I can’t believe it is that simple! I’ve been searching for ways to improve my intuition and the answer has been inside all along and that’s what I love about Tarot! Tarot pointed that out for me.
I usually do certain spreads that I’ve found online and interpret according to what position the card is in. For instance, whether it’s in the overall energy or the past and passing, etc. This evening, I don’t know why, but something nudged me to abandon that way of thinking and just start picking from different decks and laying out the cards the way I felt compelled.
On my first attempt, I assigned each position a category such as I mentioned earlier–relationships, self, message from the universe, etc. and attempted to read it that way. But then, I let go of that notion and just really looked at the card and went with whatever popped out. I found this so much more enlightening, I tried it again.
The second reading, which is reflected in the spread above was completely random. I chose cards from different decks based strictly on what I felt. I then placed them in a pattern that appealed to me. The messages just started coming in. I’m sure these messages are nothing like what the cards mean in traditional tarot, but it made so much more sense for me. I meditated on what the universe wanted me to know and here’s what happened:
The Judgement card asked me to look at myself and ask myself if I have lived up to my full potential. Am I doing what I was sent here to do? It reminded me to take a closer look at myself and answer honestly.
The Knight of Swords to the left and in the reverse position, told me that I have been thinking about things all wrong! I’ve been thinking logically and over analyzing too much.
The Ace of Cups, also in the reverse position and to the right of the Judgement card, told me that I’m not relying on my feelings–my gut, my intuition!
To the left is what I had been doing (over thinking) and to the right or moving forward is what I should be doing–going with my gut.
Spirit seems to scream out to me through the Judgement card, “Wake Up! You’re not doing this right.” Follow your feelings. Only then will my cup of insight overflow with wisdom and truth from above, (Ace of Cups upright).
Lose the overthinking and quit stressing (9 of Swords in reverse), turn back to the light (Sun) and trust God (Hangman in reverse).
I also love oracle cards. They are like an added bonus to the reading. I intended to pull one, but as sometimes happens, two wanted to come through.
Serendipity in the protection position reminds me not to focus on disappointment when things don’t fall into place like I think they should. I need to remember that Spirit always knows what is best for me.
Time for a Nap reminds me to rest my mind and says the overly busy mind actually blocks me from inner wisdom. What do you know about that?!
Tarot is just so amazing to me. I love how it opens my eyes. I just need to keep trusting my intuition.
“Wisdom of the Oracle” by Colette Baron-Reid, “Secret Tarot” by Lo Scarabeo, “The Jungian Tarot” by Robert Wang, “Wizards Tarot” by Corrine Kenner, “The Gilded Tarot” by Barbara Moore, and the “Universal Waite Tarot Deck” by Stuart R. Kaplan, Pamela Colman Smith and Mary Hanson-Roberts.