Written by Lizzie Burgess
My dear friends,
You will often hear me call “bullshit” when it comes to Tarot.
Tarot is not just about predicting your future or telling you how your life will unfold. It's not about revealing the day you will die or predicting the heartbreak that's yet to come. I don't believe in that kind of fortune-telling, and I'm here to show you that Tarot is so much more than that!
In fact, Tarot can be your secret weapon for self-care! By tapping into your intuition, Tarot can help you gain insight and clarity into any area of your life. With just a few cards from a Tarot deck, you can start discovering answers to questions about relationships, career paths, health, finances, and much more. Think of it as having your own personal counsellor always within reach. I love to pull these energy-saving pieces of cardboard for advice when I’m hitting burnout!
And Tarot is not just about getting answers. It's also a powerful tool for self-reflection and spiritual growth. The images and symbols found in each card act as a mirror for inner exploration, allowing you to uncover the wisdom within yourself so that you can make informed decisions about how to live your life.
The best part? You don't need to be an expert or master anything to get started. All you need is a Tarot deck, some time to focus on the cards, and your own intuition. So go ahead, give yourself permission to explore the power of Tarot! You'll be amazed at what it can do for your life. I’ll always advocate picking a deck where the artwork literally makes your heart sing, so whether that’s an original Rider-Waite-Smith deck (and we always say Smith now, don’t we), or it’s a cute pop culture deck that makes you laugh and cry along with it (looking at you, Disney decks and Schitty Tarot)...
And if you ever get stuck or have questions along the way, don't worry. There are plenty of resources available online that can help you on your journey. From blogs and tutorials to books and workshops, there's something for everyone. I even made a point of having writers share their tarot perspectives on my own website - there is a world out here just wanting to help you feel empowered.
Tarot allows us to access our inner wisdom and gain clarity, so to be honest babe - why wait? Start your journey today! With the help of Tarot, you can take more control of your life and make decisions with confidence. Trust yourself and see how far it takes you.
I believe in you, I believe in this divination, and I'm excited for you to embark on this journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Grab your deck, try some of these questions below, and good luck my lovely!
- How can I bring more harmony and balance into my life?
- What do I need to nourish and nurture in order to feel truly abundant?
- Where am I blocking myself from receiving the abundance I deserve?
- How can I prioritize taking care of myself without feeling guilty or judged?
- What do I need to focus on to bring greater stability into my life?
- How can I nurture and protect my creative energy?
- What steps do I need to take towards a more fulfilling career or lifestyle?
- How can I use my intuition and inner knowing to create an empowered future for myself?
- What do I need to let go of in order to create more joy and abundance in my life?
- How can I use self-love and compassion as tools for healing?
- What is my biggest strength? How can I use it to my advantage?
- What limiting beliefs am I holding onto that are holding me back? How can I release them?
- What do I need to focus on to feel more empowered in my life?
- What will be the easiest thing for me to release and let go of right now for my best interest?
- How can I cultivate more self-love and self-compassion?
- What steps can I take to build my confidence and trust in myself?
- What actions can I take to move closer to my goals and dreams?
- What can I do to strengthen my intuition and inner guidance?
- What lessons can I learn from my past experiences that can help me feel more empowered in the present?
- What changes do I need to make in my life to feel more aligned with my true self?
- What message does my higher self or spirit guides have for me right now to help me feel more empowered and confident?
Use these questions as a starting point, but feel free to modify them or come up with your own variations. Trust yourself and the messages you receive from the cards, and you'll be well on your way to building your own empowerment and inner strength. You've got this, witch. Until next time xox
Meet the Writer
Lizzie Burgess, a secular divination Bosswitch, runs BackyardBanshee.com where you can learn more about divination methods, rituals and resources that help you with your growth spiritually and professionally. Lizzie is currently finishing the upcoming book “An A to Z of Modern Divination”, where they upcycle and modernize ancient divination methods for a more accessible divinatory practice.