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Tarot in Nature: A Powerful Ritual for Divine Guidance
Category: Tarot Cards
If you’ve ever wanted to truly connect with your intuition and seek Divine guidance from within, then listen up.
In this post, I’m going to share a powerful ritual to help you to ‘tune in’ to your Divine guidance system and discover deep insights about how you can live a positive life.
The best part? It doesn’t require any fancy chanting, incantations or dancing naked under the moonlight (although these can be a lot of fun!). You simply need your Tarot cards, a pen and paper, and a beautiful place in nature.
Got them? Well let’s go…
How the Tarot in Nature Ritual Works
The Tarot in Nature Ritual is very simple – find a place in nature, tune in to your surroundings, and connect with your Tarot cards.
It’s what happens in between that creates the magic.
And that ‘in between’ is different every time because the whole premise of the Tarot in Nature Ritual is about being ‘in the flow’ and letting the ritual naturally unfold.
To help you see what’s possible, let me share with you my recent experience of the Tarot in Nature Ritual when I was in the Spanish Pyrenees.
(Remember, your Tarot in Nature Ritual doesn’t have to look exactly like mine. Instead, let it be an inspiration for your own personalised ritual.)
My Personal Tarot in Nature Ritual Experience
Inspired by the beauty and sheer power of the Spanish Pyrenees, I decided to journey out one afternoon with my Tarot cards, a notepad and pen, with the intention of connecting with nature and ultimately, connecting with my Divine Guidance System.
I allowed myself to be guided to a place in nature. I knew roughly where I wanted to go, but once I arrived in the general area, I allowed myself to be guided to the exact place that held the most energy for me. This is just part of the ‘tuning in’ process and allowing yourself to truly hear your intuition speak to you.
Before starting the ritual, I found some stones and placed them in a circle as my sacred space. I also found some pine cones and wildflowers to decorate the circle, as a way to honour the natural environment. And finally, I placed everything I would need in that circle – Tarot cards, water, pen and paper, and iPhone (for the camera only!!).
I sat in the circle, closed my eyes and cleared my mind. I brought my attention inwards, grounding myself through the earth and connecting with the Universe through a bright, white light from above.
I became aware of my surroundings, feeling the wind as a symbol of the element of Air, the sun as a symbol of Fire, the ground as a symbol of Earth and later, drinking the water I had collected from a nearby stream earlier as a symbol of Water.
When I felt ready, I opened my eyes and picked up my Tarot cards and shuffled.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to ask, but again, I let myself be guided to what felt right. In this case, it was simply an ‘Opening’ card. I drew the Eight of Pentacles.
“Doing the work,” I heard.
I had to laugh. Yes, indeed, I was doing the work. Not just spiritual work, but actual work as I knew this ritual experience was soon to turn into this blog post!
I wanted to go deeper, so I asked the Tarot how I could move beyond thinking about the blog post. This time I drew Justice reversed.
The message I received was that I need to find inner balance. It was time to meditate again.
I cleared my mind, grounded myself and connected to the Universe once again. This time, I became aware of the wind moving through the trees, and instantly thought, “Spirit moves through us.” Beautiful. Now I was going deeper. Finally.
I felt compelled to ask the Tarot, “What message does my soul have for me?” I drew the Nine of Pentacles reversed.
This time, I invited my soul to speak through free writing. That is, I simply wrote down what came to mind, without stopping.
The insights were very powerful and enlightening to me on a personal level. Here’s a taste:
The next question I felt guided to ask was, “What is emerging in my life?” I drew the Temperance card.
Again, I allowed myself to write in the flow with more powerful insights about my personal journey:
It was after this that I noticed a little black beetle nearby, making his way slowly, but surely, over and under each grass blade. It drew me back to the slow journey of the snail in the Nine of Pentacles and the undulating, never-in-perfect-balance-but-still-OK path of the Temperance card (see my hand-written notes above).
This was indeed where Tarot and nature blended together, to connect me even more deeply to my Divine Guidance System and my intuition. Such is the beauty of the Tarot in Nature Ritual.
It reminded me that nothing is ever in perfect balance – and that’s OK. I don’t have to be perfectly ‘spiritual’ or perfectly ‘entrepreneurial’ or perfectly ‘motherly’. I can move through each aspect of myself gently, and when it feels like too much, I move through into the next aspect to balance things out. It’s this ongoing, undulating journey that will get me to where I want to go. Very reassuring indeed.
With this insight, I was ready to close the ritual out. I drew one final ‘Closing’ card – the Page of Swords. Oh perfect! It was indeed time to write the blog, based on the ritual I had just created.
And I couldn’t help but be impressed again with the connection between the Page and my immediate surroundings:
I wrapped up with a sense of gratitude to nature, to Tarot, to my intuition, and ultimately, to the Universe, for giving me such a beautiful, joyful experience. And with that, the ritual was complete.
Making the Tarot in Nature Ritual Work for You
The beauty of the Tarot in Nature Ritual is that you don’t have to be a Master of Tarot to get the most out of the experience. The whole intention of the Ritual is to get you to tune in to your intuition with the Tarot cards and nature as your guide.
What’s more, you can use this Ritual to get to know the Tarot cards on a very deep and personal level. When you’re in a heightened state of awareness, you let your intuition do the talking and the Tarot cards begin to ‘speak’ to you in ways that you have never heard before. And that’s a powerful experience for the Tarot Beginner all the way to the Tarot Expert.
Over to You
Now it’s your turn. Create your Tarot in Nature Ritual by finding a place in nature, tuning in, and connecting with your Tarot cards and your natural surroundings. How did you connect with your Divine Guidance System? What messages did you receive?
I’d love to hear! Please share your experiences and stories below in the Comments section – I personally read every one of them.
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