After the overwhelming interest I had over on my blog for a free sample holistic Tarot reading, I realised that there is no blog post that fully explains what makes a Tarot reading truly holistic compared to traditional fortune-telling.
But before we can break it down, we need to understand what a Tarot reading is and why/how it works…
Like all other forms of divination, the Tarot operates on the principles of synchronicity (the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection) and the magickal axiom ‘as above, so below’. In a Universe defined by quantum mechanics, these principles become useful tools in connection with our own intuitive guidance, not only for discerning patterns and trajectories but for actively manifesting our destiny. Based on these principles, it is possible to do both traditional fortune-telling and holistic Tarot readings… so how are they different from each other.
First, we will have a look at the elements that need to be present in a holistic Tarot reading and then I will compare it to fortune-telling for contrast and greater insight…
The following 5 elements have to be present for a Tarot reading to be fully holistic. You will notice that one of these elements is down to the client rather than the Tarot reader:
1. Holistic Tarot readings are a proactive approach to problem resolution
2. Holistic Tarot readings are a responsible use of the Tarot, based in a belief that there are many possible futures and that the guidance given by the cards will present you with the choices that will best align you with your Higher Self
3. Holistic remedies, affirmations and techniques for healing/manifestation are suggested during the course of a Holistic Tarot reading
4. Holistic Tarot readings attracts clients who are seeking ‘soul growth guidance’
5. Holistic Tarot readings are done in dialogue with the client so that the best possible question can be asked by the cards and the holistic guidance can be tailor-made to the individual client
Fortune-telling is passive/reactive – Holistic Tarot is active/proactive
While synchronicity is acausal, our lives are not. If you eat junk food day in and day out, you will make yourself ill and if you never leave your house, you will not meet a suitable romantic partner.
Traditional fortune-telling panders to wishful thinking that we ourselves are not responsible/accountable for our destiny and wellbeing but can rely on ‘fate’ and ‘good fortune’ to bring us the things we desire.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
~ C.G. Jung
Fortune-telling creates the illusion that the future is set in stone – Holistic Tarot informs you of options and optimal choices for manifesting your desires
The two main problems with giving the client a set trajectory (albeit the most likely one) is that you disempower the client as well as create karma for yourself as a reader by taking away choice from your client.
Fortune-telling shows you what is likely to happen – Holistic Tarot gives you tools and remedies for changing the outcome for the highest good of all.
Not any Tarot can give Holistic guidance based on the Tarot. It takes in-depth knowledge of the human energy field, understanding of Astrological correspondences and their concomitant anatomical correspondences, as well as knowledge of at least one healing modality.
That is why it is so important for you as a client to do a background check on your prospective Tarot reader.
Fortune-telling is all about the mystery of ‘fate’ – Holistic Tarot is more interested in absolute clarity than in mystery
Many fortune-tellers do not understand how the Tarot work, just that it works… and to a certain extent it does even when they do not know how to use it for healing. However, the fortune-teller’s vibration is lower than that of someone who chooses to use the Tarot for empowerment and healing.
This is why fortune-tellers attract a certain type of clients; those who wish to have the future served up on a silver platter… and Holistic Tarot readers attract the type of clients who know they are responsible for co-creating their own destiny.
Fortune-tellers are not interested in dialogue – Holistic Tarot is all about being in dialogue with the client.
A fortune-teller will often make a big show of the fact that it is not necessary to even ask a question (as if Tarot readers are also mind readers lol). A Holistic Tarot reader strives to make sure that the best possible question is asked of the cards in terms of efficacious manifestation and that the holistic guidance given is tailor-made to the individual where they are at – mind, body and spirit.
In a Holistic Tarot reading, the question is paramount and should be seen as the client’s motivating force for healing or self-improvement. The intent can certainly be to manifest a specific desire such as a loving partner or a dream job, but never without the understanding that the journey there and the soul growth it promotes is just as important as the successful manifestation of said desire.
Which type of reading would you rather have…?
~ Lisa Frideborg