Zen Tarot Decks
We’ve all heard the word, but do we really know what it means? It conjures images of tranquility and meditation, but what really is Zen and how can the study of it transect with the Tarot? What kinds of Zen Tarot decks or Buddhism Tarot decks might be out there that we can use to deepen our meditation or spiritual practices? Since I wasn’t so sure myself, I decided to do some research so that we could them discover together!
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Christians and Tarot? A Christian Tarot deck?! A, dare I say, scandalous suggestion?
Many people might not think that Christianity and Tarot can meld together happily at a party, but I feel like they do. See, I was raised non-denominational Christian and found Tarot later as an adult, so why not? I understand the Christian concerns of wondering if Tarot is heretical or satanic or against the teachings of Christ.
But what if it’s not?! Continue reading “The Christian Tarot Deck – Does it exist?!”
Who is the High Priestess in Tarot?
The High Priestess, card number two of the Major Arcana, is one of the most iconic figures of the Tarot, depicted widely and extensively in art and culture. Most of us are familiar with the image of her, but what does the High Priestess in Tarot represent? What does she have to offer us? What does she mean when she comes up in a reading? Let’s take a look! Continue reading “The High Priestess in Tarot – The Guidance of Our Intuition”
How to Do Yes/No Tarot Card Readings
Let’s face it, reading Tarot can be tricky. Learning the card meanings, reading multiple card interactions in a spread, incorporating reversals and jumpers, it can all be overwhelming. And in our realistic day-to-day lives sometimes all you want is a quick yes no answer to a simple question.
Generally speaking the Tarot is designed for more complex inquiry. It’s most useful for deep questioning, philosophizing, and contemplation. But just because you’ve got your hands on an age-old divination system doesn’t mean it can’t be utilized more simplistically! Continue reading “How to Do Yes/No Tarot Card Readings”
How to Learn to Read Tarot
There are so many things you can do or add to your Tarot practice to increase your abilities, better understand the cards, or make the whole experience more enjoyable. Below I have compiled a few basic tips for how to learn to read Tarot more efficiently, taking a holistic look at the act of sitting with the Tarot. Continue reading “6 Basic Tips for How to Learn to Read Tarot”
How to Get Better at Reading Tarot
Maybe you’re a beginner, or maybe you’ve been reading the Tarot for some time, but you don’t feel you’re getting anywhere or learning anything new. Maybe you just don’t feel like an expert yet and want to have more confidence and certainty in your readings. Whatever might be blocking you, here is a list I have compiled of some ideas for how to get better at reading the Tarot.
This can also be used as an introductory guide to how to start reading the Tarot intuitively and how to use your gut instincts as a tool to access your subconscious intelligence, but we’ll talk more on that later. Continue reading “6 Tips for How to Get Better at Reading Tarot”
Major Arcana Tarot Spreads
The Tarot is a wonderful place to explore the full dimensions and nuances of life, but sometimes the whole gamut of seventy-eight cards can get overwhelming, especially for the beginner. When you’re just starting out it may be easier to play with just the Majors, that is, the Major Arcana, and perhaps shelve the Minor Arcana for the time being.
But whether you are a newcomer to Tarot or a seasoned veteran, exploring the Major Arcana on its own with intentional spreads can help deepen your understanding and relationship with the Tarot as a whole.
Let’s take a look into some specifically designated Major Arcana Tarot spreads and explore why and when we might want to use them! Continue reading “Major Arcana Tarot Spreads – Exploring the Heart of the Tarot”
Crystals for Tarot
With their many forms and colors, shapes and individualities, it is no surprise that the abundant plethora of crystals should pair well alongside the Tarot in the esoteric world of self-discovery.
Here is a brief list of suggestions of crystals for Tarot so that you may diversify your journey into divination. It is by no means exhaustive, but these are some crystals that I have personally discovered to synchronize and resonate well with the workings of the Tarot.
Use your intuition and your naturally-derived sense of discernment to find out for yourself which crystals work best for you! And remember to have fun! Adding crystals to your life is an exciting and satisfying (and addictive) exploration! Continue reading “5 Crystals for Tarot – To Help with Intuition & Divination”
Kings of the Tarot
The Kings of the Tarot. These are our masters, the ones who have learned everything they need to know – or at least think they do – and have mastered their particular element of expertise. This does not mean they are without faults and blind spots, but it means they have a lot to tell us about what we are doing right and what we yet need to achieve success in our lives.
Here we will delve a little bit into what our Tarot Kings can reveal. Remember, though, that this is just a brief jaunt into the world of the Kings of the Tarot – the more you study them and the more they come up in your readings, the more you will learn for yourself about them and what they mean for you.
The Tarot is full of tiny nuances and limitless interpretations. Your insights may differ from mine, and they may even differ from day to day, and that’s okay! In fact, that’s brilliant! Remember that whatever you see in the Tarot is right and correct. Have fun and remember not to take yourself too seriously! Continue reading “Kings of the Tarot – The Masters of Success”
How to Start Reading Tarot
So you’ve decided to learn how to start reading Tarot cards. Yay! Congratulations! This is exciting stuff! You’ve begun on what has the potential to become a life-long journey of self-exploration and discovery!
But before you can become a master, you have to start your journey as a beginner. What should be your first steps to doing your first Tarot reading?
Here are some tips to help you get started! Continue reading “How to Start Reading Tarot – An Exciting Journey Begins!”