Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tarot in the Time of Tech

By Judy Jennings
© Copyright 2011

Seriously,Tarot in this day and age?  Why bother with actual cards, when I can install a widget on my Mac that gives me a card for the day with a click?  On the other hand, when was the last time somebody told you they received divine guidance from their computer?
“Divine guidance”, now that’s a hefty term, so let’s take a moment to talk about that.  Henceforth, for the purposes of this blog and already in use by enlightened minds everywhere, the meaning of the word “divine” shall be defined as Higher Power, Universal Consciousness, Inner Voice and anything else you want to call the force of Spirit.  Astrologer Alan Oken defines the soul as “the link between Spirit and matter”.  So the next--or the first--time that you sit down to the cards, feel free to call the source of insight anything you enjoy and that comforts you, but be sure to check your dogma at the door.
That’s probably the thing I love the most about the Tarot, the way it’s inclusive rather than sectarian.  But enough about me.  The most important thing to know about the Tarot is that it’s a tool designed to help a person understand the most positive direction in which to go forward.  It’s also a tool to help quiet the mind.  Try to hack that!

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