How to Embrace Change Using Tarot

Posted on January 16, 2021
Updated on January 18, 2021

Three tarot cards sit on a table.

Change is not always easy to embrace with open arms. When our lives feel like they’ve been turned upside down by change, we can begin to feel overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Enter: the Tarot!

Tarot can actually be a wonderful source for working through our stubborn emotions and unwillingness to go with the flow, among many other uses. The Tarot will always show you the cards you need to see at the time… even if the messages aren’t always what you want to hear.

As a result, through various ways, we can use the Tarot to help us work through and understand ourselves, the world around us, and yes, even the biggest and most confusing changes on the horizon for us!

Tarot Can Prepare Us for Change

Facing new challenges and changes can be daunting, no matter how adaptable you are as an individual. Sometimes it’s simply difficult to keep your cool under what seems like insurmountable pressure and unusual transformations.

We often can’t see into the future to understand the reasons we are presented with certain struggles and lessons, yet these experiences prepare us for future successful endeavors. With tools ranging anywhere from astrology to numerology, diviners and readers work to make sense of the changes in our lives, work out how we can approach them, and relay the message across to anyone in need.

Ultimately, the Tarot and its perspective through Tarot cards act as an illuminator that can show us the path beyond us, or more importantly, share the steps and attitudes that we will need to take to succeed.

It’s one of the best tools at our disposal that can shed light on what changes will be occurring, as well as the best route to handle them!

5 Effective Ways to Embrace Change With Tarot

1. Use a Tarot Spread

Meditating on one specific card at a time can bring us grounding, inner peace, and the ability to cope with fast-paced or unexpected transitions in life. However, Tarot spreads are also absolutely beneficial when seeking answers to unsolved questions that reside in your heart.

The Celtic Cross Spread

The Celtic Cross Spread is a go-to, classic spread for many readers for a reason! It is simple yet encompassing.

It provides a great resource for an overview of the issues you are most struggling with in life. This Tarot spread consists of 10 cards, spanning everywhere from past influences to current energies in your life.

This is terrific reading for a comprehensive look at the basic issues you should be confronting and can help you identify what changes are occurring in your present and future. To put the Celtic Cross spread to work, you can ask Tarot questions such as:

  • What changes can I expect in the near future?
  • How am I changing and transforming at the moment?
  • How can I embrace change moving forward in my life?

However, the Tarot spread also works well without a question and is likely to uncover many of the changes you wish to discuss on its own. Witness its magic unfold before your eyes, and see how this Tarot spread can illuminate the road ahead for you all on its own!

Interested in an interactive Tarot reading instead? Try out a free 3-card Tarot spread to see how you can embrace change or watch our video on how to do your own Celtic Cross Tarot Spread.

2. Consult the Tarot Cards Regularly

Sometimes our situations and mindsets shift from day to day. Because of this, a daily Tarot practice can make all the difference!

Each time you consult the Tarot cards, you’re likely to learn something new about yourself, including techniques for thriving in the midst of chaos. As a result, each experience with the Tarot can be insightful and helpful, and the more you use them, the more you begin to understand each other.

Sometimes, even taking that time out to do something for yourself is enough to soothe the senses! Lighting candles or incense, playing some relaxing music, and consulting the Tarot can be a wonderful opportunity to heal.

Taking notes or keeping a regular Tarot journal can also help your journey, showing you how your thoughts, moods, and cards change over time. Sometimes we don’t need to understand the biggest of changes, but tracking the “smaller” ones can help us witness our growth in an equally profound way!

3. Trust the Tarot

The Tarot works in mysterious ways, and you may not always understand what it is that your deck is trying to communicate to you.

This means that even as you consult your Tarot cards about the changes that lie ahead, it’s possible you may not immediately understand what the reading means. But that doesn’t mean that the reading is wrong or that your deck doesn’t want to share its secrets about changes ahead!

The Tarot cards will not always tell what you want to hear, but they will always show you what you need to see. A confusing Tarot reading is not the end of the road — you may need to write down or take a photo of your Tarot cards to understand what it means later down the line.

Trust that your deck is offering the answers that you need at that moment. After all, sometimes the biggest lesson it can offer us is that we don’t always need to know and fully get the changes that are unfolding before us!

4. Contemplate the Past

When considering changes that may lie ahead or concerning ourselves over the changes that may happen in the present, it can help review what we already know to be true.

Consider asking your Tarot deck about a time that you experienced immense changes in the past, and reflect on how you handled those changes when they occurred. More often than not, even the most difficult changes that we undergo still don’t hinder our ability to have a happy present or future.

That simple reminder using the Tarot to describe the events of our past with detail and extra insight can make all the difference with grappling with change in the present!

5. Meditate on Change With the Tarot

In addition to letting the cards speak to you, it can be beneficial to meditate on cards that focus on the areas in which you need a little boost.

Tarot is an excellent tool for handling most of life’s obstacles with grace, ease, and a willingness to trust the Universe around you. Use the energies of the cards to focus your own energies on those of gratitude, appreciation, and love!

Let’s take a look at the best Tarot cards to meditate on in times of new developments that will help us accept our path and trust in the Universe!

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The Empress Tarot Card

This is a card whose nature is loving and nurturing, urging you to take care of yourself emotionally and physically while you prepare for the changes ahead. The Empress informs you that what matters most right now is your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Focus on this Tarot card to remind you to treat yourself with loving compassion and care as you work on embracing change in your life.

The Hermit Tarot Card

This is a transformative card that achieves its enlightenment through isolation. The Hermit Tarot card reminds us that there are times in our lives where we simply need to be alone.

Sometimes, we have to learn to accept and enjoy the presence of our own company, especially when our worlds are metamorphosing around us and we are going through a major change.

Strength Tarot Card

Strength is the eighth card of the Major Arcana and varies depending on the type of deck used—but the idea of strength from within is always present. During times of change, it is important to remain strong and grounded within ourselves.

Developing and harnessing your power from within will allow you to confront the many directions your path may take!

Death Tarot Card

While Death might appear to be a frightening card initially, this card may actually best teach us how to embrace change!

Death teaches us that change is a natural occurrence — that what goes up must come down, and that endings are inevitable. However, with every ending comes the opportunity for a new beginning.

While this experience may be jarring at the time, these changes will make you into the person you’re meant to become, so meditate on this card and learn to appreciate its presence in your readings.

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

The Wheel of Fortune is a card of fate, good fortune, and luck. It reminds you that you are watched over and protected and that everything is coming together beautifully so long as you just trust!

If you can’t trust that you are capable of tackling change, then know that the Universe has got your back and can do a lot of the tackling for you.

Meditate with the Wheel of Fortune to remind yourself of your Universal connection when you are working to embrace change.

Change & Tarot

We may not always understand, foresee, or anticipate the changes that unfold in our lives, but the Tarot will always be here to offer its insight and advice when we are looking for an extra perspective.

When push comes to shove, it can at the very least be the encouragement we need to go with the flow and roll with the necessary punches.

After all, a good Tarot deck and an empowering reading can be your best friend in the most distressing of times!

Related article: Dealing With Change, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

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An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her… Learn More About The Author »

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