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Our theme for this hop is "Tarot, Healing and Creativity," per our wondrous wrangler Christiana Gaudet from Tarot Trends. The title of my blog is "Tarot Healing", rather than "Tarot, Healing…" I made this subtle edit to highlight even more intentionally the healing benefits accessible through use of tools of divination.
First I thought I'd start off by talking about some Tarot cards that come to my mind most immediately when I think of "healing," and then I'll end with a short spread I put together with this theme of "healing through divination" in mind….
Four cards that speak of healing to me:
7 Stones, Wildwood Tarot
One aspect of the 7 of Pentacles relates to the benefits of taking time out to assess where you've come from and where you're headed. This version from the Wildwood Tarot speaks of this brief "time out", and adds a healing twist. When I see this card it reminds me of the dangers of becoming so absorbed with your work that you forget to replenish your energies, and serves as a reminder of your true intent and purpose.
Matthews/Ryan/Worthington - Sterling Ethos
4 Swords, Deviant Moon Tarot
I like the 4 of Swords in general, but the depiction in the Deviant Moon is by far my favorite of all time. It speaks of burying yourself in the cool, dark, nurturing soil of the earth, letting that healing force support your rest and recuperation, giving you much needed time to realign yourself and re-assess your path ahead.
|Deviant Moon Tarot|
Patrick Valenza - US Games
Star, Vision Quest Tarot
I suppose this card's healing properties go without saying: pure faith, optimism, love, flowing energy and the knowledge that we're not alone, after all - we are all being guided. I like the inclusion of the Heron/Egret in this card, which brings to mind the idea of identifying our inner truths, and trusting that we are being led unerringly to where we need to be.
|Vision Quest Tarot|
Winter/Dose - US Games
Really, there is nothing more healing than acknowledging and accepting your calling, finding the ability to be your true self, to give yourself the permission to be who you are meant to be, and to find courage to fulfill your purpose, whatever that happens to be.
Carr-Gomm/Worthington - St. Martin's Press
3 Sisters Healing Spread
This is a spread I planned out in my sleep several weeks ago, and titled when I was awake (I am guessing I'm not the only person that this happens to??). When I think of the 3 Sisters I usually think of "corn, beans and squash." And some cultures believe the Sun to be male energy (though some, like in Norse mythology, see the Sun as female). For some reason that's the title that occurred to me, so I'm going with it!
Moon: What we must acknowledge in order to allow for healing to commence
Sun: The power/strength we draw from to help illuminate our shadow; the positive force behind our healing journey
Star: What guides us forward, inspires us onward, encourages our healing process over the long-term
Peace out, Happy Taroting, and Creative Healing to all!