Understanding a Tarot Card Reading

Written by Lisa Lamont

Gettingrepparttar most from a Tarot card reading relies onrepparttar 122143 reader’s ability to perceive not onlyrepparttar 122144 symbolic meaning fromrepparttar 122145 spread, but alsorepparttar 122146 mystical significance. Although every card of bothrepparttar 122147 Major andrepparttar 122148 Minor Arcana possesses its own individual symbolism withinrepparttar 122149 representative images onrepparttar 122150 cards, it isrepparttar 122151 deeper, spiritual enlightenment ofrepparttar 122152 cards that leads to a greater understanding. Attaining this type of perception isrepparttar 122153 key to making Tarot a truly valid part of life.

The 76 cards of a Tarot deck each have a specific, external meaning. These are specified byrepparttar 122154 positive and negative characteristics governingrepparttar 122155 chief aspects of our lives (Major Arcana), as well asrepparttar 122156 day-to-day import reflected inrepparttar 122157 suits and by each card withinrepparttar 122158 suits (Minor Arcana).

The representative images, however, go much deeper than what they portray at first glance. These images addressrepparttar 122159 part ofrepparttar 122160 psyche beyond our ability to control. They touch our inner selves, our subconscious, that part of ourselves that encompasses our innermost core. And this core providesrepparttar 122161 basis for allrepparttar 122162 influences that affect our character, that send both positive and negative energy, that governrepparttar 122163 directional path in which our lives proceed – or stall.

Withrepparttar 122164 Seven of Cups, for example,repparttar 122165 surface meaning implies material wealth. However, whenrepparttar 122166 theme ofrepparttar 122167 card, which includes delusional thoughts of acquiring wealth, becomes known torepparttar 122168 reader,repparttar 122169 Seven of Cups represents something else altogether. Ifrepparttar 122170 asker wants to know, for instance, when he or she will whenrepparttar 122171 lottery, this card – by itself – showsrepparttar 122172 futility of such a pursuit. However, depending uponrepparttar 122173 position ofrepparttar 122174 card inrepparttar 122175 spread, other cards surrounding that Seven of Cups,repparttar 122176 events that have previously occurred inrepparttar 122177 questioner’s life, andrepparttar 122178 very deepest driving forces within that person,repparttar 122179 card could very well imply tremendous riches onrepparttar 122180 horizon.

26 Principals of Life

Written by Jason Johns

1.All Are Related: There is a Native American saying, which translates roughly to "All are Related". Everything inrepparttar universe is part of The Great Spirit, from a rock, to a plant, to a fish, to a human. The spirit flows between and within us all, and isrepparttar 122142 building block of everything. Since we are all part ofrepparttar 122143 same whole, we should treatrepparttar 122144 rest ofrepparttar 122145 whole as if it is part of us, i.e. with compassion and love. We are all part ofrepparttar 122146 Great Spirit, just like allrepparttar 122147 different leaves on a tree are still part ofrepparttar 122148 tree.

2.The Energy Flow: The universe is composed of energy. This energy flows between everything, us and within us all. When we have internal blocks,repparttar 122149 energy fails to flow correctly, causing illness, lethargy and other symptoms. This energy can be directed consciously, we can see it, and feel it. How we feel affects our energy levels; negativity drains energy, positivity creates energy.

3.We Are Beings of Both Spirit and Flesh: We are spirits, but atrepparttar 122150 same time, we are creatures ofrepparttar 122151 flesh. We inhabit both worlds simultaneously, even though we are often unaware of it. We should not shunrepparttar 122152 flesh for spirit or vice versa. Both are equally important. We have to walk with one foot in each of these worlds, and pay them both attention. Neglecting either world causes distress inrepparttar 122153 other.

4.No One Entity is Superior to Another: No one being or creature is any better or greater than another. We are allrepparttar 122154 same. We are all on different paths and have different levels of understanding, but that does not make any one of us better than another. Humans are not masters of nature, norrepparttar 122155 animals and plants. They are our companions, and co-inhabitants of this planet. We are not superior to them, nor do we own them. We should treat them all with respect.

