Find your truth with Tarot

Indian Astrology | 26-Aug-2020

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Many people conjure up a very stereotypical image when they picture a tarot card reading. It usually has something to do with a long-haired “gypsy” woman flipping tarot cards one at a time while she tells you about dark haired strangers on far flung shores. This image is what causes many people to discredit tarot card readings entirely. Let me tell you a secret: true Tarot card readings are nothing like the images in your head or the readings in the movies. There is no woman in flowing clothes predicting your impending doom. Instead, a tarot card reading involves a trained and gifted intuitive using Tarot cards to give you insight about your life & possible direction.

There are two types of Tarot card readings: question readings and open readings. Open readings give information about broad areas of your life, while question readings address a specific question. Neither type of reading is designed to give you step by step instructions on how to live your life; rather, they exist to guide you in your decision-making process. Regardless of the type of reading you choose, there are certain ways to guarantee a trusted Tarot reading. One of these ways is to use a Tarot spread.

Each Tarot spread is a pattern with predetermined meanings assigned to each position in the layout. Each of the cards has myriad meanings, the Major Arcana, the Lovers, Justice etc reflecting major life choices & the Minor Arcana the suits of Cups, Wands, Pentacles & Cups corresponding to minor life issues, thought, emotions, creativity & material matters. Many readers have studied not only the symbolism but the underlying belief systems embedded in the archetypes from psychology to numerology & beyond. Kabbalah & Hebrew are at the root of the tarot experience. Cognitive behavioural therapy & many mainstream therapists have started to increasingly be used by qualified Tarot practitioners who use incorporate the lessons in their work.

The younger generation are now becoming interested in the old ways. The age range is from teenagers to older people, every demographic. Teenagers are generally looking for reassurance about the usual teenage angst, anxiety & relationships. The older generation expect the traditional‘cross my palm with silver’ type reading. Really interestingly are the younger mostly professional people who want to see what is reflected in the ‘Tarot mirror’ as to how they can become the best version of themselves. What they can work on in their psyche to develop personally, or focus on to increase their career prospects. This is why a phone psychic reading is often the preferred reading of the younger tech savvy generation.

For example the Devil can bring up self-sabotaging behaviours, addictions & anxieties. Strength tells the questioner to finally tap in to their inner resources & the Fool to reconnect with forgotten dreams & reconnect to their life’s purpose. You may have a book that needs writing that is bubbling in your subconscious. A tarot reading could give you clarity around how to develop that project. People seek readings for all sorts of reasons, mostly for some external reassurance that they are doing ok & also to see if the reading sparks a previously unthought of direction that could reveal new possibilities.

The big hitters of the Tarot come through in readings when we need to to instigate serious shifts & have cathartic conversations. Judgement, the Ten of Swords, the Lovers & of course the Tower struck by lightning. The big cards, or Major Arcana ‘give it to us straight, no tall dark strangers or vague karma’.

Wow, That Card is So Bang On!

 The reason Tarot works is that it is a distilled microcosm of any and all life experiences. This combined with the beautiful dance that occurs between an open questioner & a skilled reader often leads to incredible synchronicities. When the reader sees their situation laid before them across the coloured pasteboards of the Tarot, the alternative possible paths offered by the reader seem enticing, like teasers in a delirious summer dream.

Sometimes an honest Tarot reading makes us ask if our dream is still worth chasing. Are we on our correct path, or simply making castles in the air? As we weave our way through life our experiences conspire to manifest our reality. Occasionally we need to sense check that what were our biggest dreams still align with who we are becoming. I gave a reading today where the sitter drew four aces in succession. The pure energy of each suit empowering their current situation. When Tarot speaks of hopes & dreams the questioner often seriously needed to reassess & upgrade their wish list.

Tarot is a powerful method of uncovering possibilities. Each magical key waiting to unlock potential, dreams & purpose. When you step in to a Tarot deck you spark new ideas, unlock the portals of your imagination.

Many people who consult the Tarot, have a psychic reading or embark on a spiritual path are facing up to the lingering doubt that hangs around in the shadows, always ready to tell us we are not good enough, not working hard enough, unfortunately for a lot of sensitive people that is just the way it is.

Many peoples saving grace is the Tarot, the 78 pasteboards of wisdom that reflect a totally different reality to the one that my unattended subconscious can concoct if left to it’s own devices.

Just occasionally a reading allows the sitter to confront their shadows. It is a privilege for the reader to be present as the questioner realises that the thing that was holding them prisoner just might be of their own creation. Just perhaps the key they needed to unlock their life had been in their spiritual pocket all the time.

Life can’t be all unicorns & rainbows, we need some challenging times to set off the brilliant, joyful successes that we experience on the rollercoaster of life. Rewrite your script today, take a small step to changing your story, don’t allow the negativity to creep in. You can’t change the chapters that have gone, you can though write a better ending.