Just how does the Tarot work?

According to Carl Jung, synchronicity explains the guiding forces in the universe.

The history of the Tarot is fragmented, with the earliest known cards dating back to the 1400s.  It is believed that religious leaders of the time attempted to ban the cards, and so it was not until the 1700s that the Tarot re-emerged as a means of divination.  Later, during the nineteenth century, the Tarot evolved into a 78 card deck, and in the early 1900s, was further refined by Arthur Edward Waite into what is now.

In its present form, the Tarot totals 78 cards which represent key life lessons and practical advice that can be used in everyday life.  Rich in symbolism, it has been linked with many religious, mystical and esoteric groups, and is considered a timeless body of knowledge which has significance across every spiritual path.

The Tarot is divided into the karmic and spiritual lessons of the Major Arcana, 22 cards reflecting the Fool’s journey of personal growth and development, and the Minor Arcana, 40 cards indicating the happenings of our everyday lives such as opportunities, challenges and surrounding energies.  The Minor Arcana cards are further divided into four suits: Wands, Swords, Cups and Pentacles which also contain an additional 16 Court Cards representing people, personalities or situations.

To quote Nikola Tesla, “To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of energy, frequency and vibration” and so it is with these words in mind that I share my opinions around how the Tarot works.

In the setting of an intention to ask the Tarot for guidance, I believe an energy is set in motion that connects with the frequency of the universe.  The shuffling of the cards and focus on gaining the deepest insights possible only serves to intensify this energy, which in turn influences those cards that are then drawn and laid out.  When both the reader and the client focus their combined intention, powerful understandings channelling the client’s higher wisdom are offered by the cards.

It then falls primarily to the reader to interpret the images, symbols, and messages appearing in the cards, being mindful to ensure the client understands that with the knowledge gained, they may still exercise their free will to influence any potential outcomes.  The Tarot reading represents a snapshot in time, and in that moment the cards offer the inner and outer guidance the client is seeking so that they may better understand their situation, and the options, or the next steps, available to them.  In encouraging the client to co-create their reading, they are inspired by the messages of the Tarot to take empowering action within their lives.

Please note:  Our Tarot Card Readings are via email at this time.

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