What is Tarot?

Learn all about what tarot is, what it's used for and how it can change your life!

Sat Jun 26, 2021

What is the Tarot?

"A tarot reading is a synchronistic conversation that employs deliberately random use of archetypal artwork to open up possibilities, create self-awareness and explore potentialities in the lives of the participants. Plus, it`s a lot of fun."

— Philippe St Genoux

So what is the Tarot? The tarot is a collection of 78 pieces of artwork showcasing lifes many phases. They can be beautiful, dark, scary, and inspiring. Tarot started off years ago as a card game, similar to solitaire or poker.

Now we know of Tarot as a divinatory practice where you can peak into the future using various spreads and decks.

I love Tarot because it inspires the reader and those getting the reading regardless of their beliefs of the Tarot.

Why Tarot?

Tarot is one of the best, if not the best, tools for; inner work, divinatory practices, shadow work, and journey work, out on the market. Artwork in general inspires others to re-evaluate their life, and because a good Tarot deck has 78 different pieces of art work showcasing "life," as we turn over each card we see snapshots of our life and can be inspired to make changes for the better.

Regardless of what other readers say, I believe that Tarot can be used to foretell the future. Most of the time, unless someone really wants too we do the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Going to get a Tarot reading or learning to read the tarot for yourself, we can learn to break out of that loop and find inspiration for new ways of tackling old and new problems.

How to Read The Tarot

Reading the cards is simple, but as in most things in life, we make them more complicated beause we doubt ourselves. Tarot is as simple as gazing at an image and seeing what pops into your mind.

What comes to mind when you see that card? Is it good? Bad? Tarot is a fantastic tool for peeling back our inner layers.

Are you interested in learning more about the Tarot? Check out the courses below and remember that I often offer a significant coupon (automatically applied at check out) for the Tarot 101 course!

Katie McBrien
Katie McBrien is a Shaman, Tarot Reader, and educator. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa with my son, dog, cat, and parents. I offer a variety of ways to help you connect to yourself and the world around you on a deeper level.

Courses on Tarot

The available courses on Tarot & Divination.