Tarot as a Transformational Tool

It’s said that the shuffling of the cards is the earth, and the pattering of the cards is the rain, and the beating of the cards is the wind, and the pointing of the cards is the fire. That’s of the four suits. But the Greater Trumps, it’s said, are the meaning of all process and the measure of the everlasting dance.
— Charles Williams
Photo; Susan in her consulting room.

Photo; Susan in her consulting room.

We have entered Gemini season which is also my birthday month. So why I am I writing about my use of the Tarot and sharing this wonderful quote from Charles Williams that speaks of the deeply beautiful mysteries of the Tarot. Why because I am a Gemini and can have many passions, many deep interests, at the same time. We Geminis do, after all, take after Mercury, the god of information and learning and the traveller between the realms.  So I bring all my loves to my sessions, astrology, symbology, archetypes, and always Tarot.

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I find that the Tarot is an essential tool no matter what type of session I am conducting. In the AstroTarot life reading most of the session is taken up with the interpretation and discussion of three charts, the birth chart, the progressed Moon chart and lastly the transit chart. In the last half an hour we draw a Tarot spread from either Osho Zen, Symbolon, or Rider-Waite decks. The cards will either address an issue that hasn’t yet come up in the session or deepen a discussion thread and point to its importance.


In the Thinking Session, my Thinker after thinking through many waves and pauses will often request information in the form of a small Tarot spread when their thinking comes to a definite stop. The thought-provoking symbols of the cards provide inspiration to the thinker and eases them into further journeying into the star fields of their own thoughts.

“The Fortune Teller” by Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870)

“The Fortune Teller” by Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870)

The sessions that I categorise under Soul Care at first glance do not look like candidates for Tarot. But the cards so densely packed with colour and symbols lend themselves beautifully to these sessions and I would not be without them. I may use the cards by inviting each person in a circle to choose a card and share a thought on how that card speaks to them, or finish a personal session with a three-card spread which often summarises the issues we have spoken about, or again in a soul companion session the client may ask for a full spread for guidance and we muse on the cards together.  

To enjoy Tarot in its many facets, choose a session and book!