The Tarot is a mirror we hold up to help us examine our life circumstances, challenges, and opportunities.
A Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards. Each card is rich in symbolism and imagery from a variety of esoteric practices including astrology, numerology, and the Kabballah. There is also biblical, alchemical, and mythological symbolism – and more.
There are two types of cards – Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The twenty-two Major Arcana cards represent life’s big lessons. The 56 Minor Arcana cards illustrate our daily lives and the challenges it brings.
Within the Minor Arcana cards, there are 16 Tarot Court Cards representing 16 different personality characteristics we may choose to express at any given time.
The Minor Arcana also includes 40 numbered cards organized into 4 Suits, with 10 cards each, representing various situations that we encounter day-to-day. Suits include coins or pentacles, swords, wands, and cups.
Major Arcana cards reflect the big picture of our lives – the things we have little control over. The Minor Arcana cards focus on universal events, feelings, and stages of our daily lives; and the Court Cards reflect sixteen universal personality archetypes often seen in ourselves or those around us.
Because the cards touch on both the major and minor, spiritual and temporal, internal and external, they a can provide insight into questions about our any aspect of our daily lives – challenges, plans, projects, relationships, careers, spiritual work, and more.
While those Hollywood movies we talked about earlier would have you believe a Tarot reader can see into your very soul and tell you what your future holds, this is a misleading interpretation.
Instead, Tarot provides insights into our problems and relationships. It is not the best predictor of the future; and yes and no questions are extremely difficult to answer when we humans have free will that impacts each and every choice we make.
~ TONI, NEW ZEALAND
The best questions begin with how, why, or what. Using these words creates open-ended questions.
Why are open-ended questions good for the Tarot? – because they are more broad and will provide a wider range of relevant information. They will provide us with insight into and methods for working with our situation, reasons we may not have thought of for our situation to be occurring, or what is likely to occur if we continue on a particular path.
Examples of such questions include:
These five examples offer just a taste of the types of questions the Tarot can address.
Free will is a blessing. Unless you live somewhere that restricts the free will of its people, you can do just about anything you want to do if you’re willing to accept the consequences. It’s this free will, though, that essentially bolluxes up these types of readings.
Since Tarot readings provide insight into circumstances as they sit at the moment the cards are read, these types of questions are challenging because actions occurring as a result of our free will (whether intentional or unintentional) are likely to impact the outcome.
For example, let’s say years ago you helped an elderly neighbor by mowing her lawn, getting groceries, and dropping off meals on occasion. You don’t consider yourself a super-human, just a compassionate individual helping out someone in need. You’ve forgotten all about the help you provided, but she didn’t. It made a huge impact on her ability to get through a rough time. She’s preparing her will. She thinks of you and leaves you $40,000. That money comes to you and you use it to begin a new business.
By helping your neighbor you changed the course of her future and yours. You could have chosen to look the other way, but you chose to help. That’s where the free will comes in. The action you took years ago impact the events of tomorrow.
We make these decisions each and every moment of the day. With such an incredible number of variables / possible scenarios we can really only look at what is happening and how to look for answers for how to address a problem at in THIS moment.
The same situation applies to questions requesting timelines. Suppose a client wants to know when she will get the promotion she’s been working so hard for. The Tarot can give her an idea of when she’s likely to get that promotion (or not) based on the day the reading is done, but if she changes her behavior on the job – slacks off or lands that ‘big fish’ client the company has been courting for years, these actions could impact the timing negatively or positively – or even change the results completely.
I will work with you to ask open ended questions that will yeild results with action plans for moving you forward.
Like most Tarot readers, I have many decks. Occasionally, though, one comes along that really resonates - and for me, one of those decks is The Fountain. The modern, yet airy and minimal illustrations are beautiful and speak to the most important elements of the traidional Rider Waite Smith deck.
My goodness! At first I was apprehensive to open the reading although I was excited at the same time. It was like reading a story of my life in a nutshell when I did read.
Everything you said resonates so much with what I am feeling, thinking, and doing right now. I actually dived a bit deeper and looked at each card's meaning separately and my interpretation as well as your reading is a great insight. My life felt like a muddled jig saw puzzle but your reading was like a map or plan of how to put the pieces the right way up and in the correct place. Thank you so much for taking the time and for sharing your wonderful gift.
~ Toni, New Zealand
Thank you for reading for me. I have full faith in tarot and I will take this guidance and work upon it. I will keep my eyes and ears open and will activate my network to search for opportunities. You are right that it may not be as easy, as I have been with this organization for 8 years now so while the situation isn't pleasing for me, transition would be challenging. Also - I have been hoping and affirming to get a better and easy going job within this organization if possible, so the boat moving to smooth waters resonates with me. Once again, my heartfelt thanks for reading for me.
~ Shayamala, India
Thank you so much for the reading. It resonated 100%. I'm blown away with what you have said. The description of the King of Cups is EXACTLY how I see this person. I actually might be the one who is feeling like the Four of Swords where stepping back and taking a break from thinking about this person...Thank you so much for the reading. The format was also much appreciated. The audio makes it feel more personal.
~ Simi, Nigeria
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~ Mirdu, India
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~ Karaline, Montreal
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~ Hazara, Mexico