This post is primarily aimed at the Christian Tarot reader or the Christian person who wants to learn the Tarot but is afraid or not sure that it is safe. Or possibly at the practising Tarot reader who is in the process of falling in love with Christ.
However, most of what I share here applies to all Christian intuitives. Some who walk the path of the Christian Intuitive were born into a Christian family and some were not. Whether you were fed the truth of Christ’s teachings with your mother’s milk or not, if you walk this path resistance is inevitable. Eventually, because of how the exoteric church teaches and treats people like us, you will meet with resistance. Some of you may even be labelled heretics because you question… well, everything. And so you should because things are not what they seem.
If you were not born into a Christian family, resistance may arise simply because being intuitive makes you go against the grain of the world a lot of the time. Listening within and being inner-directed often meets with suspicion by those who follow the dictates of MSM propaganda. The fact that intuitives see what others cannot, especially when it comes to seeing the layers of the soul underlying the ego personality, can be scary to those who are not attuned to the wisdom of their own souls.
A Difficult Path
The Path of the Christian Tarot Reader or Intuitive is not an easy path to walk, in other words. And if that isn’t hard enough, try adding some tools into the mix, especially tools that have been labelled evil by the church. All tools are neutral, of course. This goes for the Tarot too. The Tarot is nothing but a deck of playing cards with images on 78 pieces of cardboard.
Fully Embracing the Path of the Christian Tarot Reader
So here you are, reading this because you are an intuitive who loves Jesus and who feels drawn to work with the Tarot. And you have questions that you feel nobody wants to answer. Well, let’s get stuck in, shall we?!
There are many paths to becoming a Christian Tarot Reader but once we commit to fully following the Way, those paths all blend into One. You are either guided by the Holy Spirit in your work or you are conformed to the way of the world.
This is true of all vocations. <— Please read that again. And if you feel bad about combining your love for Christ with the Tarot, read those words a third time. Perhaps you feel like you already tried and failed and are afraid to try again.
It’s not that you failed to walk with the Lord because you used an “evil” tool, it is that you did not pray. And maybe you haven’t been reading the Word either. Or you have been reading it afraid to question those passages. Yes, I’m talking about the ones that make divination sound like a deadly sin (but also eating shellfish and wearing fabrics of ‘blended thread’ or shaving one’s beard and nobody cares about that!).
The Bible and Divination
The Bible is full of magic and divination. Signs are being read and interpreted hundreds of times. And that is what divination is: interpreting signs in order to align with Higher Will. Mostly, but definitely not always, sanctioned use of divination is performed by the temple priests. The use of the Urim and Thummim is a good example. I also believe that the priests had a lot of knowledge about Astrology that they simply withheld from the plebs.
However, Christ changed all that:
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
~ 1 Peter 2:9
And did you know that all the major celebrations in the Jewish faith are aligned with the Mazzaroth (constellations/Zodiac signs)? The Mazzaroth is also named in the verse from Job below:
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
I like to use the King James version because of my love for archaic English but there are many mistranslations in this and most versions of the Bible. Did they fail to translate the word Mazzaroth because they knew that it meant Zodiac signs? Possibly. Bible history is full of intentional mistranslations in order to ‘correct’ the theology presented in the original.
The Bible and Tarot
But what about the Tarot? What does the Bible say specifically about using Tarot cards? Absolutely nothing. The Tarot gets precisely zero mentions in the Bible. The earliest known use of the Tarot happened in the Mediterranean region in the Middle Ages. And then mainly as a deck of playing cards.
However, that is not a license to use the Tarot the way the world uses the Tarot. When we fail to use the Tarot prayerfully and to intentionally align with Higher Will, it is very easy to become seduced by the many worldly uses of the Tarot. You don’t have to look very far on my blog to see that I have gone through phases of this myself.
This doesn’t mean that Tarot as a tool is irredeemable. It was never pieces of cardboard that were in need of redemption in the first instance. If our conscience is pricked by how we use the Tarot, all it takes is a metanoia moment. We are always free to surrender the use of the Tarot completely to the Holy Spirit.
A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
The Tarot is a multi-billion dollar industry in the world today. But so are many other things that are in and of themself neutral. And it is not the money itself that contributes to making the Tarot evil. Rather, it is using the Tarot with the motivation to pull clients in who are willing to part with their money to satisfy their fear-driven ego.
While I have never intentionally done the latter, I can see how my own fears have at times influenced the services I have offered. Again, those fears only flourished because of not living in a surrendered state of grace and constant prayer.
And let’s be honest here, the Christian exoteric church is also a multi-billion dollar industry. Many higher-ups in this hierarchical structure (Rome in particular) are very aware of the hidden esoteric practices of the early church. Yet they withhold these secrets from the general public. This secret sacred knowledge is too great a threat to the power structure.
And many royal families where the King or Queen was also the head of the church employed court astrologers. The church knew about this of course but had no problem with it as long as the practices were not accessible to ordinary folks.
Finding Your Path and Carrying Your Cross
First of all, understand this: You are a brave soul. The path you chose (or that chose you) is not an easy one. You will have to break a lot of ground all by yourself because you will not be a great fit with any existing hierarchy or structure. It may feel lonely at times or even all of the time.
My best tip is to pray always and also to connect with the teachings of the Christian Mystics. Many of the saints that are known as mystics were actually murdered by the church (let that sink in). Only later, when they were no longer a threat to the power structure, were they beatified or sainted. Bearing that in mind, we too should expect persecution and even welcome it in the spirit of Christ himself.
You may or may not include the Blessed Virgin Mary in your devotions. But I find her to be a great comfort on this path. After claiming to have been impregnated by the Holy Spirit, she too would have been persecuted by the modern church. Mama knows.
Your path as a Christian Tarot reader, intuitive and mystic will never look like anybody else’s path. The path carved out for us by the Holy Spirit is always unique. That is the greatest blessing. FOMO (fear of missing out) becomes a thing of the past.
Over to You
If you have managed to read this far, I wish to congratulate you on your ardent love for both Christ and the Tarot. I would also like to know if you have more questions that have yet to be answered. I am more than happy to help! Leave a comment if the comments section is still open (closes after two weeks) or send me an email.
I cannot thank you enough for this comforting post. I’ve felt so many of the emotions associated with (pretty much) all of the above.
It annoys me when New Agers talk about the Christian churches being money makers . Some of them are for sure but look at the New age industry. Billions of dollars.
Engaging in witchcraft can cost you 2/3rds of your salary if you’re not careful.
I’m not criticizing . It’s just a fact. There are always going to be some form of capitalistic components to most faiths.
I’ve struggled for years with “fitting in” to a particular path.
At the end of the day, my path is my own and yes I’ve been ridiculed and told I was going to hell. Etc. Etc. Etc.
That’s why I am a hermit.
I love Christ and Mary and am not ashamed to say it.
I thought I’d fit it with the other Wiccan/Witches but I don’t . They’re too one sided. Some Christians are as well.
I’m truly grateful for your presence in my life.
BTW, I listened to your interview with Tom this morning. Good to hear your voice.
I think I would have loved your grandma. She sounds pretty amazing.
Blessings and love Lisa.
Likewise. I’m truly grateful for your presence in my life, Tara. I’m so glad you found this post comforting. And thanks for listening to the interview. My grandma was the best. Truly. She came to me in a dream vision about three years after she passed. She showed me her heavenly garden (she was an avid gardener on Earth as well). Can’t wait to see her again!
Love and Blessings in return!