What? This doesn’t look like any Tarot card you’ve seen? Me, neither. But I’ll bet it might call to mind a Tarot card or 2 (and feel free to let us know which ones in the comments section).
I love this! I’m a big fan of Tarot humour, even on the dark side.
So let’s take a break from looking at specific cards this week, to look at your approach to Tarot.
Is Tarot a Very Serious Undertaking for you? I like the respectfulness inherent in that. And you can look at possibilities for being respectful while keeping a big, questioning sense of humour. Partly because a lot of life is funny, strange and just plain peculiar. Partly because laughter helps free the mind to make the kinds of intuitive connections you’re making when you read Tarot. And partly just because it’s fun!
I love that our kitty is taking Tarot into unexpected places. Really, poker?! Can’t you just see the faces of the other players when that deck came out? “WTF” probably didn’t begin to cover it.
Find some unexpected places you can bring Tarot. Start with where, when and for what you usually read. Move into some totally outlandish ideas. Make yourself laugh.
What if your deck came with you to the salon and you only did hairstyles that were pictured on the cards you drew? What if your deck came grocery shopping with you and you only bought what it told you to? What if you took a drive with your cards, letting them telling you where to turn? Or if your side of any conversation was based solely on your deck?
Then dial it back to possibilities you could actually live with (although your craziness could lead to some outrageous adventures or, at least, a very weird diet plan!). Your energy level has dropped for no particular reason and you want to know why. You’re bored with yourself and need ideas for sprucing up. You need a new design for your garden. Rock and roll with your own ideas!
Kitty brings up another, sobering aspect to Tarot: actual peoples’ lives were affected by this episode. Okay, responsible Tarot use isn’t likely to kill you. But you are using Tarot to involve yourself more fully in your daily life. And that’s why you were right to have that Very Respectful Approach to Tarot: because real people with real lives are involved.
So find that personal balance between the lightness of humour and the responsibility of any of the intuitive arts. Enjoy the laughter and be humble about the privilege.
Now, excuse me, I’ve got to go laugh hysterically at the next good Tarot joke.