Bringing together seemingly disparate concepts to create is something I am exceptionally good at. I have always been open minded and enjoyed exploring concepts outside of the norm. I have read all the books, watched all the TED talks and played all the games. In opening my world to weird and wonderful inputs, I have discovered tools and techniques that may seem a little unorthodox but may provide insight, direction and a little wonder into your world.
Around 2 years ago, I was walking past a crystal store and saw a pack of tarot cards in the window. I’ve collected crystals since I was 5 and my Dad worked for Pasminco EZ and would bring me home samples from the mines. I particularly liked the sparkley ones back then and my love of unique gem stones has continued long into my adult life! So, while being attracted to the store by the pretty stones winking at me, I discovered the Tarot and unlocked all kinds of new wonder for my life.
Tarot became popular in the late 18th century, but cards and cards for divination are traced back as early as the 14th century. They were popularised for divination in the form of tarotology/cartomancy. … The cards are traced by some occult writers to ancient Egypt or the Kabbalah. Divination is the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.
We live in a time where we are surrounded by facts and science and so much knowledge, yet there are still so many questions that go unanswered and still so much doubt, angst and distrust in the world. When we take the time to tune into our own intuition, our inner knowledge, our inner wisdom, this is where we tap into something that is truly mystical and unmapped. I’m exceptionally open minded and experience greater levels of joy this way, so it serves me to explore, experiment and play with various ways of thinking and being and tarot was no exception.
I quickly learn the major and minor arcana and started to learn the various spreads, there are hundreds of interpreted tarot decks available, the ones many people are most familiar with are the Rider Waite deck, with the Death card that we have all seen dramatised in movies with a fortune teller dressed in sparkles and velvet surrounded by drapings of fabric and some sort of huge crystal ball, usually with lots of fear and worry and dire predictions. In reality, the cards are much more helpful on your journey than just predicting sickness and mortality, for instance, the Death card (if upright) talks about endings, beginnings, change, transformation and transition and if reversed is a sign of resistance to change, unable to move.
So how could something as mystical and eclectic help you in business? When using the tarot to tune into your inner wisdom and guidance, the cards serve as a ‘sounding board’ for the inner whispers, your intuition. When you have a question, take the cards out and start with a simple 3 card spread, “Is this business decision the best decision?’ – if you received cards with warnings and signals for endings and change, then it is up to you to interpret this, does this excite you? frighten you? confuse you? your reaction is as important as the cards. The cards are what you need to hear right now to help get you on the right path.
Simply taking the time out of your busy schedule to play and to check in already puts you ahead of the curve. Use the cards to reveal hidden truths, your inner most thoughts and feelings and tune your intuition.
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