot Birth Card Meanings page.
Contents
General Calculation Steps
 Get a birth date of a person.
 Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digit(s).
 Add the birth month.
 Add the birth day.
 If the sum has three digits, separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.
 If the sum has two digits and is more than 21 (the maximum number of Major Arcana tarot cards), separate the digits and add them.
 Record the sum number.
 If the sum has two digits, separate the digits and add them, then record the sum number. Repeat this step until the sum has only one digit.
 Look for the recorded number(s) for the corresponding tarot birth cards in the table below.
Tarot Card Numbers  Tarot Birth Cards 

21/3  The World / The Empress 
20/2  Judgement / The High Priestess 
19/10/1  The Sun / Wheel of Fortune / The Magician 
18/9  The Moon / The Hermit 
17/8  The Star / Strength 
16/7  The Tower / The Chariot 
15/6  The Devil / The Lovers 
14/5  Temperance / The Hierophant 
13/4  Death / The Emperor 
12/3  The Hanged Man / The Empress 
11/2  Justice / The High Priestess 
10/1  Wheel of Fortune / The Magician 
Calculation Examples
January 1, 2000
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digit.  20 
0  
2  Add the birth month.  1 
3  Add the birth day.  1 
Sum  22  
4  The sum is more than 21, so separate the digits and add them.  2 
2  
Sum  4 (The Emperor) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on January 1, 2000 are The Emperor (number 4) and Death, which is another card that pairs with it.
May 3, 2005
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digit.  20 
5  
2  Add the birth month.  5 
3  Add the birth day.  3 
Sum  33  
4  The sum is more than 21, so separate the digits and add them.  3 
3  
Sum  6 (The Lovers) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on May 3, 2005 are The Lovers (number 6) and The Devil, which is another card that pairs with it.
October 28, 2023
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digit.  20 
23  
2  Add the birth month.  10 
3  Add the birth day.  28 
Sum  81  
4  The sum is more than 21, so separate the digits and add them.  8 
1  
Sum  9 (The Hermit) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on October 28, 2023 are The Hermit (number 9) and The Moon, which is another card that pairs with it.
July 4, 1994
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  19 
94  
2  Add the birth month.  7 
3  Add the birth day.  4 
Sum  124  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  12 
4  
Sum  16 (The Tower) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
6  
Sum  7 (The Chariot) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on July 4, 1994 are The Tower (number 16) and The Chariot (number 7).
January 27, 1756
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  17 
56  
2  Add the birth month.  1 
3  Add the birth day.  27 
Sum  101  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  10 
1  
Sum  11 (Justice) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
1  
Sum  2 (The High Priestess) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on January 27, 1756 are Justice (number 11) and The High Priestess (number 2).
August 22, 1868
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  18 
68  
2  Add the birth month.  8 
3  Add the birth day.  22 
Sum  116  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  11 
6  
Sum  17 (The Star) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
7  
Sum  8 (Strength) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on August 22, 1868 are The Star (number 17) and Strength (number 8).
June 7, 1986
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  19 
86  
2  Add the birth month.  6 
3  Add the birth day.  7 
Sum  118  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  11 
8  
Sum  19 (The Sun) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
9  
Sum  10 (Wheel of Fortune) 

6  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
0  
Sum  1 (The Magician) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on June 7, 1986 are The Sun (number 19), Wheel of Fortune (number 10), and The Magician (number 1).
December 30, 1966
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  19 
66  
2  Add the birth month.  12 
3  Add the birth day.  30 
Sum  127  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  12 
7  
Sum  19 (The Sun) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
9  
Sum  10 (Wheel of Fortune) 

6  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
0  
Sum  1 (The Magician) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on December 30, 1966 are The Sun (number 19), Wheel of Fortune (number 10), and The Magician (number 1).
September 9, 1999
No.  Step  Number 

1  Separate the first two digits of the birth year and add it with the remaining digits.  19 
99  
2  Add the birth month.  9 
3  Add the birth day.  9 
Sum  136  
4  The sum has three digits, so separate the first two digits and add it with the last digit.  13 
6  
Sum  19 (The Sun) 

5  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
9  
Sum  10 (Wheel of Fortune) 

6  Separate the sum’s digits and add them.  1 
0  
Sum  1 (The Magician) 
The tarot birth cards for people who were born on September 9, 1999 are The Sun (number 19), Wheel of Fortune (number 10), and The Magician (number 1).