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How to use Tarot for inner healing

In this blog post, I'm going to discuss effective ways to use tarot for inner healing. When people think of tarot, they usually envision an extravagant psychic telling them about the dangers of the future, as depicted in Hollywood movies. While tarot can be used for predicting the future, it can also be used for self-care.



I like to think of my tarot decks as "advisors" or "spiritual helpers". When I ask questions of the cards, I am communicating with spirit, including my spirit guides and guardian angels. Just as I can give a reading to another person, I can also read for myself. Yes, you can read your own tarot cards! If you are interested in learning how to read tarot, I offer a mentorship course that you can book below.

Tarot for inner healing involves delving into our subconscious minds to understand the reasons behind our emotional struggles. This healing journey has different stages, and while I won't cover a complete how-to in this blog post, I will share enough information from my experience to help you get started.


To begin your practice, I suggest starting with pulling a card a day for general guidance. You can make a ritual out of this by, for example, taking 15 minutes in the morning to sit down, meditate with your tarot deck and a cup of coffee, and ask questions like "What do I need to know for today?" or "What can I focus on today for my inner healing?" Take time to contemplate the chosen card's message and carry it with you throughout the day. In the evening, reflect on how the message guided you. Developing this practice will help establish your connection to your deck and to tarot itself.





I am a firm believer in shadow work and enjoy incorporating it in tarot readings to gain self-discovery. When you feel ready, consider using prompts such as:

- What things are holding me back from healing?

- What are my triggers and why do they affect me the way they do?

- What topics or problems am I avoiding?

- How do I connect with my shadow for self-discovery?

- What needs to be released from my shadow?

- What needs to be accepted about my shadow self?

- What changes can I make to aid in my healing journey?

Shadow work can be very deep and bring up sensitive topics so go slow and be kind to yourself during this process. I also advise allowing yourself to take breaks from this and not always "be in the shadow".



Taking time for self-care is crucial in this journey. It's important to remember that you are doing this for YOU and your healing so be sure to give your body and your spirit what it needs! You can ask your cards questions like:

- What do I need to do to take care of myself today?

- How do I find self-love or self-compassion?

- What are my strengths and how do I honor myself?


I recommend investing in a journal to record your readings, questions, and the cards' answers. It's helpful to look back and track your personal growth and behavioral patterns. Plus, journaling your readings will help them set in and have a more profound impact.



The fundamental principle of using tarot for inner healing is to ask the right questions and set aside time to make tarot a priority for yourself. Tarot is not just a deck of playing cards, it is a means of direct communication with the spirit world, including your guides, guardian angels, and your higher power. It's a wonderful way to have meaningful conversations with spirit and gain insightful answers.


I would love to hear about your personal perspectives and experience with using tarot for inner healing. What has helped and worked for you? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!


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