Tarot as Spiritual Training Wheels

Tarot as Spiritual Training Wheels
Tarot as Spiritual Training Wheels

I remember learning to ride my new two-wheeled bike without training wheels when I was a kid.  I wore a hole through the soles of my new tennis shoes that July, because I was afraid to put both feet on the pedals and go!  Instead, I used my feet as training wheels, dragging them along when I felt unsteady, so I’d have something to lean on if I started to wobble or tip.  I eventually mastered balancing my bike, picking my feet up more and more often, and finally working up the courage to pedal. I didn’t wear out a second set of soles that summer!  Riding a bike had become instinctive, intuitive, and an ability that I’ll never lose—it became muscle memory.  Let’s think about Tarot as Spiritual Training Wheels.

Working with Tarot can be seen as Spiritual Training Wheels, and definitely helpful in the early stages of connecting with Spirit!  As we work with our cards we decipher the meanings we personally glean through the artwork on each one, and only THEN research traditional meanings and what others have to say.  As a result, we gain a repertoire of deeper interpretations for each card that doesn’t have to be memorized, but instead is instinctual—a Spiritual muscle memory of sorts.  As a result, the readings we do for ourselves become clearer—we ride our bike more smoothly and effortlessly with these training wheels, allowing ego and fear of misinterpretation to stay on the curb!   As we grow comfortable with our personal interpretation of the cards, instinct suddenly morphs into intuition, and a connection between image and meaning forms.  So, when we work with a professional Tarot card reader, we also have the ability to actively participate, as well as recall more vividly the reading and its meaning.

Have you worked with your deck in the above way lately?  What do the images on each card mean to you?

Feel free to contact Mythological Tarot with any questions or to set up an appointment for a personal or email card reading, Tarot party, or group a Tarot reading.  Tarot parties can be booked at 6th Sensation–tell them Mythological Tarot sent you!


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