Welcome to the Tarot Jam!
The theme for this Blog Hop is a get to know me post. The first part of this is my Tarot story which I have recently talked about so please check this out first. The second part is something I have not covered so let’s get right to that part.
How do I believe Tarot Works?
The Tarot works in a number of ways. It is like a cocktail, different elements come together to make something delicious. Here are some of the elements that I believe come together to make the Tarot ‘work’.
I made a little video on this subject and have added some notes below to tie it all together.
Belief – Belief is a powerful thing. It is one of the most powerful forces in the world. The Tarot works because both the Tarot Reader and the Tarot Querent believe that it works. It is the same with any divination or magical practice. There has to be an element of belief in what you are doing and in yourself.
History – The Tarot has a rich history and it has survived a lot. The Tarot has come a long way and has gone through many different evolutions. There is something about an esoteric system that has stood the test of time. It is romantic to work with these cards that so many people in different countries and times have also experienced.
Archetypes – There are archetypes in the Tarot that most of us come into contact with and experience personally. When we do have interactions and experiences with these archetypes it brings a whole new level of understanding and connection to the Tarot. We all know Mothers, represented by The Empress and Fathers, represented by The Emperor. These are just two examples of the archetypes in the Tarot. It is an important element of it being accessible and relatable in our lives.
Symbols – Each Tarot card has a diverse set of symbols in them, which artists have a wonderful time with. These symbols are keys. They open up memories, they represent important times in our lives and things that we hold sacred and dear. They can also scare and confront us.
Technique of the Tarot Reader – Tarot reading is a skill and many of us spend years honing it. We constantly learn and we are always fine-tuning our craft. We ad to our Tarot tool kit through connecting with fantastic Clients and ones that make us want to scream. We have days where we are in the zone and others where it is a struggle. Just like any profession. Each Tarot Reader brings their own unique experience and background to the Tarot.
Connection – Depending on the way that you read the Tarot it can be used to connect to your higher self and to your spirit guides. It is for me a spiritual practice. The Tarot for me is a sacred Tool. It is a connection to the divine in each of us and allows for me to get to the heart of the matter and find my center. It also allows me to do this for my Clients.
Mystical appeal – There is something so universally appealing to knowing something that other people do not. To be able to glimpse the future or see through the forest of confusion for a Client. Mystics have always been appealing and this is one of the reasons that the Tarot works.
These are my top picks for how the Tarot works.
The last part of this blog hop is a Tarot Spread you can use when you are getting to know a new Tarot deck.
Tarot Spread – Interviewing Your Tarot Deck
I’m not the first to use this Tarot Spread or to share it online but I wanted to put it up here for you all. This is a nice way to connect with a new Tarot or Oracle deck. I have used it many times before and it is rather interesting. Don’t be surprised if your cards give you SASS!