On YouTube, Becca Tarot Night Owl did a video that spoke of her first tarot reading, which was the most impactful tarot reading of her life. I found it really interesting and I feel the want to share mine here.
I don’t remember my first tarot reading, so I can’t really share much about that. Because I come from a home where tarot (or rather, Lenormand) was a part of life and our faith, readings and card pulls have always just “been there”. BUT, I do have a most impactful/important reading.
That would be a reading done by Z (with Tarot) when I was ten years old. It was a Life Path reading, which involves thirty nine cards (plus any jumpers or clarifying cards that enter into the mix). She does this reading for me every ten years, meaning that I’ve had it done again twice since then.
In this first reading, there was a great deal of information on the past, the present, and the future. But, what really stuck out to me was the overall message that came at the end.
This was delivered gently, and with great empathy and understanding as she explained that the “moral of the story” for my life would be one of struggle, strife, and woe… BUT, that it’s okay to have this kind of life. It’s okay to find your life filled with struggles and hurdles, strife and discord, woe and adversity. These things are lessons in life that teach you how to become better. Better at the things you want to do… Better at the way you find your joy… And, just an all around better person as a whole.
She told me that my life would have many, many things to overcome and work through, and that these things are there not to drag me down and make me miserable. Instead, they are there to create strength and foster deeper roots within myself and my life with which to anchor me through the hardest parts, like a tree standing strong in a storm is anchored deep within the soil.
She was far more eloquent, and that moral of the story stuck with me in a way that the reading itself didn’t. Ten years later at the age of 20, she did the reading again, with much the same result…. as was the case last year when I turned 30 and she did the reading for me again.
Most people would consider this reading to be a bad one, but I don’t. Not at all. Because it prepared me for what was to come, and helped me to understand that I’m not a victim. Not of people, or of circumstance. I’m a survivor, and each hurdle I come upon (of which there have been many, and will surely be many more) is an opportunity for betterment in some way, not a road block.