How Does a Tarot Reading Work?
The right brain is more image-based: the reader interprets the right-brain meanings of the pictures, symbols, and archetypes of the cards with her language-based left brain. Surprising insights and intuitive hits are the result. The reader and the querent (the person being read) are in a partnership; a willing collaboration to find the questions hidden in the subconscious and to access the wisdom of the superconscious.
If you were to have a daily Tarot reading it would tell you something different each day. I once kept a journal of my readings for a year. Every month I would do a six-month Tarot reading: the last month, current month, and for four months in the future. The events “predicted” in each reading were accurate, but the timing of those events would change as time progressed.
Tarot as a Tool for Self-actualization
I work with my Tarot of Creativity deck and with the Rider Waite Smith tarot in what is called a “comparative tarot” technique, which blends the meanings from both decks. You can be assured that my readings are informative, gentle, and insightful; you are encouraged to step into your highest aspirations and live the life of your dreams.
I developed the SEER™ technique for reading tarot which I outline in my two tarot books, The Tarot Key, Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul and Do It Yourself Tarot. This technique shows how energy is flowing in a spread. I often use numerology in conjunction with the Tarot as a way to “sum up” the ultimate meaning in a reading.
Carl Jung once said that if he were condemned to solitary confinement and could bring in only one object, he would ask for a Tarot deck; implying that the wisdom of the universe is contained therein.
Some of the cards from my deck, The Tarot of Creativity. Buy the deck HERE.
Tarot and Personal Development
Tarot can be used as a tool to gain “inside information” on our subconscious thoughts, dreams, and desires. The images, symbols, and archetypes in a reading allow us to gain access to information stored deep in the right brain.* In psychological terms, the Tarot can help us connect with levels of our consciousness that are often hidden from our daily awareness: the subconscious current of desires and needs, as well as the wisdom and all-knowing nature of the superconscious.
I have studied Tarot for many years; I even created an online Tarot deck as a game playing with the contextual relationship of words to pictures. Later, I came to appreciate the symbolism and transcendental nature of this unusual historical game.
What I really love about the Tarot is that it gives me a way to communicate with the desires and intent of your inner self. The Tarot gives you a “snapshot” of where you are now and a glimpse of the way forward. Through the images in the cards, I help you engage with your inner self to see what you need to know and how you can proceed. I help you choose your path and advise you on how to best manage your energy so you can achieve your highest aspirations.
*For entertainment only. Tarot should never be taken as a prediction of future events; it is more fluid than that. Tarot can only tell you how you feel about something and only predicts according to your own thoughts and beliefs.