Guest Author - Leslie Fulger
One of the most unique aspects of the Tarot cards is their direct relation to our lives and various aspects and phases within it. As we learn and grow in our understanding through our life experiences, we also pass through many different cycles as represented by the cards. Youth, maturity and death. These are inevitable aspects of life. We are constantly beginning anew, maturing in our understanding and enduring endings which become a repetitive cycle that is never ending. Each time we experience an ending we open ourselves up to new opportunities and new beginnings. Thus, the Tarot cards accurately depict these cycles and rites of passage.
For every aspect of our lives there is a relative Tarot card associated with it. Just as the Tarot is a story of symbols laid out in the artistry of the cards, so too is our life laid out in such an artistic and brilliant way. By studying the Tarot one has the opportunity to truly see these magnificent patterns. Evolving, expanding and growing in understanding of the lessons needed in order to live life more fully and in a balanced way.
The Major Arcana depicts these phases and passages that we go through. Each one dealing with a specific part of our life path; spiritually and physically aspected. So in essence, it is the journey of our human experience. By paying attention to the Tarot cards & watching their story unfold, one can directly apply those same lessons and patterns to their own life. As a result, see a greater reflection of their lives laid out before them within the cards themselves.
The Major Arcana represents the major changes and transitions we make in our lives. The Minor Arcana represents the smaller everyday mundane stuff like relationships, financial stability, dreams, aspirations and a multitude of other things that create challenges and keeps life interesting. The Minor Arcana charts the ebbs and flows of these everyday experiences.
As you work your way through the Tarot, you will become more aware of these types of cycles, patterns and phases in your life. Pay attention to these signs and symbols as you encounter them and then look back at the Tarot to reveal more pertaining to that particular energy and situation.
Journaling these experiences will prove to be helpful. So, the path of the Tarot represents your life path. By studying and learning the Tarot and its associated symbology, you inevitably become more aware of your own life and the journey that is before you.
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