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BTP126: Ask Brigit – Tarot and Intuition

By May 15, 2018

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Whether you’re a Tarot beginner or a reader with decades of experience, we can all feel vulnerable sometimes regarding our intuition.  Common concerns like, “Is it my ego or my intuition talking?” or “What do I do when my intuition is on vacation?” cross all of our minds. I know that I’ve wondered them many times. 

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll answers some of your toughest questions on intuition.  I’ll tell you the different practices I use to boost my intuition, what I do when it feels like my intuition is failing me, and much more! 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • Different practices you can use to boost your intuition 
  • How to tell the difference between “ego” and “intuition” 
  • What to do when you feel like your intuition is on a vacation 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

WELCOME 

You’re listening to the Biddy Tarot Podcast, and this is Episode 126: Ask Brigit – Tarot and Intuition. 

Welcome to the Biddy Tarot Podcast, where you’ll learn how to connect more deeply with your intuition and live an empowered and enlightened life with the Tarot cards as your guide.  

Listen as Brigit and her guests share their very best tips and strategies to help you read Tarot with confidence. Now, here is your host Brigit Esselmont. 

INTRODUCTION 

BRIGIT: Hello, and welcome back to the Biddy Tarot Podcast. As always, I am super, super excited to have you here and to be talking about Tarot. And, of course, today is a very special episode where I dig into some of your questions. You might have heard these before with the “Ask Brigit” episodes. 

Now, recently, I ran a free training webinar, which was all about how to read Tarot intuitively. If you want to check that one out, you can go to BiddyTarot.com/Webinar-Intuition and find the next available time, so you can take that free training. 

In this free training, of course, we’ve had thousands of people inside the training, and that means thousands of questions! What we noticed as we were going through those questions was there were a lot of questions about intuition. 

It’s kind of obvious, I suppose, since it is a webinar about reading Tarot intuitively, but I wanted to focus today’s “Ask Brigit” session specifically on Tarot and intuition because it is something that comes up so, so often. 

And here’s the thing… 

It’s not limited to people who are new to Tarot. Even seasoned professionals will have intuition on the mind. Tarot and intuition really do go hand in hand, and I think the more that we can understand about intuition and the relationship it has with Tarot, then the better Tarot readers we become. 

I’ve selected a few of the questions from that free training, and I’ll be answering those shortly. 

LET’S CELEBRATE! 

But first, I want to do a quick shout-out to the folks who have left a five-star review in iTunes. Remember, if you love this podcast, please jump into iTunes, leave a review and a star rating. I would be very, very grateful for that. 

This one comes from Tampline in South Africa. I’m going to take a guess this might be Peter Tampline, who we know from our Community. Tampline says:  

“OK, I have to confess I haven’t actually listened to Episode 36, but I’m about to. And being a psychic, I thought I should do the review before listening because I started listening to all of Biddy’s podcast from the beginning, and now I’m here at Episode 36. The thing is, everyone so far has been five stars, so why should this one be any different? Go and roll your dice, flip a coin, draw a few cards—it’s all the same. Five stars from a Biddy fan boy from Cape Town.” 

Awesome! Thank you so much for that kind review. 

Now, the second one I’ve got here is from GreenJA82 from the U.K. This person writes: 

“The Biddy Tarot Podcast has improved my relationship with Tarot not just in terms of the knowledge of the cards, but mainly because it’s given me the confidence to trust my intuition and my own interpretations of the cards. I now have the confidence to put down the books—although the Biddy Tarot card meanings book is fantastic—and freewheel it with friends and family at parties. Thank you so much to Brigit and the Biddy Tarot team.” 

Awesome! That is what I love to hear! The more that I can encourage you to put the book down, particularly when you’re doing a reading, the better, because that’s where your intuition truly, truly flows. So, I really appreciate that feedback. 

And again, pop over to iTunes, and you can leave a review and a star rating there. 

ASK BRIGIT – TAROT AND INTUITION 

All right. So, let’s get into today which is all about Tarot and intuition. Now, before we can get into the actual questions, I just want to spend a little bit of time on this concept of intuition, because intuition is something that here we all have our own definitions, our own connections with what it really is, and I wanted to share a little bit about how I see intuition and how it works with Tarot and why it’s important for Tarot as well.  

