Whether You Are A Believer or Not, Tarot Cards Can Guide You By Developing & Enhancing Holistic Problem-Solving Skills
Whether You Are Believer or Not, Tarot Cards Can Guide You By Developing & Enhancing Holistic Problem-Solving Skills
As long as it is used in a healthy manner, everything in existence is a possible tool that can be used for one’s betterment. This includes those pertaining to technology (email, Internet, computer networks…); those pertaining to business (social media, stationery, writing utensils…); those pertaining to eating (cutlery, cookery, condiments…); those pertaining to entertainment (TV, YouTube, movies…); those pertaining to design (furniture, art, music…); those pertaining to life betterment (life coaches, social groups, and even tarot cards).
Just as well, everything in existence is a possible tool that can be used to your detriment. This includes all listed above. The difference between the positive or negative use is up to the operator, the user.
First of all, the decision of a tool’s result being for one’s betterment or being to one’s detriment is determined by the the user. This is because since different people have different goals and different mindsets, results will be gauged differently by different people. For example, the result of a relationship break-up that stems from someone using a certain tool may be viewed as positive by some (e.g. those who sought to break free from a debilitating relationship), and negative by others (e.g. those who think a debilitating relationship should be weathered in order to change and save the relationship).
Second, different people seek different results. Some results sought by some may be seen as philanthropic by others, and some results sought by some may be seen as selfish by others, and some results sought by some may be see as evil by others. For example, the result of love that stems from someone using a certain tool of magic/magick may be viewed as negative, evil, by others, but, at the same time, positive by others (e.g. pagans, New Age practitioners, metaphysicians). As another example, the result of $1,000,000 that stems from someone using a certain tool of business efficiency that causes the removal of 1,000 people’s jobs may be viewed as negative, selfish, by others, but, at the same time, positive by others (e.g. executives and board members of that business). As another example, the result of volunteering 100 hours for marketing purposes to a homeless shelter that stems from someone using a certain tool of social media may be viewed as positive, philanthropic, by others, but, at the same time, negative by others (e.g. rigidly business-minded individuals and prejudiced individuals who believe homeless people are moochers of society).
Ergo, with the above information understood, it is further understood that everything is a tool, and the tools used are based on personal preferences. Whether one believes in a tool or not, is not always an issue. The benefit and result available by using that tool is the issue. For example, a person seeing a life coach because s/he feels like a failure can still experience success after conducting mental and physical exercises directed by the coach, even tho, at first, s/he did not believe in those exercises — due to continuous previous failure. This leads us to the concept of the so-called paranormal classified tarot cards and their efficacy, whether one believes in them from an occult power aspect, or fortune-telling aspect.
Touching upon the “paranormal” categorization of tarot cards, as well as many other phenomena under that category (e.g. premonitions, remote viewing, psychokinesis/telekinesis, etc.), this categorization itself is a misnomer. This is because many things under this “paranormal” category are actually normal as they occur across space and time, and across cultures and languages with a tremendous amount of normalcy with the majority of society. Whatsmore, these phenomena are actually founded in multiple sciences. Some sciences and scientific principles include psycholinguistics, neuroscience, linguistic framing, resonance, metaphysics, fluid dynamics, and many more. The sciences and the overwhelming amount of phenomena by both everyday people and people seen as more prominent show that this categorization of “paranormal” is a misnomer, and that this is a categorization of events which are actually based on valid sciences.
Whatsmore, as further evidence of a disconnect between phenomena classified as “paranormal” and therefore nonsense and acceptance as valid and accepted experiences or abilities, some of the phenomena categorized as “paranormal”, and shunned by academia, are actually embraced, taught, and cultivated by some respected realms of society. For example, intelligence agents are taught to not stare at the place on the body of a target where the agents will stab the target. This is because it is taught that the target, the person the intelligence agents will stab, can receive, interpret, and react to an energy on that place of their body that is being targeted for the stabbing. Also, police are trained to go with their instinct on many occasions of deducing a crime is being committed or about to being committed; even though this instinct, or intuition is not used as evidence in court.
It is here that the introduction of tarot as a valid, scientifically-sound and backed tool must begin, and, in turn, be accepted and used as such, all for the betterment of enhancing one’s intuition, one’s holistic problem-solving skills, one’s entire vision of his/her world. Furthermore, it is here that the value of tarot must be understood and used for the benefit of believers and non-believers. This includes believing and unbelieving police for solving crimes, lawyers for arguing cases, doctors for treating patients, students for enhancing their education, entrepreneurs/executives/managers for streamlining businesses and managing employees, creatives [artists/authors/dancers/musicians/writers] for finding novel creations, single parents for finding solutions to stress, and all others). There is a practical benefit in this deck of cards that was predominantly used as a simple card playing game.
One of the multiple ways one can use tarot as a tool of psychology and Interconnectivity is noted below. Whether one understands the meaning of each tarot card or not, this technique can be used. If the meanings are known, such can be incorporated in the translation of the reading alongside the psychological translation. If not, the reading can be based solely on the psychological translation.
- Shuffle the cards as desired.
