THE POWER OF TAROT
By Diane Yacobi
Whenever I give a reading or pull a card for myself for guidance, I am filled with the power of that card. I study it fully. I note its colour. Is it dark or light? I note its suit. Pentacles, Wands, Swords or Cups? Is it major or minor Arcana?
Each object portrayed has its own meaning. If there is a King, Queen, Knight or Knave it means something too. For me it denotes levels of maturity in the person or feelings involved.
I concentrate on the question being asked and I appropriate my response to that. But the power of Tarot means something more profound to the recipient so I treat my responses with great care.
The cards have impact and resonance. For example a client was having money problems. He had felt despondent and did not know what to do or which way to turn in order to improve his business. He pulled a tarot card for himself. It was the Ace of Wands. This is the card of ideas, thrusting forward, a strong masculine card full of vigour and vitality. The client felt excited, he felt Spirit was now working on his side, he felt empowered by that card. He felt a surge of optimism he had not felt in months. There was a spring in his step, he smiled and felt buoyant. Sure enough a few weeks later a friend came along and offered him an opportunity to improve his business. He seized the opportunity and his business has improved dramatically.
Now the question is - what caused what?
By the client choosing an empowering card, did that make him feel optimistic so when an opportunity came his way he was in the frame of mind to accept without hesitation? What if he had chosen another card say, the two of Swords, would he have felt less optimistic? Would he have been pessimistic and his sense of judgement clouded? Would that have made him prevaricate or even refuse the opportunity, and would it have been lost forever?
But what if the card he had chosen was not at random? What if he was destined to choose it, and that he was drawn to that card? What if Spirit had guided him and “had a hand” in his destiny? As a consequence of the client picking this card with or without Spirit’s intervention, he has followed the destiny of the card’s meaning. No-one knows the answer that is why the power of the Tarot is a beautiful secret and just as Tarot’s origins, remains an intriguing mystery.
© Diane Yacobi 2011
Diane Yacobi gives in depth, thoughtful and empowering readings. For more information please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details of where Diane is appearing please look at Forthcoming Psychic Events.