Tarot for the tantric soul: do the cards hold the key to your well-being?
On your Tantric journey of healing, you may find that it helps to introduce additional therapies to strengthen your focus and realign your direction. A key ingredient to wellbeing is the ability to search within yourself to gain a better spiritual awareness. Tarot is frequently overlooked as a significant tool for spiritual growth, which encourages introspection and self-exploration through personal interpretation of the cards. It develops personal insight, self-awareness and acts as a spiritual-journey guide.
A healthy mind and healthy body are intrinsically linked, and Tarot provides the self-examination and introspection required in assessing and reflecting on your present situation. If you are on, or contemplating on a journey of self-exploration, consider for a moment how Tarot can benefit your wellbeing.
Just as your personal Tantric journey connects elements of your past, present and future, bringing you awareness of self, Tarot combines these three states of being and encourages both broad and specific self-analysis.The advantages of meditating are vast, and it can be a particularly beneficial way to begin a reading as it is recommended to approach the cards with an open and calm state of mind.
Depending on your desired outcome, there are two options you can choose from for your reading. An Open Reading gives a broad-spectrum view, and is most commonly used when going through a transition of change. A Question Reading poses a specific question to which you would like to explore.
The deal of the deck is known as the spread, and there are many variations. These are a few favoured spreads that help to focus the reading on examining one’s self:
“Three Card”: great for first timers, or those seeking an uncomplicated question, this spread focuses on the past, present future and is an easy introduction to Tarot.
“Mandala ”: This is a really wonderful deal to complement your Tantric discovery, as gives a full assessment of your spiritual journey; strengths, weaknesses, ambitions and view of self.
“Tree of Life”: gives a full overview of your present situation, including your current spiritual and emotional state.
Whether the cards come up in your favour, or forewarn of troubles ahead, these readings should be open to your own interpretation; trust your intuition, and try not to take the reading too literally. What is important is how you use your reading to focus and improve your Tantric discovery.
– Sally –