Lilies are found on these Tarot cards:
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Lilies are a subtle but important symbol appearing on five different cards on the seminal Rider-Waite-Smith deck of Tarot cards.
The symbols may or may not make an appearance in more modern decks, but a large number of modern Tarot decks often feature adaptations of the same, widely accepted symbology.
Here's What lily flowers symbolize in Tarot
White lily flowers are used throughout the Rider Waite deck on multiple cards. Lilies mean pure thoughts, innocence, mental clarity and focus. Lilies are also the representation of a female force, or the "Yin" in the Yin Yang.
Lilies mean pure thoughts, innocence, mental clarity and focus.
In historic European symbolism, the pure white lily is also linked to the concept of virginity, the Virgin Mary and things that are both pure and sacred.
White lilies are often combined with red roses in the Tarot, which in turn represent a male force. When when the two colored flowers are paired they represent dynamism, creation, growth and an interplay of synergistic energies.
Here Are the 5 Tarot Cards in Which Lilies Are Found
The Six of Cups
NOTE: Because the two figures featured in the Six of Cups card are children, the lilies in the Six of Cups card are taken to represent an innocent, sweet and immature affection.
The Ace of Pentacles
NOTE: The lilies growing in the garden, symbolizing focus and clarity, contrast with the foreboding mountains seen through the gate — which symbolize the challenges ahead.
The Two of Wands
NOTE: The roses and lilies shown on the Two of Wands are arranged into a family crest. The suggestion here is that his family's strength comes from a potent mix of male and female energy.
NOTE: The lilies near the bottom of the Magician card are mixed with roses. In the same way that all 4 Tarot suits are mixed together on the Magician's workbench above, the energies of male and female flowers mix among the plants below.
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Other Common Tarot Symbols
- Alchemy Symbols
- Boats and Ships
- Coats of Arms
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Green Fields
- Grey skies
- Hand Tools
- Infinity Symbols
- Manor Houses
- Pathways and Roads
- Ploughed Fields
- Pools of Water
- Rivers and Streams
- Turbulent Water
- Uneven Ground
- Yod Symbols
- The Divine Hand
- The Red Feather