The tarot can be a potent tool. People have used it for divination, trading, telling stories, and even getting people out of jail. But can it also be used for proper therapy? For example, can you use tarot to treat depression or anxiety? Let’s talk about depression first.
Definition of depression is a condition that lasts for weeks or months along with feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness, according to WebMD. You have a low mood consistently with depression. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, and is often mixed with depression. In other words, there is always a reason behind it, also, according to WebMD.
That being said, the tarot has been found to help with both depression and anxiety. This is because the Tarot requires self-reflection. The tarot card reader becomes a mediator between you and your subconscious mind, which can be a highly effective way of dealing with mental illnesses. And if you are the one who is reading for yourself, and you are learning the tarot, then you can help yourself a lot. However, if you choose to go to a tarot card reader, you want to ensure that they have the qualities you need if you are looking for one who can help with your mental health.
Qualities To Look For In A Tarot Reader For Help
The tarot card reader has to have the skill to connect with your subconscious mind, and they must have empathy and an open mind. This allows the tarot card reader to understand your emotions and why you feel the way you do. The tarot card reader then asks if it is okay to read the tarot cards.
This is an essential aspect of tarot because tarot can help your subconscious mind bring to light some hidden truths you haven’t been able to see before. This may be due to a lack of self-awareness or the inability to rationalize specific thoughts and feelings.
The tarot card reader can also create an open dialogue so the tarot card reader can understand what troubling you is and how they can help. Tarot card readings are typically performed in a series of three, which allows the tarot card reader’s abilities to grow along with yours.
There is no solution for mental illnesses, but tarot has been suggested as a viable short-term solution. Tarot card readings can help mental conditions such as depression and anxiety.
The tarot card reader must have the knowledge to deal with metaphysics and psychology; tarot requires metaphysics because tarot is about seeing beyond what we see, and tarot requires psychology because tarot is about understanding the minds of others. Tarot card readings are very similar to counseling sessions because tarot card readers are there to listen, understand, and guide you towards some clarity. Tarot is also a form of meditation because it requires the tarot card reader to quiet their mind to hear what the tarot cards have to say.
Tarot has proven that it can help with mental illnesses. Tarot requires self-reflection, listening, understanding, guidance, meditation, and it can even tell the future depending on the tarot card reader’s ability. Tarot is a powerful tool to help people get through their darkest times.
So if you are struggling with any mental illness such as depression or anxiety, then tarot card readings may be something that could help you. Tarot requires empathy and an open mind which are two traits that can be hard to find in other people, not to mention tarot’s ability to use metaphysics and psychology.
Tarot Cards Are Not A Substitute For Prescriptions And Therapy
This being said, the tarot should never be used as a replacement for therapy or medication. Tarot is meant to be a supplement, not the only form of treatment, and should never be used as an excuse for proper mental health. Tarot can bring to light some hidden truths that you haven’t been able to see before, but it doesn’t make tarot any more special than other forms of therapy or psychiatry.
So if you are struggling with any mental illness, tarot may be something that could help you. Tarot requires empathy and an open mind which are two traits that can be hard to find in other people, not to mention tarot’s ability to use metaphysics and psychology. You can also help yourself by learning about the tarot, but if you don’t feel you have the energy to do so, look for a tarot reader with the qualities mentioned!
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I am not a professional, but I advocate for mental health.