- Lay out the cards in any desired tarot spread, ensuring the operator has one or more cards representing yourself and the issue in question (threat/opportunity) has one or more cards representing it.
- Focus on the entire spread — the overall feeling it gives you stemming from its colors, symbols, artistry, and the degree of pleasantry, fear, or neutrality it instills.
- Now focus on each card in the same manner but in respect to where the card is in the spread. For example, when focusing on the card that represents yourself, do the same as before with translating the meaning of its colors, symbols, artistry, and the degree of pleasantry, fear, or neutrality it instills, but ensure you now do so as that entire translation package relates to yourself, i.e. your current situation/feeling when contemplating this issue in question.
- Now become a Socratic teacher and ask yourself softly, or aloud, or via meditation questions on strategizing for the issue now that you are armed with this knowledge given by the tarot (via both the individual card translation and the overall spread translation). Ensure you incorporate all these translations as they help force you to contemplate the issue from a new perspective, one divorced from your everyday self that could never see the issue from this new perspective. Use self-examining questions that help draw out the answer from within, as done in the practice of Socratic questioning, some questions may include:
- Why am I examining this issue with the tarot?
- Why can I not handle this issue on my own thus far?
- Why is this issue important to me?
- What happens if I do not solve this issue?
- What happens if I solve this issue to my ideal satisfaction?
- What happens if I solve this issue to a less-than-ideal satisfaction?
- How will solving this issue change my internal world (self)?
- How will solving this issue change my external world?
- How will not solving this issue change my internal world (self)?
- How will not solving this issue change my external world?
- What strategies can help me solve this issue to my ideal satisfaction?
- What strategies can help me solve this issue to a less-than-ideal satisfaction?
- Now relax from this activity and switch to another by thinking of your favorite name. The name can be for your same gender or another (male [he], female [she], or trans [zhe]). This name must be one that represents the epitome of success, as defined by you. Think of yourself having that name and the changes it would instill into your vision, your mindset, your entire life.
- Using that name as your own, using that new vision and mindset, repeat steps 3,4, and 5. Focus on feelings, interpretations, and meanings that are different from your previous completion of these steps so this activity leads to a completely new tarot translation and collection of answers to the same Socratic questions.
This is one of the highly effective methods of using tarot as a psychological and Interconnectivity tool recommended to experts and laypeople, be they believers in tarot or not. Such a use cultivates and enhances the required divorcing of themselves from their current vision and mindset so they can see the world, more specifically, this issue, from a perspective they would otherwise never be able to see. Whatsmore, such a practice of using tarot as a tool of psychology and Interconnectivity helps develop and enhance one’s intuition for future use in threats and opportunities. Expanding upon this concept of intuition, or instinct in tarot is the professional tarot reader and founder of the ever-growing 40,000 subscriber YouTube channel “Tarot Just Because”, Kara Lynum.
“Let us explore for a moment the topic of intuition, which is experienced and acted upon by believers and non-believers alike. Intuition is the connection of the psyche, the physical body, and universal energy as they operate, in concert, the primary vehicle, or delivery system, of guidance toward one’s most beneficial or appropriate path or action. Sometimes known as gut instinct, it is this guidance system that drives one to turn left versus right; walk away from an argument versus standing in one’s conviction, hire this person versus that person with more experience. While the existence of this extraordinary messaging system can be overwhelming and exciting, it can often be misinterpreted once one becomes mindful of its existence.
Like any other tool, intuition must be understood and mastered in order to employ it effectively. The most common roadblock (and where tarot comes in to assist) one faces regarding the understanding and mastering of intuition is the misunderstanding between intuition, fear, and anxiety, or, on the other end of the spectrum, wishful thinking.
The recipient of a genuine download of intuition will experience almost no emotion in connection to the next step s/he is guided to take. When presented with a genuine dose of intuition, one simply “knows” the next step to take, often without foreseeing an outcome. In tuition is simply a drive to act in a particular manner at a particular point in time. Only after the circumstances have played out do we see that intuition was at play. For example, taking the backroads as opposed to one’s regular route, only to discover later, the avoidance of a large traffic jam.
When one has identified a desire, whether it is to achieve a goal or acquire the affection of another, one can turn to intuition for guidance. However, unfortunately, desire can cloud this otherwise flawless guidance system. One example of a desire that can cloud one’s intuition is a yearning to run toward or away from a person, organization, or situation. Fortunately, tarot can assist in clearing up any confusion, and expose the presence of fear, anxiety, or wishful thinking so to grant clarity and, in turn, focus on the actual opportunity at hand, or the threat.
In addition to providing intuition, enhancing intuition, and providing proper guidance, tarot is tremendously helpful in making positive decisions for the highest benefit of all involved. Tarot is especially useful in this arena during difficult decisions throughout life when judgment can be clouded by fear, desire, or anger. In the presence of such intense emotions during these times one can find firm guidance aligned with compassion, acceptance, and positive action via the tarot’s two decks within itself. The first deck being the Major Arcana which is comprised of 22 cards. This deck within the tarot represents the larger truths that are typically already known. For example, balance is found in the Temperance card; the end of a situation is found in the Death card, which also reminds one that this time of intense emotion shall pass. This Major Arcana is also known to represent one’s knowledge of and connection to a higher power, known as Universe, Source, Spirit, or God. The remaining 56 cards, the Minor Arcana, compose the second deck and represent the various situations, circumstances, and people one finds him/herself connected with.
