Therapy in a Box (Tarot & Oracle Cards)

I call my tarot and oracle decks “Therapy in a Box”. I found success using them to gently heal from painful experiences.

As a part of my healing and personal growth, I’ve started pulling tarot or oracle cards daily to guide me in areas I need to reflect and work on. Today, I asked: What can I work on to strengthen my personal growth? I pulled the following cards. This is how I interpreted them.

Spirit Animal Oracle Deck by Colette Baron Reid

60 Swan: Time for a deep dive
28 Frog: Clear out the clutter
53 Seahorse: Watch & wait

Look deep within to see what makes me happy, what is causing me pain, and what brings me peace. Give those things a higher priority. Remove what is not resonating with me. I found out my father was diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) while married to my mother. With the help of therapy, the kids and I are working through the impact his personality disorder had on my life. I don’t want the trauma to be passed down. I want the kids to know the signs of someone having Cluster B personality disorders, so they can make informed decisions on how to interact with people who have them, or avoid them completely if possible. I want them to have strong boundaries, so they know when someone is toxic to them.

Wasting energy on things and people that do not resonate with you slows your progress in doing things and being around people that make you happy. This is why it is important to have the strength to have strong boundaries set. Strong boundaries won’t stop people from being abusive. It makes you aware when someone in your life is toxic to you, so you can remove them from your life. This is an area where I need to improve, and I’ve been working hard on. I realized, via therapy, my father stomped on my boundaries at a very young age.

The steps I take to make myself happy today are the seeds that will grow and reap rewards in the future. Be patient – success will come because I’m working towards it. When I look back at myself two years ago, the change is huge to me. Small steps add up over time.

I strongly suggest oracle and tarot decks as a method of self-healing. While someone else might pull the same cards, how they are interpreted depends on the person pulling them. For me, I use them to delve into areas I know I need to work on. I am more peaceful and happy than I have been in years!

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