Originally Posted by boxxleman
How do you perceive Tarot cards? As being a fully devoted Christian, I know reading Tarot books and listening what they say isn't God's word. And in the bible, it says God's word is the only one that counts. What I do is I try and use the Tarot as almost talking to God and getting closer to Him. Since I don't know all the card meanings yet (I'm getting there slowly), I use books to look them up, and read them as God would want me to read them, not by how the author would. What about you?
I view Tarot cards as a tool to gain insight and wisdom. The Bible is a different tool all together. However, I find many correlations in the Tarot imagery to lessons in the Word. I do talk to God. I do ask questions, and I do get answers...through the Tarot, Numbers, the Bible, and my Intuitive Body. I am learning to hear the messages through my intuition, dreams, visual images, key words and phrases, songs, and even smells. God speaks. I am trying to listen.
As for learning the Tarot, the book meanings are good for a basic framework but they are very limited. As a newbie, I learned the traditional meanings. However, intuitive reading is the best way to read in my opinion. By being open to the story unfolding in the images before you, there is so much more that can come to you than if you just try to apply traditional meanings.
I believe God knows the intentions of every heart that seeks answers from the Tarot. It is up to us to open our eyes and ears, that we might understand the answers.
‘The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the LORD.’
‘He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.’
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened.”
'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
"So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
Be at peace and enjoy the journey, my friend.