Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Magician, Trauma, and Change

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how The Fool can represent us before life steps in an starts to mold us. We are not born good or bad - we are born totally neutral and it is our life experience that makes us feel unlovable, or unworthy.

When we look at the Magician, the next card in the progression of the Major Arcana, we see a figure with a variety of tools. Tools that they are learning to master. When we are children trying to navigate through trauma we often develop tools (aka coping mechanisms) to help us deal with it.

Unfortunately when we carry these tools into adulthood our mastery of them can actually cause us harm. But the good news is...we don't have keep using them. We can create new tools now...

Please note that I am not a therapist. The tarot is a tool like any other and can be a very healing one, but if you are working on deep rooted traumatic issues I don't recommend navigating through them alone. The help of a trained therapist is often needed.

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