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International Tarot Day - What Tarot Means to Me

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Today is the first ever International Tarot Day. To honor the start of what I hope will be many more International Tarot Days to come, I thought I would write about what Tarot means to me.
Tarot is such a useful tool on so many levels. One of my favorite uses for Tarot is for accessing wisdom and understanding through my inner, higher self that is aligned with Spirit. So as any normal Tarot reader would do, I drew a card to help me focus on what to write about. Using the Sirian Starseed Tarot deck, the card I drew was Guidance. In many other Tarot decks, this card is traditionally named The Hierophant.
I smiled when I saw the card I had drawn. While shuffling the cards, I was asking for guidance, so this is a perfect card to show up for International Tarot Day!
Mother Tarot - Spiritual Journey - Sirian Starseed Tarot - Hierophant
Guidance (The Hierophant) - Sirian Starseed Tarot 
This card has become one of my favorite depictions of The Hierophant because it speaks more completely to me of my inner connections to Spirit and learning.
Many years ago, when a lot of my beliefs in societal structures were being tested, I decided to trust God’s guidance to speak to me and protect me and my family. I have never wavered in my resolve to trust God-Spirit-The One-The Universe (so many names!). As a direct result of that prayer and momentous decision, I have learned to trust my inner guidance as truth. For me, there is a physical sensation that accompanies the realization of Truth and it is that sensation I watch for in being guided. At our core, we are all Spirit and we are all One. We are all connected to the Source of Life through the same inner current.
Traditionally, the Hierophant card has spoken of someone in the role of a spiritual leader, like a shaman, a guru, a minister, a priest. Because Tarot grew and evolved within the Christian milieu of the European middle ages, in many of the older, traditionally designed decks, this card was named The Pope. The idea conveyed was of an outer guide for the spiritual things of life. This is still the way of the world in many ways, but for me, as I turned inward for guidance, understanding and protection, I found a rich current of knowledge and sustenance at my core. I believe this current is the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ of which Jesus spoke, as have many other spiritual teachers and leaders through history.
So to me, the Guidance card speaks of the inner journey to Spiritual connection. Whether through an outer path or an inner one, we are all connected to Spirit. Our paths can manifest in many ways and we should never judge the path of another, nor where they are on their path. This card is a reminder to honor all the paths that lead to God, including our own. Along our paths, we will find guidance, knowledge, wisdom and the truth of who we really are. We are One.


To read  a post about another unique Tarot card image, click here.
To read my post on the second International Tarot Day, click here.



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2 THOUGHTS ON “INTERNATIONAL TAROT DAY – WHAT TAROT MEANS TO ME

    1. Thank you, Lisa. I do love the image on this card. I thought your Queen of Swords post for the Blog Hop was excellent. Hope you have had a fun International Tarot Day!

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