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My Mystic Messages with the Universal Waite Tarot Deck

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My Mystic Messages with the Universal Waite Tarot Deck

By Katta Mapes, Your Psycho-Spiritual Guide and Xplorer  

Every card is a doorway to a new understanding.” – Barbara Moore

While I typically use the Universal Waite Tarot Deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts (author) for readings, this month I decided to also use it for pulling a daily card in the morning for My Mystic Message.

The Universal Waite Tarot deck, illustrated by the talented Mary Hanson-Roberts, is a captivating interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite deck. With her meticulous attention to detail and the infusion of vibrant colors, Hanson-Roberts brings a fresh and modern perspective to each card. The deck maintains the symbolic elements and archetypal imagery that make it highly accessible to both beginners and experienced tarot readers. Hanson-Roberts' illustrations effortlessly convey the essence and deeper meanings behind each card, inviting readers to explore the realms of intuition, insight, and self-discovery. I especially like the size of the cards becaue they fit nicely into my small hands.

Before I pull a card for the day I get centered and do my usual process to protect, ground and activate my chakras. Then I say this, 

“Please let me see what I need to see, in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Once I pull the card I look at the images and messages on the card for insight into how this will be a part of my day. Then I set the card where I will see it all day as a reminder.

In the evening I take time to look at the card and reflect on how it applied to my day. In addition to my own thoughts about this I read the card interpretation found in the guidebook that came with the card deck.

Here was My Mystic Message recently:

I pulled the Devil card. 

I immediately went to my default interpretation of this card – attachments. To me the Devil card shows that attachments to people, places, ideas, and things can lead us down the wrong path. A close look at the card shows that the two individuals are chained to a devil and that they appear to be stuck and not allowed freedom. However, the chains around their necks are loose which implies that they could remove the chains that bind them to the devil at any time. As I pulled the card that day I figured that I was going to have to be more open minded about something or someone that I need to let go of.

In my evening reflection on this card I had to think about some events of my day in a new ways. In discussing how best to do something at work I noticed that I was objecting to a suggestion from someone I don’t usually get along with. Once I decided not to be so attached to doing this project my way we were able to come up with an even better strategy than the one that I or she wanted to begin with. 

When I look at the standard interpretation of the Devil card I found this explanation:

“In the Universal Waite Tarot deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts, the Devil card depicts a fearsome figure surrounded by chains, representing our own inner demons. The card symbolizes materialism, addiction, and a sense of entrapment. By facing and overcoming our desires and attachments, we can break free from the Devil's grip and find liberation and enlightenment.”

In my Tarot classes I ask students to pull a card daily to get their Mystic Message while also learning more about the meanings of the cards in their chosen deck. This process gives us both:

  • Insights into our lives 

  • A deep dive into our chosen card deck(s)

Check out our planner here--> My Mystic Messages.

NOTE: This blog is a collaborative effort with Katta’s Natural Intelligence plus an AI assistant.

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