Tarot is a system of archetypes that can help deliver some of the universes important messages to us in physical form.
Believe it or not, we all have things the universe is trying to tell us, but unfortunately, so many of us have been programmed to block out our intuition that we will never get them. Tarot helps to open up this portal between you, and your subconscious to help. The cards incorporate things like astrology, Kabbala, numerology, ancient history, and symbols, and it deeply rooted in a connective system.
I always get asked, are crystals real? Prodded on the various religions and systems I believe in and my answer is always the same… If you believe in anything it is real. Once it’s real to you, the associated beliefs with it are real and the power is real. Tarot is no different… except, it’s also based on historical facts, so, there’s that.
Tarot is a system of archetypes, a picture-book of the human condition, reflecting our states of mind and stages of life. People have consulted with the cards for more than 600 years, successfully receiving religious instruction, spiritual insight, self-knowledge, and divining the future. The ancient symbols we see on the cards are designed to stimulate our intuition, connecting us with our higher selves or our divine or spiritual aspect.
Regular tarot practice has many personal benefits, including the following:
- Increased self-awareness: Tarot gives you space to focus on yourself.
- Enhanced creativity: A tarot reading can offer a different perspective on a problem and innovative ways forward.
- Better-honed intuition and psychic ability: Tarot helps you see probable future events and influences.
- Connection to the universe: The ability to empower others to find their spiritual path.
The way people have read tarot has evolved over centuries, but many believe them to be a tool for divination or looking into the unknown or simply to help you better understand the world around you. The relationship between tarot and psychology actually goes back decades. It was studied by well-known psychoanalyst Carl Jung, who considered tarot cards a tool for accessing the subconscious, and is one of the main reasons I resonate with them so well. Carl Jung was my driving force to get my Psychology Degree. But you don’t have to have a background in psychology, or even be super familiar with tarot, to benefit from therapeutic card readings.
I think that there is so much space within tarot to find meaningful strategies that go beyond the card reading, just the awareness of this methodology can open you up to practice acceptance without judgment. One of the most beneficial aspects of tarot card reading for mental health is the development of the ritual. Much like meditation, the practice of reading tarot can help with mindfulness and bringing attention to yourself in the present moment, if you find it hard to meditate by yourself, using the cards can help you take time to calm and contemplate.