Raise your hand if, when thinking about the use of Tarot cards, you immediately think of predictions of the future, perhaps made by a mysterious gypsy woman in a circus-like tent? Even if it is one of the most common conclusions that one jumps to when thinking about Tarot Cards and their use. The world of Tarot cards offers the possibility to explore an infinite number of aspects of our life and they can be a valuable tool for different uses. Let’s find out together what are Tarot cards used for.
Here’s how I personally use Tarot cards
To foresee the future
This is the very first thing we can do with Tarot cards and surely the most common and popular thing to do. One thing to consider is that the things Tarot cards show us are not permanent and we still have the free will, the energy, and the power to create our own vision and shape our reality.
To analyze our past
Maybe we are dealing with a challenging past, maybe with past wounds and feelings of pain and sorrow linked to our past, maybe even dealing with someone who was close to us. With Tarot cards you can bring clarity into past events in order to acknowledge them and learn from your past and help change your future.
How many times are you trying to balance different goals and you end up in not accomplishing a single thing that you had planned? That’s because you didn’t have true goals that were close to your heart or maybe you had too many goals. You might have lost the chance to really know what you should have prioritized in order to shape your happiness and your dream life.
With some specific spreads, you will have the chance to unveil what’s hidden inside of you, what is truly important to you and your life and work for it.
To discover yourself at a deeper level
We all have to deal with social pressures, anxiety, and comparisons, so we begin hiding from the world. Some by wearing masks of success, strength, and greatness. At the end of the day, we are exhausted by all this wasted energy we put into this charade, and as a result, we lose sight of who and what we truly are. We shut ourselves down, shutting down our emotions, our true feelings, our dreams and that’s where Tarot cards can help.
Tarot cards can help us open our intuition and discover who we really are and what are our deepest fears, emotions, and strengths to put all these into work and to be free and be ourselves.
What if you need to focus on one specific area of your life and you need to shift your perspective about the way you act and react to it? Let’s suppose you decide to ask Tarot Cards for guidance asking something like, what do I need to know about my marriage? And the card that shows up is the Five of Swords, which means that the cards want you to know that you need to connect with your partner so you can overcome any kind of tension and hostility.
We need to find a way to connect and shift this negative pattern into something positive. To work on the advice the cards want you to have, you can use the card to meditate on your goal, by using it as a visualization aid and to calm yourself before connecting with your partner again, bringing a new approach to the relationship.
If you are all about magic, spells, and rituals you can use Tarot cards to set your goals and intentions, to channel energy in this way. The best way to use Tarot cards in rituals is to use them for a New Moon or Full Moon ritual, to set new intentions for the month ahead or to forgive and forget what you need to get rid of from your life.
To interpret dreams
This is my favorite. Tarot cards can tell you things about the past, present, and future. They can even be used as a powerful tool to have an insight into our dreams and to learn more about their meanings. So often we fail to focus on our dreams as much as we should, but at night, while we are asleep, dreams are a sign that our mind is still working.
Interpreting dreams is a powerful and honest way to know what’s hidden inside of us. If we are dreaming of something quite difficult to interpret, asking Tarot cards for some guidance can make a huge difference.
In short, what are Tarot Cards used for?
For many different goals. From knowing how to deal with a certain situation to having the knowledge of how to dive into a journey of introspection and personal growth with confidence. The real secret of the Tarot lies in their ability to help us achieve our life goals and transform ourselves.
The cards are in fact ancient and powerful symbols that facilitate self-exploration and the development of our potential, they are a way to connect the conscious to the unconscious and draw on our deep wisdom.
So, why limit yourself to trying to predict the future when you can CREATE the future you want instead? And why pay dubious figures to read Tarot cards when you can learn to do it yourself?
Attention, it is in the interest of many people to spread the idea that it takes special skills to read the Tarot, and that only a few gifted people can do it. But this is not true. If you have a heart and a mind, then you also have an intuition that you can develop.
Tarot cards will help you develop your intuition, better understand situations you are experiencing and their possible developments, to find the right course of action, and to understand how to better behave.
Like other esoteric tools such as astrology or I-Ching, the Tarot cards are in fact a wise guide who offers advice and illuminates our path of life.
But in addition to divination, it is possible to use the Tarot Card symbols in an ACTIVE way.
This is the real SECRET I mentioned earlier.
If you know the right techniques, you can in fact use the Tarot cards for meditation, spiritual development, and the so-called ‘Magic’, or the art of using the mind, in harmony with cosmic forces, to attract what you want into your life and live your existence at its best.