Tarot & shadow work- delving deeper
Connecting with the shadow
I have written several blogs exploring how Tarot can be used to access shadow work (blocks, information, memories, promises made to self, self-limiting beliefs, habits ignored & forgotten by the logical left brain)
This is life changing, empowering work. But I urge caution. Tread slowly, give yourself time to adapt – it can be very difficult.
It is likely we all have shadow issues, times of stress and difficulty that caused us to freeze emotionally, push things to one-side. Then our life is built around these black shadows, especially relationships- friends, family, partners. To mend those shadow issues is to change who you are at core, and this can have a ripple effect on every area of your life. This work is wonderful, life changing, empowering- but all change has difficulties, even when it is change for the better.
As part of my recent Healing course with Evelyn Brodie we worked on our shadow, a lot. There was a point where I was changing, emerging so quickly it shattered friendships & nearly broke my marriage. Some friendships did not adapt to the changing me, luckily my marriage did.
Work slowly, nurture yourself, and give those around you time to adjust.
So if you are reading for yourself, and seeking to access information you have decided to hide- how can you manage that? I have a few practical ideas for you to try. They can be used for any tarot spread, though I have included a simple Tarot spread to create a “complete package”.