Although many people tend to consult the Tarot cards for knowledge about particular situations, Tarot readings can also disclose important information about one’s self. In fact, tarot readings can provide us knowledge about our own, individual natures. When I refer to natures, I am referring to our distinctive personalities and emotional temperaments.

Tarot readings reflect your emotions and perceptions. Perhaps the most powerful contribution the Tarot offers is its ability to help you discover who you are. Self-awareness helps one identify what their world view is. It also reflects how one’s ideas and concepts affect their significant relationships. More importantly, Tarot readings can disclose one’s own view of themselves.

Tarot readings can reveal your specific personality type, your emotional tendencies and what you may be feeling at the time of the reading. The knowledge you receive from a reading can help you have a shift in consciousness. When this occurs, you have an opportunity to not only gather important information about your self, but you can also have a change in perspective. You can view the world from a new frame of reference. In other words, the more you understand yourself, the easier it will be to navigate through your current life issues or challenges.

It’s important to acknowledge, however, that the Tarot does not represent real permanence. They are merely a tool for reflection. So when you are utilizing the Tarot for self-knowledge, it typically only discloses information for that particular time. When you have and emotional shift, the cards change accordingly.

The Tarot can help facilitate change, both as an internal process as well as influence your relationship to your particular circumstances. Thus, what you experience one day may not represent what you will be experiencing on another. This is an important function of growth. Self-knowledge does not remain stagnant. It changes as we grow and mature as individuals.

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Author's Bio: 

Carolyn Naiman is a professional Tarot reader and the Webmaster of She has a Masters in Psychology and has been a Tarot advisor since 1998.