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Tarot: Self Help, Self Knowledge or Divination Tool?

August, 2006

Tarot: , Self Knowledge or
    • Divination

  • Tool?

    According to some different Tarot schools, this can be understood as an instrument of self-help, self-knowledge or divination.


    It’s not rare to find those who defend it from one perspective, while others see or feel opposing views.


    For me, this is not relevant, maybe not even correct.


    I consider Tarot all these. Which must be clear in the reader’s and querent’s minds as they use it in that moment and for their own personal reasons. A Code of Ethics must guide the individual activity of Tarot reading.


    As a self-help tool, the reader uses Tarot for her/himself in order to go inside, know and guide some decision or direction. And can do the same with a querent.


    Used as a self-knowledge instrument, Tarot has, in my opinion, its most important position. This is so for both the person who uses it personally, as well for those around her/him. Carl Jung (1875-1961) a psychoanalyst from Switzerland, dedicated himself with much attention to Tarot in this field. Although, it is not imperative to be a psychoanalyst to work with the Tarot and translate it (even though I believe a taraotologist must have skills in “help relationships”). Using this approach, each card is understood as a pictogram that is written, a mirror that reflects not only a personal image but a universal one – something Jung called “collective unconscious.” It is my belief and practice that this is the richest way to read Tarot; thus, there is great potential to help ourselves and other people.


    Maybe it is as a divination tool for which Tarot is best known. I believe this approach is as worthy as any of the others above. However, I do strongly believe the truest worth comes in how Tarot is translated by the “Tarotologist.”



    I mirror and reflect on the words of Anthony Louis (2003, p.1-2): “Tarot is one instrument that awakens our intuitive faculties and puts us in contact with our innermost self. It’s a metaphoric system that leads us to self discovery. Tarot links to our daily life and can help us to see more clearly the realities in our life.”


    In its essence Tarot is our portal to meditation, reflection, problem analyzing, decision clarification, self-understanding, spiritual growth and divination. So, Tarot allows us to reach a spiritual dimension in the Universe that would not be accessible in another way.



    Bibliography:



    Louis, Anthony (2003) – Tarot Plain and Simple. St. Paul: Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN: 1-56718-400-6

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    author bio:


    I’m Ana Santos, from Portugal.

    I’m Angelologist, Certified Tarot Master by the Canadian Tarot Network and Usui Reiki Master. I believe

    – human beings have unlimited growth and development potential;

    – there is always a reason for what happens;

    – if we allow, lessons and walking to Light is always possible in this life.


    We were born to be happy and find Light.


    http://www.mehiel1964.com/index.html


    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/angellight/

    Contacting Guardian Angel

    August, 2006

    An easy and clear way to contact your Guardian Angel is by asking

    him to come and join your daily activities.


    Angels are ready to help us because it’s their mission. Thus, they

    become very happy when we invite them to our lives. It’s their

    natural way of being.


    Invite your Guardian Angel as you would to a new or a very dear

    friend.


    Speak with him and open your heart to him. With all sincerity.

    Even if you don’t believe but feel you want to, say just it. He

    understands.


    Or if you feel that you don’t know how to speak to him but still

    want to feel his presence, tell him so.


    So, it’s not difficult to start. Our intention and our heart are

    the "switch on" command.


    In your daily activities speak to your Divine friends. It might take

    some time to get switched and feel comfortable but when you do, then

    you will be able to find how life is mush easier.


    I felt that in my own life. I used to be very afraid of travelling

    by plane (and I must do it very often). Since I learned to ask

    Angels to come and help, it has become easier to enter the airplane.

    Angels had helped to feel calm. I quit ansiolitcs intake to travel.

    I know many people to whom this happened, as well. They tell many

    stories about their experiences with Angels and how their Guardian

    Angels helps them to live easily. They talk about how their lives

    are easier and filled with more life since they invited Angels to

    join their existence.


    So, I founded two groups about experiences with Angels. One in

    English:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/angellight/?yguid=204586279


    and other in Portuguese:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mehiel1964/?yguid=204586279


    Our Guardian Angel might become that friend to whom we tell

    everything in this world. And we can trust that we won’t tell

    anybody and in addition, we get their help.


    As times goês by we become more familiar in contacting with our

    Guardian Angels and contact becomes easier and more natural. So we

    marvel with their presence and Light in our life.

    Sometimes the outcome isn’t what we expected. And thanks God for

    that! We will be able to find out, later or sooner that it was the

    best that could happen. And this increases our confidence in God and

    His Angels.


    To say with all my heart, I think that we become less self centred,

    less selfish and less egocentric.


    With all these experiences we get the understanding of what is magic

    and how it operates in our life. And about miracles, also.


    Solutions happen, things develop, people appear to help us in that

    precise moment we need, we get insights and answers we need. So life

    acquires a lightness that it’s beyond any description but that is

    real. As real as I am here writing and you’re there reading.

    Angels are real!


    And everything starts with a small, simple but sincere request to

    them to join our daily life. Let’s do it right now?


    May the Angels Light guide us always, is my sincere prayer.


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    author bio:


    Ana Santos (Cabalistic Angelologist)


    I’m Ana Santos, from Portugal.

    I’m Angelologist, Certified Tarot Master by the Canadian Tarot Network and Usui Reiki Master. I believe

    – human beings have unlimited growth and development potential;

    – there is always a reason for what happens;

    – if we allow, lessons and walking to Light is always possible in this life.


    We were born to be happy and find Light.


    http://www.mehiel1964.com/index.html


    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/angellight/