One of the many uses of the Tarot is in meditation, which offers a wide variety of techniques.
The most common is to enter the card during a meditative state. This process begins with relaxing and moves quickly to stepping into the card, becoming part of its environment. In doing so, you will discover information about yourself and gain a better understanding of the Tarot.
You may choose to meditate on the card freestyle, but you may also purchase or develop your own guided meditation program. Although both ways work fine, a guide helps to free up your mind and allows for a deeper experience.
So, how does one meditate on a Tarot card? Here are some steps to follow.
- Choose a card. This can be done randomly or purposefully.
- Study your chosen card. Take a few moments to gaze upon the card, notice the figure, the environment, and any symbolism within the image.
- Relax. Close your eyes and move through your body, relaxing each muscle, clearing your mind.
- Begin your journey. Imagine yourself walking down a path, which leads to a door. When you are ready, open the door and step into your card.
- Experience. Once inside, you may choose to become the main figure, a secondary figure or object, or even correspond with the figures. Let your actions flow naturally. If one minute you are the figure and the next you find yourself as a rock, go with it. In your meditative state, you subconscious will guide you to the most needed aspects of the card.
- Return. When you feel ready to end the session, take a step back out of the card. Rise out of your state and ground yourself back in the present.
- Journal. Write about your experience: what happened, your emotions, and any sensory aspects. Let your words flow, without editing or revising. Get it down, because like a dream, the details will fade over time.
Enjoy your journey!
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