Just over a year ago a good friend of mine gifted me a deck of Tarot cards for my birthday.
I didn’t know how to feel about it. Was it a bad omen? Was it dangerous? Was it messing with my future? I wondered all of these things because of how Tarot cards had been portrayed to me in mainstream media.
No, they don’t tell the future or show you what will happen, Tarot if a tool that anybody of any age can use to get clarity and direction in life.
This is the realistic way to use tarot cards:
1.To seek guidance and clarity.
2. To open your eyes as to what could be going on around you.
3. To allow you to realise your goals.
Going back to number 1; Let’s say you have a job that you don’t necessarily enjoy, you can shuffle through your deck of tarot cards and pick out some cards. Depending on the card you chose, the reading will tell you exactly what you wanted to hear.
Say deep down you want to quit the job but haven’t really got the guts to do it, the Tarot cards will probably just tell you what you wanted to hear…..QUIT THAT JOB, even if it’s not necessarily saying that word for word. Your brain immediate flicks to the situation you think the card is referring to.
This leads me to number 2.
Perhaps you have been stressed lately and you’re taking it out on your family or friends. Maybe you don’t realise you’re doing this. Somehow, it’ll come to your attention in your Tarot cards.
One time my cards told me to watch how I approach or treat people around me, and in turn, this helped me to see that I needed to be more considerate with how I handled my stress.
Number 3. I set a goal. That’s when I turn to Tarot to give me clarity and to bring forth my motivation to achieve these goals again.
I had a rough patch where I lost motivation to go to the gym, and I decided to ask some questions I needed clarity on. They showed me that although there may be bumps in the road and I need to push through and keep going even if it means forcing myself to get up and out of bed.
Here are some questions I asked:
1.Why am I in a rut at the moment?
2. What can I do to get out of the rut?
3.What do I need to let go of?
4.What do I need to know at this moment in time?
5.What should I focus on moving forward?
But what if I get the Death card or the Devil card? Doesn’t that mean bad things are going to happen to me?
I believe there are no negative cards in the deck. Instead, I see the Death card as a chapter of my life ending or about to end. Say, a relationship, a job, moving house, it could manifest into anything you think of ending in this chapter of your life. Think “as one door opens another closes” type of situation.
The Death card does not mean you will die and the Devil card does not mean that you will go to hell.
I think this is why some people are scared of tarot.
I believe that Tarot is a foolproof, and sometimes fun, way to help yourself in any situation.
Sometimes it can help even if you’re in a good place in your life and need a reminder to stay positive and to keep working hard because rewards will come if you put effort in.
Tarot is not magic. Tarot is not evil. Tarot is an easy way to be guided in the direction you need to go. You don’t need to have a psychic bone in your body to read Tarot.
I’m absolutely loving my journey with my Tarot cards at the moment.
I’d love to know about any tarot experiences you have had! Leave a comment!
Lots of Love,
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