TAROT SYMBOLS

What Do Grey skies Symbolize on Tarot Cards?

Grey skies are a frequent, repeating symbol appearing on sixteen different cards in the well-known Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot artwork.

The exact same symbols won't necessarily appear in all, non-Rider Waite decks, but a large number of modern Tarot sets often include variations of the same, well-known symbols.



Here's What grey skies indicate in Tarot

Sky colors in Tarot imagery often hide small clues as to the meaning of the card.

Sky colors in Tarot imagery often hide small clues as to the meaning of the card

Grey skies generally point to a level of variability. This neutral colored sky is neither bad, nor necessarily positive. A general rule for thinking about grey skies is: "Things can go either way when they skies are grey". It may rain, but it might also clear up. Which way things resolve will probably depend on other factors not explicitly referenced in this card.

A 3rd approach to reading grey-colored skies in a Tarot spread, which depends on the specific Tarot question or the specific Tarot spread being read, is that grey or neutral skies indicate balance and a state of being "in between" — or being stationary.



Here Are the Sixteen Tarot Cards on Which Grey skies Make an Appearance

The Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups

The Five of Cups

The Five of Cups

The Page of Cups

The Page of Cups

The King of Cups

The King of Cups

The Ace of Pentacles

The Ace of Pentacles

The Four of Pentacles

The Four of Pentacles

The Six of Pentacles

The Six of Pentacles

The Seven of Pentacles

The Seven of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles

The Three of Swords

The Three of Swords

NOTE: The grey sky on the Three of Swords card reminds us that this setback may be temporary, and a positive outcome may yet be coming after the storm passes.

The Ace of Wands

The Ace of Wands

The Two of Wands

The Two of Wands

The Hierophant

The Hierophant

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Death

Death

Temperance

Temperance

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