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Are Tarot Cards Helpful for Personal Healing?

Picture this.

You’re stuck in a job you hate or a relationship that’s going nowhere.

You feel you’ve lost all control of your life and you’re at your wit’s end.

You’ve heard about tarot readings and how they can help people find their way in life, but you’re skeptical.

After all, how could some cards possibly help you when you don’t even know what you’re doing wrong?

But you decide to try it and go to see a tarot reader.

The reading is eye-opening, and for the first time in months, you feel hopeful about your future.

You see your problems aren’t as insurmountable as you thought and that there’s a way out of your current situation.

Are you wondering if tarot cards can be helpful for personal healing?

Many people turn to them hoping to achieve spiritual, emotional, or physical well-being, but they may not know how to use the cards correctly to achieve this goal.

In order to get the most out of your card reading, it’s important to learn how to interpret the meanings of the cards.

I get that it’s hard to stay positive and motivated when you’re struggling with physical or emotional pain.

Trust me, I’ve been there. But I also know that the tarot can be an incredibly powerful tool for personal healing if you use it correctly.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • what tarot cards are
  • how to use them for your personal healing
  • some benefits of using them and the risks of using them for personal healing

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What are tarot cards and how do they work?

Tarot cards have been around for centuries, used by people from all walks of life for guidance in their personal lives.

While some may view readings as mere superstition, others believe the cards can offer real insight into our lives and help us identify areas that need healing.

So how do they work?

The basis of most tarot decks is the 22 Major Arcana cards. Another name for them is “big secrets.”

These cards represent the archetypal energy of each stage of our journey through life.

The remaining 56 cards are called the Minor Arcana. They’re divided into four suits, representing the elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Each suit contains 14 cards, which represent the different stages of our journey in each element.

The Minor Arcana cards (“little secrets”) together with the Major Arcana, provide further context and guidance.

What are the origins of tarot cards?

No one knows for sure about the origins of tarot cards. But it’s believed they originated in Italy in the mid-15th century.

The wealthy Visconti family of Italy had commissioned the first tarot decks during this time. The cards started out as a card game and now have developed into what we know as the Tarot today.

What is the difference between major and minor arcana cards?

There are 78 cards in a tarot deck.

22 of these cards, called trumps, represent the major arcana and are the archetypal energy of each stage of our journey throughout life.

The trumps usually appear in a reading when we’re going through a major life event, change or decision.

The minor arcana cards are divided into four suits:

  • wands represent the element of fire (life force, creation, career, spirit)
  • cups represent the element of water (emotions, relationships, intuition)
  • swords represent the element of air (thoughts, intellect, truth)
  • pentacles represent the element of earth (physicality, money, work).

Some people believe that the major arcana cards can give you insight into your life’s purpose, while the minor arcana can help you understand the events and experiences of your day-to-day life.

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How to use tarot cards for personal healing

There are many benefits to using Tarot for personal healing.

They can help you identify areas of your life that need healing, but it’s up to you to do the work to make the changes.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed by personal problems, tarot cards can provide you with guidance and support. They can help you see your situation from a different perspective and give you the motivation to change your life.

There are a few things to keep in mind when using them for personal healing:

Be open to the process: trust that the cards can offer real insight into your situation.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help: if you’re not sure how to interpret your reading, seek the help of a qualified tarot reader.

Be willing to do the work: tarot cards can help you identify areas of your life that need healing, but it’s up to you to make the changes.

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The benefits of using tarot cards for personal healing

Some people believe the Tarot can offer real insight into our lives and help us identify areas that need healing.

They can help you understand the events and experiences of your day-to-day life, as well as give you guidance and support when you’re feeling overwhelmed by personal problems.

They can also help you see your situation from a different perspective and give you the motivation to change your life.

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Self-Reflection

One benefit of using tarot cards for personal healing is that they can help you reflect on your life and identify areas that need improvement.

I use Tarot cards to ask questions about who I really am and how I can transcend the current challenges I’m facing.

They’re like a mirror to my soul. I’m constantly amazed by the answers reflected at me.

Path to Healing

Another benefit of using tarot cards for personal healing is that they can serve as an inner light, showing you the way back to your true nature.

They can offer guidance and support when you’re feeling lost and also help you change your life by providing motivation and inspiration.

A New Perspective

Tarot cards can also offer you a new perspective on your situation.

Sometimes, all we need is to see things from a different angle to find the motivation to change our lives. Tarot cards can help you do just that.

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The risks of using tarot cards for personal healing

There can be a potential risk associated with using tarot cards for personal healing.