WHAT IS INTUITION? 

So, what is intuition? My definition is knowing something without knowing why you know it.  

So, no doubt you’ve had a feeling at some point in your life where it just feels like you have these little niggly feelings that you know something but you can’t really describe in rational terms why it is that you know this.  

Now, I had a friend Amy, and she had planned a trip to Vietnam. It was going to be just her and her husband while the kids stayed with their extended family, and they were going to have these beautiful, romantic holiday trip to Vietnam for a week. So, Amy booked it in and super excited when she was doing it, but then a few weeks later, she started to feel really uneasy. She thought maybe it was because she didn’t want to leave the kids behind, maybe she wanted to have a bit more family time with them, but she thought it was that. But she still couldn’t shake off these feelings, so she ended up cancelling that trip. 

Now, her husband thought she was crazy because he was like, “No I’m ready to go,” and she’s like, “We can’t do it. No, it’s not going to happen.”  

So, they lost a little bit of their holiday deposit but when the day finally came, the day that they were meant to be flying a huge typhoon hit Vietnam, and it severely damaged the resort at which they were going to stay. So, in Amy’s case, even though she couldn’t really describe or explain why she felt that way, she knew that something wasn’t right and she was correct. Her intuition really led her to the right path even though she was questioning it at the time, going, “I think I’m crazy, but I just can’t go.” 

No doubt you’ve had that kind of experience where maybe you have followed your gut, and you didn’t really know why at the time but you just knew you had to do it. That’s intuition.  

There are lots of different ways of looking at intuition. Some people see it as quite a scientific concept. Other people see it more as magical and mystical, even spiritual and almost out of this world. For me, I sort of see it as a bit of a combination of all of that.  

NOW HERE’S WHAT I BELIEVE… 

We take in so much information every day by just being in this world, and it all comes in, but our brain can’t really handle so much information, so it starts to filter things. It keeps some things for the conscious mind, and then everything else filters and flows back into the subconscious mind.  

Now, I believe the subconscious is where our intuition is. The intuition is also receiving huge amounts of information. Our conscious mind hasn’t touched it because it can’t really deal with so many bits of information, but it all sinks in at more of that intuitive level.  

So, when you start to have a feeling about things sometimes, it’s because you have already collected this information without knowing that you’ve collected it, and somehow your brain does amazing things, and it brings it back into the conscious mind and says, “Hey, check this out. Here is some information I’ve got about for you,” and that can be your intuition. So, for me that’s a little bit more on the scientific side.  

Now, with intuition I also say that we are part of a collective wisdom. We have kind of this collective consciousness or collective intuition that we are part of, and that’s this world, this universe, this galaxy whatever you want to call it, and we can connect into that any time to understand what is happening around us.  

Now, because we are part of this system, that collective wisdom is also within us. I strongly believe that we have all the answers we need all inside of us. It’s what we call our inner wisdom and our intuition. 

What I love about Tarot in particular is that it helps bring us back home, back into that place of inner wisdom and back into that place where we don’t need to go outside of ourselves to find the answer because it’s already inside of you. It’s just a matter of accessing it. 

ACCESSING INTUITION 

Now, one question that often comes up is, “Do you have to be special to be intuitive?” 

No, I don’t think so. I think it’s in every one of us, and again, it’s just about accessing that. Now, intuition itself is, I believe, part of this universal energy, it is part of God, it is part of the universe, and it is part of this greater sense of spirituality.  

So, intuition really does come from a place of love and abundance, and when we experience intuition, we often experience it in our heart space or in our gut/stomach. That’s why we often say, “I have a gut feeling here.” 

On the other hand, we have ego, and in some ways… Look, ego certainly plays a role in life, but in some ways, ego is a little bit of the enemy to intuition. Now, ego often comes from a place of fear—a fear of missing out, a fear of losing something, there’s fear of scarcity, that there’s not enough to go around—and we often experience ego from our head. 

