“Even though I complain sometimes," it said, "it's because I'm the heart of a person, and people's hearts are that way. People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Tarot readers are clever old so and sos.
In a nano second Tarot readers have put symbols into a language and strung it together to make a resonant story. They have also tuned into the energy of the person in question, made a connection with any communicators, looked for relevant influences and trends, made predictions, outlined the past and observed cycles. They then related all of this in a way that is beneficial and useful.
This is why I can never take anyone seriously who tells me that Tarot is just a tool and that it is lower psychism or that other forms of spiritual communication are more valid or pure. I mean it really riles me! All that rhetoric just shows how much that person knows about the sacred art of reading the Tarot cards...zero. Tarot is an embodiment of spirit.
People who read Tarot are very special.
Their skills are often overlooked and underrated. It takes a unique kind of person to read the cards meaningfully. Most healers, readers, psychics, mediums and therapists have come from a chequered past of lesser and greater degrees. Spirit works with all that we are, have been and will become so the more of life we have experienced the more able the reader will be to hold the space for the seeker. Holding space is an act of love. It is beyond empathy, beyond relativity and is arguably beyond spiritual. One could call it compassion which after all is a living energy in the universe but frankly holding space can’t always come with a description; it just is.
This does not mean that we have had to suffer trauma or despair to engage with the heart but the more rich one’s experience of life is the more one is able to activate a healing process in another. It is a form of wisdom. Wisdom is in the heart and not the mind.
I believe to read Tarot you have to love the cards.
And the Tarot cards will love you in return! You have to love people too. That can mean being curious about them, what is their story, what is their life? Not only are you holding space for that person but you are holding them in your heart. It is the spirit of that person you are reading. It is in the heart that we can allow the messy and the muddy to come to the surface and to breathe in the bright light of day. It is in the heart that the great work takes place.
TOP TIPS FOR READING FROM THE HEART.
Before a reading sit for a few minutes and breathe into the heart centre which sits in the centre of your chest. Imagine pink and green colours flowing from the heart into your reading environment.
Picture the room filled with these soft colours and see your spirit inspirer and guide in the room with you. It doesn’t matter if you can’t clearly see them or know their name, trust and believe that they are there. Trust is an aspect of love.
Ask your guide and inspirer to assist you in the reading. Offer your peace and blessing to them and be open to being an ambassador for the world of light.
Draw a card from your deck that signifies the energy of the readings that will follow. Acknowledge and accept the symbolic information.
Take your cards in your hands, thank them. Imagine the heart colours lovingly enveloping the deck. Breathe over the deck, imagine your breath freeing the cards from stale energy and rejuvenating them with your love.
Say an affirmation that is uplifting and meaningful.
After the reading speak to the universe of your gratitude for the opportunity to work with your querent. They are often teachers for you.
Thank your inspirers and guides.
Live your own life with joy and never stop learning!