What is the Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric Tarot refers to an interpretation and use of Tarot that focuses on deeper, spiritual aspects of the cards rather than simply considering them as a means for divination or prediction. Unlike the divinatory Tarot, which is primarily used to obtain answers to specific questions or to foresee future events, the Esoteric Tarot focuses on personal development, introspection, and the search for deeper meanings in life.

Some key aspects of the Esoteric Tarot:

  • Deep Symbolism: In the Esoteric Tarot, special attention is paid to the symbolism of the cards. Each card is considered a symbol rich in spiritual and psychological meaning, and is interpreted based on its symbolism rather than its literal meaning.
  • Personal Development: The Esoteric Tarot is used as a tool for personal growth and self-exploration. The cards are interpreted in the context of inner search, self-awareness and spiritual evolution.
  • Meditation and Reflection: Esoteric Tarot practitioners often use the cards in meditations and reflection exercises. Each card can be a focus point for deep contemplation and seeking inner answers.
  • Connection to the Divine: The Esoteric Tarot is sometimes considered a tool to establish a deeper connection with the divine or spiritual. It is believed that the cards can act as a channel for inner wisdom and spiritual guidance.
  • Intuitive Interpretation: Rather than relying solely on fixed interpretations, the Esoteric Tarot often encourages intuitive interpretation of the cards. Readers use their intuition and personal connection to the cards to decipher their meaning in a specific context.
  • Continued Study and Exploration: Practitioners of Esoteric Tarot often spend time in the ongoing study of the cards and their meanings in different contexts. They see Tarot as a path of constant learning and self-discovery.
  • Focus on Psychology and Spirituality: The Esoteric Tarot often focuses on the exploration of psychological and spiritual aspects of the human experience. Cards are used as tools to understand and transform the psyche and spirit.

In short, Esoteric Tarot is a way of working with Tarot cards that focuses on spiritual issues and personal development. It is used to explore psychology, intuition, and connection to the divine, and is considered by many to be a powerful tool for self-discovery and inner growth.

Meaning of the Major Arcana

This is a brief significance of each of the Major Arcana (click on the Major Arcana name for an extended description on Youtube)

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  • The Fool: Initiation, freedom, spontaneity, innocence.
  • The Magician: Power of manifestation, creative ability, inner power.
  • The High Priestess: Deep intuition, hidden wisdom, connection with the subconscious.
  • The Empress: Abundance, fertility, maternal care and protection.
  • The Emperor: Authority, structure, external power and control.
  • The High Priest: Spirituality, teaching, pursuit of higher knowledge.
  • Lovers: Choice, dilemmas, relationships and important decisions.
  • The Chariot: Triumph over obstacles, direction, control of opposing forces.
  • Justice: Balance, truth, karma and consequences of actions.
  • The Hermit: Inner search, voluntary solitude, spiritual wisdom.
  • The Wheel of Fortune: Change, destiny, cycles of life and luck.
  • Strength: Courage, mastery of emotions, inner power.
  • The Hanged Man: Sacrifice, change of perspective, renunciation of material things.
  • Death: Transformation, end of cycles, rebirth.
  • Temperance: Balance, harmony, healing and mixing of energies.
  • The Devil: Temptation, addiction, material illusions and carnal desires.
  • The Tower: Abrupt change, revelation, destruction of ancient structures.
  • The Star: Hope, inspiration, connection with the divine.
  • The Moon: Illusions, deep intuition, mysteries of the subconscious.
  • The Sun: Joy, success, clarity and plenitude.
  • The Judgment: Rebirth, making important decisions, responsibility.
  • The World: Achievement, realization, culmination of a cycle.

These are brief and general interpretations of the Major Arcana in the Esoteric Tarot. Each card has a wealth of meanings and can vary depending on the context of the reading. Below you can discover the meaning of each major arcana in depth on my Universal Wisdom channel.

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