Tarot expert, author, reviewer, teacher, professional reader and popular radio guest Janet Boyer provides original affirmations for all 78 cards of the Tarot—20 for each card. That’s 1,560 affirmations for you to use in the powerful eBook AFFIRMATIONS WITH THE TAROT! She's done all the research and hard work so you don't have to.
Affirmations are a powerful way to find focus and increase more of what you want in life. When stated positively (that is, absent of negative words such as “no”, “not”, “can’t”, “won’t”, “don’t” and so on), and in the present tense, affirmations become verbal talismans that, over time, can literally change your life. This is because a shift of perspectives, thought patterns, attitudes, beliefs and expectations changes not only the direction of your life, but your actual brain chemistry. The science of Positive Psychology, pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman, proves a direct link between optimism and resilience, personal fulfillment and happiness. One of the most potent tools in the optimism toolbox is affirmations.
Contrary to what some think (especially cynics), affirmations are not the denial of “reality”. It would be counterproductive and disheartening to affirm “I am in perfect health” when you’re experiencing abdominal pain from gallstones or a runny nose from allergies. Likewise, it would be a bit silly to affirm “I’m a millionaire” when you have $50 to your name.
However, what we focus on does get “bigger” in our life experience; it’s just the way we’re wired as humans. Look at it this way: when you’re driving an automobile, wherever and whatever you’re looking at determines how you steer the wheel. The steering of the wheel determines the direction of the car. The direction of the car determines if you stay on the road, avoid obstacles, run into a ditch, total the vehicle or—worst case scenario—crash into pedestrians, animals or other drivers.
Consider affirmations an important instrument for keeping your body, mind, soul and spirit focused on what is good, beautiful, empowering and beneficial as you travel down life’s road.
If we focus on our troubling symptoms 100% of the time, we’re unable to cultivate gratitude, foster optimism, recognize blessings and notice opportunities. An overwhelmingly negative focus increases stress, worry and unhappiness. However, a primarily optimistic focus, with the help of affirmations, increases our sense of well-being, resilience, satisfaction, wonderment, hope and joy.
If the definition of “luck” is preparation meeting opportunity, then consider affirmations a valuable skill set for increasing “lucky” circumstances in your life.
Why Use the Tarot for Affirmations?
Think of the Tarot as a picture book of 78 distinct images, each speaking to specific themes, patterns, mindsets, situations and states. The Tarot covers everything from the “big picture” archetypes spanning all cultures and eras—beginnings (The Fool), creativity (The Magician), authority (The Emperor), religion/tradition (The Hierophant), marriage (The Lovers), courage (Strength), laws/legal system (Justice), endings (Death), sudden change (The Tower), reaping what we’ve sown (Judgement), extraordinary grace (The Star) and so on—to the day-to-day unfolding of relationships, finances, mental outlooks, health, emotions, effort, choices, career and more.
You don’t need to know Tarot history, esoteric symbols or mysterious systems to use the cards for affirmations. You don’t even need to be a Tarot reader or perform readings. This is because Tarot’s effectiveness as an affirmation tool lies in the imagery—how the pictures make you feel and what the illustrations mean to you—coupled with powerful, positive statements that move you closer to the feelings, relationships and abundance you wish to experience.
Illustrated with full-color Tarot images from the SNOWLAND DECK, created by the author and her husband, artist Ron Boyer.