Did you know that the first explosion of spirituality beyond the “one world religion” occurred in the 15th century?
That’s right! The invention of the printing press allowed people who could afford to purchase books the ability to read texts and manuscripts that were only available to the affluent. This miraculous invention of the printing press was the beginning of the historical period known as the Renaissance.
Since the Renaissance alternative forms of spirituality have slowly grown. Moreover, during the 1980’s the birth of the New Age movement created a pop culture surge between the arcane sciences and spirituality. Metaphysical bookstores began to open in growing number throughout the world, and for the first time in history interest in the unseen world and psychic phenomena became part of mainstream life and has grown ever since. In the 21st century, we are experiencing a new Renaissance as technology and distribution of information have reached a point that people are questioning what they believed to be true, and are utilizing alternative tools to understand true spirituality.
One of the most popular tools for spiritual self-discovery is the mystical tarot. Many believe that the tarot is only a tool used for predictions, but the tarot is much more than that! If you have a question about anything; the tarot has an answer! You can utilize tarot to ask questions about yourself, get insight into others, ask worldly questions, or simply get additional information about anything.
Here are 22 Different Ways to Use Your Tarot Deck
The Fool: Have you taken a risk lately? Discovering the general energies around you is a great way to use the tarot. The cards can give you a great description of what you have to work with at this point. This can provide you with insight and options of the path of least resistance you can take.
The Magician: The Magician in the tarot has to do with communication and our ability to understand life. This is why the Magician is associated with the planet Mercury in astrology. If you need to understand the underlying energies of an area of life that concerns you, tarot can provide you with these answers.
The High Priestess: Would you like to develop your intuition? The tarot is a great visual map for you to tap into the deepest parts of your soul and understanding the feelings within.
The Empress: Everything is cyclical. One day we are up and the next day we are down! The Empress in the tarot deals with fertility and our ability to birth things. If you are starting a new project understanding how to utilize the energies for your best possible benefit is a great way to use tarot. You can use a card to represent every single aspect of the business, and even use additional cards for things you should avoid and details you should concentrate on. You could also use this concept for dealing with children or anything that needs to be nurtured.
The Emperor: Sometimes you can get very caught up in the need to control a situation that you forget that creating more structure around you can be of benefit. If you experience difficulties in your life; whether these are romantic, career, or financial – you can ask tarot how to bring more structure and foundation in your life.
The Hierophant: Events often occur in our lives that are difficult to understand. The tarot can be used to see the larger spiritual purpose for an experience or an event.
The Lovers: Do you need insight into a relationship? The tarot can allow you to explore all the dimensions of your relationship and can give insight into how to manage it in the future.
The Chariot: Being stuck in a situation or feeling you have no choices or options can be very difficult. The tarot can give insight into how you can move forward. You can ask the tarot what would be the best path for you at this time.
Strength: Understanding our urges is profound spiritual insight. You can use the tarot to understand why you do the things that you do. Getting a bit of insight into our selves can provide us with the power to make changes to ourselves and make our lives more manageable.
The Hermit: Tarot is a powerful tool for meditation and reflection. Simply pull a card out of a deck and see what message it gives you.
Wheel of Fortune: Need a glimpse into the future? You can ask a simple (or complex) question to the tarot and it will reveal to you the answer.
Justice: Often our emotions take control of us and we have a hard time looking at our circumstances from a rational perspective. The tarot gives us the tools to look at things detached from our emotional expectations.
The Hanged Man: Life is about sacrifices. Often we come to a cross road that requires us to let something go. The tarot can be used to help you understand the best thing to let go of at this time.
Death: Have you experienced a loss of a relationship, loved one, or career? Death is a very liminal place and it can be very terrifying. You can use the tarot to help you let go and begin to move forward.
Temperance: One of the best attributes to living a healthy life is to live in a balanced way. If you are feeling out of balance, you can use the tarot to help you understand your situation and bring your life into balance.
The Devil: Do you need to understand self-defeating behaviors? Need to let go of a bad habit? The tarot can help you understand why you have this habit and help you resolve your issues.
The Tower: There are times in our life when we feel that things are falling apart. The tarot can provide us with insight to begin again.
The Star: The Star card in the tarot is a card of hope. We can use its energy to give us hope into our own lives.
The Moon: Did you have a disturbing dream that you need insight into. Use the tarot to help access your unconscious and provide you with deeper understanding of your night life.
The Sun: The tarot is a great way to understand our purpose and inner destiny.
Judgement: Understanding our karmic patterns is very important. We can use the tarot to access our past lives and how they are influencing us now.
The World: Need to move to the next level and leave the past behind? The tarot will give you a road map to move f