Meditation Techniques: Tarot

Meditation Techniques: Tarot

A ten-minute daily meditation practice is essential for maintaining a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.

We should always begin and end a meditation practice with three deep breaths, and with the total awareness of our physical body; starting at our head and ending at our feet. We should also clearly state our intention before beginning a meditation practice.

Our future can always be changed as it is forever being shaped by our thoughts & actions, fears & doubts, and by our hopes & dreams. Meditating with a Tarot Card yields powerful and magickal benefits; it will help us shape our future, and manifest our true desires!

The Concentration And Contemplation Technique

Begin by performing the following meditation technique (5-10 minutes): Breathing and Rhythm: The Third Exercise (counting in our mind). Then stare at a Major Arcana Card for 5 to 10 minutes, and contemplate on the symbols, the characters, the colours, etc. Question everything about the image, and write down any thoughts, ideas, sensations, or feelings.

Sitting Posture

It is preferable to meditate first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, facing east; the rising sun will fill us with Divine energy. If we choose to sit on the floor or on a chair, we are facing east, but if we choose to lie on our back, our head should be pointing east. Every meditation practice should also be adapted to our personal level of comfort.

Sandalwood Incense

Incense will enhance our focus and our meditation experience. Sandalwood is one of the most calming incense and therefore is one of the preferred ones for meditation. It calms the mind, enhances mental clarity, and aids in the opening of the Third Eye.

Major Arcana Cards

Life Purpose, Soul Energy, and Shadow/Teacher/Sun Sign/Year Cards

Following Mary K. Greer’s teachings on identifying our Soul’s energy and the energy of our Life Purpose (Tarot For Your Self), we can also identify KEY Major Arcana Cards to use in our meditation practice.

LIFE PURPOSE (LP): What we have come into this particular lifetime to learn.
To identify our Life Purpose, we must apply the "Theosophical Addition and Reduction" principle to our date of birth (E.g.: February 21, 1979 = 02 + 21 + 1979 = 2002 = 2 + 0 + 0 + 2 = 4). My Life Purpose is "IV The Emperor". If the resulting number is above 22, reduce the number once more (example: 24 = 2 + 4 = 6).

SOUL ENERGY (SE): Our true spiritual identity.
If our Life Purpose is below 10, we will share the same Major Arcana Card for our Soul Energy (Duality). My Soul Energy is also "IV The Emperor". If our Life Purpose is above 9, we must reduce the number once more (example: 18 = 1 + 8 = 9). If our Life Purpose is 19, our Life Purpose and our Soul Energy will be the following three cards combined: "XIX The Sun", "X The Wheel of Fortune", and "I The Magician".

When our Life Purpose and Soul Energy are identical, our current lifetime is extremely important as we are working directly with our soul towards our soul’s growth. We are also responsible for using our Archetypal energy to teach and guide those around us; we are that special missing ingredient that they require in their lives.

SHADOW YEARS (0-30 years old): Fears that can become our greatest strengths.
We live in our SHADOW years until the age of 30. During these years, our inner-demons are manifested, and we can experience the darkest days of our lives.

TRANSITION YEARS (30-35 Years Old): As we turn 30, we start to transition into our TEACHER YEARS.

TEACHER YEARS (35+ years old) – Spiritual Growth / Divine Wisdom: How we can consciously confront our fears and learn from the lessons experienced during our Shadow Years; overcoming our inner-demons, but overcoming our inner-demons is only half the battle as teaching our loved ones how to overcome theirs is our real challenge! Darkness, through the weakness of our loved ones, will always find a way to cast its shadow upon us.

If our Life Purpose is above 13 and below 19, we will experience who we truly are with Trust and Fascination. Therefore, we do not require a Shadow Card or a Teacher Card. My Teacher Cards are "XIII Death" and "XXII The Fool".

Life PurposeSoul EnergyShadow / Teacher Cards
11"X The Wheel Of Fortune" & "XIX The Sun"
101"XIX The Sun"
191"X The Wheel Of Fortune" (always a Teacher Card, even in your Shadow Years)
22"XI Justice" & "XX Judgement"
112"XX Judgement"
202"XI Justice"
33"XII The Hanged Man" & "XXI The World"
123"XXI The World"
213"XII The Hanged Man"
44"XIII Death" & "XXII The Fool"
134"XXII The Fool"
224"XIII Death"
55"XIV Temperance"
66"XV The Devil"
77"XVI The Tower"
88"XVII The Star"
99"XVIII The Moon"

SUN SIGN CARD: What we need for self-expression.
My Sun Sign Card is "XVIII The Moon".

  • Aries - IV The Emperor
  • Taurus - V The Hierophant
  • Gemini - VI The Lovers
  • Cancer - VII The Chariot
  • Leo - VIII Strength
  • Virgo - IX The Hermit
  • Libra - XI Justice
  • Scorpio - XIII Death
  • Sagittarius - XIV Temperance
  • Capricorn - XV The Devil
  • Aquarius - XVII The Star
  • Pisces - XVIII The Moon

YEAR CARD: What we will learn and experience in a particular year.
To identify our Year Card, we must add together our month, and day of birth with the reference year. February 21, 2018 = 02 + 21 + 2018 = 2041 = 2 + 0 + 4 + 1 = 7. My 2018 Year Card is "VII The Chariot".


20 minutes daily meditation practice.
Meditate on the Major Arcana Card for 10 minutes to tap into the Human Consciousness Energy that is necessary to manifest our true desire. Then, meditate on the Minor Arcana Card for 10 minutes to manifest the Physical Experience we truly desire:

Finding Love
Major Arcana: VI The Lovers
Minor Arcana: 2 of Cups
Finding Success
Major Arcana: VII The Chariot
Minor Arcana: 6 of Wands
Finding Happiness
Major Arcana: XIX The Sun
Minor Arcana: 10 of Cups
Finding Balance
Major Arcana: XIV Temperance
Minor Arcana: 4 of Swords

Tarot: A Basic Understanding

If you would like to learn more about Tarot, read the following post: Tarot: A Basic Understanding.

*Please note, I am not a doctor and I cannot provide medical advice. None of the information I share should be used as a replacement for seeking medical attention.

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