The purpose of this magickal meditation is to talk to your Tarot Guide — your Higher Self — the spiritual part of yourself that knows answers and can give you the messages that you need to hear!
You will need: A deck of Tarot cards. Optional: meditation music and a candle.
Your personal Tarot card is based on your numerology, and uses only the Major Arcana cards (most decks come with a small booklet that will list the Major Arcana cards). To find your personal Tarot card reduce the numbers of your birth date by adding up the day, month, and year of your birth. Here’s an example:
The Tarot card for someone born February 4, 1992 (2/4/1992) would look like this:
Then add the total: 1 + 9 + 9 + 8 = 27.
Further reduce double digits until you have a number between 1 and 9. For instance, the “27” in the example above is reduced further by adding the individual numbers together. 2+7=9.
9 is “The Hermit” card. Your personal Tarot Guide would be “The Hermit” and you would do the magickal meditation with that card in mind. If this is confusing to you, or you don’t resonate with your personal card right now, feel free to select a card that has meaning for you.
Light a candle. You can play soft music or work in silence. Take three breaths to let go of the cares of the day and move into a contemplative space. Take up the card, and look at every detail possible. Look at the eyes, the face, and the mouth. Get to know the facial features. See the colors of the card, and look at the symbolism: roses, the elements, weather, landscape, action or movement, confidence. Pay particular attention to the border of the card. Memorize the card.
Now, close your eyes, and continue to see the card. Make the card larger and larger in your mind until it becomes a life-size landscape. Again, see the border around the card, and then step into the landscape. You have now entered the realm of your Higher Self as relates to the Tarot.
Walk up to your personal Guide. This is your equal who happens to know a little bit more about you than you remember about yourself. The strength your feel from your Tarot Guide is strength you already have within yourself. Spend a bit of time in silence and get to know the energy of your Guide (I have gone for silent walks with mine, the High Priestess). When you are ready, manifest a bench, or picnic, or somewhere to sit with your Tarot Guide. Have a conversation, ask questions, and finally ask: “Is there anything else you want to tell me or that I need to know?”
When you are finished, thank your Tarot Guide, allow yourself to sense the room around you, become aware of your breathing, and slowly come out of the meditative state and open your eyes.
The answers to questions, information, and insights you receive from this magickal meditation can be astounding! You can also have a friend guide you through this meditation if it helps you to focus on the imagery a bit better. Make sure there is plenty of silent time for you to talk with your Tarot Guide.
I’d love to hear your results and insights!