November 25th, 2006

Cat Jazz Hands

Karma, Reincarnation and Tarot - Part 8

The tarot cards can communicate in a combination of two ways: symbolically and intuitively. A symbolic reading is also known as a “book” reading. An accepted, predetermined meaning is applied to the card. The quality of a symbolic reading is determined by the reader’s understanding of card meanings/symbology, both alone and along with other cards. The symbolic reading is kin to the procedural methods of astrology or numerology, but the element of spirit “picking” the cards in the moment adds an energy factor that the others do not have. The soul/spirit picks the cards at the moment of the question, when intuition can be focused, instead of at the moment of birth or the time of naming.

The second method of reading is via intuition. When the cards are read intuitively, they “speak” to the reader, and there is no knowledge of underlying symbology required. The intuition of a reader picks up on the pictures in the cards or some other unclassifiable method. Some intuitive readers don’t require the cards, and use them only as a backdrop to a answering a querent’s question. Other intuitive readers use the cards as a “jumping off point”, and the reading moves forward from the first impression received from the cards. An analogy of this is being shown on a map that one is somewhere in the Southern United States, and then probable climate based on the time of the year.

Most readers use a combination of symbolic and intuitive reading.