Tarot Tip: On Adding Other Metaphysical Systems…

Tarot and other Systems♈️ Once you start studying Tarot, you’ll quickly realize that it’s become common practice to use other metaphysical systems in conjunction with it. Some of the cards in the RWS even tell you this outright if you know what to look for, and where to find it. ♉️

♊️ For one example, concepts drawn from Astrology have been mapped onto Tarot, and you can see the various glyphs representing the Planets and Zodiac Signs embroidered into the quilt of that restless sleeper in the 9 of Swords.  ♋️

♌️ For another example, that oddly compelling pattern of the discs in the 10 of Pentacles is no accident – they’re arranged exactly like the 10 spheres, or Sephiroth, that make up Kabbalah’s Tree of Life, a mystical uber-symbol that represents all of existence. ♍️

♎️ So one of the greatest characteristics of Tarot is the fact that it lends itself so well to such collaborations. ♏️

♐️ Another great thing about Tarot is that if you have no interest in studying all of these other systems…you don’t have to. Tarot is more than deep and rich enough to stand on its own without the added layers of meanings and symbolism, and you can enjoy a terrifically fulfilling practice with it while never once missing that additional material. It’s there if you want it…but you shouldn’t feel obligated to pore over it unless you have genuine interest in it…♑️

♒️ Learn Tarot – sign up for the Tarot Toolkit online class! ♓️

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