The Tarot

The Tarot

The Tarot is a starting point.

A navigation device, if you will, that stirs inner musings inside of us.

Sometimes it’s thought that Tarot is a difficult or intense teacher.

 It is rather, in my experience, a speaker of possibilities even as it offers  cautionary tales.

Taken to heart, even those tales of caution steer us on a path easier to navigate.  A reading may surprise us.  It may bring consternation. It may ignite hope and reflect the best in us. If viewed from a non-judgmental perspective, interesting archetypes emerge echoing what already resides within us.  We may not consciously know this until the Tarot demonstrates this in a reading.

 

What is an Archetype? 

 

An archetype is a character type, storyline, or event that is notably recurrent across the human experience.

In the arts, an archetype creates a sense of familiarity,

allowing an audience member to easily comprehend an event or character.” (from  masterclass.com/articles  )  

How to Unpack an Archetype?

Well that is the question, isn’t it.

Tarot addresses our patterns and many of our behaviours.  These are created as a response to our family of origin, our schools, our religion (when that’s an influence), our culture.  Some of these influences definitely appear in the Tarot cards drawn and laid out in a Reading.

In other words, the world often informs us about who we are.  It reflects a version of ourselves back to us for good or for  worse.  We respond to those interactions thinking that this is who we are.  It may be so but it may not be entirely so either.  Extracting ourselves from beliefs or patterns that are no longer useful to us or becoming clear about our strengths or talents is what Tarot offers and she offers it in the form of Archetypes.  Each card represents an Archetype and each one holds layers of meaning entwined in those images.

Examples of an Archetype

As an example, what response do you have to an image of a Queen, a Hermit, a Magician?  Or, a Football Player, a Singer, a CEO?  A Student, a Pauper, a Street Cleaner?  A Mother, a Father, a Daughter, a Son? Or something seemingly inanimate such as the Sun, the Moon, a Star, the Earth?

Each of these, while apparently being exactly what they appear to be, actually carry multi-layered meaning.  As an example, an image of a Queen will have the typical association with ruler, wealth, or power, but there is more.  We might also see her as matriarch, woman, feminine, goddess, self-realized.  Depending upon her placement in a Reading with other cards, she will show up surrounded by the influences from other cards .  Unpacking an Archetype and its significance in our lives is an interesting adventure and an act of finding guidance that might benefit us when walking our path in the world.

Within this sevice, I offer two kinds of readings – a Three-Card spread and a full Celtic Cross layout.

 

Following this, I would do a card spread, review it, interpret it and then work with you online to describe to you what it is that is showing up.

 

You would also receive a photo of the card layout, a description of the card placement, as well as a full text document that provides the reading for each individual card so that you might understand the content.  Our ‘call’ would revolve around working through each of the cards and how these interact with each other.

 

You would contact me here: nadarose@goldensummersun.com to book a reading.