Tarot Blog Hop: Teaching Connection through Tarot

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Welcome to the Beltane Tarot Blog Hop! Beltane marks the beginning of summer, the waxing of the sun, the beauty of fertile Earth coming fully to life to nourish us all. It is just wonderfully beginning to get hot here in Nashville, which is a delight that it has held off this long. I’m so excited that you have hopped over to my blog and are (mildly) interested to read my response to this hop’s theme question: “What can I teach the world?” I’d like to teach the world the benefits of tarot. 

The other day, an inquisitive person asked me, “How is a tarot reading useful?” I didn’t hesitate in my passionate answer, “The time of a tarot readings is a wonderful and needed opportunity to sit down, take a breathe, and think about your life. During this time you don’t have to do anything. You are taking stock of what happened in the past, what is currently happening in your life, and where it is all heading. You get a quiet period to contemplate your big picture and ask yourself, “Do I like how things are going? Do I want to alter my path? What choices can I make to create the life I desire?” This time spent consulting with your intuition can set you up to make big moves in a conscious direction.”

We all need that time to pause, even if we are cruising at full speed towards amazing results. The society I find myself a part of is all go, go, go! Even yoga has become a workout and time in the car is for massively consuming podcasts at 1.5x speed (I can’t handle either of those things, but I know that they are popular!) The time of a tarot reading opens up a space to slow down. All electronic devices can be shut off and put away. The analog, physical, and beautiful nature of the cards brings a sensual pleasure to a tarot reading. You can pick of the cards, you can look into your tarot readers eyes, you can take the opportunity to have a real, meaningful conversation. 

Lately, I’ve become really interested in honest and open conversations about real life. Usually, I find myself having social interactions that are pretty superficial, discussing the weather, or TV shows, or what my dog is up to these days. There is a need within me, and one I see reflected in other people I meet under the right circumstances, to have deeper conversations. I want to talk about creativity, love, the meaning of life, and the mystery of the Universe. I want to talk about the emotional and mental patterns that have gotten us where we am now and the changes we would like to make to grow. I want to talk about the risks we are all taking to get out of our comfort zones, and what is guiding us through that risk taking process.

A tarot reading is a great time to have a conversation about what scary risks are being avoided or resisted. I enjoy reading so much, because it gives me an “excuse” to have a meaningful conversation with another human being, the type of conversation I always want to be having. The tarot cards gives us both something to focus on during that conversation to ease into what can be an awkward or scary opening up of the soul’s desires. Of course, the other magical part of the reading is the 2 cents that the Universe adds to a tarot reading. So often, the cards we draw reveal or uncover what part Fate is playing in life. The experience and reaction to that awareness of Fate can be life altering. It gives a chance to work with Fate, to make choices with the Universe in mind, to shape your own Destiny.

I hope you continue along the tarot blog hop to encounter the next wonderful teaching…

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6 thoughts on “Tarot Blog Hop: Teaching Connection through Tarot

  1. Slowing down and genuine connection – love it. Both difficult to do in the current climate. Thank you!

  2. Wow, your writing style is so calm and deep, Deirdre, even your photos so much match your serenity and your words! You are so much right about what you say… I so often experience that people want answers to everything at once – Patience and God seem to be forgotten.

    Thank you so much for your post, it is so much in resonance with how I feel about all this, too. It was a pleasure to feel this synchronicity!

  3. Analogue is always good – writing with a proper pen, rather than typing, reading a real book, playing card/board games rather than computer games, talking rather than watching tv, going for a walk outdoors rather than a treadmill in a gym 🙂

  4. I have just started my journey with tarot a few months ago and I love reading about it and learning new spreads. I’m still trying to get myself familiar with the card meanings. Do you have any strategies you would recommend? ❤✌🌙 thanks for sharing!

    • I say practice, practice, practice 🙂 And don’t feel like you have to know it all at once…or ever! The tarot will constantly be teaching you things, for forever as far as I can tell. There is always more to learn, that is one of the things I find so intriguing about tarot. Good luck with your studies and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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