When I first started learning tarot 14 years ago, I just wanted to look cool. 🤣
I wanted to tell people, “Hey, look at me, I read tarot.” (I agree that shouting is the least cool way to look cool.)
If you’re like Past-Me and learning tarot to look cool is your thing, that’s fine.
But after having practised tarot for 14+ years, I realised that learning tarot goes beyond being “cool”. (The truth is, it’s not very cool.)
How I use tarot personally
I use tarot cards as a way to learn more about myself. Tarot cards with their pictures are a way for me to tap into my subconscious.
When I’m stuck with a problem, I pick a few cards and read into what’s happening in the cards.
Sometimes a reading doesn’t resonate so I know that I need to give the problem more time to marinade.
Of course there is always the danger of relying on the cards too much and not making my own decision.
How I use tarot publicly
Tarot reading isn’t fortune telling. It’s a way to see the current situation and the different paths that might come in the future depending on how you act.
That’s why when I read cards for others, I’m talking more about the present to help people make decisions, and not “predict the future”.
Most of the time when people come to me for a tarot reading, they feel stuck and need an opinion on how to continue.
The truth is, they have the answer inside themselves but feel scared about making the choice.
Tarot comes in handy as a non-judgmental tool to show them what might happen if they continue on their path or choose a new path.
It’s similar to this research on using a coin toss to make major life decisions.
The study found that “those who were instructed by the coin toss to make a change were both more likely to make the change…and, on average, report greater happiness on the follow-up surveys.”
In the same way, tarot helps people navigate their life and give them comfort about their future.
The best thing is, there is no tarot card that is “bad”, every card has a silver lining and a lesson for us to learn.
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