The first time I was drawn to the Tarot deck, I was 18 years old. I bought my first deck of cards from an old London book shop, and started to work with Tarot as a guiding compass for my life. There began a life long love affair with Tarot.
Unfortunately, there is much misconception shrouding Tarot, and over the years, I too was poorly influenced by some of the misleading and terrorising beliefs about Tarot, but through perseverance, and advancing my studies in the occult, I have come to really understand and appreciate the tremendous gift of healing wisdom that Tarot has to offer. Here is what I have come to personally understand about Tarot to be true;
Tarot is a spiritual tool: In the great scheme of things, we are all one unified field. There is nothing that is external to you, and the great spirit, god, divine, or whatever you wish to call this higher power, resides within your own essence. Tarot is simply a physical tool that manifests your connection with this higher power. When you establish a connection with Tarot, your essence evokes the higher power for purpose of gaining clarity regarding your inner world. Tarot, essentially helps you to determine how your inner landscape is influencing your outer reality and shaping your experiences.
Tarot does not predict your future: Contrary to popular belief, Tarot does not predict one’s future, nor was it ever designed to do so. The “fortune telling” aspect is often projected by the person who is reading (or mis-reading) the Tarot. What Tarot does, is reveal the energies governing the situations you are enquiring about. Even though Tarot offers an “outcome” glimpse, it shows the outcome based on the energetic imprint projected by your current beliefs and thought patterns. This principle is what makes Tarot an amazing healing tool that I have personally used for over 20 years to reveal subconscious blocks to situations in my own life and that of my clients.
Why Tarot may appear dark and scary to some: Some of the imagery offered by many different Tarot decks can appear frightening and displeasing to the general enquirer. The imagery is in fact rich in symbolic representations regarding energetic imprints that govern human thoughts, emotions, desires and inner riches. The full spectrum of human experience contains contrast as well as expansion. This diversity enables the lens of human perception to widen and express itself as awareness, compassion and service. The imagery depicted in Tarot, illustrates the human journey through the ebbs and flows of internal states of our being that we project toward situations in our life. Therefore, the enquirer is encouraged to contemplate any frightening notions that arise from the Tarot imagery, for he/she is rejecting that which resides internally within themselves. Fear, judgement and repulsion is a call to face that which we deny and reject from our own psyche. The potently rich imagery and symbolisms offered by the Tarot hurls an awakening for the psyche to accept the rejected and fragmented parts, thus making Tarot a powerful healing tool.
In summary, Tarot offers you a glimpse in to your energetic imprints projected on to different life domains. It is not designed to tell you your future, nor determine your destiny. For Tarot is merely a powerful gateway for disclosing the workings of your subconscious, and reveals the map of the psyche, and how your hidden energies are influencing and creating your life experiences.
We can use Tarot as a means of healing and transforming the adverse energies that may be deep at play. The adverse hidden energies often lead to procrastination, resistance, fear, displeasure, disempowerment, hopelessness, despair, pain and suffering. Tarot holds a powerful mirror to your soul, that enables the darkness and light of your essence to commune as one, in order for you to transform the old constructs that no longer serve your path in life. Through Tarot we learn, we explore, we share and we transform.
Connect with me if you wish to dive deeper and explore the healing power of Tarot in respect of your life. In person or Skype appointments are available every Saturday between 10.30 – 13:00 GMT.