I love that call your work with the cards Evolutionary Tarot! From your perspective, what are your clients evolving from and what are they evolving into (if that makes sense)?
JS, Toronto, ON, Canada“
Lovely question! From my perspective, using the tarot in the interactive, counselling style way that I like best can help us evolve from people who forget our inherent wholeness, creativity, and wisdom into people who remember those things about ourselves. We can evolve from beings who perceive the components of ourselves and our lives as separate to beings who integrate all of those facets (both the ones we like more and the ones we like less) into a cohesive whole. A step beyond that is to consecrate that integration to the larger whole, to the well-being of all of existence.
Your note prompts me to do a two-card reading with the Thoth Tarot here:
- When we employ Evolutionary Tarot, what are we evolving from? 2 of Cups.
- When we employ Evolutionary Tarot, into what are we evolving? 3 of Disks.
My sense is to interpret these two cards as a complete sentence. When we employ Evolutionary Tarot, we evolve from love as a feeling to love as good works in the world. We evolve from simply saying, “Ah yes, that’s a valid intuitive hit” to saying, “OK, I need to turn this intuitive hit or this feeling into a practical plan of action to get some real wheels turning.”
I hope these words help, JS!