I have been thinking about writing a Tarot blog for a while but have always hesitated. Perhaps it was my own shyness or a fear of putting myself out there, but it seems the time has finally come for me to quit hesitating. It is time to become The Fool – to trust The Universe, step out off that cliff and see what happens.
As I add my voice to the many other excellent Tarot blogs out there, what is it I feel I can add to the mix? I think it is the inherent compassion in the name, ‘Mother Tarot.’ I am adding another voice of care and compassion to a field that has often been denigrated but should not have been. Tarot has become an amazing tool for accessing the inner parts of ourselves that speak to our highest good. That access should not be denied out of fear or misunderstanding. Tarot is a valid, effective tool of the subconscious. It teaches us about ourselves, our own growth and that of others. It is a way to grow within ourselves and to help others do the same.
My daughter said it best when I told her I was thinking of writing a Tarot blog and trying to come up with a good name. She told me I should call it ‘Mother Tarot‘ because my readings are like a mother – they come from the heart and are caring and compassionate. I was touched by her words. The name felt perfect as soon as she said it – simple and to the point. Thanks, Hon! Sometimes you just need another perspective.
Since deciding on the name, I have been thinking about how to make this blog a reality. Many ideas for posts have been swimming through my mind and I am anxious to get them written. I hope you will join me on this new journey of sharing and discovery. I also hope this will be a reciprocal experience and that you will share your comments, ideas and experiences with me. As excited as I am to get Mother Tarot moving forward, there is still a bit of apprehension as to how it will be received. Any hand-holding you can offer on this new venture will be very much appreciated!
Well, having made my declaration and despite it feeling safe and familiar up here on this cliff, I guess it is officially time to step off… so here I go!