I first mentioned about my use of tarot cards in one of my first few posts – First Time Mom’s Daily Routine. I have a separate blog about it, babywiccan.blogspot.com, which I don’t update anymore because like I said in my very first post, I want to put all my virtual selves here on MomTraNeur.
So having said that, this is the first time that I am going to share with you here one of my most powerful tarot card readings.
Just to give you a little background about my faith and beliefs, I do a daily tarot card reading to help center myself and receive divine messages from God. And on few occasions, I have also done it for some friends. But most of the time, it’s just me, my spirit guides, God and my tarot cards.
In case you are wondering… no, I’m not a witch in the “mangkukulam” sense of the word (those who cast bad spells that bring harm to people)… no, no, NO! Hahaha! But I do cast good spells like protection spells (for our home and our family), money spells (so we will always have more than enough financially), and love spells (so our family will always be intact and in love). I also consider myself spiritual. I’m not religious but I am spiritual. I was born into the Catholic religion, (grew up mostly in exclusive Catholic schools — St. Matthew’s in Sam Mateo Rizal, St. Scholastica’s Academy in Marikina, Lourdes College High School in Cagayan de Oro, and Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City), but I no longer strictly practice it except when praying before and after meals, having baby Tuz receive the sacrament of baptism, and the rare moments we go to Church because Mahal likes it. Other than that, I practice Buddhism in the sense that I try to detach myself from my wants and other worldly desires as much as I can and I live the life of Ch’an or life in meditative state which is why I try as best I can to always be mindful of my thoughts, words and actions and meditate every day whatever it is that I am doing. In fact, as I am blogging now, I am also meditating. You can meditate anytime, anywhere.
TAROT CARD READING
So anyway, about that powerful tarot card reading I just had…
I was downstairs, I just finished doing my workout routine which I haven’t done in a long while, and was about to have my healthy breakfast when I squeezed in a little more time to meditate and draw my tarot card for the day. After I shuffled my tarot card deck and cut the cards, I spoke to God and my spirit guides. I lifted up to them every heavy thing that I was carrying inside of me. I told them my fears, my doubts, my dreams, my desires. I cried my heart out… I asked them to guide me and guard me and let the card that I will draw be the instrument or medium of their message to me not just for this day, but for the coming days as I embark on a new and better me.
Lo and behold, I drew DEATH, a very powerful major Arcana card., the 13th trump of the Tarot card deck.
The tarot card deck has two types of cards — The Minor Arcana ones (Cups, Pentacles, Swords and Wands) and the 22 Major Arcana ones, all in all completing the 78-card Tarot deck. Whenever it’s a major arcana that comes up in a reading, it signifies greater and deeper meanings. And I feel very lucky to have drawn the DEATH tarot card.
DEATH TAROT CARD
Unbeknownst to many non-tarot card users, death is a good and lucky card. It is not actually about physical death. Instead, it is a card of beginnings and endings and of great transformations. According to Learn Tarot, DEATH is about:
- closing one door to open another
bringing something to a close
completing a chapter
concluding unfinished business
putting the past behind you
having a parting of the ways
- going through transition
- changing status
moving from the known to the unknown
being cast adrift
waiting in an in-between state
being in the middle
- eliminating excess
- cutting out what isn’t necessary
shedding old attitudes
getting down to bare bones
concentrating on essentials
getting back to basics
- experiencing inexorable forces
- being in the path of sweeping change
being caught in the inescapable
going through what cannot be avoided
being part of a powerful movement
riding your fate
accepting the inevitable
WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME
Since I am nearing the end of my battle with my previous marriage (with the annulment case finally moving along), my house mortgage almost getting fully paid (sometime next year… soon!!!), letting go of my bad eating habits and restarting my Skinny Bunny program which I bought earlier this year, the soap and spa product business we are reviving with much gusto and possibly, if God-willing, having a second baby too… all these things do signify great transformations. The DEATH card only reiterates and signifies further the saying goodbye to the old me and saying hello to the birth of something new.
When I meditated on the Tarot card deck, I asked God and my spirit guides to give me a sign if I am on the right path, the right track… if I should continue with my plans because in the past, they seemed to be blocked by some other forces and needs. When I saw the Death card, I felt joyful and excited because it just means that I am on the right track and that I should keep moving forward to reach my new destination and become the new and better me that I want to be.
So thank you, God! Thank you, spirit guides for your messages! The meaning behind this card is of great importance to me and I will carry it with me as a reminder to continue with my path, my new vision and to keep turning my life’s pages.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post because of your interest with Tarot cards, know that it is not of the devil nor is it bad. I believe that God is in and all around us. There are countless signs and media that can help us decipher and discern His divine messages to us everyday. It can be through prayers, meditation, attending Church, receiving a sacrament, simply talking to other people, listening to the news, your gut feel, reading the Tarot, or maybe even reading this blog post! Whatever it is, God is always speaking to us in various powerful ways. Listen to Him and his messages and live life that is full of good.
Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!