5.Belief Creates: How we perceiverepparttar 122156 universe is shaped by our beliefs. If we believe we are in a hurry, then everyone else appears to be going slow. Through belief and positive thought, we can create virtually anything. We should believe in our abilities and ourselves, and we will succeed. We can combinerepparttar 122157 power of belief with that of visualisation to bring anything into reality.

6.Intuition: Inside of us, a voice speaks and guides us. It is our intuition. We can choose to ignore it or to listen to it. Once we are in tune with our intuition and start to listen to it, we will be guided and will find that we can achieve more than we thought possible. We will begin to realise thatrepparttar 122158 Great Spirit works through us - often in mysterious ways, but always to our benefit - inrepparttar 122159 long term.

7.The Higher Purpose: Everything that happens is for a reason and forrepparttar 122160 greater good. We have to learn to look at events in our lives from more than justrepparttar 122161 normal human perspective. We must see them fromrepparttar 122162 perspective ofrepparttar 122163 Great Spirit and to look at what good will come from these events. This isrepparttar 122164 old maxim of "isrepparttar 122165 glass half full or half empty". We can look at events badly, half empty, and our reaction will be worse. However, should we look at events better, i.e. half full, then we are more positive, which means our energy is higher, and our reaction will be better.

8.There are No Ordinary Moments: The past only exists in our memory. The future only exists as our expectation. The only time that really exists is NOW. It is a precious moment and we should treat every single moment as special and live it torepparttar 122166 full. By being inrepparttar 122167 present, we have presence. To live inrepparttar 122168 nowrepparttar 122169 conscious mind should be quiet and you must focus totally on what you are doing, not what you are going to be doing next week, or what you are going to have for lunch.

9.There are No Limits: The only limits we have are those we place upon ourselves, or others place upon us. To this end, we should avoid being put in a pigeonhole and labelled by others. If someone views a dog as being vicious, then it is more likely to be vicious. We should hold no expectations of others, and let them be themselves, just as we should be ourselves.

10.Action not Reaction: If we are tickled, our reaction is to laugh. We should be at a state where we do not react in a situation, but act. Reaction is unconscious, whereas Action is conscious. We should not let past influences affect our actions, e.g. if we were once bitten by a dog, when we next meet a dog, we should not letrepparttar 122170 past bite affect how we act towards it. There are times to act, as well as times to be still. By living inrepparttar 122171 present and having control ofrepparttar 122172 conscious mind, we can better direct our action.

11.Positivity Rules: Negative thoughts attract negative events and drain our energy. Positive thoughts attract positive events and increase our energy. To this end, we should look at our thoughts andrepparttar 122173 events which happen to us in a positive light, realising negative thoughts for what they are and releasing them.

12.Posture, Pose & Breathing: Energy flows throughrepparttar 122174 body, as it flows through all things. Ifrepparttar 122175 posture and pose are bad,repparttar 122176 energy can not flow cleanly and causes blockages, which manifest as pain or illness. We breathe in energy fromrepparttar 122177 world around us. Therefore, our breaths should be deep and full, coming fromrepparttar 122178 bottom ofrepparttar 122179 belly, and notrepparttar 122180 chest. This enables us to maximise our energy. Deep breathing helps relax us. When we are stressed, angry or afraid our breathing changes and becomes shallow and faster. By consciously controlling our breathing and keeping it deep and even, we can releaserepparttar 122181 stress, anger or fear, enabling us to act consciously inrepparttar 122182 situation.

13.Everything in Balance: The universe exists in a state of balance, as should we. We can do anything we wish, but should always do it to moderation, never to excess. Should we do things to excess, then they can become addictive, which drains energy and may become negative. Being balanced allows us to act better in situations. If we are sat onrepparttar 122183 fence, so to speak, we can jump off either way should we desire to.

14.Intent is Action: You can intend to do anything, and your intent is important. However, unlessrepparttar 122184 intent is followed with action, thenrepparttar 122185 intent is nothing. As an example. I may intend to get fit, but spend all my time sat in front ofrepparttar 122186 TV eating pizza and drinking cola. I have my intention, but my actions do not confirm or createrepparttar 122187 intention. Therefore, if you intend something, do it, don't just talk about it. Action turns knowledge into wisdom.

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