Sometimes if you’re getting a bit of a headache, it can mean that you’re too much in your head. Sometimes it might mean you need a bit of water. Maybe you’ve had a bit of a hangover or whatever it might be, but sometimes it does give you a sign that you’re too much in your head. 

TAROT & INTUITION 

Now, when we read Tarot, those beautiful Tarot cards are giving us direct access into intuition, and really, it’s the images, the symbols and the stories in the cards that create this sort of instant connection into the subconscious mind, because the subconscious mind doesn’t really connect so much with words and phrases. Instead, it connects more with pictures and visual elements, and that really does go straight to the subconscious and that is, obviously, where the intuition is stored.  

Now, we can use the Tarot cards to connect deeply with our intuition, because it’s bypassing our conscious mind, and it’s going straight into our subconscious. So, we’re almost switching off all of the thoughts, the analytical part of our brain, and we’re going straight into the core essence of who we really are, which is our intuition, and that’s where all that knowledge and wisdom is found. 

Now, with intuition, it is important that you are proactive in accessing your intuition. You can still pick up Tarot cards and still be very much in your head. So, it’s important that you set an intention that you’re using your cards to go straight through to your intuition, and this is why I strongly recommend when you’re doing a Tarot reading that you put the book down and you read the cards intuitively first. 

Now of course, if you’re getting to a point at which your intuition just isn’t quite kicking into gear, or maybe you want to explore some different alternatives, then it makes sense to go and check out the book and see if that triggers any further insight for you.  

I’m going to talk a little bit more about how you can really connect and access your intuition, but I just want to set that up in your mind.  

Intuition is knowing something without knowing why you know it. We are all intuitive, and the Tarot really helps us to access our intuition, and it does that through those images, symbols and stories in the cards. So, I really do invite you to use your Tarot practice as a way of connecting with your inner wisdom and your intuition.  

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED 

So, let’s dig in now to a few of these questions from the free training webinar that I held recently, and again, you can check out that free training at BiddyTarot.com/Webinar-Intuition 

All right, this comes from Phoenix and Phoenix says: 

“Do you believe that anyone can read Tarot intuitively or is it a skill that only some people have?”  

Well short answer is yes, anyone can read Tarot intuitively, and I strongly believe anyone can access their intuition if they wish to. Now, it’s like intuition is there, and I think maybe it was [inaudible 00:13:28] Sonja describes intuition or psychic ability even as radio waves. 

Some of us are born with our radio tuned perfectly to the waves of intuition. It’s almost like you don’t really need to do anything, you’re already switched on, you’re pre-programmed, and it’s already in there.  

Now, others of us are born with the dial just not really on anything. All we hear is static. We might not even be able to hear it at all. We might not even realise that there is a radio that we can use. Over time, what it requires is for you to start saying, “OK, I get that there is intuition, and I’m going to try and dial in to that intuition.” 

And then for others, we might be somewhere in between. We might be able to hear a little bit of that intuition coming through, and the more that we work on dialling in, the clearer that signal gets.  

I would say I was probably in the last group. I knew that I was intuitive in some way, and I know that over the last few years in particular, I’ve really dialled in that intuition and now it’s flowing through beautifully.  

It is interesting, actually, just on this… Sometimes I get up in my head a little bit, and I start to worry, and I think, “Well, I’m really intuitive for my own things, but I still struggle and find it hard to connect into other people and be intuitive for them.” So, I often find it difficult to just blurt out really specific things for other people that maybe I have never met before.  

So, just know that you’re going to find your own little starting place where you do some things really well and other parts where you’re like, “Ah no, no, I’m not sure that’s me.” So, just don’t feel bad that maybe you’re similar to me and that you’re highly intuitive for yourself, but maybe it’s a little bit harder to tune into other people as well.  

DIAL INTO YOUR INTUITION. 

How is it that you can then dial into your intuition? 

I’m going to touch on a few things here and few things later in the other questions, but just to get started, set the intention and the belief that you are intuitive. Be open-minded to the possibility that you are intuitive and that you can dial into your intuition. Imagine it as if it is that radio, and you’re just turning the dial so that you can tune in even more.  

