One of the great things about using Tarot as a tool for advice, guidance, and empowerment is that’s it’s compact. Often no bigger than the palm of your hand, Tarot cards can be carried to and used in almost any environment, even if it’s not a physical one.
“What’s that?” you ask. “Multi-dimensional Tarot readings? You’re mad!”
No, I’m not reading in the 4th Dimension. I am, however, with the help of a deck and a reliable Internet connection, able to give readings across the globe through e-mail that are just as effective and insightful as those given fact-to-face.
There’s often a lot of questions that come with e-mail readings, and those questions are usually provoked by skepticism from even the most seasoned reader or Seeker. If the two parties aren’t face-to-face, how can an energetic exchange take place that allows for a reading to happen?
To me, the answer is simple; since Tarot is used to answer questions from a particular source (i.e. a person, Seeker, querent, etc.), where that source and the energy of the question(s) comes from is irrelevant. No matter how you believe Tarot works (psychologically, spiritually, magicakally, or all of the above), the mere act of asking the question(s) is the only needed energetic exchange to help facilitate the reading. While reading in person may help both parties ask for and receive more detail, once the channels have been opened for answers to be had, whatever power or resources needed to use Tarot effectively are opened. Whether the two people are face to face or sitting in front of computer screens half a globe a away, both a literal and energetic connection is made that helps allow Tarot to transcend time and space.
Pretty “woo-woo,” amiright? Well, never fear. If you’re not feeling the explanation of “energetic channels” as a means to an e-mail Tarot reading end, author Pamela Eakins, PH.D. employs psychology into the workings of the Tarot in the companion book to her deck Tarot ofthe Spirit.
“Each of the 78 cards of the Tarot deck represents a key component of the human psyche over time. These concepts have been refined and refined over centuries and perhaps millennia. As a result, each card can be described in one word, once sentence, one paragraph or several volumes. Thus, each card is both precise and general at the same time.”
Since the cards and their meanings have been seemingly ingrained in us since we were mere zygotes, Eakins explains that when they turn up in a spread the cards provide “a distinct focal point. Your imagination, then, provides the story which binds the sequence of cards together.” Thus, with the application of psychological imprinting and the facilitation of the human imagination, readings are able to be utilized not only physically, but technologically as well. As long as both parties are active participants, a reading should flow just as effectively as if everyone involved were face to face.
While there are many, many, many other reasons, beliefs, and explanations as to why or how e-mail Tarot reading work, this is the best and most comprehensive solution I can conjure up. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’ve been lucky enough to facilitate as well as receive more than a fair share of e-mail readings that, despite the absence of physical connection, have proven to be just as powerful and impactful.
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Until next time!