16 Pregnancy and Fertility Tarot Card Combos

Before I start listing the pregnancy and fertility card combinations, I want to make it abundantly clear that you should never use the cards in place of a medical health care professional, nor do I recommend using the cards as a pregnancy test. I can assure you that you won’t get much joy from the cards that way since detachment from the outcome is necessary in order to accurately read the cards.

My reason for creating this list of tarot card combination interpretations is to help you get to know the cards better. Naturally, birth and pregnancies do show up in readings – as do miscarriages and abortions.

The knowledge shared with you in this post must be used with utmost discretion when reading for others. Always make it clear that your reading is not an alternative to pregnancy tests or proper medical check-ups. Never give a pregnant lady bad news or tell someone that they are unable to have children. EVER. This is for the same reason you never ever use the cards to diagnose a condition. You are not a doctor.

Do have fun experimenting with these interpretations by picking out the cards used (as you will see, many of them are repeated) and see if you can come up with other meaningful combinations that relate to pregnancy and fertility.

If you are looking for a Pregnancy Tarot Spread which covers all three trimesters, as well as conception, birth and sex of the baby, you will find one HERE.

Positive Pregnancy Test:

Ace of Wands and Page of Cups

Negative Pregnancy Test:

4 of Swords and Page of Cups

Peak Fertility:

Ace of Wands and The Empress

A Broody Woman:

The Empress and Queen of Pentacles

Extremely Fertile Woman:

The Empress and Strength

Barren Woman:

Queen of Swords and The High Priestess

Extremely Fertile Man:

The Emperor and the Ace of Wands

Miscarriage:

The Empress and The Tower

Blighted Ovum / ‘Missed Miscarriage’:

The Empress and Death

Abortion:

The Tower and 10 of Swords

Unexpected Pregnancy:

‘ The Wheel of Fortune and the Ace of Cups

The Birth of a New Family Member:

Ace of Cups and 10 of Cups

Twins or Multiples:

The Lovers and The Sun

The Birth of a Baby Boy:

The Sun and the Ace of Wands

The Birth of a Baby Girl:

The Sun and the Ace of Cups

A Healthy Pregnancy:

The Empress and The Sun

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78 comments

  1. Celeste Taylor

    For me the reversed Princess of Disks in Thoth signals a barren womb or a woman having difficulty with fertility.

    I totally agree with you about the Sun and the Lovers signalling a multiple birth. I called this one myself a couple weeks ago with a client.

  2. Brittney

    Hi Lisa,

    I asked the cards my potential for getting pregnant over the next 6 months. I received the Lovers and the Two of Wands. I interpreted this as twin boys. What do you think?

    Thank you! Brittney

  3. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

    Hi Celeste :) Thanks for commenting. Yes, that makes sense if you read with reversals and interpret them as a blockage of some kind. I never read the Thoth deck with reversals myself so barrenness would be indicated by surrounding cards. The Princess of Disks is very much a card of pregnancy in the Thoth Tarot!

  4. Hailey

    Hello Lisa,

    I did a 3 card reading asking: Is it my calling to be a mother? I received Empress, Ace of Cups, and Nine of Cups. This looks positive to me, but I am very new at this and wanted to confirm.

    Thank you, Hailey

  5. Livia Simpson

    Hi Lisa, back in March I did a 12 month spread. For October I got the Sun, November Page of Cups and December The Empress. These seem positive for me for a pregnancy. What do you think? Im new at this :)

      • Livia Simpson

        Even better now after that reply – Thank you! Yes I have been struggling with fertility for a very long time, with a few early miscarriages in between so i decided to take the last 8 months off to improve my health using traditional chinese medicine and naturopathy. And I do feel great at the moment!! My husband and I decided to try again this month as the time seems right. I guess I will know by the start of November. Thank you again!!

  6. victoria

    Hi there i done a 12 month spread today and 1st card was tTHE SUN then 7 cards later i got ACE OF SWORDS and the 9th card i got THE LOVERS then 10th card 3 OF SWORDS then DEATH how would you interpent this??? Thank you for your insight xox

      • victoria

        I feel that i maybe pregnant right now THE SUN due in 9 months with twins THE LOVERS. The ACE OF SWORDS could indicate maybe early labor 7 months in to the pregnancy. Frustration surrounding this. 3 OF SWORDS could indicate able to take baby’s home but frustrations still around the situation maybe because of the pre mature labor. And baby’s been in hospital born very little. DEATH to me means new beginnings end of that situation and things starting to look up feeling good and the situation has improved. I have been having the EMPRESS falling out of the deck this month and has been my first card in my spreads i have been doing. THE LOVERS have been there in the spreads as well as ACE OF WANDS.

      • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

        Is this the 12 Houses spread for the next 12 months or do you have a different system? – If it’s the 12 Houses system, it would matter a great deal what card falls in the 4th (Home) and 5th (Children) Houses.

      • victoria

        Sorry and i think that the sex of babys could be split one boy one girl. I have been having dreams about this and this is what i seen lol

      • victoria

        I layed out 12 cards starting from this month. 4th card PAGE OF PENTACLES and 5th PAGE OF CUPS. :)

      • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

        You still haven’t told me if this is the 12 Houses Zodiac spread or not! It’s only meaningful in that sense if you worked that particular spread. I get the feeling you just laid the cards out month by month… Is that right?

      • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

        No need to apologise. Less confusion now. Were there any reversals or do you not work with reversals? I would have to say that the Death and 3 of Swords so close together toward the end of the year to me would indicate that you will not have children by the end of it. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you – it’s your reading and I’m not knocking your interpretation. Hospitalisation for recovery after a difficult start would be the 4 and not the 3 of Swords in my book.

  7. Sheena

    Hi not sure if you can help but I asked the tarot weather I was pregnant or sick in some way, I picked one card initially and it was the fool reversed. I then picked two more for clarification and got the 5 of wands and the tower reversed. Any idea what this is telling me? Thank you

    • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      I’d wait for the pregnancy test – the cards are not ideal for this type of usage, I find. The Tower reversed is traditionally a sign of impotence in a male though and could also signify male infertility, so if you turn out to not be pregnant, perhaps it would be worth at looking at the sperm count.

  8. corissa

    I recently got a reading with.the strength card and the wheel of fortune what does that mean.usually pregnancy wise id like to know if my husband and could potentialy gey pregnany soon like with in a year and if the combination of those cards are good

      • corissa

        Not sure whay reading spread only because I dont read cards I got them read but they where facing up.

      • corissa

        It was a friend she doea tarot cards but I felt that she was very vague more explaining the cards than giving me an actual reading but when I saw those two together i.decided to.research it because ive been trying to see if im possibly going to gey pregnant.

  9. Louise

    Hi Lisa,
    Was wondering if you could please help/ My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a while and the Ace of Cups keeps showing up in every reading whether it is a month to month spread (1st card) or the horseshoe spread. It even falls out of the pack when I’m shuffling and if I split the deck it has been the top card. Does this have any relevance to a conception and birth at all? Many thanks in advance.

  10. Jan

    Thank you to all for sharing your tarot readings. I know this forum is specific to being pregnant, but I searched the empress and the death card reversed as they were jumping cards as I shuffled regarding my relationship. I was asking the cards about where my boyfriend was after a disagreement we had today…..both of us have children and I had my tubes tied over 15 yrs ago (I’m 48, he’s 50) he can still father a child…I’m very curious on what your feelings are on my jumping cards. These cards were after I did a relationship spread.
    In my 10 card layout I had majority of wands 4/10, with other Major cards. 2nd card Recent Past= The Emporer reversed, Present = The Fool upright, 6th card Quandrants Attitude= The Moon reversed, 10th card Final Result=Wheel of Fortune. Thank you !

  11. Golnoosh Ebadi

    Hi, I got the ace of wands next to judgement, also the star next to the lovers. Does this indicate pregnancy/

      • Golnoosh

        Hi Lisa, thx for responding! I used the Celtic cross. The cards came in the following order:
        1) 4 of cups
        2) the magician
        3) 3of swords (reversed)
        4) king of swords
        5) the star
        6) the lovers
        7) 10 of pentacles
        8) 6 of cups
        9) ace of wands
        10) judgement

        I did this spread for my brother. His ex girlfriend called him saying that she lied about an abortion she said she got 5 months ago. He wants to know if that’s true. He doesn’t know whether he should believe she’s pregnant or not.
        :-/

  12. harmonyshealing

    Hi Lisa , firstly I’d like to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your page. Thank you! I sometimes find it hard interpreting the cards or linking the Story together.
    I asked If it was my calling to give birth to another child. (three card layout)
    1. 10 of cups- my interpretation of this is a stable happy family where children are welcomed
    2. Temperance- my interpretation- patience and perseverance
    3. 9 of pentacles- my interpretation – a confident, successful woman

