Who are you, at your core?
This is a topic I often speak about, and write about, because it comes up so often in readings.
One of the reason that divination is so helpful is that divination is a way to help us discover our true identity – our core.
Sometimes we get stuck trying to be the person other people want us to be.
Sometimes we get stuck trying to become the person we think we should be.
Sometimes our self-perception is marred by low self-esteem or over-inflated ego.
Tarot, astrology and numerology are ways for us to look into a cosmic mirror, and discover things that are true about the self.
The more we are able to understand the core self, the more at peace we will be.
There are some people who misuse tools of divination, like tarot. They use the tool only to make predictions in an effort to assuage anxiety about the future. They never use the cards, nor any psychic tool, to actually question their own behaviors and discover more about the self.
The irony is, this very practice works to dispel anxiety, because once we feel solid in who we are, it is very hard to feel anxious about anything. Anxiety is most often born of a misunderstanding of self.
The significator card in a tarot spread is helpful in discerning “Who am I at the present moment?” Significator cards that we chose to represent ourselves help us discern “Who am I at core?”
If you want to learn about yourself, learn about your birth number, your sun, moon and rising sun, and the tarot cards associated with them.
This information should paint a clear picture of your motivations, your path and your sense of self.
There are those who say that we should not read tarot, or use other tools, for ourselves. They people may think we will come from the perspective of the anxious person using tarot to relieve her fear of the future.
But when we use our tools to understand who we are, we become strong, self-aware and healed.
I will be teaching a webinar on self-reading on July 24. Join us!
(This post is cross-posted on my Tarot Topics Community Blog.)