Tarot Intro

The Tarot is a book of wisdom. Each card is a chapter in the book, a door to wisdom and knowledge of every kind. Arranged around the Wheel of Life, the cards can become treasure chests of memory and learning. The Tarot cards are my guides around the Wheel of Life. They are gateways into meditation, where I meet Spirit and Deity. Laying out the cards in a spread for divination brings back memories of those journeys that are now messages for my life.

The deck I use most, and that has become most closely related to my Journeys around the Wheel of Life, is the Arthurian Tarot by Caitlín and John Matthews. It is based on Arthurian legend, both the famous mediaeval version of the story, and older Celtic tales. The Arthurian Tarot has a structure of its own that makes it easy to arrange around the Wheel of the Year to create my personal mythology and source of inspiration and spiritual support.

These pages are the story of very personal journeys and meditations with the cards. My intention was to familiarise myself with them more closely in preparation for reading for other people as part of my shamanic practice. But it soon became obvious that the images were speaking directly to my soul.

Each article is the result of those meditations. At the end I include a series of links to related cards and their associated Times and Tides on the Wheel of Life.

Reading the card entries in the order I posted them, will take you around the Wheel of Life three times. The following links will make it easier for you to find them.