Tarot cards are a great tool to enhance your individual spirituality because art elevates the soul.
Tarot cards are for everyone, and if you are seeking that calmer place in your life, or looking to enhance your spirituality, then a spiritual tarot deck might be precisely what you need. Consider it your own personal art therapy.
Tarot cards—or more specifically, reading tarot cards—might seem like a task reserved for professionals. Or for those who put out an air of comfortable calmness in their lifestyles. You see people reading tarot cards and might think, “Wow, they have it all figured out and are so confident. I could never be that calm and collected!” But, the reality is that tarot card reading is not a practice only for the well-versed.
But first, let’s dispel the notion that tarot card reading is a religious practice. It is not. It is a practice that invokes mindfulness and spiritual guidance. It is spiritual but not religious. Do not think that by taking up such a practice you are aligning yourself to a new set of beliefs. Learning to read the cards is a matter of learning to look inside yourself. Not asking a higher power to grant you something extraordinary.
Tarot Reading Establishes a Mood
Spirituality and Tarot go hand in hand. This is because they require you to be with yourself for a time in a ritualistic way. Rituals don’t have to be over-involved—they are simply the practice of repetition. After all, making your bed in the morning can be a ritualistic practice. And can even be a healthy one since it puts you in a good morning habit.
However, sitting with your tarot deck is different; in that, it is an action about cleansing your mind and soul. As opposed to keeping your bed neat and tidy. It is a ritual that requires you to sit with yourself for a few moments to clear the mind chatter. So you can be open to messages from spirit.
If you are someone who turns to tarot cards often, then you are probably aware that you always start by shuffling the deck.
If you are new to tarot, then you should also cleanse the deck before your first use. Then continue to shuffle each time before use. This too is ritualistic in nature, but it helps prepare your mind and soul for what is to come.
There is no strategic or strict method in which you should shuffle the deck. Instead, think of it as a practice to calm your mind and prepare yourself to receive. Like making your bed for a new day, shuffle the deck in a way that feels right to you. Then focus on a particular thought or question as you do so. This will establish a mood and put you at ease, engrossing you into the spirituality of the tarot deck in your hands, but more importantly, opening you up for a dialogue with the cards.
Tarot Reading is a Dialogue
Another way that tarot cards enhance your spirituality is that they open a dialogue within you with your higher self.
After shuffling the deck and ruminating on the question that populated your mind this particular morning, you will then draw a card. Your response to this card is important. Is it not intended to inspire fear or panic. This card represents something that is likely meaningful to you, but it is ultimately up to you to decipher it.
No one knows your life or your feelings better than you. You are complex and have a history of countless actions and thoughts that have brought you to where you are today. When you turn to the spiritual guidance of tarot, all of these factors of your past are with you. When you turn to a card, discuss with yourself how it will move you forward. Is it something that will come your way on its own, or something that you need to make happen?
This type of honest spirituality is good for the soul and can help you stay calm when faced with choices in life. In fact, it can help you stay in control.
Tarot Reading Requires Reflection
After you have looked at a card and had some quiet moments of dialogue with yourself, you will set the card down and go about your day. But this doesn’t mean the card has been left behind, or more specifically, it doesn’t mean the spiritual guidance of the tarot card has run its course.
You will likely reflect on the meaning of the card throughout the day. Or perhaps even longer. Tarot is not a trick to be played out with the flip of a card. It offers spiritual guidance by putting you in touch with your inner self and creating a dialogue, but it is up to you to carry that dialogue with you as you go about your life.
Think of the cards. Think of what they could mean to you and how they could or should be applied. After all, spirituality isn’t something that happens to you, rather, it is something you work on and meditate with. It is an internal conversation about trying to be a better version of yourself, and the ritualistic methodology and the ability to carry an open and inner dialogue is a surefire way to enhance the spirituality in your life.
Find Your Spiritual Tarot Deck
There are all kinds of tarot card decks available, and some will speak to you more than others. In this way, the ritualistic nature of reading tarot cards for spiritual guidance is like writing in a daily journal and reflecting on what has transpired in your life. Just like you would want to find a journal that speaks to you, and feels comfortable when you write in it every day, you want to find a tarot deck that compliments you and your style.
Inspect the decks available to you and learn to select a tarot card deck that provides the type of spiritual guidance you are seeking, and enhances your spirituality today.