Are you tired of reading Tarot in the same old, tired, boring way? Are you ready to kick things up a notch and read outside the box?
You know how you shuffle the deck and then randomly choose some cards? Scrap that!
There’s a new, cheeky way to read Tarot and I want you to give it a go. But first, some background….
The other night I was getting ready to give myself a Tarot reading and I thought “I hope I don’t get any shitty cards.”
I had just had a particularly uninspiring day and I wanted to perk myself up.
Then an epiphany slammed into my brain!
What if I just chose the cards I wanted?
So I did.
I picked the three cards I really, really wanted. The Empress, The Magician and the Ace of Cups.
These cards symbolize the kind of energy I want to bring into my life – creativity, power, magic and fulfillment!
Okay – I want you to stop right now, get your Tarot deck and choose the 3 cards that you would just LOVE to get in a reading. Like your 3 favorite cards or the 3 cards that really sum up what you want to draw into your life right now.
Now, look at each card one by one and ask yourself these questions:
- How am I already like this card?
- What activities or things help me feel like this card?
- How would I like this card to show up in my life right now?
- What can I do – today- to create more of this in my life?
- Is there anything that might stop me from doing this and how will I overcome it?
Here is a little sample of how I did this exercise for the first card….
How am I already like this card?
When I looked at The Empress I reminded myself that I am creative (I like arts and crafts!) and I can be nurturing sometimes (like with my houseplants).
What activities or things help me feel like this card?
Painting helps me feel creative and relaxed, just like The Empress and spending time in the kitchen making tasty things feels very nurturing.
How would I like this card to show up in my life right now?
I would to be able to relax more and feel abundant, like everything is unfolding and happening in the way it needs to and all I need to do is hold the space for things to flourish, instead of feeling like I have to do, do, do, push, push, push.
What can I do – today – to create more of this in my life?
Practice meditation! I always forget to do this. And make time to paint at least once a week.
Is there anything that might stop me from doing this and how will I overcome it?
I might tell myself that I don’t have time and there are other things that should take priority – like doing homework, working on creating my Tarot course or doing laundry. I will overcome this by writing my painting or meditation date into my calendar each week and then maybe inviting a friend to join me (so I can’t waffle and do laundry instead!)
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
Doing this exercise with your Tarot cards might actually create real change! This exercise isn’t for wimps, so don’t attempt this unless your ready to become a fearless, deep diving Tarot explorer 😉
Tying it together….
Now that you’ve drilled down each card individually, take a step back and look at these cards as a whole. Do you noticed any similarities between the cards? Any repeating symbols, colors, suits or numbers?
Repeating patterns are your subconscious’ way of getting your attention and communicating something super-secret and important to you!
For example, I notice that there are lots of wings in my three cards – butterflies, a dragonfly and birds. What do wings represent for me? Freedom!
So there is some message here about breaking free or feeling free – and if I choose to go deeper into the reading I can contemplate this a bit more and maybe journal about it. But I’m lazy right now, so I think I’ll just go watch Mad Men and eat a vanilla bean chocolate bar…..it’s from the health food store so it doesn’t count as junk food 😉
Share your results!
I’d love to hear from you!! Please feel free to share your cards and your epiphanies in the comments below….