Benefits of a Tarot Card Reading
Jul 31, 2017 11:44PM
● By Shivani Baker
The Tarot is another ancient divination tool that was developed between 1420 and 1440 in Italy, about 70 years after playing cards were created. The cards are made up of the major arcana, or the Fool through the World card. The major arcana represent the big questions such as, “What is my spiritual path?” or “What gifts do I have to offer?”
The second part of the deck is the minor arcana, or the court cards and the numbered cards, aces through tens. These cards represent people who are in or are coming into our lives, and everyday cycles we experience.
The cards represent archetypes, and when we pick the cards, we are tapping into our subconscious as well as the collective unconscious, which holds all the answers. Another way we tap into this awareness is through dreams or meditations, but the cards we have access to on a daily basis.
When we get a reading from a professional, we can get answers and insight into a current (perhaps stressful) situation. It can reveal the energy around us and the people who can help or hinder the situation. Readings are good for a three- to four-month period, and one should try not to ask open-ended questions, but rather be clear and specific.
Tarot is a great tool and the investment is minimal. A visual and intuitive person might be keen to buy a deck and take a class.
Shivani Baker has 30 years of experience as an Astrologer, Tarot reader and teacher. She offers readings in person, by phone or Skype. A 6 week Tarot Class will be starting on Sunday, September 2. Connect at 413-313-5677 or [email protected]. See ad, page 37.