Many people mistakenly believe that the Tarot is a tool for fortune telling, and that it somehow offers a short-cut to the future. However, this isn’t the case. Instead, the Tarot focuses on how you are now. While it might draw on your past to explain your current state of mind and even suggest that if you follow a particular course of action that certain future events are more probable than others, the onus is very definitely on the here and now. The saying that ‘I’ve been building up to this moment’ might well have been written with the Tarot in mind; in many ways, now is all that matters. It is the result of our past and can be used to help shape our futures.
However, if you can’t get a look through a psychic telescope and see what’s on the horizon, then what exactly do you get out of a Tarot reading? Let’s take a look at the five most important things you could gain from seeking the services of a Tarot reader.
More people feel that they are losing control over what’s happening in their lives, particularly in these times of economic uncertainty,. Politicians are being revealed as and the financial institutions are being exposed as untrustworthy. There’s no such thing as a secure job and money is tight. As a result, people are losing faith in the powers that are supposed to be charged with our welfare; we’re losing trust in the very establishment that was set up to take care of us.
The Tarot gives us a chance to take charge of what we have left: our health, our love lives, our money and, most importantly, our spiritual well-being. The majority of people who find themselves talking to a Tarot reader do so at a point in their lives when they feel they have no control. Ironically, reaching this position is very empowering; it’s the moment when you decide that you are going to be the governor of your own destiny.
Tarot readings are unbiased, independent reviews of your current position in life, on all levels. In many ways the Tarot provides you with a business model of your life as it currently stands and can make predictions for the future, based on current and past data.
Many people experience spiritual malaise at some point in their lives. When we are in harmony with ourselves, we are at harmony with those around us: decisions are easy to make, people are east to talk to and we feel a sense of connection with life I general. Often, we don’t notice this until it’s gone and we’re left feeling apathetic, unmotivated, introvert and disconnected.
Tarot is a great way of re-establishing those links with the rest of the world. The cards demand that you dig deep and build a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious minds. In doing so, you awaken and stimulate your subconscious, cleansing it of negative energy and getting it up and running. When it’s functioning at its best, the subconscious acts like a two-way radio, broadcasting and receiving signals; establishing you as a member of the collective unconsciousness and giving you that sense of connection. Left unattended, a stagnant subconscious will direct its protests at its owner, which can result in mental, physical and emotional ailments.
One of the main things that can hinder our journey along the road to happiness is blame. This blame may be directed at ourselves or at others, but to experience blame is to suggest that the matter is still unresolved. Feelings of anger, loathing and judgment are all negative emotions and can result in psychic knots that prevent us from moving forward.
The Tarot offers you a dispassionate psychic overview of your current state. However, it also takes events from the past into account, allowing us to see how our histories make up our presents. Based on our previous and current states of being, the Tarot can also give is insight as to how things are likely to pan out if we don’t take action. Forgiveness is one of the most important tools in our psychic arsenal, whether we are forgiving ourselves or someone else. Learning to forgive and move on is a big step towards facilitating our spiritual evolution and safeguarding our happiness and feelings of self-worth.
Although, when we go for a reading, the focus tends to be on us, the Tarot also looks at our relationships with the world around us. Too often, many of us blunder forwards in life, assuming that the world revolves around us. It’s very easy to forget that everything we say, do and think has a cause and effect on those we encounter along life’s path.
Taking a Tarot reading gives us the chance to look at the roles we play in our own lives and in the lives of others. Often, the obstacles we find on our own road to happiness are the ones we have put there ourselves. However, without an awareness of the ripple effect that we can generate, it’s sometimes the case that we put obstacles in the paths of others. With the understanding that we all affect one another comes a level of humility and respect for those around us. While we need a degree of pride to motivate us, it should ever be at the expense of others.
If there’s one thing that the Tarot teaches us, it’s that we need to strive for balance. In many ways, the ethos behind the cards is similar to the Buddhist notion that mind, body and soul are inextricably linked. The Tarot constantly reminds us that if we leave one aspect of our being unattended, the neglect will impact on other aspects of our existence.
However, rather than just pointing this out, the Tarot focuses on uncovering the root cause of any imbalance, allowing us to tackle them with the appropriate measures. The Tarot offers more than just a diagnosis of symptoms; it can help to identify the underlying cause of those symptoms.