“Tarot Spirituality™” as a recognized approach to working with Tarot was inspired by Katrina’s Transformative Tarot Counseling™ Intensive class, summer of 2010. In the “Counseling Skills and Ethics” workshop we began to discuss the legal challenges of practicing our spiritual art of sharing Tarot wisdom with others.
In most states, counseling is restricted to licensed mental health professionals who have successfully satisfied the established requirements of one’s state of residence. This usually involves a college level counseling degree, thousands of hours of supervised clinical experience, state or national professional board exams, ongoing educational requirements, annual state board fees, and annual business license fees. On the other end of the spectrum is the label of fortune-telling, practiced as entertainment. For many Tarot readers, neither of these options match their scope of practice or point of view.
Although counseling skills and ethics are valuable assets to any spiritual guide, to make it required by squeezing our expansive art into the limited box of options provided by state boards for licensing counseling professionals does not benefit our service or our those we serve. Again, for many of us, Tarot is a spiritual art that transcends society’s notion of business or mental health service.
Most Tarot readers integrate intuitive or psychic awareness into their readings, but not all readers deliver that information in the form of predictions or “fortune.”
We needed a third option, one that more closely relates to the spiritual wisdom of Tarot delivered via the high art of reading as a service. As we reviewed sample legal descriptions from our neighboring state governments, it became apparent that religious organizations more closely matched our sense of service and purpose in the world through the light and guidance of Tarot.
Our group of Tarot enthusiasts began to throw around ideas such as the “Church of Tarot” or “Tarot Temple,” but these are well established names already used by respected Tarot folks, whose domains we wish to honor. Finally, after much research and meditation, I chose the name “Tarot Spirituality” for it most simply describes our passion for the Tarot’s deep message of spiritual unity with the world…and beyond.
I hope this site inspires you to join our growing community of Spiritual Tarot professionals.
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