Be disciplined. Put the book down when you’re doing a Tarot reading. Read intuitively first, and then check the book if you really, really need to.  

Actually, I’ve had quite a few people ask me, “Well, if you’re saying to put the book down, why have you made The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings? What’s going on here Brigit? What are you doing?” 

So, I believe that when you’re doing a Tarot reading, read intuitively—no books unless you really, really need to, just at the end. But in between readings, you may want to use the book more for research and more for just building up a library knowledge about the cards. But ultimately, it comes down to what you intuitively see in a Tarot reading. So, I hope that clarifies things a little bit there.  

Another thing to do if you want to turn up your intuition or dial intuition is really trust it and go with it, even if it’s seems a little bit silly.  

For example, I was doing a reading for a client a few years ago, and she was asking about her relationship with her man. Things were a bit rocky, and he didn’t seem that committed, but she was like, “I’m ready for this. Let’s do it.” 

Anyway, I did the reading, and I drew the Knight of Cups. This was from the Rider-Waite deck, and I’ve never noticed this before, but I saw the Knight of Cups, and he appeared as if he was in this desert oasis.  

I know the Knight of Cups is a pretty romantic guy, and here he is in a desert oasis, and I started getting these really funny feeling that maybe her man was out romancing somebody else in a desert oasis resort. 

It made no sense to me, nothing at all, and I thought, “Oh, this sounds a little bit silly,” but I put it out there anyway, and the client came back to me. 

She was like, “Oh, my goodness. Yes, I just found out that he’s off some resort in a desert oasis with a new woman, and I’m devastated.”  

So, there you go. Sometimes you’ve just got to trust it. 

And actually, you know what here is a note to Brigit (note to me): Maybe I am quite intuitive for other people. I need to give myself a bit of it credit there. 

Also, it’s really important to focus on boosting your intuition in between readings, and that what I’m going to talk about next in this next question.  

Alan asked: 

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“Do you have any ideas on how to boost intuition with practices, intentions, etc.?”  

I’ve talked a little bit about the mindset that you need to have in place of being open-minded, being disciplined, trusting it and sending the intention, but what are some actual activities and things that you can do to really boost your intuition? 

MEDITATION 

One thing that I think is essential to intuition is meditation. 

Now, meditation… I don’t know. For some people, they go, “Yeah, meditation. I can just meditate all day, every day! Fantastic.” Other people (like my husband), start to break out in a rash going, “Oh, God, what am I going to do? What do I do when I’m doing meditation? Should I be breathing? Should I be looking at things? Should I be talking to myself? How do I do it? Oh, my gosh, my brain is just going on fire.” You know, all this crazy stuff comes up.  

So, I find the most helpful meditation is simply getting into a relaxed state, sitting comfortably, closing your eyes, then focusing on the breath. And really it is as simple as just breathe in and breathe out and feel the air in your nostrils.  

Sometimes I really enjoy in that in-breath, bringing in the energy of the universe through my crown chakra. I exhale all that energy down into the earth. Then I inhale again, and I bring it all out from the earth back into my body, and then I exhale, and I shower it out through my crown chakra with all this beautiful white light just showering over my body. I just do that for a few times, and that gets me feeling pretty well grounded and connected, which is neat. 

Then the next thing I like to do with meditation, if I’m simply just doing the practice of calming down my thoughts, I imagine my mind like a lake, and every little thought I have is like a little ripple on that lake (or little wave, depending how big your thoughts are), and I just concentrate on smoothing out that lake, just let every little wave just ripple out to the edge. You know, gently lapping on the shore, and then it’s gone. Then there might be another thought, and I just watch that ripple out over the lake until eventually my lake just smooths out, smooth and smooth, until it becomes almost like one of those beautiful clear mountain lakes that’s dead still and reflects all of the beauty of the nature around it.  

So, that might be your simple meditation that you do even if it’s just for 5 minutes a day. It’s the practice of bringing your conscious mind into a very calm state so that you can access your subconscious mind more easily. 

Now some other ideas on how to boost intuition… 

CARD OF THE DAY 

Obviously, Tarot cards are going to help boost your intuition, and I really do recommend doing a daily card. Just draw a card every day and ask, “What do I need to know for today?” or “Where do I need to focus my energy?” 

