So, why consult the tarot?
I’ll tell you why I started: I’m a big ol’ control freak. I am the sort of person who likes to be prepared, I need to know what’
s coming so that I know how to deal with it. The first reading I got, back in the day, was such a perfect snapshot of
where I was that I just had to learn how to do it myself so that I would always know what was coming next.
I have since learned that the tarot can show you possibilities, likelihoods, major themes and a potential cast of
characters...but not clearly defined outcomes. It doesn’t always tell you precisely what’s coming next and exactly when
to expect it’s arrival. It can't. Life isn't set in stone - and thank goodness for that!
The point is evolution. If life just happened to us, what would be the point of living? Life is like high school with pop
quizzes and sporting events and proms. We get to learn about ourselves as we learn about grammar and good
sportsmanship and getting our hearts broken. We get to make choices, wrong and/or right. We get to grow and
advance and evolve if we choose to, or we can stay in our little ruts and re-live freshman year over and over again if
that’s the life we choose.
Now, sometimes we really want progress, but we get a little stuck. If the way we choose to handle a situation or person
doesn’t seem to bring the desired result, we often keep trying – using the same mindset, the same tools. Which is the
definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
That’s why we consult the Tarot.
The Tarot can offer insights, showing us where we are tripping ourselves up and offer a new course of action. When
our expectations are not matching our reality – whether they are too big or too small, premature or long past due, based
on a misunderstanding or untruth – the Tarot can provide ways to shift towards what we really want.
Rather than telling us that our destiny is set in stone, the Tarot empowers us to stretch our way of being to create the
life we have imagined. It’s real magic lies in it’s power to give you insight, options and new ways of looking at old,
recurring issues. Even a big ol’ control freak like me has come to truly appreciate the fact that even though the Tarot
won’t list every specific event that the universe will throw at me, it tells me exactly what I need to know to move towards
the experiences I want to have. And that’s all I need to know.
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