    This is where I get stuck??
    Thank you Melissa

    • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      Temperance here is not about patience and perseverance but about balancing family life (10 of Cups) with your work (9 of Pentacles)… Since the final card is work-related rather than a card of pregnancy, the advice I would take is that it would be better to not get pregnant again in terms of having enough energy for everything in your life. Please read up on the Temperance card – it’s one of the main healing cards… a card of soul alchemy… I rarely take it to mean patience as it corresponds to fiery Sagittarius and is titled ‘Art’ in the Thoth Tarot.

  13. Kadri

    Hello,

    Does these card combinations must be together. Today I did 12 month spread and seond round I asked a question. I have a lot of these cards in here. First is the sun, second Ace of cups and third ace of wands. In the 4th (Home) is the empress and 5th (Children) is Queen of swords etc. To I have to read them seperatly or these cards must have together. I am little bit confused these Pregnancy and Fertility Tarot Card Combos.

    Thank you if you have time to give me little answer,
    Kadri

    • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      It sounds like you mean the 12 Houses rather than the 12 month spread? The first four cards show you preparing for pregnancy… It’s clearly what you desire more than anything. However, the barren Queen of Swords in the House of Children (Leo energies) is not a good sign.

      • Kadri

        Thank you Lisa,

        I dont think that I am barren Queen of swords, because in 8th is cups of 10, 9th is Page of cups and 11th is the Emperor. I think my beginning of next 12 month maybe is not good start, but in the end everything is ok.

      • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

        While I would agree that the 10 of Cups in the 8th House is a good sign, I don’t feel the other two have anything to do with pregnancy and/or childbirth. The 9th House is the house of Sagittarian energies (travel, higher education, philosophy etc) – if anything this could signify an interest in esoteric studies. The Emperor in the House of groups, friendships and humanitarian work has nothing to do with pregnancy either.

        I guess we will have to wait and see. I wish you all the best!

  14. Donna

    I am having trouble getting any answer on if I would ever conceive again. While asking if I would be able to become pregnant again, I do not get any cards that relates to the ones you have listed. Is this a sign that I wont ever get pregnant again? This is an important question for me and it will determine a fate I will have to persue but I have been putting it off for the sake of hope!! Please help me, maybe I am not reading the cards correctly.

  15. Traci

    Hello, im new to working on tarot readings,well I did the celtic cross,what came up for me are empress,the sun,strength,ace of pentacls,i was wondering if this means a pregnancy/or twins?

  16. Traci

    And I also forgot to also mention that lovers also came up,i did the mystic faerie deck any help would be appericated thank you!!!

      • Traci

        Empress was the outcome. Ill give you the whole reading in my layout got qween of swords,nine of pentcales,strength,four of wands,the sun,the lovers,nine of wands,six of cups,nine of cups,eigjt of penticals,seven of penticals,my out come which was my outcome the empress,lot of them had two mice in them.

  17. Bobbi

    Hi Lisa, I did a reading about starting my my new job, but my wish for a pregnancy showed up in the cards. Tell me if you agree. The 9 of pentacles is a small concern. I’m ready for whatever this year :)

    I drew king of pentacles, 3 cups, 5 swords, queen pentacles, empress, ace cups, 9 swords, world

      • Bobbi

        Yes, I meant 9 of swords. Sorry about that. The 9 of swords through me off…. Thinking trouble with the pregnancy…. Or other issue.

      • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

        Yes, some kind of trouble definitely since the 5 of Swords is present too… but hard to say without seeing the whole spread. Also, I’d suggest thinking about how these cards actually could apply to the work situation you asked about too.

      • Bobbi

        Yes, since I’m starting a new job, I definitely won’t have maternity leave. So probably some worry regarding not having my position guaranteed and issue with a female administrator is coming to mind. Maybe pregnancy will be ok, but issue with work surrounding it. Thanks. I really appreciate your feedback.

