How the Tarot Works


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(c) Ciro Marchetti

(c) Ciro Marchetti

The Divine:n. The spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike

Divine:adj. Godlike in power, excellence, beauty, or the like
v. To know by inspiration, intuition, or reflection

Oracle:n. Source of a divine communication delivered in response to a petitioner’s request; A person considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions

The tarot truly is a divine oracle. It is a 78-piece multi-purpose toolset—it’s a mirror, a magnifying glass, a telescope, a visual map, a symbolic language, a multi-dimensional framework, a trusted advisor, a wise teacher, an idea generator, an agent of healing, and so much more.

What makes the tarot so divine? YOU! Believe it or not, you are your own Divine Oracle… and so am I! We all have greater parts of ourSelves that see more, know more, understand more. There is no one outside of yourself that you need to seek answers from.

Getting a reading from me (or from anyone for that matter) is not me giving you your answers. Rather, it is me holding the sacred space in which I interpret the symbolic pictures yourSelf chooses and uses to communicate with you. I relay those messages to you and wrap them up with a little bow of some life coaching or spiritual direction approaches so you can make practical use of them in your everyday life.

What message is your Divine Inner Self wanting to share with you at this time?

I’m ready to find out!

My Journey with the Tarot

I was called to the tarot quite suddenly over 20 years ago because I was looking for a safe method of accessing non-physical realms for guidance and information. In my research, and now subsequent lengthy experience with it, I can aver that the tarot is a safe, reliable, and always magical tool for self discovery and connecting with your higher guidance.

Which brings me to how I think the tarot works. It is my belief that tarot works at the quantum level (as does everything!). If everything is energy in a unified field, then everything is connected to everything else—you to other people you read for or about, to the rhythms and elements of Nature, and even to these colorful pieces of laminated cardstock!

As you focus your intent on the matter at hand while shuffling the cards, energy is shifting at a sub-atomic level. Somehow, some way, based on your intent and desire, the cards get lined up as needed, in a synchronistic manner. They then serve as externalizations of what you already know at a sub-conscious (or collective unconscious) level. The images mirror back to you just what you need to see at that exact moment in time to effect some inner shift or recognition. And the effect these little images can have on us can be very profound and moving at times!

It is such an amazing, magical tool—and only because we are amazing, magical beings utilizing it!—because it meets you at whatever level you engage with it! Let me say that again, in a different way…wherever you are in your learning of tarot, whatever uses you put it to, however you approach extracting meaning from the cards…you will get something of value from the interaction…virtually every time!

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