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5 Tarot Cards to Help with Spiritual Development

We’re all on a journey. Tarot is a method of visual storytelling that can help us gain perspective of where we are in the journey.

Doing a tarot card reading is like pulling back the lens on your life. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of day to day life. The cards can give us a window on what existence looks like from a divine perspective.

We can use the tale of the Fool’s journey told in the major arcana to learn about our own spiritual journey. Whenever you draw a major arcana in your tarot readings, it’s a sign that a significant step of your journey is occurring. While all major arcana cards relate to the spiritual journey, here are five that can help the most with spiritual development.

The Tower

The Tower can be a bit of a scary card. This card means in no unclear terms that the querent will receive a hard lesson. This is the card that strips us of our hubris.

While this is a scary card to see in tarot readings, it's also very powerful. It reminds us that there is more to life than our goals. It reminds us that there are things outside of our control. With the power of radical acceptance, we can learn from the glorious destruction.

The Star

After The Tower comes The Star. The woman depicted is naked and vulnerable. She only has the night sky to light her. And yet she has everything. In the emptiness, there is still abundance. She has everything she needs, water, air, and light.

The Star has a deep spiritual message for those who draw it. Even when it feels like you've lost everything, there is still a light to reach for.

The Hermit

The Hermit is all about spending time alone. On the spiritual journey, there are times to step up and extend yourself. There are also long moments of stillness and deep reflection.

When you draw the Hermit, it's time to step back. Spend some time alone in quiet meditation. Your soul needs time to rest. This is no time to hurry. Develop a practice that cultivates mindfulness. The Hermit offers us the wisdom of solitude. Even when you are in isolation, a spiritual being is never truly alone.

The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune embraces both the random and cyclical nature of time. This card has very chaotic energy. It’s normal for readers to draw this card when they are at a crossroads in life. The message of this card is to embrace what life gives you. At the same time, if you don’t like your prize from the wheel, don’t be afraid to take another spin.

However, this has a very different meaning if the querent draws it reversed. Reversed, the card urges you to hit the breaks. It’s time to break the cycle. The buck stops with you.

The Hanged Man

Everything looks different from upside down. The Hanged Man is a card of embracing new perspectives. He challenges the earthly ego. What could you see if you just let go and hung?

This is another card with the opposite meaning when reversed. If you draw this reversed, the cards are nudging you to stop doubting yourself. Innovation and madness look exactly the same before you succeed.

Another Step Forward

There are parts of every journey that can be tough. Tarot reading helps us understand the grand scheme of things. Every card offers wisdom of the journey. We hope these five have found you well.


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