Tarot cards can be a window into your soul and the energy that is present in your mind, heart and over all life at the moment of reading them. Many people come to Tarot because they feel they want to predict the future and therefore have greater personal power. Most of the clients I have read Tarot for have this view that if they could just know what is going to happen, then they could feel better.
Don’t use Tarot to predict the future.
But here is the thing-just because cetain cards have shown up doesn’t mean that certain events are going to transpire. The cards are just a reflection of what is going on for you in the moment. It is the energy of the moment. But it doesn’t mean that it will be the energy of the next moment.By observing the cards that have shown up, you have already changed the energy of the moment into another energy. Now you are more consciously aware of what energy is present within you.
Using Tarot to find out information about another.
One thing that is really important to know is just because you might have enquired about another person in your life within a Tarot reading, it does not mean that what has shown up on the cards actually represents the other person. What it represents is your own perception of the person and how you feel in relationship to them. It doesn’t represent actual reality. The person you are thinking about is in their own complete unique reality that is all about them, and not you.
However, this does not mean that what the cards are ‘telling’ you about the other person is irrelevant. It is important information for you and helps you to get clarity around your own feelings of the relationship, and then decide what it is you actually want in your life rather than focusing on what you don’t want. Most people spend their days thinking about what they don’t want without realising it, and as a result feel fatigue, anger and frustration in their life.
The King Of Cups Reversed.
Lets say you did a reading for yourself and one of the key cards that came up regarding a certain energy going on in your life at the moment was the King Of Cups Reversed.This card can represent a person who is very manipulative or has no control over their emotions and as a result people feel uneasy around them. This can either represent you yourself, or it can represent someone in your life. Be open to the possibiliity that it might represent you, but don’t allow this to be a reason why you feel bad about yourself. It is simply information for you. In your heart you will know if it applies to you or someone else.
What to do next.
Lets look at the following scenario. Lets say that the King of cups reversed represents someone in your ife at the moment. Perhaps it is a man you have a friendship or romantic relationship with. As the card is a King it usually represents male energy. But it does not have to mean a male-it could mean a quality of leadership energy that represents a person who might be in a particular position of power, yet has a destructive influence on you or those around you. Like I said before though, it is your perception of the person, not necessarily what the person actually is.
So, you have decided you are suffering around this person. You feel this person knocks you off balance and sucks your energy out and you are left feeling drained, and the fact that this card has shown up for you is just a confirmation as to how you feel about this person.
Now flip the energy.
Rather than making yourself feel worse about this relationship right now and focussing on what this person is doing ‘wrong’ in your life, start a dialogue with yourself about what kind of relationships you would prefer to have. Don’t focus on what kind of relationship you would ike to specifically have with this person, but just go general on all kinds of people. For example you could dialogue like this:
Declare what you want first.
“I want to feel good in my life. I want to have relationships with people in positions of power that elevate my energy. I want to feel flow within my relationships and a balance of power. I want to feel like my voice and opinions matter around key people in my life and that there is an easy flow of emotional energy between us. I want to feel supported and cared about within my most important relationships.”
How would you feel if you had this right now?
“If this were present in my life right now I would feel really comfortable. I would feel like my heart is open and that I am confortable expressing myself. I would feel a certain flow in my life, and a real heartfelt connection. I would feel like I have more energy and feel an inner balance that supports me doing what it most important in my life.”
Begin to really feel you have this right now.
“I am flowing with people around me. I feel an easy give and take of energy. I feel supported in my opinions. I feel joy within knowing that what I say and feel matters to others. My body and mind are relaxed. I feel content with this easy flow of emotional energy around me. I feel loved.”
Notice how we are not focussing on the actual person you feel is represented by the King of cups reversed. We are first noticing what we don’t want through what has shown up on the card, then we flip our attention to what we do want. Then, we give more attention and feeling to what we want instead, and we grow that energy inside of us for a few minutes.
Why this exercise works.
This exercise shifts your own energy and perceptions about things and you are now more open to solutions around the pain you might be feeling in the moment as represented by the King of Cups reversed. The key moving forward now is to keep more attention on the experience you would rather have in your life than the experience you are actually having in the moment with a certain person. As the teachings of Abraham state:
“In an attraction based Universe, there is no such thing as no. Your attention to it says yes to it. In your physical reality, things do not manifest instantly, for there is a wonderful buffer of time that gives you the opportunity to redirect your attention more toward what you do want to experience”.
Did this post give you an alternative way to look at Tarot cards and how you can use them to solve challenges in your life? Feel free to comment below and let me know!