Tarot doesn’t have to be esoteric or difficult all the time. Through the thick cloud of symbolism and ‘authorities’, the truth of Tarot is that it is firstly a deck of cards with pictures on it – all the symbolism is helpful, but not necessary to have your own read on a card. Your gut reaction to a card carries validity and meaning to your interpretations, even if they seem very different from what the cards ‘meaning’ is.
The visual nature of the cards can evoke a very rich response from anybody at all. Paying attention to that response is the basis of many interpretations of tarot cards. Studying numerology, alchemy, and astrology can help the interested Taroist – but many eschew these esoteric systems altogether in favor of their inner responsiveness, their intuition. Read More