Tarot: Sometimes You Just Don’t ‘Get It’!

ConfusedNot all of the Tarot cards speak to me. Some I got straight away, others I have built a relationship with over time and some I might never understand no matter how hard I try. Kinda like people really.

The same goes for Tarot card readings. Some I look at and straight up I get the message whilst on other occasions I can’t make head nor tail of the darn thing. I find it helps to sit on it. To keep the cards in front of me and reflect on the meaning of the images. But sometimes it’s like trying to read a foreign language and that’s all there is to it.

The Six Of Cups has been one of those cards that hasn’t sung for me. Which is a pity cause I get it often enough. Can’t tell you the number of times it has come up in a reading and I’ve been like, ‘Oh! I’m going to meet up with someone from my past’ but then I don’t. And I’ve been left wondering what the card was really trying to say.

However after forcing myself to write a blog about it yesterday I feel clearer. Like we might have connected a bit more. I’ve always interpreted this card as referring to the past but now I see that it can refer to living in a golden glow in general. And I do get carried away in love affairs. And I can look on the rosy side of life sometimes unrealistically so. (Have I mentioned my so-far thwarted ambition to be a novelist?) I am very glass half-full, maybe over-full at times. Fantasy is my friend.

How about you? Is your relationship with Tarot a work-in-progress like mine? Or do you get each and every card no problemo (and good luck to you I say)?

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Tarot Card Reading 101

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There are a lot of ‘official’ Tarot card spreads you can use. My personal favorite is the 10-card Celtic Cross (I’ll explain that in a later post). But you don’t need anything fancy the first time you do a reading. Just ask yourself a question, shuffle the cards and when you feel ready pull one from the pack.

In order to understand the card’s message you can:

(a) Look up its meaning in books or on the internet. There will be several to choose from.

(b) Meditate on the images in the card. There is lots to ponder in each one. See what pops out for you and focus on what that might symbolize.

Then (c) go with the meaning that ‘feels right’. (I never said Tarot card reading was an exact science, lol.)

Have a go and share your experiences below.