Intentional Tarot by Denise Hesselroth
There are a lot of reasons to love Intentional Tarot by Denise Hesselroth, such as her unique approach which brings practical benefits and her lovely writing voice. I love her gentle, pro-active approach to living. I also love her practicality. In the excerpt below from Intentional Tarot, Hesselroth suggests a way to practice reading for yourself, learning about larger cycles of energy in your life, and manifest blessings and beauty in the world.
If you have a goal that you would like to put forth to the universe, you don’t have to wait to find someone to give you a reading. You can begin a reading for yourself for
Shuffling seems like such a mundane part of the whole tarot reading process. But it is an important one and one that may have more important functions than you may think. It also carries decisions that you've probably made but never thought about.
Because I believe that every act involved in a tarot reading is symbolic, I encourage people to think about what they do and why. You see, I think that in tarot there are really no set rules. But I don't believe that you should just "do whatever feels good." Rather, I think that whatever you do should have meaning, that you should make choices that reflect your beliefs. For example:
1. Probably the main reason we all shuffle is to randomize
When a querent comes to you for a reading, do you let them ask whatever they want? Or do you work with them to develop a really good, well-thought-out, clear question?
For most of my reading practice, I was the Queen of the Questions. I felt that questions were Very Very Important. They had to be worded just so or the tarot wouldn’t be able to answer them properly. You couldn’t leave any loopholes for the tarot to wiggle out of answering. It sure put a lot pressure on the querent and myself because if we messed this up, boy, were we in trouble
But then, I’ve always been a bit uptight and liked things very ordered. The older I become, the more I loosen up. This fact has