With these combined attributes of the tarot, we can be assured that when we lay a spread and ask for guidance any card we are dealt will present a gentle suggestion that is both constructive and in alignment with the altruistic and forward-thinking human collective. Further attesting to this altruistic principle of tarot, are the meanings of the tarot cards where we discover themes of authenticity, compassion, honesty, and bravery. Due to the redirection to and reflection of these already-established environments, it can be argued that the tarot cards do not enlighten us to new realities, but rather provide the particular loving reminder of such environments that we need in the precise moment it is needed. In this way, tarot not only provides redirection to a more positive course of action, but also renews our confidence in that environment or course of action. Armed with this knowledge and use of the tarot, we learn that we already have the answers, that we are already equipped with the wisdom to lead positive lives. It can be said that in times of stress and difficult decisions sometimes we simply need to be reaffirmed, and the tarot is the perfect tool to give us that reaffirming.”
- Kara Lynum
Like any other tool, tarot can be used to tremendously benefit oneself. Tarot does so by granting affirmation, direction, and new methods of viewing threats and opportunities properly and wholly.
Another tool used for tremendous benefit is the Nutshell Dollhouses, of the collection known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. The dollhouses of excruciating and gory detail were created by the woman Frances Glessner Lee to help retrain forensic police investigators in recalibrating their vision and revamping their mindsets to see what they otherwise could not see. Created in the 1900s, they are still used to train investigators, though not necessarily to solve the deaths in the dollhouses but to train investigators’ collection of detail and thinking foundations. It is via studying and using this unusual tool, dollhouses, a production of the crafts, that forensic investigators, people whose task is to solve the most vicious and heinous crimes of society, are able to develop and gain enhanced vision and direction to guide them to the correct answers to complex issues.
Just like the Nutshells, the use of tarot (whether one believes in it or not) aids in maximizing self-development. This is the case whether one uses it for solving crimes, finding the best partner, enhancing holistic problem-solving skills, creating exceptional works of art, understanding one’s self on a fundamental level, connecting with Nature, advancing educational abilities, discovering the most efficient design of a car/train/plane/rocket, or any other use in any arena in life.
There is a resounding reason why people who society elevates above most others have used tarot across space and time, and life arenas, to bring forth a certain clarity when dealing with highly complex and volatile issues that can affect multitudes across the globe. Whether all, most, some, or even none of those individuals actually believed in tarot is a question that may not be possible to answer thoroughly. With that, I invite you to view tarot as a tool that has many benefits of new perspective for you at every issue and opportunity arising in your business, educational, and personal life. Whether you do so using tarot as a psychological and Interconnectivity tool, and/or as a tool with occult powers for your benefit, one way to get started is via the links in the authors section below to begin your holistic problem-solving path that will open unto you a world that has forever been invisible to you, until now.
- Nicola Nuttall — https://unsplash.com/@nicnut
- Riccardo Annandale — https://unsplash.com/@pavement_special
- Alessio Ferretti — https://unsplash.com/@ilferrets
- Krzysztof Kowalik — https://unsplash.com/@kowalikus
- rawpixel — https://unsplash.com/@rawpixel
- Yaroslav Кorshikov — https://unsplash.com/@9lart
- Monica Silva — https://unsplash.com/@monicasilva
- Todd Quackenbush — https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush
- David Beatz — https://unsplash.com/@david_beatz
Kara Lynum, B.S.:
Kara Lynum is the professional traditional and non-traditional intuitive tarot reader who is founder of the ever-growing YouTube channel “Tarot Just Because” (currently at 40,000 subscribers) — which features astrology-based tarot readings for the general public. She also conducts one-on-one private tarot readings with a focus on the discovery and pursuit of the highest good for all involved.
“Tarot Just Because” YouTube Channel
Dr. HermanSJr., A.A., B.A., B.Msc., M.A., M.Msc., Mpsy.D.:
Globally sought-after Global Change Agent, Harvard University-published writer, two-time author, consultant to various entities across countries, industries, and languages across the world (multi-million dollar businesses, universities, doctors, police, engineers, artists, influencers, and many others), university instructor at four universities across the world, expert featured in 25+ media platforms across countries, industries, and languages, psychological expert whose program is undertaken by a global academy certifying people under his name and program. He teaches holistic problem-solving using highly-engaging psychological strategies and the concept of Interconnectivity that surrounds us all every day and controls this physical world and universe, as well as all of our successes and failures.
Peter Sipes, M.A., M.Ed.:
Linguist, Latin Teacher, publisher. Pete speaks fluent Latin and has taught it to his two young children (both under age 10) by always speaking it to them as their everyday language. He also speaks Ancient Greek (Hellenistic). He is an avid editor, publisher, linguist, and academic who continues to translate and publish several classical Latin books into English and textbooks on learning Latin.