I have always been drawn to the metaphysical world. From Ouija boards to crystals to manifesting and meditating I find the mind so fascinating and all the connections we have to the universe. If I lost you in my woo woo words already then maybe this isn’t the post for you, but recently, I was called to cross the line and share my experience into this world.
A few weekends ago I attended a girl’s night event put on by Simple Jane Co. with a tarot card reading and after my session I was called to another one. For some, these cards maybe just pictures and words meaningless. I actually watched a reading from someone who was so closed minded to listening not only to others, but herself. It was so hard to watch and the energy needed to be cleared and the deck knocked before we could move on. But to others, these 15th century italian card cards showcase answers to the “Acana” or mysteries of life.
Tarot is not a fortune teller. Nothing is set in stone. I use it as a way to guide me and listen to who truly matters the most, myself. Often times noise disturbs our thoughts and ability to make decisions or accomplish goals so tarot, for me, allows me to quiet the mind and listen. Each card helps me focus on what is right in front of me.
CHOOSING A DECK
I always read a deck had to be gifted to you, but I was told you can be called to pick your own. For my half birthday I was gifted the Universal Tarot Deck and have found the cards easy for me to see and hear and the deck includes a breakdown of every card meaning for me to continue learning.
READING THE CARDS
First ask a question of what you need to hear, see, understand to the universe. Then, shuffle the cards and see what you are called to pull. First see what that card means to you. WIthout over thinking, what is the first thought this card brings. Next look at the symbols and what meanings they hold. Now apply those meaning to your own life and questions. Be open to insights and that the answers are not always right in front of you. Lastly, look up the meaning and how you can apply it to what you just unintentionally saw .
SPREADS AND REVERSALS
I’m not practicing this to be called for hire at your next party, but being aware of events in my life and creating a tarot spread to guide me has been something to look forward to. Pinterest has several spreads for moon cycles, calendars and many more events. There are spreads for past, present and future. There are spreads for mind, body and spirit. And although, I haven’t dabbled too much into spreads I am always aware of how the card is laid out. If it faces me or if it is in reverse. This has an enormous effect on the message and should be noticed.
CLEANSING AND JOURNALING
I make it a point to write down my cards in my planner everyday to notice any trends or reoccuring cards. I take my cards in my purse with me and pull my cards in all different places. I make sure every few days to sage and smudge my deck to clear the energy and create new space.
This is a new journey for me and I am learning everyday, but one thing I constantly remember is to be grateful. I am thankful for any guidance I receive in any and every way. My relationship with my deck will get stronger and I look forward to sharing with you my journey into all things new and obscure. Check out the links throughout this article to learn more about Tarot and when you are ready, pick up your own deck by clicking on the one above!