When you think about the Tarot what is your
Have you used oracle cards before?
Are you open to trying new things?
What will you take away from this
The Tarot is a set of 78 cards – it is split into
2 sections: -
22 cards of the Major Arcana
56 cards of the Minor Arcana
Arcana means Secrets – so the big secrets and
the little secrets
The Major Arcana refers to life events and
things on your soul’s path whereas the Minor
Arcana relates to things in your day to day
They are used to help you gain insight and
clarity about situations in your life
People have a fear of the Tarot,
this stems from historical scare-mongering
from the Church.
There is nothing evil or devilish about these
cards – they are merely a tool to help you
develop your intuition.
As with all tools it is the intent of the person
using them that will be prevalent – when
used with pure intent for guidance, in the
spirit of love and light there is no harm.
The images on the Tarot major arcana are archetypal images and are,
therefore, inherently psychologically powerful. It is therefore important
to observe a specific set of rules when using them for meditation.
All meditations should have a beginning, middle and end. You always set
your intention at the start of a meditation and then you experience it
and finally ground and leave it. The same must be done when using Tarot
cards for meditation purposes.
To begin you must “Open the Gate”. To do this you can simply hold the
card face down and imagine it is behind closed doors or a gate. As you
imagine the doors or gates opening you can turn the card face up to
reveal the image on the card.
To end the meditation you must remember to “Close the Gate” again. At
this point you imagine the doors or gates closing over the card and you
turn it over again, so you can no longer see the image.
This opening and closing is important because these images are powerful
and you must treat them with respect and not leave them hanging in
Using the Tarot for meditation can be especially
helpful as the cards can help you gain insight
into events and situations in your life.
The Tarot allows you to connect with the
collective consciousness and get answers to long
Meditating with the Tarot deepens your
connection with the cards and allows you to gain
Use the Assignment given in the course as the
outline for your practice.
Find a set of cards you are comfortable with
– if you prefer to use Angel Cards that is fine.
Make sure you remember to have a
beginning, middle and end – ensure you open
and close properly.
Thank you for completing Lesson 5.
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specialises Reiki Training, Life Coaching,
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