I haven’t been good about keeping this blog up-to-date with what I’ve been doing in my life, so I decided to share my daily tarot readings as a way to encourage myself to post.
I’ve been doing a tarot reading every morning for the past week. If you’re unfamiliar with what tarot cards are, I suggest looking up this article by Biddy Tarot. I’ll also probably do another post in the future that further describes what tarot is, along with resources to research it. Look for an upcoming post about that!
A lot of people are skeptical about what tarot cards are and how they work. I see it as a way to analyze my own thoughts, giving me more insight and introspectiveness that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I don’t know if I’m 100% convinced that tarot readings work to divinate the future, but coming from my perspective, they’re a great pseudo-science/pseudo-philosophy tool to help with addressing one’s subconscious thoughts. I’ve found that in all my time using and being exposed to tarot cards (introduced to it through pagan friends who have done readings for me), the readings have been “accurate” in terms of making me think deeper about things that were already on my mind.
I know a lot of my friends who are pagan would caution use of tarot cards. I want to give a disclaimer to any readers out there who would like to use tarot for their own life – do research and respect the tools being used. Know that many people around the world are heavily invested in tarot readings and consider it a big part of their spirituality or beliefs, and treat any tarot deck or reading you may come across with respect. Whether or not you believe in the results/qualities that tarot readings give you, you should at minimum give respect and consideration to it.
The tarot deck I’ve been using was gifted to me by one of my friends, Lexie. She was given this tarot deck as a gift and didn’t feel like she connected to it. She then gave it to me, and I’ve been connected to this deck ever since. The deck is called “Mystic Dreamer Tarot”, made by Barbara Moore and Heidi Darras. The illustrations are very beautiful. It came with an instruction and tarot card description booklet and a black mesh bag for holding the cards. There are many tarot decks out there that you can buy for yourself if you’re interested in it. Artists all over the world have made beautiful decks, and they’re usually all really well-illustrated. You can find a tarot deck (depending on where you live) at your local bookstore, spiritual store, or sometimes at your local crystal shop. If you’re in the Bay Area, I highly recommend checking out The Sacred Well on Lake Merrit in Oakland, California. They’re a great shop that has loads of spiritual items, including tarot decks, that you can check out.
The spread I’ve been doing every morning is a “three-card spread”, which I’ll describe from the booklet written by Barbara Moore:
“The basic three-card spread is very popular, and has many variations. It’s often a favorite of beginners, as there are enough cards to practice reading them together, but it is not overwhelming. More experienced readers like it, too, because it provides a quick but reliable reading. Sometimes you need advice, but don’t have time for a longer spread.”
I usually start with cutting and shuffling the deck at least three times. I then spread the deck out, cards faced down. I randomly pick three cards from the deck, thinking about my day and what I have planned, and lay them out in order. The first card is my “morning”, the second card is my “afternoon”, and the third card is my “evening”.
I will post once a day about the drawings I do, along with descriptions for each card as written in the booklet I was given. I’ll try to give a little commentary about my day and how accurate or inaccurate the reading was. Look under the “Tarot” tab for the readings.
Thanks for stopping by and joining me on this journey!
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