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Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth

Benebell Wen

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“Fear is dangerous, not the tarot. The tarot represents the spectrum of the human condition, the good, the evil, the light, and the dark. Do not fear the darker aspects of the human condition. Understand them. The tarot is a storybook about life, about the greatness of human accomplishment, and also the ugliness we are each capable of.”

“My definition of divination is to see and know yourself with clarity, not see or know the future. Tarot”

“Life is unpredictable. Life is never set. Our options and possibilities are limitless. Thus, if you tell the Seeker that she will marry Bob, then chances are that she will be fixated on every man who comes into her life named Bob, which will affect the decisions she makes. This compromises her free will, which the tarot should never do. *(...) The tarot must leave the Seeker open and free to make an independent decision.”

“Your role is to remind the Seeker of the wisdom and insights into crisis management that the archetypes of tarot can offer.”

“The purpose of the tarot is to empower the Seeker, never to harm. (...) How do you phrase the truth in a way that will empower rather than harm? This is an essential skill that every tarot practitioner must develop. In fact, the subject matter requires its own full length book.”

“Tarot tells a narrative, but it's not a plot-driven story, nor is it a character sketch. It is a story about why. When you can understand why, you are better prepared to accept yourself and the Hanged Man, Death, the Devil, and the Tower if and when they come your way. You will no longer fear them. That is the wisdom of the Fool's journey into the World. That is why you pass the wisdom on - to assuage people's fears and provide them with tools to better handle the turns of the Wheel.”

“I liken tarot to yoga: It is a nondenominational practice that may be concomitant with the traditions found in certain faiths, but in modern applications can be used independently. Yoga helps with personal fitness, irrespective of one’s faith, and tarot helps with decision-making, irrespective of one’s faith”

“Do not insert your own advice. You can look to the cards and objectively interpret the meanings of the cards to [the Seeker], helping her apply those meanings to her specific situation, but you should not tell her what you think. What you think does not matter here.”

“But the tarot is not exclusive to these faiths. It is used outside of faith in many walks of life and by people of all religious subscriptions.”

“Always be careful to phrase a reading in a way that is both truthful and motivational. If the practitioner is unable to do so effectively, then the practitioner should not read for others. The purpose of the tarot is to guide and inspire people to better their own situations.”

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