The first time I saw a deck of Tarot cards was at an occult bookshop over ten years ago. I wasn’t impressed. What’s the point of shuffling cards at random and picking a couple? How does that translate into ANYTHING relevant to my life? I was a huge hater. Whenever I purchased a reading, it always psychic or astrological. I never wanted a tarot card reading.
Five years ago, I helped write an athletic recipient’s achievement award speech. Half of his story was about his original distaste for the sport. He declined invites for years before he actually played. And now he’s a prominent figure in that community. He’s an accomplished athlete… in a sport he originally hated? That’s crazy to me.
With that, I realized that sometimes the things we push strongly against, are the things we need to explore. This theme has echoed throughout my life.
I dusted the cobwebs off of my Fairy Tarot deck. I purchased these cards because the box cover art has a tuxedo cat on the front. The moon card is illustrated on the back of the box as well. I had no idea at the time, but the moon card in tarot is associated with Pisces. Pisces? I AM A PISCES! I regularly purchased gemstones, sage, Abraham-hicks books and all of that Law of Attraction/good juju stuff but I was done browsing the tarot card decks. I only need one… Right?
After reading through the Fairy Tarot instruction book, I realized how passionate I was NOT about this deck. I put the deck down for five years and didn’t look at it once!
It wasn’t until I was inspired by a reader who told me I should pull cards daily, that I downloaded the Galaxy Tarot app (no sponsor) to learn the cards. From then I watched videos about the Fool’s Journey on YouTube. I also checked out the holy grail of all Tarot Card teaching videos, Ben Lucas’ “Learn the Tarot in 2 hrs!” Then I joined social media groups and even meet ups and yes–I bought new decks!
I started local readings in person. I loved it. I loved that all I had to do was read the story that was laid out in front of me. I can do that. I can explain what the cards mean in a descriptive and constructive way. The positive feedback gave me confidence. Helping people gain clarity gave me joy.
Having an intense familiarity with astrology made the readings feel natural, like I knew what type of person I was dealing with, and was speaking to a friend. This became my style of reading. Some call it “loud” but I call it “freedom to be myself.”
During my Tarot card learning hiatus, I studied astrology, numerology, dream interpretation and metaphysics-all of that spiritual, new age stuff. Had I learned the cards back when I originally bought my first deck, I wouldn’t have understood their meanings. I wouldn’t have “got it.”
At first, I didn’t like the Tarot cards but now I honestly love ’em!