Soul and Personality Cards

By doing some simple addition, you can figure out which tarot card represents you. The energy carried by that particular tarot archetype is an energy that is dominant in your personality and/or deeper self.

Discovering what card or cards represent you is not unlike knowing your astrological sun sign and ascendant. It gives you a description of some basic traits you are particularly likely to exhibit and an opportunity to see yourself from a different perspective.

Figure Out Your Soul and Personality Cards Now
To determine your soul and personality card, add the day, month and year you were born. Take that total and add all the numbers in a row. If the sum is more than 22, add together the resulting numbers. 

If the sum is between 10 and 22,  that number is your personality card.  Add that number together to find your soul card.

Don’t be afraid of the math – it’s really quite simple. Here’s some examples:

Let’s say your birthday is December 12, 1945 – 

12 + 12 + 1945 = 1969
1 + 9 + 6 + 9 = 25
2 + 5 = 7
If December 12, 1945 is your birthday – your soul and personality card is 7 – the Chariot. 

Let’s say your birthday is April 15, 1931 –

4 +15 + 1931 = 1950
1 + 9 + 5 + 0 = 15 – 15 is your personality card
1 + 5 = 6
If April 15, 1931 is your birthday – 6 is your soul card

If your birthday adds up to 22:

Let’s say your birthday is May 15, 1964 –
 5 + 15 + 1964 = 1984
1+ 9 + 8 + 4 = 22 – 22 or 0 is you personality card
2+2 = 4 – 4 is your soul card 

If your birthday adds up to 19: 

Let’s say your birthday is July 14, 1969 –
7 + 14 + 1969 = 1990
1 + 9 + 9 + 0 = 19 – 19 is your personality card
1 + 9 = 10 – 10 is your creativity card
1 + 0 = 1 – 1 is your soul card

click on the link below to find out what your cards reveals about you:


§ 37 Responses to Soul and Personality Cards"

  • December says:

    Having a bit of a problem as I can only find the soul card and have no number for the personality and creativity cards:
    2+0+2+0=4…and thats it according to this form of calculation. How would I find the other cards considering this breakdown?

  • Lukas says:

    Okay, so if I got it correctly, I got 1. My birthday is 1996/08/31 (Year, month, day). I added that to a total of 2035, then to 10, which is correct? I need help with this, cause I’m kinda confused.

  • Chowder says:

    My birthday is March 11th 2000
    What now?

  • katrina says:

    Trying to figure out my numbers. My bday is 9-17-1979


  • Rrrene says:

    Hi There,
    Does anyone know how I have to get my Year Card? I’m born on dec. 5 1964

  • roy says:

    my birthday is 3/5/1969 which is 24 then 6 what is my card? the lovers?

  • Hi,
    What’s my number? I’m born 23.09.1968. Is it 20 or 2?

    Hope you can help me.

  • Katherine says:

    Hi Georgie, I need some help! I think my number adds up to 28… my birthday is 3/15/1991. 3+5+1991=1999. So 1+9+9+9=28. So what’s my tarot card??? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Katherine – Your card (at least according to this system) is #11 – Strength … (3+15+1991=2009=2+9=11)
      Have a great day!

  • Selena says:

    My birthday is 28/07/1998 (d/m/y) and I get 8. Here it says it’s Justice but in some sites that I’ve looked at it says that I’m Strength. I am bit confused would some one help me out please?

    • admin says:

      Hi Selena – I understand your confusion! According to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, #8 is Strength and #11 is Justice, while according to the Marseille and Thoth decks, #8 is Justice and #11 is Strength (or in the case of the Thoth deck – Lust). You can decide yourself which system works best for you and which card describes your personality most accurately. For me, I learnt with the Thoth deck, and #8 as Justice works well, but both systems are good.

  • Deanna says:

    Alright, so my birthday is Sept. 15, 1992.

    Adding that up gets me at 36, and breaking that down leads me to #9, The Hermit as my Soul Card… but it says that The Hermit is the soul symbol for the Moon personality.

    Does that mean I should be looking at that as well to get a fuller understanding on who I am?

    • Georgie says:

      Yes! The shadow card just gives you a little extra insight. As a Hermit, the Moon would likely be more of an internal experience for you.

    • Carin says:

      yes definitely look into the moon card.. as far as the archetypes they are A big headline for those two cards’ relationship and relevance to each other might read something like…”The Moon represents the dark, underworld or unknown/abyss through which the hermit(a.k.a the Shaman) is able to travel and return again and can light the way for others with his lantern of truth….
      super personal cards that are worth the journey for anyone i think….but they’re insight into onesself is revealed in layers so you will find each time you come back to themyou will gain different insights….

  • athar says:

    my birthday is 4/1/1990
    4+1+1990= 1995
    well!! so…whats my soul card and personality and creativity card?
    please tell me!!!

    • Georgie says:

      Hi Athar … it looks like your Soul and Personality card is #6, the Lovers. There’s no special ‘creativity’ card for this Arcana, but I imagine you’re pretty creative anyway 🙂

      Have a great day, and thanks for visiting the site!

  • athar says:

    my birthday is 4/1/1990
    4+1+1990= 1995
    well!! so…whats my soul card and personality and creativity card?
    please tell me

  • jordon says:

    My birthday is 7/22/1994, so that would make me a 7, a chariot, but what does it mean on the chariot page when it says “chariot is the soul symbol for the tower personality”?

    • Georgie says:

      Hi Jordon! It just means that numerically 16 and 7 are connected, ie. 1+6 = 7. As I read it, the 16 (or Tower) personality is quite heavily influenced by the Chariot energy. They work well together.

      Thanks for writing! Have a great day!

  • carol says:

    I add up to 28
    so 2+8 = 10 is personality & creativity
    soul is 1
    B-Day is 3/2/1949

    • Georgie says:

      Hi Carol! Thanks for writing (and visiting The Tarot Room)! When I added your birthday up, I got 19 (3 + 2 = 5 + 1949 = 1954 = 1 + 9 + 5 + 4 = 19) … your personality card would be the Sun, you’re creative muse would be the Wheel, and your soul card would be the Magician.

      I hope you had a great birthday last month! Happy belated 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Georgie,

    Please confirm the following for clarification: my birthday is 11-25-1966

    11+ 25+ 1966 = 2002. 2+0+0+2 = 4 am I then a 4 personality & soul or do I somehow break the 4 down?

    Thanks much for your insight on this. I look forward to your thoughts.

    Warm regard, Lisa

  • eric says:

    im a little bit confused.
    im born at july 6 1999
    so whats my soul card and personality card?
    im just having trouble. anyone pleaze reply.

  • Marya says:

    Let’s see if I understood: I have a final 22 after add my date numbers. So my personality is 22 and also 0?? From where is comming the zero? Just a rule? And my soul number wuold be 4…Tkz

  • Jet says:

    My number adds up to 2000 – so are ALL of my numbers 2?

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