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Conversations with Tarot Cards

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on September 14, 2010 | Comments (7)

While I used the tips from last week’s blog entries, I was reminded of a similar exercise that is in Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read A Tarot Card. In section 15, she encourages dialog, saying, “When reading for yourself, record your dialogs in your journal. This way something that at first seemed silly, nonsensical, or irrelevant can be reviewed later, so its wisdom can become clear.” I always like to write out the dialogues and am always glad, later, that I did.

The way Mary explains the exercise is: “Take your chosen card and dialog with the figures or objects on the card. Ask the figures what they’re doing, what they want, and what they have to teach you. You could also ask for their advice regarding an issue. Ask objects how they are used, how they can help you, and what they represent in your life.”

In a variation of this exercise, Mary suggests: “Shuffle your deck and draw a second card to represent what opposes your chosen card (or draw two cards to represent opposing forces in yourself)…. Then dialog with each card to learn what each wants and how they oppose each other. If you have two cards of the same or friendly elements, how does the idea of opposition work? Can you find a way to negotiate with the figures so they will both support you in achieving your ends?

I think there are lots of ways to play with this idea. Having cards with opposite personalities or natures talk to each other can be entertaining as well instructive. Give it a try and see what you discover.

Reader Comments

Written By Lisa Hunt
on September 14th, 2010 @ 8:50 am

21 Ways is one of my favorite tarot books. I employ these methods with frequency. Engaging in dialog with the cards is such a great way to get to the heart of things. I love the idea of card as narrator/storyteller. Afterall, life is a series of narrations full of mysterious insights and revelations. When I paint cards, I have mental dialogs with the image as it emerges. There is something deeply connective about this process.

Written By Kyle
on September 14th, 2010 @ 8:56 am

I *ALWAYS* do this and I love it! The characters add such wisdom and often a nudge if I’m on the wrong path. And their advice and words are always pertinent to what I’m going through at the moment. The Hanging Man, for instance, will tell me one thing one day and something else the next. This is often my most prefered method of tarot contemplation.

Written By Blackbird "BB"
on September 15th, 2010 @ 1:53 am

Yea know,
I’ve never been good at that sort of thing, my friend Matt; well he can be amazing when in a mediation he puts himself inside a card,
but I must confess, one occasion when I put my story tellers hat on and got an interesting result from the card. That conversation was recorded here;
I must admit at the time I was all but totally ignorant about Kabbalah; persons familiar with that discipline will know the anwser to the question debated on the liked page if they look.
Blessings, BB.

Written By psychic readings
on September 15th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

The best way for me, tends to be not to analyze the cards or read from the book too much. Seems to be the first impression, feeling or whatever jumps out that’s relevant. 🙂

Written By Tarot Card Readings
on February 6th, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

Tarot card reading helps to learn how to improve their new heights in all areas of our lives: career, love, spiritual growth, family and creative expression, Gage the overall energy around a particular person or situation, learn what and how to do according to the most effective way to not waste precious energy, gain critical assistance in critical moments of our lives, learn how to overcome difficulties and achieve the load and achievements, identify priorities of the outcome did not materialize in the physical, how to play a positive correction, learning The most direct way to accomplish our goals.

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