While there can be many benefits to using tarot cards in this way, it’s important to know that some people can use tarot to manipulate and control others.

It’s important to be sure that you’re working with a qualified and reputable tarot reader, and that you’re comfortable with the process.

If you’re considering using tarot cards for personal healing, be sure to do your research and work with someone you trust.

The Negative Impact of Using Tarot Cards for Personal Healing

I believe in the power of tarot cards, but there’s also a lot of skepticism surrounding their use.

Some people believe that using tarot cards for personal healing can be dangerous.

Here are some of the potential risks associated with using tarot cards for personal healing:

Exploiting vulnerabilities

Because tarot cards can offer insight into our lives, they can exploit vulnerabilities.

If you’re working with a qualified and reputable tarot reader, they should be able to provide guidance, support and encouragement.

Creating dependency

Another potential risk of using tarot cards for personal healing is that they can create dependency.

Some people walk with a deck of tarot cards in their purses. They’ll use them if suddenly feeling stressed or anxious about a situation.

I don’t think this is “bad.” But If you become too reliant on tarot cards for guidance, you may find it difficult to make big decisions without them.

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Reinforcing negative beliefs

If you believe that you’re unworthy of love or happiness, a tarot reading could reinforce this belief.

Tarot cards can provide inspiration and hope. They can show you what your obstacles are so you can overcome them.

Don’t dwell on any cards that may create negativity. They have come up in a reading to help you notice your beliefs and offer you a choice. Change them. Or not.

Tips for using tarot cards for personal healing

Most of us have, at one point or another, dealt with some sort of personal issue we felt powerless to change.

Whether it’s a relationship problem, money issues, or frustration with another pain day, it’s difficult to see a way out. That’s where tarot cards can come in handy.

I pull cards for myself daily and have learned so much about myself. My tarot readings and practicing my human design strategy and authority have been instrumental in my personal growth.

By using tarot cards for personal healing, you can gain a new perspective on your situation and find the answers you’ve been looking for. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Choose the right deck

There are countless tarot decks available, so take some time to find one that speaks to you. If you’re not sure where to start, try looking for a deck with artwork that resonates with you.

I recommend watching a few review videos on YouTube of tarot decks you’re interested in before purchasing.

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2. Ask specific questions

The more specific your questions are, the more helpful the tarot reading will be.

Instead of asking the cards, “Will I lose weight?.” Try asking open-ended questions like “What can I do to heal my relationship with food and my body?”

3. Trust your intuition

The tarot is a tool to help you access your own intuition and wisdom.

If a particular card makes little sense to you, don’t be afraid to go with your gut and interpret it in a way that does.

There’s tremendous symbolism in tarot cards. Looking at the pictures alone will stir something inside of you.

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4. Be open to the results

It’s important to remember that tarot readings are not about getting the “right” answer.

Sometimes the answer we need is not the one we want to hear. Be open to whatever the cards have to say, even if it’s not what you were expecting.

Final Thoughts

Tarot cards are a helpful tool for personal healing that can offer valuable insight and guidance.

When used correctly, they can be a useful resource for understanding your situation and finding solutions to problems.

If you’re thinking of using tarot cards for personal healing, be sure to choose a deck that resonates with you and ask specific open-ended questions. Trust your intuition.

I’m a certified tarot reader and I would love to help you explore this tool further; please consider booking a reading with me today.

FAQ

Can tarot cards really help with personal healing?

There is no one answer to this question. Some people find tarot cards helpful for personal healing, while others don’t. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether you think they’ll be helpful.

How do I choose the right tarot deck?

There are a few things to consider when choosing a tarot deck.

First, think about what kind of artwork speaks to you. There are many styles of tarot decks available, so you’ll want to find one that you’re drawn to visually.

Second, consider what you want to use the tarot deck for. If you’re interested in using the tarot for personal healing, look for a deck that focuses on this topic.

Third, read reviews of different tarot decks to get an idea of which ones are popular and well-loved. Once you’ve considered these factors, you should be able to choose the right tarot deck for you.

Do you have any other advice for using tarot cards for personal healing?

If you’re thinking of using tarot cards for personal healing, I would recommend reading a few books on the topic to get started. Rachel Pollack is one of my favorite tarot authors and has written many books on the Tarot.

There are many different ways to use tarot cards for personal healing, so it’s important to find a method that feels right for you.

Once you’ve chosen a deck and learned the basics, I would encourage you to book a reading with me so we can explore the tarot further together. Thanks for your interest in this powerful form of self-care!

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