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Learning The Tarot with Holly - Introduction



Hi my lovelies, Holly here!


I decided I would start a little "Learn the Tarot Series" to add some spice into my blog!

Each post will have in depth interpretations of a single card and at the end I may throw in some secret surprises!


This blog post today will be an introduction to Tarot - what it is, what it means and how it has helped me shape my life & potentially yours too.


Some views expressed in this post may not equal what your views are on the Tarot.

As I often mention in my personal readings - take what resonates and leave the rest.


So, what is the Tarot?


Tarot is a universal form of divination or cartomancy used by many people across the world to gain insight into past, present or future situations.

Tarot can also be used for the sole purpose of personal growth and spiritual development of oneself. Many people believe that the cards are a gateway to delving deeper into the depths of the soul.


I personally believe that the Tarot helped me in my darkest times to truly understand myself and the way I was feeling. If you're an empath like me, you can experience various different emotions - both your own and those of others around you - so it can be hard to decipher which are actually your own and why they are manifesting in your life.

The Tarot helped me connect with my own energies rather than those around me which triggered huge healing in my life. The cards tell me things about myself that are rooted deep down within that I couldn't pinpoint on my own. They give me suggestions on how to deal with my emotions and how to heal them.

Healing is an ongoing process and Tarot is my little companion.


My whole life I have aspired to helping other people and my soul purpose is to be a healer.

Every reader has their own style of reading. Some may like to read for future events, others for past. I like to read to trigger one's own ability to heal themselves. To find those deeply rooted traumas and face them. I do various kinds of readings however I "specialise" in healing, self-love and shadow work.


I'm not going to dive too deep into the History of the Tarot as it is a little controversial and I don't know enough about the facts personally to state any. However, according to Wikipedia, Tarot was first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi or tarock in the mid-15th century and played across various parts of Europe. It wasn't until the late 18th century that the cards began to be used for divination and cartomancy purposes. This led to custom decks originating for such "occult" purposes.


The Tarot consists of 78 cards. There are two "parts" to the deck: The Major Arcana and The Minor Arcana. Every card in the deck is different, embodying its own symbolism, art and meaning.


The Major Arcana has 22 cards and each archetype represents the different stages of life and major events we go through. I like to call them "the journey of life". Their energies can be incredibly complex to interpret sometimes but the results remain phenomenal. They hold the secrets to karmic purposes, life lessons and pave the way to enlightenment. The Major Arcana offer us knowledge, wisdom and consciousness awareness to truly understand this awakening life. With 21 numbered cards and 1 unnumbered card (The Fool), the Major Arcana take us on a journey through life. When laid out in a row, you begin to see the story of the Fool within the cards. Through this story, the Fool meets with mentors and masters, experiencing life's lessons until he completes his journey at The World Card.

The Minor Arcana portrays more daily life events, allowing us to relate to them a lot easier than the Major Arcana There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana which highlight day to day experiences, struggles, obstacles and challenges. These cards are more temporary happenings and can be easily changed or influenced by our own actions. They are the energy we display on the daily and energy is always moving and transforming.

The Minor Arcana consists of four suits; Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Wands. Each containing 1o numbered cards and 4 court cards; Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings.


I will have a post specifically for both The Major and Minor Arcana so we can truly begin to understand them and how they play a role in our own lives.

Stay tuned for those! 🔮


Let me know in the comments section if you read Tarot! If so, what led you to it? If not, would you like to embark on this journey?


Stay blessed my loves!


Holls xxx

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