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Psychology and Tarot

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Psychology and Tarot

One of the founding fathers of psychology, Carl Jung, stated: "The unconscious and the conscious exist in a profound state of interdependence of each other and the well-being of one is impossible without the well-being of the other



Combining the psychological and Tarot worlds opens up enormous possibilities and techniques for deep and effective personal understanding. They enhance each other.


When Tarot meets psychology

An awareness of psychology - perhaps even academic training in the subject - can help a Tarot card reader offer important psychotherapeutic help during a tarot reading: tarot readers can use methods adopted by psychologists to improve their ability to provide clarity and guidance.

An awareness of psychology - perhaps even academic training in the subject - can help a Tarot card reader offer important psychotherapeutic help during a tarot reading: tarot readers can use methods adopted by psychologists to improve their ability to provide clarity and guidance.

Likewise, by being open to Tarot, psychologists can access a whole new world of powerful and helpful information. 


What the experts say

Sallie Nichols in “Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey”, underlines the psychological significance and archetypal symbols in Tarot cards. The major arcana is a map of life, and the hero's journey becomes something to which each individual can relate, via the symbolism of the cards.


Ellen Z. Uecker, an independent counsellor and the author of the book, “Through The Tarot Looking Glass - In Search of Self: Guide to the Psychodynamics of Tarot Imagery” attempts to integrate aspects of traditional Jungian-oriented psychology, astrology, and numerology with mystical Tarot powers.

Psychologist Dr. Art Rosengarten is the author of “Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility”. Rosengarten underlines the integration of Psychology and Tarot and explains clearly the benefits of linking Tarot and psychological insights. His book provides an innovative new approach for understanding the psychological and spiritual possibilities of human experience.


In Conclusion

Tarot supports the acquisition of deeper personal understanding, insight, and spiritual wisdom. The Science of Tarot constantly evolves. Adding the power of psychology helps bring greater meaning, awareness and understanding.

We definitely need both in order to find clarity and reveal our true psychic destination!