Over on Offbeat Home & Life, I wrote about how I use tarot as a self-reflection tool:
Tarot, like astrology, runestones, reading tea leaves, etc., are tools to help us to consider parts of our consciousness that are otherwise difficult to confront. I have friends who tell me that the reason they don’t “get” tarot is because they find themselves just reading into the cards what they want to see. That’s exactly how you’re supposed to use them! But by reading into them and seeing what you want to see, you’re meant to contemplate why you want to see it. Tarot cards never give you an easy answer. Even if you’re happy with what you saw, you have to do the work to ruminate on the why.
Read the whole post over on Offbeat Home & Life.