Although Tarot is best known as a fortune-telling tool, it can also be used for self-reflection and personal development.
The Tarot can act as a guide to help you reach your goals, aspirations and fulfil your potential.
Each image depicts an event, a phase in your life or state of being.
It contains numerous hidden messages, which can be discovered by immersing yourself into the pictures of the Tarot.
One type of message the Tarot can offer is an affirmation. This is a positive statement, which encourages the practice of positive thinking.
An affirmation should not include any negations, e.g. can’t, don’t, won’t, haven’t etc. The sentence is kept as simple but as empowering as possible.
An affirmation can be created for each Tarot card. You can do this by looking at the image and explore its meanings. What is this card advising you to do? What is it trying to teach you?
Here are some sample affirmations for the Major Arcana cards, but bear in mind that the possibilities for each card are virtually endless depending on your feelings, intuition and perspective:
The Fool – I look forward to new beginnings and enjoy the journey ahead.
The Magician – I use my all my resources and willpower to achieve my goals.
The High Priestess – I trust my intuition to make the right decision when the time is right.
The Empress – I love and protect the people in my care. My love will dissolve tension and fears.
The Emperor – I take control of my life to achieve my ambitions.
The Hierophant – I am open-minded and always enjoy being a student of life.
The Lovers – In matters of the heart I also use my head when I face an important choice.
The Chariot – I harness all my forces to meet my challenges.
Strength – I patiently persevere to resolve conflict and strife.
The Hermit – I seek solitude to explore my options and to gain wisdom.
The Wheel of Fortune – Whatever life throws at me, I can deal with it.
Justice – I always endeavour to act with the utmost integrity.
The Hanged Man – I pause to gain a new perspective.
Death – I let go of what is no longer of use to me, so I can be open to new opportunities.
Temperance – I manage my needs and resources wisely to create harmony.
The Devil – I face the truth, so I can overcome my limitations and move forward.
The Tower – Unexpected events contribute to my inner growth; I will overcome the initial shock and aftermath with passion and resilience.
The Star – I am optimistic about the future.
The Moon – I acknowledge and let go of insecurities and self-doubt.
The Sun – I enjoy every moment of my life.
Judgement – I evaluate my actions to achieve the best possible result.
The World – I have found my place in this world; there is so much more I can do and experience.
Enjoy creating your own Tarot affirmations that reflect your circumstances and situation, and share your favourites in the comment box below. I’d love to hear from you.