missing suits in tarot reading

Missing suits in tarot readings

missing suits in tarot readingMissing suits like no cups or no swords in a tarot reading. Does it mean something if one of the suits (wands, cups, pentacles or swords cards) do not show up in your tarot reading? For example if you have drawn 10 tarot cards for your tarot reading but non of them are cups….? The importance of a missing suit in your tarot reading depents on the question and the subject. When cups are missing in a love reading it is definitly a remarkable sign about you or your lover, or when you are searching for a new job and there are no wands involved…

A missing suit in a tarot reading can indicate an imbalance of some kind. It tells about what might need some attention. Read more about missing suits in tarot readings.

Missing: Wands

missing suit in tarot reading wands

  • Element: Fire
  • Subjects: Intention, Energy, Action, Enthousiasm,
  • Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Saggitarius

Wands are the energetic, inspirational and passionate suit of tarot. When this suit is missing it could indicate that the querent is not very passionate or enthousiastic about the subject. The querent isn’t motivated to take action on the subject. Creativity and the intention to do something is missing.

When there are a lot of swords in the reading there are a lot of thoughts but no action.

Missing: Pentacles

missing suit in tarot reading pentacles

  • Element: Earth
  • Subjects: Health, Body, Wealth, Money
  • Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

When there are no pentacles in a reading it is about non-practical matters. The missing pentacles could indicate that there are no properties and tangible issues related to this subject.

Missing pentacles could indicate a lack of patience especially when there are many wands involved. Many wands without pentacles are indicating impulsive behavior.

Missing: Cups

missing suit in tarot reading cups

  • Element: Water
  • Subjects: Emotions, Feelings, Intuition,
  • Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Be carefull with this one and even though I call them in one sentence: feelings are not the same as emotions!

When cups are missing in the reading it COULD be there is a lack of emotion or feelings related to the subject. It is important to notice that not everyone can experience the whole palet of emotions.

Missing cups can indicate that the querent is more thinking then feeling at the moment, especially when there are a lot of sword cards involved in the reading.

There could be a creative block. When there are a lot of wands in the reading but no cups it is important to learn to say no. The fire is drying all the water and there is a possibility for a burn out.

Missing: Swords

missing suit in tarot reading swords

Element: Air

Subjects: Thoughts, Logic

Zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

When there are no swords in a tarot reading there is not a lot of logic involved in the subject. In some readings this is not a problem but it is important to keep your head cool.

It is important to have more social interaction with like minded people so you can share your thoughts. What are your ideals?


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6 Replies to “Missing suits in tarot readings”

  1. I don’t know much about tarot readings, let alone missing suits. This kind of stuff has always been really interesting to me though. I find the swords to be really cool. I like the idea of the air element. Great article by the way.

  2. Wonderful explanation of how to interpret the missing suits while tarot reading. Helps to identify what could happen and how one should be prepared to face it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’m just beginning to learn tarot reading. I have a classic deck as I am told this the best for beginners. There was a small comment in my book about missing suits that really interested me as the cards I picked had no wands. Your article was really useful on expanding on this subject. Thank you

  4. I needed some answers super quick and you helped answer them you write in a matter of fact way with no mystical mumbo jumbo and i appreciate that. I just did my first Celtic Cross spread just to see how id go and no wands came up. Hopefully just because I was trying it out and doing a firsttime, fumble around one for myself. I appreciate your site being there so readily. Ive added your notes to my tarot journal. Thank you Charis ?

    1. Thank you very much for your feedback Rachael Jean I really appreciate it! Thank you for visiting Healingtarot.Net and I wish you a beautiful tarot journey ?✨!

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