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The Best Way to Get to Know Tarot

Published 18 March 2017 by Eris Ilmirith

It is amazing how many books on Tarot one can find these days, one better than the other! These books offer insight not only to the divinatory meanings of each card, but also amazing ways to do different readings for different purposes! I really can’t get enough reading sometimes and there is always a little treasure I get to add to my BOS. Although I am a huge fan of books around the Tarot and how to read, I believe it is always better to get in touch with them yourself first. The way to do so is really easy, the only thing you need is time and patience. This can be really helpful whether you are new or experienced.

You can choose to do it card by card (which is what I prefer) or divide them into groups (eg. Aces, Twos etc). Take each card and look at it. Watch carefully as every detail counts. What do the images, the colours and the  people or animals on it tell you? Are there any symbols you find significant? What does the number and the suit (if we talk about the Minor Arcana) or the number and the card name (if it is about the Major Arcana) tell you? How does the card make you feel? Take notes of everything you notice, even things you cannot yet explain. There are always Internet sources or books to tell you about the colours signification or the symbols. Don’t read anything yet, though. If a symbol or an image mean something to you, just note it down. Then look carefully at the picture one more time and meditate on the card. Just let your intuition and instict do their work…Don’t rush it up and don’t expect anything in particular…Just let yourself free! Note down anything that came up during the meditation. Try to find key-words for the cards. It is always easier to remember your key-words than someone else’s. After this, you can read books on the cards, or look in the Net. You will be pleasantly surprised and amazed at how much you already know!

Leave enough pages to add information later, because it is almost certain that everything you read will have something more that you will like…

And don’t try to memorise anything…It will come with time! A nice way to get to know your cards easier is to pick a card each day, randomly and note down the message you think it holds for you. Later on, you can read those notes again and come up with even more conclusions!

In Love and Light always!

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Divination

Published 17 March 2017 by Eris Ilmirith

Divination is the ancient art of predicting the future. Since the very ancient times, people wanted to know what would happen next, how their lives would proceed. It started with watching signs for the weather, to see how the crops were going to bloom and whether it would be a good year for them. People of the priesthood, mages and oracles started watching the birds, the winds, the animal behaviour and would come up with conclusions. I still remember my grandfather watching the sky and say it would be windy the next day, when the sky was red. He was always right. My grandmother taught me when there would be a thunder after the lightning, by counting circles with my finger.

Today, many divination tools have been invented, some older and some newer, such as the Tarot, Astrology, Oracle Cards etc. People’s interest to know the future has remained the same over the centuries, although there is a misconception about what divination is really about and what information it can provide us with.

As we have already said, divination is based on watching and come up with answers. We can watch our present and thus predict our future. Divination is a counceling means, a method to help us see how things are progressing and what the most probable future results will be. The first and biggest misconception is the thought that the future is unchangeable, when it is all and only in our own hands. Divination can help us see what are the past influences that have brought us thus far, how things are in the present and then how the future is going to be if we continue having the same behaviours and reactions. This means that if there is something about the future that we do not like, we can change it, simply by changing our present. It is in the present and with the teachings of the past that we build our future every moment, with every decision we make. If we could predict a solid future, then free-will wouldn’t matter at all and life would lose interest. It may sound fascinating to be able to predict every detail, but if you think about it, it isn’t.

The second misconception is that each tool carries certain qualities, which connect them to the “good” or “bad” aetheric realms and creatures. Each tool brings qualities, alright, but the one using it becomes a channel and passes everything through their personal energies. Moreover, divination tools help bring the querer (the person who asks a question) in touch with their subconscious mind, their Higher Self. Jung, the great psychologist used the Tarot to help see what was into his patients’ minds, to help them see things that were hidden deep within them.

Jung was also the one who introduced the term synchronicity; whatever may seem random isn’t random. It is based on a chain of events that led us to a certain point. The moment we choose a card, for example, it is the Subconscious Mind who leads us choosing that specific card in order to show us something we need to know. The choice that seems random, isn’t random at all. How can we choose a card turned with its back surface on and not do it randomly? The Subconscious Mind can “see” and “read” more information than the obvious, so it knows which card can tell us something.

Most people who deal with divination, myself included, do so intuitively, which means that apart from just having read and studied the meanings of signs and cards, we have spent time meditating on and with the tool, so it can give us information that really suit the querer’s situation.

Little Info: Divination derivates from the word “Divine”, which shows its connection to the Higher Realms, the Gods, but also our personal spiritual guides.

In Love and Light, always

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