Tarot as a Healing Tool
Tarot and healing have always gone together for me. From the early days when I was first learning the tarot and was doing readings for myself, it was always an opportunity for me to see more deeply into a particular situation. A way to add clarity and insight into what else may have been having a contributing factor in what I was going through. I have always been strongly intuitive and empathic, sensitive to all that is going on around me and feeling deeply the emotions of others. This can be a gift and a curse, though I would never change it and want to be any different. I always connected more with those who had compassion and understanding and it was something I hoped to be able to share with others. My artwork has been a way of expressing not only the difficult challenges we face but the gift of imagination and fantasy. As I created the Rainbow Travellers Tarot I wanted the cards to be able to be used for self development and healing and I have been so honoured to read for many people who have shared their stories with me, knowing that I truly care about their well-being.
In recognition that the week of Sept 8th to the 14th is Invisible Illness Awareness Week I’m going to be sharing one of each of the Healer Guide cards in the Rainbow Travellers Tarot deck. When I created my deck I wanted to give new power and insight to what is the archetypical court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King). They have been transformed and the Queens are now the Healers of each suit.
The Healer of Pentacles is a very precious card to me as I dedicated it to my mother in 2013 when she passed after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The Healer of Pentacles is very much a symbol of the nurturing earth mother. She is generous and caring. She is in her element when she is taking care of the physical needs of others. She is able to create an environment that is restorative and healing reminding you to be kind and gentle with yourself.
Illness of any kind can be isolating. Invisible Illnesses are even more so for no one can see what you are battling. While it may be hard to see and understand, trust me when I say that no one wants to live with chronic pain, no one wants to be depressed, and it is not something they can just snap out of. Take the time to learn about invisible illnesses and if you know anyone that is suffering know that sincere offers of kindness and compassion are priceless gifts.
If you are the Healer of Pentacles and always looking after the needs of others, make sure to take time to restore your own energy and care for yourself as much as you do others.
I will be beginning to share the artwork from my Rainbow Travellers Tarot deck on Fine Art America which is a print on demand art site that enables you to purchase my artwork and art cards. I’d love to invite you to visit my gallery. Perhaps someone you know could use the caring and compassion of the Healer of Pentacles and it would make the perfect encouragement card to send them. Check out the Healer of Pentacles here.
May all people feel ease from suffering and pain.