I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tarot.
There are mysteries and magic in the Tarot that are golden keys to getting deeper into yourself. Every time I draw a card I’m blown away by the guidance and the messages the cards offer. They are tools to unlock the unconscious and to go beneath the surface into the otherworld.
I actually had been thinking about Tarot for years but never really did anything about it, it was just a thought I didn’t know anything about Tarot, I thought it was a fortune telling thing. I got my first deck in 2015, but I couldn’t really get connected with it. Last year I took a class and bought the RWS deck more because for the class, I wasn’t attracted to those either. So I just kind of dabbled in and out of Tarot for over a year until one day there it was, that emotional connection, and everything about Tarot changed.
When you first look at it there’s so much to learn that it can be overwhelming but, I’m giving myself the gift of learning the Tarot, I know it’s not something you can learn and know overnight. But I can’t put it down, Tarot is in my heart and under my skin.
The Tarot can wake the giants inside you and open the doors to magical gardens.
Every thing has meaning it’s filled with myth, symbols, numbers. There are the elements and scenes, humans and non-humans in the cards. Nature, astrology, fantasy…
The same card may reveal to you at times different secrets that it’s holding for you. The interpretation of the card can be slightly different from one day to the next and one deck to the next. It all depends on you. They touch upon your emotions; they invite your intuition to reveal them. Oh and lets not forget the flowers, animals, colors and the elements, each revealing a unique aspect of itself you can spend a lifetime learning Tarot and still not know every thing.
There are endless possibilities and infinite wisdom hidden in the visions and meanings of the cards. It’s a great way of letting your intuition do the talking and getting in touch with your soul.
They are visual way showers. Gateways to the light and shadow parts hidden within you. They are transformational. That’s the beauty of the Tarot it’s filled with mystery giving you a glimpse into your own constantly changing inner world.
They are a mirror of you, they reflect back to you your own inner psyche.
They will point you to where you are on your journey. Within them lie the answers for you to unfold. They will open your eyes to a situation.
And the funny thing about Tarot is, (if you’re feeling drawn to them don’t say I didn’t warn you,) is that you can’t have just one deck, or at least I can’t. It’s like eating one potato chip. They draw you to them, they become a part of who you are.
I don’t look at Tarot as a means to foretelling the future, I don’t believe any system can do that, but I do look on them as a means of divination. To learning about myself. To uncovering the mystery that wants to be seen.
And all I know is that everyday when I draw a card it’s the absolutely perfect card, depicting where I am in true raw form.
I am in love with Tarot.
Right now I’m taking a course with Susannah Conway, 78 Mirrors, it’s fabulous. And I’m signed up for a class with Caroline Donahue, Story Arcana so excited for this.
Are you a Tarot lover? What are your favorite Tarot cards? Would love to know.
Featured Tarot cards above are:
Osho Zen Tarot
The Mary El Tarot (my favorite right now)
The Wild Unknown Tarot
The Gilded Tarot
Tarot of the Sidhe
Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016
4 thoughts on “A Little About Tarot”
I have several Tarot decks though I haven’t used them in a while. I recently bought the Wild Unknown deck, because I’d been seeing it all over the net and it appealed to me. But when I held it and looked through the deck I was disappointed, so I’ve set it aside. Osho Zen is one of my favorite decks, and I also love the Llewellyn for its sheer beauty. Like you, I’ve found the same card from different decks can trigger very different associations. For me they are like windows to my unconscious mind.
I love that “the windows to my unconscious mind” I had the same reaction to the Wild Unknown, I was attracted to them seeing them all over on the net, but I couldn’t really feel them when I held them. Also, I didn’t have a basic knowledge of the cards and these have very little imagery, so they are mostly in my drawer and I know that one day I will be ready for them. Thank you ❤
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Oh my lord, yes. It’s so so hard to keep to one deck. I don’t think I’ve been at one deck since I was in college. I’m up over 30 now. They are so beautiful! You have a number of my favorites- Wild Unknown and Mary-El are definitely up there. Gorgeous. So excited to have you in class!! And Susannah’s course is such a joy- you get such a good grounding in the cards from it.
Caroline, I think it was you who made me decide on the Mary El and I love them, they are my favorite right now. I already have 6 Tarot decks, they are so addictive. I agree all of Susannah’s courses are such a joy and I’m so looking forward to your class “Story Arcana” ❤