Guest Author - Leslie Fulger
I have often been asked, "What is the best way to go about learning how to read and interpret the Tarot cards?" "Should I follow the book to a tee or go with what I personally feel the card means?" "Why is it so confusing, why are there so many different methods?" "What am I really supposed to do with the cards?"
Perhaps one or two of the aforementioned questions have crossed your mind at some point along the way. If so, perhaps I can offer some insight that may help you understand more about the nature, intent and tremendous wealth of knowledge that can be discovered through the study of The Path of the Tarot.
Truly it is an intricate and unique reflection of our own individual lives spilled upon the images, symbols and keywords associated with the cards as they journey through the path of the fool, all the way through, until victory and achievement of self mastery are found in The World card. The Tarot is more than just a means to find guidance upon worldly endeavors and concerns. It is far more expansive than you could presently comprehend without having achieved certain levels of self mastery and awakened to your truest potential and authentic spiritual essence/self.
So in this journey we call life, there are tools provided for those of us who seek wholeness and balance within ourselves and our lives. Who most usually are spiritually inclined, very charitable and good-hearted individuals seeking to make the world a better place. Tarot is such a tool to help you discover that true part of yourself that seeks a better, happier and more peaceful life that is blessed beyond measure and flows gently along life's currents in a perfectly woven tapestry.
All is but an illusion to bring you to this point in time in which you can master the ability to see through the illusion to find yourself, understand your journey and the gifts that are within you awaiting to be of service to others in a positive and healing way. In other words, a tool that is so effective that it can truly help you become that which you truly envision yourself to be. The true person within you that beckons from deep within.
As I have mentioned before, leave no stone unturned upon your quest for self knowledge and understanding. The symbols are there for you reflecting your life, your path and the many illusions that each of us have placed around us throughout our whole life. The Tarot will help you to find the thread so that you can unravel those threads that have become limitation, suffering, unbalance and a myriad of other problems that may be ensuing at this time upon the path for many individuals.
Only through unraveling the webs we have woven in our lives can we discover the source of those illusions, their purpose and necessity for bringing you to your true awakening and self empowerment. If you integrate various viewpoints from a wide array of resources, it will help you to perceive a larger picture to help you find a small thin thread that interconnects all things thereby helping you to fit the pieces of the puzzle that are your life together in an intricate woven tapestry of divine perfection.
The choice is ultimately yours, you can either utilize the Tarot as it was intended for which is self discovery and helping others to understand their patterns, cycles and currents in their life that are keeping them in a state of self sabotage and limitation; or you can just blow it off, set it to the side and not really care about it's usefulness, as well as, purpose and continue dealing with the obstacles that are always seeming to lurk around the corner or you can really open your eyes to looking beyond the illusion at the reflection within the cards that will guide you upon a magnificent journey of self discovery, wholeness and beauty that can drastically improve and enhance your life.
To Your Divinatory Success!
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