Make sure that you just give yourself time and space to dive into that card intuitively. You might do some journaling. You might just focus on the imagery and see what symbol or picture stands out to you.  

MOVIE OF THE MIND VISUALISATION 

Another technique I really enjoy doing is playing the movie in my mind. This is something that has come to me in a lot more clarity in the last year or two, particularly in learning more about shamanic journeying, where you can journey into a forest, you can me a guide of some kind, you can call a guide in to see who comes in, and then you just have the experience, and it all plays out as if it’s a movie.  

So, for example, I was out for a walk in the local forest here, and I thought, “OK, I’ll just go and sit down near one of the trees.” 

I sat down, made sure there were no snakes under me, and I just closed my eyes. I did some deep breathing, just relaxed my thoughts, and then I just set the intention to call in a guide. Within a couple of seconds, I had this amazing aboriginal man covered in white paint, wearing a white lap-lap, and I thought, “This is interesting,” and he just started by throwing a spear into the trees.  

I’m like, “OK, good trick. What do you want to tell me?” 

And he’s like, “No, no you need to watch again.” 

This time I watched, and you could see, with accuracy, he was aiming for a specific part of the tree. 

I thought, “OK, what does this really mean? Oh, I need to get better at setting my goals. I need to have a very clear focus on what it is that I’m aiming for.” 

And I took a huge amount out of that experience, and it was simply by playing the movie in my mind, setting it up consciously. So, I set out where, in my mind, I was sitting there, and I asked for the guide to come in, and then I just let the movie play in my mind from there.  

A couple of other things… 

Obviously, pay attention to your dreams—that’s where your intuition really flourishes.  

Look for synchronicities, the things that line up quite a lot. Maybe you’re seeing a lot of eagles and then you can investigate. “What does eagle mean for me?” Or maybe you’re seeing lots of numbers, then what do those numbers mean to you? So, just be aware of those things. 

Look, intuition is just an everyday thing. 

It’s all around all of the time. You don’t need to turn on the tap and say, “It must happen now.” It’s really just about being instead of doing. That’s important: be instead of do.  

Jennifer asks: 

“Why do I feel that during some readings I’m so in tune with my intuition, yet other times, it fails me?”  

OK, I know this feeling. I’ve had it before. Sometimes I pull out the cards, and I’m like, “Come on, intuition! Let’s do it.” And I pull them all out, and I’m like, “Oh, this makes no sense. I’m not getting it. I don’t see the message. This is completely contradictory to what I thought it would be.” 

So, here is what I’ve noticed when my intuition is not quite showing, or the cards are not connecting me to my intuition… 

I often find that it’s because I’m in a rush to do the reading, and I’ve forgotten to really set a sacred space for my reading. So, just slow down and even before you do your reading, make sure that you’ve done some meditation, that you’ve really set the scene and set the intention that you’re going to create a very special experience for yourself. So, stop rushing. 

I’m guilty of it all the time. I’ll draw one card. “Oh, that’s what it is, OK!” I rush off, and I don’t even give myself any time to really dive into that card. So, make sure that you do that. Really allow yourself time and space. Honour the process. 

Another thing that I’ve noticed is sometimes I might read when I am too emotional. Maybe I’m too biased. Maybe I’m really am attached to a certain outcome or a certain reason something has happened, and I don’t allow myself that space to get into different possibilities. So, just be mindful of whether you’re feeling too attached to a certain outcome, or whether you’re too emotionally attached, and how that might be influencing your readings. 

Another thing is that moon cycles can affect intuition. So, during the full moon, it’s very much an intuitive time. During the dark moon, it’s often times when the shadow self comes up, and if you’re not ready and willing to open up to your shadow self during new moon, then you may struggle a little bit in your Tarot reading. So, just be mindful of where is the moon at, where you are at. Also, if you’re female, your menstrual cycle may have some influence over your readings. 

And finally, the message may also just not be clear to you in this present moment, but it will have relevance in the future.  

