Tarot symbols – Clouds

Clouds have many symbolic meanings. In general, clouds symbolize revelation. Because they come in layers, they symbolize the revelation of an answer or solution to something that has been bothering a person. On the other hand, they can also symbolize things that can cloud judgment or reasoning. Sometimes they also symbolize a confused state of mind.

Tarot card meanings that have clouds as a symbol are lovers, wheel, rook, judgment, world, Ace of Swords, 3 of Swords, 5 of Swords, Page of Swords, King of Swords, Ace of Cups, 4 of Cups, 7 of Cups, Ace of Wands and, Ace of Pentacles.

Clouds come in many shapes and forms. Thus, the interpretation of clouds as a symbol can also vary. There are storm clouds or what are scientifically known as cirrus or stratus clouds and fair weather clouds known as cumulus clouds.

The effects of clouds on nature as well as on human nature also affect their interpretation in tarot readings. Dark clouds, of course, make people feel scared, negative, pessimistic, threatened, or depressed. These can also mean distress, disaster or danger. White layers of clouds make people feel optimistic, happy, positive and confident. This can mean new opportunities. So it depends on what kind of clouds are in the tarot card or image.

Clouds are symbols of change or movement as they move across the sky. When people see clouds in a tarot card, they are often interpreted as a symbol of something that is fleeting, temporary, or short-lived.