How To Use Tarot As A Counselling Tool
In this article, you can learn how reading the tarot cards can help yourself or others identify and resolve problems.
With its mystical ability to tap into the accumulated wisdom of the universe, I’ve found that Tarot can be a powerful tool when counseling others. It’s more than just predicting the future – when I sit down with someone who wants me to read the Tarot for them, the process is as much about my listening to them as it is about reading their cards – I need to really hear what they need, what they want to know, and what their problem is, so that we can use the Tarot together to find an answer.
The first, most important, goal as a counselor – whether it be Tarot or otherwise – is not to make the client happy. It’s to be of help to them, and that means sometimes telling them truths that they may not want to hear. Because of this, I’ve found that it’s important to have many of the same qualities of any other counselor. You’ll need to be patient, and to know how to deal with someone who’s in a crisis state of mind. And you’ll need to be confident in your abilities.
How To Interpret the Aces In Tarot Reading
Aces are powerful tarot cards that deserve a little extra time to read and interpret
While each card in the tarot has meaning, there are most certainly some cards that carry more weight than others. The major arcana cards obviously bring a lot of strength with them to any reading they show up in.
The ace cards also bring a special strength to a reading and will often signify an important step that is about to take place or is already coming into fruition.
The Four Aces
The Ace of Cups signifies feeling. Although other cards may indicate feeling, the Ace means a pure and strong force of feeling.
The Ace of Swords indicates a pure and strong form of thought and the Ace of Wands means pure, strong energy. The Ace of Pentacles indicates the pure and strong form of earthly matter.
A Step By Step Procedure To Do A Tarot Reading
A Basic Tarot Reading is a Great Place to Start
Tarot card readings can provide valuable insight into our personal lives, our careers and our relationships. They can help us make good decisions and keep us focused on what we need to work on to achieve our goals. A tarot reading lets us use the tools of tarot to connect with our subconscious and spiritual selves that can answer many of the questions our conscious minds want to know about ourselves.
There are many different ways to do a tarot reading but for the purpose of helping you through a basic one, I will use the Celtic cross spread. This is one of the most well known spreads and is good for general purposes.
The very first thing to do is to sit down and relax. You will want to clear your mind and get settled. Focus inward toward your spiritual center and take a few cleansing breaths.
How Should You or Your Client Ask Questions In A Tarot Reading?
Focus on the Question at Hand in Each Case of Tarot Card Reading
In any tarot card reading the main objective is to find an answer to a query. Your clients have sought your help in finding some understanding of their situation through the tarot and you have the responsibility of making sure that they get the most out of their reading.
Discuss the Question
You should speak with your client to begin with about what it is they want to know. Let them give you some background information on their situation so that you can help them form their query in a format that will provide the best results.
Many people already know what it is they want to find out but they may not know how to phrase it for the purpose of a tarot reading. Questions such as “who will marry me” are not good types of questions in tarot because the tarot cannot answer these kinds of specifics. You should encourage your clients to form questions that are broader and within the scope of what the tarot can provide. Perhaps your client would be better asking a question like “how can I attract love?” This is a question that the tarot can actually answer by way of showing where the focus is on the issue and the challenges that your client may face in their endeavour.
Tarot Reading - What Are The Tarot Shuffling Methods Available
Card Shuffling is an Important Part of the Tarot Reading and should not be rushed
Every tarot card reading starts with some type of card shuffle to rearrange the cards that will be used. There are several different ways that the cards can be shuffled and a few things that should be kept in mind when doing so.
Part of the purpose of the card shuffling is to give you a chance to handle the cards and focus on your question. Most tarot readers consider it important that the cards be held and touched by the person who requests a reading. I believe that this is true because there must be connection between the person and the cards used. I always recommend that each person who seeks a reading handle the cards, shuffle the cards and select their cards to be read.