I often rely on the dream-like Zen Tarot. Based on the traditional tarot it takes the themes of the original cards and then cuts to the point as only Zen can, bringing the traditional deck into the modern world.
You might ask, why would I offer tarot alongside these other therapies? While I also use other decks, this has been my long time companion for nearly 20 years and I deeply trust the powerful intuitive guidance it has taught me in that time. Optionally included in my Integrated Guidance sessions, I use my experience of the symbols and stories contained in each card, as well as a wealth of my own crystals of insight, weaving the cards together to form a tapestry over-viewing your life, as it is… often a hard picture to face…
Here’s a taste…
Major Arcana XIX
The old man in this card radiates a childlike delight in the world. There is a sense of grace surrounding him, as if he is at home with himself and with what life has brought. He seems to be having a playful communication with the praying mantis on his finger, as if the two of them are the greatest friends. The pink flowers cascading around him represent a time of letting go, relaxation and sweetness. They are a response to his presence, a reflection of his own qualities.
The innocence that comes from a deep experience of life is childlike, but not childish. The innocence of children is beautiful, but ignorant. It will be replaced by mistrust and doubt as the child grows and learns that the world can be a dangerous and threatening place. But the innocence of a life lived fully has a quality of wisdom and acceptance of the ever-changing wonder of life.