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Tarot and Nature: Finding Harmony with the Natural World

The ancient practice of Tarot, often associated with mysticism and divination, has a deep connection with nature that can offer profound insights and harmony to those who seek it. Each card in the Tarot deck is imbued with symbolism that draws from the natural world, reflecting its cycles, energies, and elements.

Elemental Connections

The Tarot deck is divided into four suits, each corresponding to an element of nature: Wands (Fire), Cups (Water), Swords (Air), and Pentacles (Earth). These elements are fundamental to understanding the energies at play in a reading. For instance, Wands signify creativity and action, akin to the spark of a flame. Cups represent emotions and intuition, flowing like water. Swords denote intellect and communication, as swift and sharp as the wind. Pentacles embody the material world and stability, grounded in the earth.

Seasonal Cycles

The Major Arcana, the 22 trump cards in the Tarot deck, also mirror the cycles of nature. The Fool’s journey, from naivety to enlightenment, parallels the journey of life through the seasons. Spring’s renewal, summer’s growth, autumn’s harvest, and winter’s rest are reflected in cards like The Empress (abundance and growth), The Hermit (introspection and wisdom), and The Wheel of Fortune (cycles of change).

Nature Imagery

Many Tarot cards are rich with natural imagery. The Star, for example, depicts a serene figure by a calm water body, symbolizing hope and guidance. The Moon card, with its depiction of a night scene, taps into the mysterious and subconscious realms, much like the moon’s influence on tides and emotions.

Harmony with Nature

Using Tarot to connect with nature involves more than just interpreting cards, it’s about fostering a deep appreciation for the natural world. Practitioners often perform readings outdoors, under the open sky, or surrounded by natural elements. This practice can enhance intuition and provide a grounding experience, aligning one’s energy with the earth’s rhythms.

In essence, Tarot serves as a bridge between the human spirit and the natural world, offering a pathway to find balance and harmony. By attuning to the elemental forces and seasonal cycles reflected in the cards, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place within the tapestry of life.

Athena Dykman, a native Canadian, has seen and done it all. Besides Numerology, Taro, and Astrology, Athena is an intuitive reader - she's been in business for over 10 years as a personal advisor. Since 2020, she has been writing for MyAstrology. Her topics range from occultism to esoterica to art to parenting to feminism to fortune telling.

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