Tarot is one of many metaphysical tools available to us. Tarot of Marseilles is a system of psychological delineation that describes the path essence/soul takes on the physical plane.
It is also a method of direct communication with spirit guides for the purpose of obtaining specific information.
Systems of symbolism can convey much in one blow. In spiritual work the purpose of obtaining psychological information is, in simple terms, to bring unconscious areas of personality into consciousness. Therefore it is a tool in the service of increasing clarity and expanding awareness and understanding the root of suffering.
Tarot’s 22 cards in the Major Arcana is a map of the spiritual path from beginning to end. It shows all of the forces that come into play, all of the strengths and all of the pitfalls. It shows all of the duality in relevant detail and points at our Non-Dual Nature or Natural State.
Here are two articles illustrating this: Timeline #1 and Timeline #2.
The remaining 56 cards of the Minor Arcana depict every possible psychological pattern and state a human being can experience.
Personally, I appreciate the aesthetics of certain systems of thought. I like Tarot of Marseilles for its beauty, simplicity, congruence and wholeness. The traditional Marseilles deck has suffered no significant distortions over centuries, remarkably.
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