Lyndall reads Tarot in Daylesford, Melbourne.
Rather than view Tarot Cards from the perspective of ‘this is the outcome’, I view them from the perspective of ‘what do we want to create as the outcome and how can we do this’
Cards have been with me since my childhood. A small pack of playing cards given to me by my grandmother marked the beginnings of a new game. I wove stories around the lives of my dolls and my friends according to the card that fell.
My love of the Tarot has never left me. I collect Tarot decks. I work with them for all different reasons. I believe it is important to understand the art behind the deck. I learnt this quite early in my study of Tarot.
I bought a beautiful deck called The Sacred Rose. I spent hours meditating with this deck. It took me on wonderful journeys into my unconscious. I wrote wonderful channeled pieces from these journeys. They would last for days. Some time later I read, the artist behind this deck was versed in meditation techniques and that is how she accessed the Tarot. I have never read this deck for anyone. It didn’t appeal to me as a reading deck.
Another favourite deck, Daughters of the Moon, I use as a ritual deck. It is a round feminine deck which to me is sacred to the feminine. I rarely read this deck to others either. It is my tool of truths.
The deck I read for others is the Motherpeace, another circular deck. This deck was designed to heal people and after reading it for twenty years, I believe it does.
The images in this deck offer the client a safe space to observe quite painful and difficult circumstances in their lives. The images are not scary or forceful yet have managed to access the truths that lie underneath.
Working with this deck as my tool, I feel confiident to discuss any situation that arises because it will always present in a gentle maneagable manner.
Even though I know Tarot readings are fun to have and quite interesting for entertainment, I have a much greater belief in the use of the Tarot. The Tarot will access quite quickly afflictions to situations be they personal or externalised.
I use them to develop strategies to work through situations. Rather than view Tarot Cards from the perspective of this is the outcome, I view them from the perspective of what do we want to create as the outcome and how can we do this.
They are fantastic to work with underlying issues with children who don’t have the verbal skills to explain what is going on. The children communicate through the images that they can choose.
I don’t apply rules to working with the Tarot. The more I experiment, the more uses I find for them.