Name Cards

I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying Who Are You in the Tarot? – if you don’t have this book yet, I highly recommend it. Tonight I’ve been learning about my name cards. The systems are too much to explain in a blog (and just one more reason you should buy the book!), and I don’t plan to share my full (real) name on here, so this might be rather cryptic.

First I did this with the full name I was given at birth.

XI Justice   XII The Hanged Man   XIV Temperance

My Desires and Inner Motivation CardJustice
(All the vowels in your name, converted to numbers, added up and reduced to a Major Arcana value.)
How fitting, that! Being a Libra, my life is all about balance, justice, and rightness. This card rings so true that I don’t even have to analyze it any further than this. What do I seek? Balance and justice.

My Outer Persona CardThe Hanged Man
(All the vowels in your name, converted to numbers, added up and reduced to a Major Arcana value.)
Hmmm, interesting. It is true that I give in a lot, or rather I just “surrender” and let others do as they will. It’s just easier that way. Easier to keep the peace (Libra, you know).

My Destiny CardTemperance
(All the vowels and consonants together, added up and reduced to a Major Arcana value.)
Again, I see more balancing here. I’ve always felt a special kinship to Temperance, because it seems like my ideal. Peace, balance, moderation.


Since I was married before (as discussed in my Ten Years post) I had a different name. When I divorced, I decided to keep that name because I had established myself with that name in my professional world, and didn’t want to draw attention to the fact that I’d just gotten divorced. I still have mixed feelings about that choice, but nonetheless, for the past ten years I’d had that name, so it seems fitting to calculate my name cards using that name.

VI The Lovers   VIII Strength   V The Heirophant

My Desires and Inner Motivation CardThe Lovers
Ha! Well, certainly, for the past ten years all I have wanted is to love and be loved. I was so utterly dedicated to my ex-husband that it nearly killed me. And I’ve finally found true, deep love with Darling.

My Outer Persona CardStrength
Strength. Hooooly crap, this is so right on. I can’t tell you from how many people, and in how many situations, I’ve been told about how strong I am (even if I don’t feel like I am). Very interesting.

My Destiny CardThe Heirophant
A stickler for the damn rules, eh? Well, okay, yeah.


Since I have recently gotten married, my name has changed, and thus — my destiny is also changing! The name is still so new to me that I feel as if I’m still easing into it. I’m finally changing over all of my accounts and everything to this new name, at which point it will finally be official. The change is so welcome, but at the same time it feels very strange. I think, because I know this is the name I will have for the rest of my life. I’m anxious to see these name cards.

VIII Strength   XVIII The Moon   VIII Strength

My Desires and Inner Motivation CardStrength
I mean! Wow. So my desires and inner motivation correspond exactly with my personality and soul cards. This is both amazing and (again) not surprising.

My Outer Persona CardThe Moon
Ah, a woman of mystery. Well, I’m fine with that.

My Destiny CardStrength
And you’re telling me that my destiny is the very same thing as my desires and inner motivation? This is just… unbelievable!


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