I think that, at times, we approach tarot as the super mystical tool for connecting with divine energy and channeling unicorns and things and forget that it is actually a really practical tool in helping us in our every day lives.
It isn’t “bad” to approach Tarot with regular, every day, questions. It doesn’t demean the ‘Magic” of it in any way. I actually believe that it strengthens our connection with our deck(s) when we show that level of trust by asking questions that we legit need answers to in that moment.
I have been reading tarot for around 5 years and I have had some crazy amazing spiritual experiences doing so, but I have also consulted Tarot for “smaller” questions and things I just wanted to know in that moment.
It’s okay to ask Tarot for help and clarification, that is what it’s there for! So, in this blog post, we are going to talk about how we can use Tarot to help us navigate our way around the blocks that seem to hold us back from living our best life.
I am going to provide you with a spread and everything, so that you have all the means necessary to help you right here, right now.
You are going to notice that, in this spread, I bring in the energy of Lord Ganesha. The purpose for this is that he is THE one to go to when you ned help bursting through blocks and obstacles.
You can find the spread at the end of this blog post! But, for now, let’s chat about the blocks that we can face and what guidance may come through to help us with them.
Now, before we even go too deep into this, I AM NOT talking about mental illness. AT ALL. This portion of the post is dedicated to the thoughts that plague us and keep us from truly living the life we desire.
I am a full believer that our thoughts create our reality and that they need to be monitored as much as possible. If they aren’t, we can find ourselves in a downward spiral of negative thoughts and, then, negative experiences. We can get so stuck in negative thought patterns that we don’t even realize that we are in them because they seem so normal to us! If you are familiar with Abraham-Hicks, then you know that The Law of Attraction is always offering us what we give, and what we give is our thoughts and vibration. So, in the spread, you will see that the card that comes up for you is all about the ways that you can break those mental cycles that are keeping you down and making you feel blocked. When you do this, you will begin to notice that your thoughts get more positive, your vibration gets higher, and you begin to attract more of what you want to see in your life.
Now, this isn’t talking about an actual wall, but rather a series of events, places, people, etc., that are seemingly keeping you hemmed in to where you are.These things can be a boss that nags you, a dead job that you hate, people that talk down to you about your dreams, as well as low vibe people and habits in general. The second card in the spread is all about how you can circumvent these perceived blocks and let them become opportunities for new direction and growth. There is no such thing, truly, as an ‘obstacle’. My teacher, Gabby Bernstein says that “Obstacles are detours in the right direction” and I have really taken that to heart and I hope you will do the same.
These particular blocks are, I believe, the trickiest to sort out because they can be very deeply rooted in the essence of who we are. Past Life Traumas, Residual Energy from Dogmatic Belief Systems, Psychic Attacks, Being Empathic, and many other Spiritual maladies can really have a profound impact on how you perceive the world around you. I do want to clarify a few things before we go any further:
Being Empathic isn’t bad, but when you don’t know how to manage it you absorb energy and emotions from every person you come into contact with, which can drag you down majorly.
Psychic Attacks can also be SUPER prevented just by taking care of your own energy and keeping it neat and shiny!
You can learn more about protecting your energy HERE
Spiritual Blocks are also super tricky because they require quite a bit more work to navigate sometimes. You may need a Past Life Reading (Vix From New Age Hipster has a Past Life Reading that is fucking LEGIT), a Tarot Reading, or A Lightworker 1 on 1 Session to get to the bottom of what is keeping you stuck!
There are a plethora of tools available to you to embrace this healing, and, when you draw the particular card in the spread, it is showing you an action step you can take to begin the journey of Spiritual Healing (feel free to draw 2 additional card for a total of 3 steps)!
YOUR HIGHER SELF GUIDANCE
What the fuck is a “Higher Self”? Well, in a nutshell, it is the part of yourself that is 100% connected to Source/God/The Universe at all times. Because it is always 100% connected, you can tap into it to receive guidance from the Universe! When you draw this card in the spread, it is literally bringing the energy of the universe down through you so get really comfortable. There is no need to draw this card super quick. Visualize a beam of white light coming down from the heavens and resting on top of your head, this is your “connection” to the Divine. Let this light just rest with you and, when you feel ready, ask for guidance from your higher self about the blocks that you are facing and draw the card!
So, I would be doing you a TOTAL disservice, and honestly not being myself, if I didn’t talk about ANGELS! Angels are, in my opinion, fucking amazing. They are the bridge between Heaven and Earth and are ALWAYS ready to help you. In fact, they are pretty much chomping at bit to help you. So why don’t they? Because we need to ask! We all have freewill and, because of that, we need to ask for help. The Angels only step in without permission when it is a life threatening situation.
But, how can Angels help me with the blocks that I have?
I am so glad you asked! I know that I, for one, have had those moments where I don’t really feel like my prayers are going to do any good at all, whatsoever. Angels operate at a lower vibration that God/Source and that actually makes them EASIER for us to get to and ask for help. Now, we don’t really pray to Angels, but we can ask them for help with certain things because that’s what they are there for.
When you draw this card in your spread, envision tons of Angels around you, covering you in White Light. They only offer guidance that is for your highest good, and will never judge you based on what you think you have done wrong, so don’t worry about that.
I believe firmly that we all have Angels around us every second of every day. However, I also believe that we have an entire TEAM dedicated to helping us with the blocks and issues that we have. You can find yours here, if you’re curious.
Ganesha is the Hindu Elephant God of Abundance, Knowledge, and breaking down Obstacles and Blocks. He is also legit af and is AMAZING to work with! Now, working with him, I always love to have a Yellow Candle and Rainbow Obsidian. Obviously these aren’t necessary but I really love them. When you are shuffling for the last card, chant “OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA” 3 times and then ask Ganesha for Guidance and draw the card.
I LOVE this “Expand Through All Obstacles” Mantra by Jai-Jagdeesh, you can listen to it HERE!
I realize that not everyone has a Tarot Deck, or feels comfortable reading yet, so I am offering this reading in my shop here for all of you reading this. It will be a video reading, so you will get real time guidance :)
I hope that this spread really serves you, and PLEASE post the spread on social media and tag me on Instagram (TAROTWITHANDREW)! I really want to see what you come up with and I will also answer any questions you have about things that come up! You aren’t alone!
I love all of you so much,