Managing Difficult Times using the Tarot.

Tarot can be used in a vast variety of ways to guide you through life’s challenges.

Over the past few days, I have talked about how the Tarot helped me make it through the most challenging time of my life.

My marriage was dissolving, my family was being separated and my home displaced. Everything in my world was crumbling and I found peace through my faith in God and His divine guidance through the Tarot.

Tarot 101

The Tarot consists of 78 cards. These cards depict ancient archetypes that are prevalent throughout the human experience. A tarot reader channels messages from the cards, then “reads” the cards to determine their meaning. This is also referred to as the Interpretation.

Where is the Tarot reader channeling the message from?

This is a good question and I think it varies from reader to reader.

Personally, I pray to God during each draw and ask God to guide my hand. I pray to God for guidance and truly believe that I am channeling God’s will. I ask God to guide my Querent to their highest good. As I mentioned in my previous post, God has sent messengers to me so I believe that the Highest Power is with me.

Different issues require different solutions.

When using the Tarot, there are endless spreads and draws you can conduct. Before doing a draw, I ask myself what it is I want to know.

It would be silly to do a 10 card draw when what I wish to know is something as simple as: Should I go on vacation this weekend?

Below I will go over some standard techniques and procedures for receiving accurate messages from the Tarot.

The Daily Draw

Can you do a Tarot draw everyday? Yes! If you’re new to Tarot reading, I would even recommend that you do a Daily Draw to learn the cards.

The Daily Draw is an excellent tool when dealing with a lot of uncertainty. The draw serves as a reminder that each day is a new beginning. Doing a daily draw can help prepare you for the individual challenges each day brings.

When I started reading Tarot, I would draw one card every morning. As I shuffled the cards, I would ask what the theme for the day would be.

Over on my Instagram, I do an Energy Read of the Day drawing one card for each day of the month. Follow me to see what energy each day hold.

The question for the daily draw can be tailored to suit your needs. If you are feeling uneasy, you can ask for advice on how to overcome your day. If you want to know what to expect at work, you can ask about the environment at work. The Daily Draw is a great way to become familiar with the meaning of the Tarot cards and to gain insight on how your day will unfold.

Specific Questions

We’ve all been there, waiting on an answer from someone else. The minutes become hours, the hours turn into days. All the while, we think on the possible outcomes of each decision as we check our phone for a message, just one more time. We go over in detail each life that will be lived depending on the answer. Our lives at a standstill.

Perhaps you are waiting to hear back from a client? Or you are wondering if that date you went on will materialize into something more? Or you are curious if you should sign up for summer classes or wait until fall semester? These questions all have answers that can change your life in varying degrees. What if the agony of waiting for a response could be side stepped?

Whatever the question, the Tarot can help give you some peace of mind. Because waiting for an answer can really drive a person mad.

Past, Present, Future (PPF)

This classic draw covers the past, present and future of a situation. Let’s say you keep having issues at work with your manager. Every time you work with them, some drama happens. You have had enough of the abuse and are exploring your options. In this scenario, you could employ a PPF to see where you stand in your work life.

I like to interpret the cards as: Past (where you are coming from), Present (where you are at) and Future (where you are going). With these three dimensions, the Querent can get a solid idea of what needs to be done.

Monthly Outlooks

Personally, I like to know what is coming. I used to live with surprises, now I prepare for them. Doing a monthly outlook 5 card draw is a great way to see what kind of challenges you will face in the month to come.

Think back on a challenging time in your life. Did you notice that sometimes the same things would keep coming up? Almost as if the Universe was trying to tell you something. Well, it was.

Now you don’t have to be uncertain. You can consult the Tarot and know for sure what issues you need to focus on. Personal growth is an everlasting endeavor comprised of ups and downs. Give yourself a hand up during the tough times by staying alert to upcoming challenges.

Deep Dives

Finding out your boyfriend got a new job in a new city, when you just got accepted to the local University. Contemplating starting your dream business. Discovering suppressed trauma. These are all situations that require deep analysis.

The Celtic Cross is an ancient and powerful 10 card spread that will leave no area of the issue hidden.

I absolutely love the Celtic Cross. When I started out reading Tarot, I could only perform a Celtic Cross draw once every 3 months due to my inexperience with interpretation of the cards. Now, I pull this spread out whenever I encounter a challenge that is unfamiliar.

This spread goes over the issue, the reason why it’s happening, how you feel about it, what the future holds and the outcome of the whole thing just to name a few aspects.