As an example, when I was getting the book deal… So, we’ve got Everyday Tarot coming out in September 2018. It’s an officially published book. I am very excited. Back in 2017, I was evaluating publishers. We had a number of publishers who were keen to publish the book, and of course, I pulled out my Tarot Cards, and I drew a card for each of those publishers.  

Now, at the time, I thought, “Great! Publisher A—yep, I definitely want to go with them.” The meeting felt awesome. It just felt like everything was lining up. And yet, when I kept drawing the Tarot cards, I kept getting things like the Three of Swords. 

I thought, “What? No, that’s rubbish.” 

And then the one I wasn’t so keen on and just wasn’t quite connected to kept coming up, I think it was like Nine of Cups or Nine of Pentacles, and thought, “That, I don’t really get that.”  

So, I’ll be honest—I swept those cards away, and I sort of forgot about them. In fact, I didn’t even write them down. I should have written them down at least, but a few months later, we started to get some of the offers for the book and—lo and behold—publisher A, who I thought were a total yes ended up giving us a really bum deal, so we were really disappointed. My agent and I were just like, “Argh, this is not really reflective of what was happening in the meeting.” 

So, in the end that was the Three of Swords that disappointment, and then the publisher who I wasn’t sure about came through, and they were amazing. They had such an amazing vision for the book, and of course, we ended up going ahead with that publisher.  

It just is testament that sometimes we get messages in the cards that at the time we can’t quite understand, but if we give it some time, then it starts to unfold. So, just keep that in mind, and don’t do what I did and just sweep out the cards. Make sure you take a photo and write down the card at least, so you can come back to them.  

All right. So, [inaudible 00:28:24] asks: 

“How do I know it’s my intuition talking to me and not me just making it up, or worse—that it’s my ego?”  

So, a couple of things to remember (and I said this at the start of the podcast)… 

YOUR INTUITION COMES FROM A PLACE OF LOVE. 

Even if it’s bringing out the kind of messages that are hard to hear, may be tough to deal with it’s always from a loving place, it’s always for your highest good.  

INTUITION IS ALSO FELT IN THE HEART AND THE STOMACH. 

So, if you’re feeling sensations in those places, then it is likely to be intuition. In fact, you can even place your hand on your heart to connect back into your intuition. 

If you’re thinking, “Oh, I’m not sure if this is my ego or my intuition,” place your hand around your heart and just check-in in your heart space and see what feels right for you. 

INTUITION IS PERSISTENT. 

The other thing with intuition is it is persistent. Internally, it will not go away until you have listened to it, and it will get louder and louder and louder over time until you absolutely cannot ignore it.  

Now, ego on the other hand… Often, you’re up in your head. Often, it’s a fear-based feeling. “I’m going to miss out,” or “There’s not enough,” or “Something is wrong,” from your problem place. Now, ego can be very noisy, very high in volume, but it’s typically temporary until it’s found something else that can attach itself to. 

So, ego… I find, within messages, hear them at the time, and then give yourself a couple of days and go back to that message and go, “OK, do I still have that same energy around it? Or has it shifted?” If it has shifted, it probably was your ego talking, but if you’re still feeling that energy, it’s your intuition guiding you towards something new.  

STOP, DROP AND ROLL 

Now here’s a really neat exercise that Betsy LeFae shared with us in Episode 102. So, you can go to BiddyTarot.com/102. Betsy talks about stop, drop and roll. 

  • Stop what you’re doing. 
  • Drop into your body (that might be through breathing, closing your eyes). 
  • Then roll. Just roll with it. Don’t force it. Don’t resist it, and just roll with whatever comes up for you.  

If you want to find out a bit more about that, listen to Betsy’s interview in Episode 102.  

The other episode I’m going to recommend is Episode 67, and it’s all about How to Trust Your Intuition. We go into a lot about intuition in that episode. BiddyTarot.com/67 or iTunes as well. OK, I think we’ve got two more here.  

So, Connie says: 

“I always have freak-out thoughts, especially when it comes to the bad cards. How do I know it’s my intuition versus me jumping the gun?”  

