Before we can change the course of our lives, we must understand the traits we have that motivate us and that can cause us to interact with the world in a certain way. In order to create positive change, we need to acknowledge the path that we've been on and make a conscious decision to fulfill our potential. This process of discovery and commitment can be a winding road, but there are several tools available to help guide us in learning to live a full and productive life. Everything from psychological counseling to healing arts like massage therapy to visualizations can move us to a greater understanding of our life and our destiny. One of the most useful tools in the journey toward living a full live is a tarot reading.
For those who are not familiar with tarot cards, there are 78 cards in a deck that are divided into what are known as the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana is comprised of 22 cards, and includes cards like the Magician, the Emperor, the Star, the Chariot, Judgment, Strength, and Death. The Minor Arcana cards are divided into four suits: Wands, Cups, Pentacles, and Swords. Within the Minor Arcana, there are numbered cards, Queens, and Kings. Reading tarot cards involves divining the meaning of each card in the context in which it is dealt. Tarot spreads (the way cards are dealt) include the Celtic Cross, the Astrological spread, and the Horseshoe spread. Each tarot card has a meaning, a certain appearance, and a symbolized interpretation. It also has correspondences to a certain path, trump, Hebrew letter, and Zodiac element planet, as well as deities, animals, and plants.
For example, a card in the Major Arcana is the Lovers. The meaning of the card could be related to finding a soulmate, or to a current relationship. It can pertain to love, harmony, trust, optimism, or even a missed opportunity for love. Its meaning can be interpreted to relate to a pending decision about a relationship, a romantic temptation, or choices between two love interests. The Lovers card corresponds to the Hebrew Letter zain, to Gemini, to the gods Janis and Castor, to the magpie, and to orchids.
Some might think that a person reading tarot cards is a fortune teller, but it is more accurate to think of a tarot card reading as a peek into the way you perceive and interact with your internal and external world. A tarot reading can provide you with valuable insights into your past or your current situation. And, thanks to the Internet, it's relatively easy to find someone who is gifted at reading tarot cards. You can also find online tarot sites that provide free tarot readings. While some sites leave you to interpret the spreads, the better sites read the cards for you. Tarot can be an eye-opening experience, and one that can help you more clearly see your current life and the paths that are open to you. It's an invaluable tool that can help you live your life to the fullest.
Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the worlds most popular internet marketing companies on the web. Learn more about Tarot Reading: Finding Meaning.