Are you looking to explore the mystical world and unveil its secrets? Look no further than tarot cards. With a deck of tarot cards, you can unlock insights into the past, present, and future while better understanding your true self.
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The History of Tarot Cards
Tarot cards have been around for centuries. The earliest known decks were created in Italy during the Renaissance period as playing cards. It wasn’t until later that they became associated with divination and spiritual growth.
Many believe that tarot was born out of ancient Egyptian teachings and spread to Europe through Roman invasions. Others claim it to be an offshoot of Kabbalah’s symbolic language. Whatever their origin story may be, with a set of tarot cards in your hands, you have a powerful tool for tapping deeper into the mysteries of the universe.
Types of Tarot Decks
Many types of decks are available today – from traditional Rider-Waite-Smith decks to modern designs like The Wild Unknown or The Light Seer’s Tarot.
While all tarot decks carry similar meanings on each card’s face, individual artists add their unique touch to every design making it more personal or relatable. Picking up a deck will depend on whether its art speaks to you personally & suits your taste preferences.
If symbolism is far-fetched beyond practice, one might appreciate oracle decks, which rely primarily on intuitive instincts rather than predetermined meanings behind each card artwork.
Getting Started with Your Deck
Whether you’re new to tarot or not, always clear your mind before handling any card deck with mindfulness techniques like deep breaths or meditation. Get rid of nervousness or anxiety around mystical forces, if any lingering in your mind, as it would hinder the reading.
Handle & shuffle the cards; imagine infusing your energy with these divination objects before beginning any readings. As you acquire familiarity, establish a ritual before every reading session to set up a positive and focused intention- maybe lighting a candle or burning incense helps calm the nerves. Allowing our minds to focus on breathing and sensory experiences can aid in curating an aura of peace for effective reading, significantly enhancing results.
The Magic of Tarot Reading
Tarot card readings rely heavily upon the interpretation of its symbols and meanings that are unique to each card depending on its position during layout, spread, or tarot deck in question. The beauty lies within their reliance on intuition rather than certainty.
While there is no one universal answer when reading tarot cards, reflection & self-discovery remain the driving force behind each session that serves as merely a tool for guidance toward inner clarity.
I received my first deck of tarots in college from an old friend who swore by their powers of divination. Initially scared to touch them without understanding their significance, I spent days researching Tarots on Google, trying to familiarize myself with the themes, symbolism, and rituals involved – skeptical yet intrigued by their other-worldly allure.
I was disappointed at first with my beginner’s attempt at interpreting meanings based solely on guidebooks. Still, things started improving once I let go of fear and dived deeper into knowledge around numerology, astrology, and ancient mythology more confidently.
Overtime working with Tarots became almost therapeutic for me. Every reading felt like a safe space where my worries, challenges & dreams were heard and analyzed through a neutral perspective to offer constructive insights- which I might have missed otherwise.
Tarot cards can seem daunting at first glance but their magic lies beyond that initial skepticism. They help form an honest conversation with your own emotions and energies, allowing them to unfold in better ways of expression. Trusting its process is essential, diving deep into one‘s spiritual growth gracefully and appreciating every learning curve it offers.