  18. Angelique

    Hi,
    I love this site and this post in particular! I do not have much experience in Tarot, but got a beautiful pack for Christmas and I adore it! I just shuffle it a lot lol.
    I thought I’d give a ‘will we have children’ spread a go. We are TTC and Dr reports show us both to be very healthy and above average results.
    I found this one, it’s called the House of Fertility Spread:
    ——6
    ——5
    –1——3
    –2——4

    1. Emotional/psychological aspects for the mother
    2. Physical/health aspects for the mother
    3. Emotional/psychological aspects for the father
    4. Physical/health aspects for the father
    5. Will of the unborn child
    6. Likely outcome for a foreseeable future, a time frame of 12mths

    MY CARDS:
    1. 3 of swords
    2. the empress
    3. 5 cups
    4. Queen of swords reversed
    5. 6 pentacles
    6. 5 pentacles

    From what I understand, the Empress is saying great things about fertility and the reversed Queen of swords would be the opposite of being barron. So our physical aspects of being able to have children are there but the 6 of pentacles and 5 of pentacles aren’t so positive? The 5 of pentacles showing a bit of a dismal future, with a positive future after the dismal times ahead. So maybe all in all it is saying that we are going to be trying for some time yet…?

    • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      Angelique, Thanks for sharing this spread – it’s not one I’ve come across before and I see how it could be quite useful. I don’t read with reversals any longer but when I did, I never read them as the opposite of the upright meaning (if you read up on it, I think you’ll find that most Tarotists don’t). Thus the reversed Queen of Swords does not represent the opposite of barrenness – I actually see it as your partner being under some kind of stress which is affecting his ‘delivery’ as it were… I think the message here is to look at how you can help each other feel supported (5 of Pentacles) during the period of trying to conceive.

      I have googled this spread to try to find out who created it but I haven’t come across the source. Do you know who it is? I would like to post a sample reading with this spread, using the Tarot and additional Lenormand cards which could shed light on environmental factors and elaborate further on the possibility of conceiving within the next 12 months (I don’t believe looking further into the future than that).

      As I no longer do free spread interpretations on this site, I want everyone who is reading this to know that I made an exception as this is a form of energy exchange.

      Also, please note that I do not read on pregnancy (or death) as one of my professional reading services for ethical reasons. Having done so in the past, I did find it entirely possible and my readings were accurate. However, accuracy alone is not enough to warrant an ethical green light in these matters. I consider pregnancy questions an area best handled by medical professionals.

      The spreads and card combinations posted on this site are for entertainment purposes only. Any real concerns should always be handled by your doctor.

  19. Melissa

    I am very new to learning tarot… i am wanting to read my own cards about if i will have another pregnancy… funny question do i pic out those cards u mentioned and see what combo i get or do i use the whole deck

      • Melissa

        I recently tried to read my own cards trying the celtic cross…concerning if i was likely to become pregnant in the next 12 months…
        1. Ace of swords
        2. Five of cups
        3. Three of pentacles
        4. The magician
        5. The empress
        6. Three of cups
        7. Five of wands
        8. The chariot
        9. Ace of cups
        10. Strength
        Btw i am only a beginner i have no idea to how accurate my very vivid interpretation of this reading is… but can you tell me if i am some what on the right interpretation? ?
        I read this as…the beginning of a dream that i feel i may regret but i still havent decided on a path because of battles i am currently fighting with my partner over but there is a posabilty of the birth of another child that i would have to be strong for…. am i getting anywhere close to understanding??

  20. Deepti

    Hi Lisa,
    My husband and me are doing an Ivf cycle this month and will be doin the pregnancy test next week. We have been tryin since 2 years for a baby now and have started on the Ivf route a year ago. Have had 2 unsuccessful attempts and now this is the third one. My question I asked was – am I pregnant ? I did a 3 card spread. Got the sun, strength and king of swords. What do you think this means? Also I keep getting the king of swords card?? Am very curious what this card would mean?
    Your insight would be much appreciated :)

    • Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      Hi Deepti, Swords cards are never good in pregnancy and fertility readings. Continued medical help may be necessary but with the other two cards being so sunny, I feel that issue is more to do with timing than any irreversible medical issues/problems. In other words, baby will arrive when baby is good and ready! Feel free to share your results after the pregnancy test as it may be helpful to others.

  21. Ann

    I have been having symptoms of pregnancy but not sure yet having taken a test yet but did a 3 card spread since my question is direct. Am I pregnant?

    First card – Strength card
    Second card – Page of cups which might indicate pregnancy especially following the strength card.
    Third card – 4 of pentacles which I can’t tell if it good or bad. Really I wouldn’t think this had anything to do with pregnancy but maybe the guy I have been dating. This personality when it comes to money. Not sure how this last card might tie into the other two.