Symbols as Medicine by Mary Shock
To experience a Tarot reading is to call upon the wisdom of symbols. Tarot is a language of images that has amassed energy from hundreds of years of meditation, study, and interpretation. We draw from this deep well each time we lay the cards.
The Art of Tarot Reading is attached to a long history and is often historically demonized. This practice is associated with 'divination' aka predicting the future. This simplification of what it is to divine only uncovers the surface of all of the complexity that Tarot has to offer. Tarot, as a tool, is utilized to speak and listen directly to the universe within our soul.
Holistic healing works to treat the whole person not just the illness. Tarot and other divination practices can be used to heal. The star piece inside each human resonates with the vibrations of the cosmos. Our spiritual well being is intrinsically connected to our physical and mental health. We see it in our lives when we are feeling a lot of stress and then develop a sinus headache. We are literally feeling the emotional pressure in our physical bodies.
What could relieve us from emotional pain? What could heal us from our trauma and internal suffering?
I believe the answer is to seek guidance from above, from the celestial unknown. In turning to a higher power, we can find direction in healing our souls. Tarot lifts the veil that covers the wisdom of the universe. Tarot can tune us in to a higher vibration which will emanate in every ascent of our realities, from our soul-path to our health, relationships and passions.