If you have to absolutely know everything about a particular issue, this is the spread for you.

Forewarned is…

Forearmed.

There are times when the cards haven’t said what I wanted to hear. It happened today actually.

No, that job is not right for you.

No, that relationship is not right for you.

No, that career is not right for you.

Although it wasn’t what I wanted to hear, these honest answers allowed me to move on. The foreknowledge allowed me to accept the possibility of not having what I wanted, then make changes accordingly. The disappointment was softened by a refocus of direction.

Disclaimer

The Tarot predicts the future as it stands if we change nothing. We are creatures of free will and in charge of our destinies. If we change one small thing, the future changes. When the Tarot is read, nothing is written in stone.

Conclusion

There you have it! Lots of ways to utilize the Tarot to navigate your life into prosperity and happiness. Stop living in confusion and dread book your reading today!

If you have any questions, please comment below!

The Celtic Cross

What is The Celtic Cross Spread?

As a practitioner of cartomancy and energy work; I believe in individualism. I will explain what the Celtic Cross Spread is, what it means to me, and the method that I employ when doing this reading. If you are familiar with a different way, that’s groovy too. Life is so vast, not one path is the path for all. 

The Celtic Cross is seen in A. E. Waite’s “The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” published in 1910. Mr. Waite claims to have learned about the spread from private individuals throughout England, Scotland and Ireland according to Juliette Wood in her essay “Secret Traditions in the Modern Tarot: Folklore and the Occult Revival.” 

What I certainly know, is that this spread is popular! It has some variations here and there but mostly sticks to the same components. Such as: 

  1. Heart of the Matter.
  2. Cross or Blockage
  3. Root
  4. Recent Past
  5. Attitudes and Beliefs
  6. Future
  7. You
  8. Your Environment
  9. Hopes and Fears
  10. Outcome

10 cards to really see every aspect of a question. Nothing left hidden.

This spread is excellent when you want to know how something started, why it started, what will happen, what you can do and how it will end. In other words, when you want to know everything. 

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10 Questions To Ask The Tarot

10 Questions To Ask The Tarot

You want to get a reading. But what should you ask?

When I started reading Tarot, I would come across the same decision. Usually. I would do a General Past, Present, Future (PPF). Anyways, let’s say there are a few things you really want to know about.

The Tarot will give you an answer. That’s a given. So you can ask anything really.

But! Will the interpretation make sense? Will it help guide you to your highest potential? That’s a whole other blog post.

10 questions you can ask the Tarot:

  • Will you ever see them again.
  • Should you go in to work today?
  • Are right for you?
  • Is this the time to start my business?
  • Should I go on this vacation or not?
  • What should I look out for?
  • Should I trust them?
  • How is my mom/dad/friend doing? (general wellness checks ONLY)
  • Should I get a pet?
  • Is that person interested in me?

Remember, you can always do a general reading for guidance too.

Bad Readings

Are the Bad Cards bad?

It’s happened: you got The Tower when asking about your current situation.

Crap.

Surely this means the worst?

Actually, no. You’re in luck because you have free will! This means that you can change the outcome of your future with any changes you make.

So you got The Tower when asking about your relationship. If ending the relationship is what you really want, then do nothing. If the relationship means a lot to you: change. Stop assuming, start asking.

The tarot is only a tool. You are the one who wields it.

Tarot

Tarot is an ancient tool that has been used to explore within, receive guidance and foretell of events. The tarot is made up of 78 cards. Each card depicting an image that evokes primal memories. The tarot being a tool, can be used for any number of things. 

Questions to ask during a tarot reading: 

  • Will this relationship work out?
  • Should I start my business?
  • Where am I at, spiritually? 

How does this work?

It’s simple and easy. Send me an email from the booking page or reach out over the phone number that is listed on the Booking page.

I’ll say: “Hi 👋 How can I help?”

And if you just want to send your full name and your question at hand. Let’s say you do not know what to ask: I would recommend a general reading to guide your focus.

Disclaimer: If you include your birthday it will make the reading even more accurate but I understand why someone wouldn’t.

I will get back to you. Clarify your question if need be. Precise requests are best.

Then say, “Please hold.” While I perform the draw.

I will energetically cleanse the cards and perform the draw. Next, I will photograph the layout and send it included with your interpretation. This part can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours depending on where I am.

The interpretation that is included is an excellent reflection tool. It gives you a point to reference when looking back. It also serves as a reminder of what you should be doing.

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