Definition in Oxford dictionary: “A pack of 78 cards with five suits. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins (or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trumps. Ex: ‘tarot is a powerful way of revealing the truth about your life'”
This is only a short definition in the Oxford dictionary. But the art of reading tarot implies so much more than that… Tarot can help you create your future through knowledge and insight. Empowered, you can learn how to generate amazing outcomes. Tarot is a “mirror of the soul”, it links the subconscious with conscious awareness. Tarot changes lives by making you aware of your choices and patterns that lead to outcomes; by making you aware of the unseen world behind the physical one. According to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (creators of the most popular deck), “the most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.” The tarot is an excellent way of gaining a fresh perspective on your life, or on a specific situation. It can shed new light on old emotional problems, and negative aspects of relationships; suggest parts of your life or personality you are neglecting, and help you make more balanced insightful decisions. Tarot assists you in getting a clear, detached view of what you are doing right now, and where you are heading. James Wanless, author of the Voyager Tarot called the tarot deck “fortune-creating”.
The tarot deck is about 500 years old and has become the most common and popular tool in the art of divination. The tarot deck is a remarkable introspection tool. It collected in its pictures all the feelings, thoughts, actions, dreams, choices and…stillness human beings can experience. Three things are usually coming into manifestation in a tarot card reading: the subconscious of the inquirer, the right approach and the reader’s intuition. A powerful catalyzer in receiving answers it is a basic willingness to face ourselves.
I could go on and on about tarot and its connections with The Akashi field”, activating the third eye chakra, quantum physics, Jung’s archetypes and shadow, synchronicities, psyche (Oxford Dictionary: psyche – “the human soul, mind or spirit”). I am talking about these on my Blog section and my Facebook – Mihaela Albu | Facebook – where everyone is welcome. If you are interested, please ask and I will answer any questions in a maximum of 2 days.