Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Shine a Light on Your Life with Tarot

It has been eleven years since I acquired my first deck: The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman Burke. I loved that it was based on Greek myths and that it felt like a magical work of art. Tarot in general can be seen as 78 paintings that tell a story. This one in particular told the story of Greek gods, goddesses and the humans that crossed paths with them. If we take a step back to think about ancient mythology, we see characters with traits that can be described as human and divine. 

My feeling is that ancient myths encouraged us to grow and achieve our full potential, without losing sight of human nature and the chaos that an unhealed egos bring about. As my Karuna Reiki® teacher says, a happy and healthy ego fills us with strength and purpose; an unbalanced ego undermines our lives. Healing the Solar Plexus Chakra is vital because that is often where inner struggles lie. There are many ways to go about it; I like to blend reiki and energy healing with tarot, as outlined in my book, Chakra Healing & Magick. 

Why Healing with Tarot? 

At first I was drawn to the artwork and the card meanings, but eventually I realised that tarot cards are a great tool for personal growth and knowledge. Most tarot decks are based on the Rider Waite deck from the early 1900's, with personality traits and skills depicted in the suits of Fire, Earth, Air and Water; and 22 Archetype cards representing major growth phases in life. 

We see ourselves reflected in the cards and this makes it easy for us to understand the subconscious choices we make. It is like watching a movie and seeing yourself in the characters. Tarot cards shed a light on what needs healing and integrating. The secret is to choose a deck you resonate with thematically and visually. You'll find some of my favorites on Instagram HERE 💕 

Taschen's Salvador Dali Tarot

The Salvador Dali Tarot deck is a must have for art and tarot fans. Each card literally is a painting and the book is beautiful. 

Tapping Into the Unconscious 

I like to ask for clarity on current circumstances by accessing my intuition through the cards. Each of the images has been designed to convey a theme, a challenge or an emotion. When we see the cards on the table, the ones that evoke the strongest emotional reactions are the ones with a message for us. It helps to sit with the cards we dislike and journal about our feelings. With that done we can then come back to the ones that feel better to get a complete view of the reading. 

We can use tarot to ask about the future, and this has worked for me on many occasions. However I feel that the real value is in letting the cards open our eyes to all of the stumbling blocks that we have put in our way; then we can heal or release it. 

This approach helps us move forward, for example by telling us that we are acting out of fear, or stuck in the past. The awareness is empowering if we make inner changes. 

The Magic is in Your Aura

Let’s visualize the Aura as a sphere of light around the physical body. It is a psychic muscle that both stores and transmits information. At the School of Intuition & Healing we learned to divide it into four thick layers for simplicity's sake (it has about 12). One of these layers registers physical sensations while the next two register emotions and thoughts from our surroundings. The last layer makes it possible for us to feel the presence of angels and spiritual energy. 

When we activate our Aura to read the cards, the information that is stored in the Aura's many layers comes to the surface so that we can integrate it consciously. We see themes reflected in the cards; the images that stand out have the most relevant message. 

This also happens when we read tarot for someone else - your Aura reads their Aura, receiving intuitive messages. Reading tarot at a distance changes the dynamic, but we can all activate our intuitive reading skills. 

Let's Get Ready 

Before doing any psychic work, we set the intention to connect with Divine Light so that we can tune into the messages that help us grow with compassion. The archangels can also help us clear and shield our space so that we are better able to receive messages. The first one that I reach out to is always Archangel Michael. 

Here is a Tip! -  Always ground and clear your Aura before shuffling the cards as this releases superficial worries, giving us a chance to go deeper in energy healing sessions. 

Grounding, clearing and shielding is covered in Chapter 1 of Chakra Healing & Magick. Just keep your cards nearby and set the intention for them to be cleared as well, before shuffling through your deck and choosing one as a journaling prompt. You will find plenty of creative ways to connect with your intuition in the book; the ebook and/or paperback are available HERE!

Tarot Meditation (2023)

And one last surprise 🤩 I recorded a short tarot meditation - pull a card!

Thank you for reading Diary of a Psychic Healer!  

Reiki hugs,



Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angel intuition and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the qualities of self-love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuitsRead her books to heal yourself.  

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