What Do Bridges Symbolize on Tarot Cards?

Bridges can be found on these Tarot cards:

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Bridges are a subtle but important Tarot symbol found on two individual cards on the well-known Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck.

The same symbols may not show up in all modern decks, but many newer Tarot decks will include variations of the same, widely recognized Tarot iconography.

Here's What bridges symbolize in Tarot

The image of bridges in Tarot symbology points to a spiritual or emotional passage from one emotional or spiritual state, to a different one. Customarily, we interpret the foreground of the card image as a representation of the current reality, and the far side of the bridge as a possible future.

overcoming some opposition or breaking through a psychological block of some kind

In other interpretations, bridges may also be symbolic of overcoming some opposition or breaking through a psychological block of some kind. If we consider that the river or stream which often flows under bridges generally points to emotion and spirituality, we can also interpret a passage across a bridge as overcoming emotional difficulties or conflict in some way.

Here Are the 2 Tarot Cards on Which Bridges Appear

The Five of Cups

The Five of Cups

The Four of Wands

The Four of Wands

NOTE: It's interesting that the bridge depicted in the Four of Wands card does not show us specifically the presence of water. Even though water — and the emotion and intuition it symbolizes — may be implied by the scene on the card, its omission from the included iconography is worth considering.

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