I use the Rider Waite deck.
I use the Tarot as a Tool of Empowerment to help people realize that they can seek out alternatives and accept responsibility for their thoughts, feelings and actions.
Empower means to give power or authority to enable or permit. When you are empowered you eliminate the self-defeating attitudes, and burdens that come along with it. You project an aura of strength which enables you to make choices and take educated risks without fear.
Life is trial and error. Not everything we try to accomplish will come our way easily or at all. An empowered individual can deal with the good and the bad while having the inner strength and ambition to change self-destructive behavior patterns while seeing all the possibilities for their life.
I particularly look for spreads that help assist in this in my tarot readings.
I view the Tarot as an agent of change to bring up repressed behavior patterns so that the client can make positive changes in the directions they are taking in their life.
It is a tool for self-examination to promote self-awareness to see where one needs to improve.
It shows ways one can improve inner strength and become empowered to take control of their life and not be a victim of life’s circumstances. I use Tarot with clients to make them aware of past mistakes so that they are not repeated and the cards enable them to see themselves more objectively.
The cards reduce stress by giving options to alternative paths.
I do not use the cards as an occult fortune telling device. I believe that destroys the original intent of the Tarot