I always liked the X-men character Gambit for his smooth talking and ability to charge up playing cards to throw with an explosive effect. Even though I don’t have the ability to charge up explosive Tarot cards, I do feel that they have an energy within them that have the power to guide and change our lives.
There are seventy-eight cards in a normal tarot deck. Within those cards there are four different suites and a collection of Major Arcana cards that reside outside of those suites. Within those seventy-eight cards in a tarot deck are seventy-eight unique stories waiting to be told.
Personally, I find that the real magic and power that comes into play when using the Tarot are when we lay them in specific spreads that enable the cards to form a story with each of the cards' own individual energies. It is fascinating what the cards can weave in just one spread, and the result is even more amazing when we do three different spreads in one reading. Doing more than one spread in a reading is where I find the magic unfolding–a larger picture is painted, reaching further out then what the question is asking or expecting.
One of the great things about tarot cards as well is that they can’t be fooled. I’ve had clients enter a reading with fake questions that were quickly circumvented as the cards revealed an answer to the true question they had. Even for myself, in the beginning I tried to trick my spreads when I didn’t like an answer it gave me. I’d go and do another spread right after that, thinking to myself, well that wasn’t really the actual answer it meant to give, so I’ll give it another chance. Without missing a beat, the tarot gave me the same answer or an even bleaker one the next round.
I’ve also found that sometimes, these spreads address the heart of an issue much better than spoken advice or written words can. It’s common for us as humans to have our guards up and to build up certain routines to keep us going on a daily basis, but when people are open enough to do a session and see what the cards have to say, the heart of the matter will be focused and clear in those spreads.
Well, I believe I’ve written enough on this subject for now and will leave more to expanded upon later. If you would like to have a bit more now, please feel free to take a look at the video I uploaded, and you’ll be able to get some new information and hopeful understanding for the energy of tarot cards.