Tarot is a lot like Cry Baby. You know Cry Baby, the iconic figure Johnny Depp played in the 90’s? Yeah, tarot is just like that. Tarot has all the things that he does: a ‘bad boy’ reputation, gorgeous aesthetic, and a heart of gold. If tarot were a person, you’d soooo want to date him/her.
I know what you’re thinking, “did this chick really just compare Cry Baby to a deck of cards?”.
Why yes, yes, I did. Let me explain:
The Bad Boy Reputation
You know tarot has it. From the reading where someone’s date of death has been predicted all the way to people believing tarot is on par with conjuring up evil spirits and devil worshiping, tarot definitely has a bad boy reputation.
But reputations are just that: reputations. It doesn’t mean any of that is true. And in tarot’s case, this stuff simply is not.
I mean, sure, there are those readers that claim to predict the date you’ll meet the love of your life and otherwise preform fortune telling, but with our futures never being set in stone, with energies and actions always changing, can anyone really predict our futures? Even weather experts can’t correctly predict rainfall 100% of the time, and they can see that shit coming from miles away on scientific radars.
The same goes for devil worship and conjuring up evil spirits. It’s not either of those things, either. In reality, tarot is really just a cool psychological tool.
Yep, you read that right, I said psychological. As in, there’s some science behind it.
It is here where we start to get into Cry Baby trait #2 (yeah, you forgot I was comparing tarot to Cry Baby didn’t you? Don’t worry, I almost did, too.)
The Gorgeous Aesthetic
Tarot cards are cards – typically a series of 78 different images put into a deck.
Those images are where the psychological aspect lays. It’s in those images that symbols, figures and their positions, colors, and overall vibes jump out at us and demand our attention.
That’s where the true magic (psychology) lies.
When we sit down with a tarot deck, question (or not) in mind, we are setting aside time and allowing our souls (cough, cough, um our inner heroesses) to speak to us. Our inner heroesses then rejoice, maybe doing a couple of fist pumps, because she’s so excited that you’re finally sitting down to ask HER what you should do in your own situation. And let me tell you, your inner heroess is your own personal intuitive goddess – she knows exactly how to get you to listen to her, she knows exactly what to say. At this point she’ll start whispering in your ear - notice the sadness here, notice the cups spilled there, the figure walking away. She’ll highlight all the stuff she wants you to see. Before you know it, everything your soul already knew about your situation is right there in front of you.
Actually, it’s been there all along. The difference now is that you’re setting aside time and focus, and giving your soul permission to speak. Cause before, you were letting your mind run, and let me tell you, that mind if yours is reallll good at talk-talk-talking. Your mind is attached to your ego so the chatter that comes along with it is typically fear based. It runs a never-ending dialogue of ‘what if’s’?
What will people think?
What if I run out of money and can’t pay my rent?
What if everyone thinks I’m crazy and stops talking to me?
But I already spent $1,000 on a training course for something else!
I announced on my Facebook page that I was going to be doing this other thing, am I really gonna let everyone down?!
I won’t make any money and won’t be able to eat and I’ll never be able to buy a new pair of shoes again!
Your soul, your inner heroess, however, always knows the answer, always knows what is best for you, despite it sometimes not making any sense whatsoever. When you hear that your intuition is your inner compass, that’s exactly what it means. So when you take the time to read tarot you are allowing your soul to come through, push that bothersome mind out of the way, and highlight all the parts of a card that it wants you to see so that you can finally realize how you feel about a situation.
Pretty cool, huh?
The even cooler part is that you don’t even need to apply this technique to just tarot. It works essentially the same way that the Rorschach ink blot test works, and you can literally get in touch with your inner heroess through:
The best part is, a lot of tarot decks are GORGEOUS. Cry Baby himself was pretty swoon-worthy, and tarot is no exception. Here’s a few examples from some of the decks that I own:
The Heart of Gold
Cry Baby definitely had a heart of gold, and tarot, too, has a compassionate and caring attitude towards you, too (yeah, even the bitch slaps are full of compassion).
Your soul wants you to go forward, live your purpose, ascend, grow, and live an awesome life. To say that your soul loves you sounds sort of weird, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
Tarot’s heart of gold is there to help you shine your brightest. Kind of like Cry Baby’s heart of gold helping Allison shed her skin and become a shinier version of herself.
Are you intrigued now?
If you already read tarot, then you already know everything I just wrote (although maybe you didn’t equate it with Cry Baby before this post! Haha.).
If you don’t, and I just opened up a spring of desire and intrigue, please allow me to introduce a couple of options:
If you don’t want to read yourself- I got you covered with 4 different readings, all of which deal directly with your own inner heroess. I can read for you and tell you all about her essence, dive deeper and get into the nitty-gritty of who she is, and even deliver a message from her to you like your own personal carrier pigeon. My crown jewel reading, though, is one that I’ve never seen anywhere else. In that reading I weave the card meanings into a custom written story with you as the star. And let me tell you, reading about yourself kicking a real-life obstacle’s butt, and watching that play out in your mind is some powerful stuff. And may be exactly what you need to take a leap into slaying some beasts in your life right now.
If you want to learn to read for yourself- I tried on and off for years to teach myself how to read tarot and got so frustrated. Ultimately, I gave up every time. That is, until I met Lisa Jemus (lisajemus.com). I cannot even tell you how easy and fun she makes learning tarot. She runs a course named Dabbler to Diva (in two levels!) to teach you how to read, and how to read NOW. One of the best parts is her Dabbler to Diva level one course is now available in self-study format, so you can start learning right away and get exclusive access into her Dabbler to Diva Facebook group where you can hang out with her, and me, and all the amazing tarot friends in the group. Lisa is a kindred soul, an all-around amazing person, and I cannot recommend her enough. You can find her right HERE.
In closing, here’s another picture from Cry Baby. Cause I couldn't think of a better way to close this post.