Have you ever felt lost, confused, or in need of guidance? Perhaps you’re seeking clarity on a certain situation or a new direction in life. Whatever it is, the answers you seek may be closer than you think.
Enter the world of tarot. Tarot cards have been used for centuries as a tool for divination, guidance, and self-reflection. The images on the cards, combined with your intuition and the wisdom of the tarot, can help you gain insight into your situation and guide you towards your path.
In this blog post, I’ll share my personal experience with using tarot for divination, guidance, and self-reflection, and provide a step-by-step guide for beginners on how to use tarot cards.
What are Tarot Cards?
Tarot cards are a deck of 78 cards with unique images and meanings. Each card represents a different aspect of life, including the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The deck is divided into two parts: the Major Arcana, which consists of 22 cards that represent major life events, and the Minor Arcana, which consists of 56 cards divided into four suits (Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles) that represent different aspects of daily life.
Getting Started with Tarot
To begin using tarot cards, you’ll need a deck that resonates with you. There are hundreds of different tarot decks available, each with their own unique imagery and symbolism. Take the time to research different decks and find one that speaks to you.
Once you have your deck, it’s important to cleanse and bless it. This helps to clear any negative energy and imbue the cards with positive energy. You can do this by smudging the cards with sage, placing them in moonlight, or saying a blessing over them.
How to Use Tarot for Divination
Divination is the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. Tarot is a popular tool for divination, as it can provide insight into a situation and guide you towards the best course of action.
To use tarot for divination, start by shuffling the cards while focusing on your question or situation. Once you feel ready, draw a card and interpret its meaning. You can also use spreads (patterns of cards) to provide more in-depth insights.
It’s important to remember that tarot does not predict the future, but rather provides guidance and insight based on the present moment and your current trajectory.
How to Use Tarot for Guidance
Tarot can also be used as a tool for guidance, helping you to gain insight and clarity on a situation or decision. To use tarot for guidance, start by formulating a clear and specific question. Shuffle the deck and draw a card, interpreting its meaning in the context of your question.
You can also use spreads to gain more insight and guidance. The Celtic Cross spread is a popular choice for gaining insight into a situation or decision.
How to Use Tarot for Self-Reflection
Tarot can also be used as a tool for self-reflection, helping you to gain insight into your own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. To use tarot for self-reflection, draw a card and reflect on its meaning in the context of your life. Ask yourself how the card relates to your current state and what insights it provides.
You can also use spreads to gain more in-depth insights into different aspects of your life. The Three-Card Spread is a popular choice for self-reflection, as it can provide insight into the past, present, and future.