Many of us are attracted to the mystique surrounding these fascinating cards. Maybe you have been drawn to “have a Tarot reading”. Maybe you were gifted a Tarot deck. Maybe you found yourself buying your very own cards.
What is it that makes this ancient oracle so intriguing?
One reason is that Tarot has been around for centuries; anything of that age and still popular is intriguing. Its origin is generally disputed however current historical understanding shows it originated in Italy in the early 15th century, nearly 600 years ago.
Wanting deeper insight into our life journey and day to day world is, in itself, an ancient quest. Tarot can assist us in this quest by allowing us to access our Higher Self’s guidance, the best guidance there is. It is the Higher Self, the wisest most spiritual part of us that chooses the cards. This is why they are so accurate, for our Higher Self has access to the answers to all we could ever wish to ask about ourselves.
The Tarot is rich with images, symbols and colours. This is the language of our right brain; the creative and intuitive side of ourselves. The tarot is one way we can awaken our right brain to gain access to our inner knowing.
With respect for the energy of the Tarot you may gain some very powerful insights and guidance.
Too often we lay some cards for our particular situation, glossing over the deeper meanings and missing the actual energy of the cards. Insights and guidance are lost as we rush a reading for quick answers. We then dismiss those cards and continue churning problems over with our mind causing even more confusion and worry.
So, how do we deepen our relationship to Tarot?
Doing this will bring even more clarity as you “express”.
Experiencing the Tarot in this way will bring you deeper insights. Respect the time you have dedicated and let the language of archetypes and symbols speak to you.
Making the Most of a Professional Reading
If you are genuinely interested in understanding more about this rich tool for self discovery consider a tarot course. This is a sure way of getting to know your cards more intimately and how to read them in your own way. Maybe you even take it to a professional level yourself when you feel ready!
Whether you use your own deck or visit a good reader respect the energy of these special cards and you will gain insights into your world, helping you to gain clarity about anything at all.
Dawn Grace Kelly is a Spiritual Teacher, Group Facilitator, Healer, Past Life Regressionist and Tarot Consultant from Australia now based in Nelson.