When using tarot cards for readings it is important to know what you are looking to accomplish. It is an alternative path to self awareness. Tarot cards have been used for reading one’s future and also for divination purposes for more than 500 years.
There are different types of readings and different types of decks that can guide you to achieve answers to questions that are unresolved or unknown. Some of the traditional tarot cards that are still in use are the Haindl tarot, lovecraft tarot, Minchiate Fiorentine tarot, Palladini and many more.
Nowadays, Tarot is used for different and often exclusive points of view: the divinatory or futurological, therapeutically and there is tarot for herbal treatments.
An herbal reading not only provides guidance to unknown future questions, the reading also shows you what herbs to consider. For instance the cards signify which herb would be best.
The Fool is assigned Ginseng for cosmic energy
The High Priestess is assigned Peony for intuition
The Magician is assigned Astragalus for creativity
The Empress is assigned Dong Quai for women’s tonic
The High Priest is assigned Sage for purification
The Lovers is assigned Parsley for aphrodisiac
The Emperor is assigned Atractylodes for Digestion
The Hermit is assigned Licorice for clam
The Chariot is assigned Cyperus for direction from within
Strength is assigned Cayenne for circulation
Death is assigned Elder flower for protection
The Medicine Wheel is assigned Slippery Elm for soothing
Justice is assigned Plantain for adjustment
Suspended Person is assigned Kelp for softening
Temperance is assigned Echinacea for antibiotic
The World is assigned Comfrey for healing
The Sun is assigned Angelica for stimulant
The Tower is assigned Garlic for breakthroughs
The Star is assigned Skullcap for relaxation
Pan is assigned Lobelia for playfulness
The Moon is assigned Lemon Balm for nervine
Judgement is assigned Goldenseal for cleansing
Herbal treatments should not be taken lightly and it is always best to consult with a herbalist or doctor when changing or adding supplements.
Using Tarot Cards For Divinity Readings
Divinity readings are a way of looking into the truth of who you are as God sees you. If we think that our lives are the result of strange, alien and unpredictable forces such as luck, bad luck or divine will, we are simply puppets of fate who will never be able to free ourselves.
According to the therapeutic vision of Tarot, one is totally responsible for life. The first step towards change begins by not blaming others and destiny for our current situation. Fortune and happiness are a question of choice and not blind luck. The thought is that there is purpose for everyone and everything. Being in touch and responsible is what makes a difference.
Using Tarot Cards For Futurological Readings
Using tarot cards for futurological readings bridges destiny with the here and now. It takes a person from being a spectator of life and the universe, to being able to respond to their deeds, omissions and thoughts. This method is much like the physical force of action and reaction, better known in the Orient as the law of karma.
Using Tarot Cards For Therapeutically Readings
Using tarot cards for therapeutically reading is a personal transformational experience to help reveal emotional block, fears and behaviors. This is a tool to change one’s destiny. Readings help open consciousness and uncovers what is blocking our realizations and points to what attitudes and behaviors are necessary to become liberated.