Biddy Answers: 7 Powerful Ways to Thrive Using Tarot

Posted on September 05, 2019
Updated on March 10, 2021

Four cards shown from the BiddyTarot Tarot Deck.

Tarot is a wonderful tool for personal development. There are many ways you can use the Tarot cards to build a relationship with your Higher Self, and access your inner wisdom.

As you go on a journey of self-discovery with the Tarot, you will overcome limiting beliefs and the blocks that hold you back, tune into the core essence of who you are, and free yourself to be the highest possible version of You.

Here are 3 of my favorite, powerful ways to use Tarot for personal development:

1. Daily Tarot Card Draw

Creating sacred time each morning to tune into your inner wisdom will help keep you centered and mindful throughout the day.

You may like to use an herbal bundle for cleansing, take a few deep breaths to ground yourself, and then shuffle your deck and choose a card. Spend some time sinking into the imagery of the card, and listen to the message it has for you today. This practice is like a conversation with your Higher Self every day, so I recommend doing some free-flow writing on the messages you’re receiving (you don’t want to miss or forget any juicy tidbits Spirit is sending your way!)

For more ideas on the Daily Card Draw, check out this post.

2. Automatic or Free-Flow Writing

This is an essential practice in getting to know yourself through the Tarot (and also a brilliant way to get to know the Tarot cards!). You can do it for a single card draw or a complete Tarot spread.

After viewing a card or spread, take a pen and paper and write for 15 minutes, without stopping, about what comes up for you when you see that imagery. Even if you can’t think of anything to write, keep the pen moving on the page (you can just write “I don’t know what to write” until something comes through). You may find that as you let go and keep the ink flowing, messages start to show up. Don’t try to analyze them yet, just get it all down on the page.

When doing this with a complete Tarot spread, you may even find yourself telling the story in the cards. This will not only bring you great personal insights, but also make you an even more confident Tarot reader!

3. Release & Let Go

When embarking on a journey of personal development, we come up against a lot of limiting beliefs that are holding us back. These are the subconscious beliefs that have been programmed into us throughout the years (usually as a small child). Most of the time, we’re not even aware of these limiting beliefs until we start doing conscious, mindful personal development work.

To live to your fullest potential, you need to release your limiting beliefs. I’ve created a powerful Release and Let Go Tarot Spread that you can use whenever you’re facing a limiting belief or intense feelings that are holding you back. You can also use this spread at the full moon to release what’s no longer serving you.

I hope you get lots of value out of the exercises I’ve shared here, and fall in love with the powerful practice of using Tarot for personal development. It truly is a beautiful way to connect with your Higher Self.

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Brigit Esselmont is the best-selling author of the Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, the Biddy Tarot Planner and the brand new Everyday Tarot book and deck. A professional… Learn More About The Author »

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