Oh, goodness—bad cards, good cards in the Tarot! This comes up so often, and people really do freak out. “Don’t tell me anything bad in the Tarot!” or “What if I get a bad card?” 

The first thing that I want you to know there are no good or bad cards. Every card has a light and shade. Every card has something that is… I don’t even want to call it a positive and a negative, because even the cards that have challenging messages, like the Tower or the Devil card, have these amazing opportunities in them.  

Even when we find something that’s perhaps uncomfortable in a Tower reading, it’s great because it’s shining the light of consciousness on that particular issue, and then we can do something about it. If there’s something in your life that is not working out for you great, bring it up in a Tarot reading, and then you can figure out what to do about it.  

I think if you’re starting to freak out a little bit, Connie, breathe. Number one, breathe and just know that there are no bad cards, and there’s usually an opportunity inside. 

In Episode 19 and 20, I go into the good cards and bad cards of the Tarot. 

Now, if you do see a bad card, and you’re freaking out, and you’re like, “I don’t want to see this! This is not the card I wanted!” then there are a couple of questions you can ask yourself. 

  • What’s the lesson here? 
  • How can I make the most of the opportunity? 
  • What’s the blessing in disguise? 

If I’m seeing, let’s say, the Three of Swords when I’ve asked about a relationship, what’s the lesson? What can I learn? How can I make the most of this opportunity? What’s the blessing in disguise? Think about those three questions. What’s the lesson, how can I make the most of this opportunity, and what’s the blessing in disguise?  

And here is the thing… 

Your intuition doesn’t want bad or evil in your life. It’s designed to bring you to your highest good, and sometimes you may need to go through some tough lessons, but ultimately, your intuition is guiding you towards your highest good. That is really important. 

Now, this leads me on to the last question from Bernadette and she asks: 

“Can my intuition fail or betray me?”  

Short answer: No. 

It cannot because I believe your intuition is serving your highest good always. Even when it feels like your intuition might have led you to a negative outcome, remember that it’s serving you in some way. 

I believe it was Tony Robbins who says this, “Life is happening for you, not to you.” Even when we have those really crappy situations that come up, it’s happening for you, it’s happening for a reason, and when you start to really embody that belief, you start to see so many new opportunities open up for you, because even those really negative situations can start to feel like, “Oh, this is happening for a reason. I get it. There’s something bigger in here. It doesn’t feel great right now, but it’s leading me to the right thing.” In that case, your intuition isn’t failing or betraying you. It may feel that way, but it’s leading you to the right outcome for your highest good. 

Now, sometimes our ego does interfere and take us off course. We may think we’re failing our intuition, but actually our ego is leading us in different direction. 

Now, what’s neat is you are exactly where you need to be, so even if your ego is interfering, it is serving you a purpose, which may just be simply to show you the balance between ego and intuition.  

Ultimately, though, with intuition, I believe that your intuition is your connection to God, to the universe, to Mother Earth, to everythingness and the nothingness, whatever you want to call it. Your intuition is connected to that higher being in some way, and if we see it in that way, it cannot lead you astray because that is pure love, it is pure essence, it is pure energy, all of those beautiful things. What a great place to wrap this up! 

WRAP-UP 

I hope today has been helpful for you, and I know we’ve gone a little bit longer than we normally do, but intuition is such an important topic, and if you want to learn a little bit more about how to trust your intuition definitely check out Episode 67.  

If you want to learn how to read Tarot intuitively, then also check out the free training webinar at BiddyTarot.com/Webinar-Intuition. Now, in that webinar, I’ll show you some really helpful tips to read Tarot intuitively, and I’m also going to show you one of our signature programs that will help you get even deeper with the Tarot cards and really switch on your intuition.  

There you have it. I hope today has been helpful! I can’t wait to connect with you to again very, very soon. Have a great week, and bye for now! 

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Brigit Esselmont is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling books the Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings and the Biddy Tarot Planner, and the brand new book and Tarot deck, Everyday Tarot. A professional Tarot reader for more than 20 years, Brigit founded Biddy Tarot in 1999, where each year more than 4.5 million people (like you!) are inspired to live more mindful and enlightened lives, using the Tarot as a guide.

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