One of the most deeply mystical and revered symbols of occultism and mysticism is the "Tree of Life". The centuries-old pattern, consisting of ten "nodes" represents both the impenetrable mysteries of Universe, and the human psyche itself.
Appearing in the spiritual traditions of the Jewish Kaballah, as well as Christian mysticism and Hermetic manuscripts, the tree-like structure traces its symbolic roots to Assyria more than 900 years BC. Over the centuries the symbol changed subtley as both Christian and Hermetic mystics influenced the symbology.
The Tree of Life tarot reading takes ten spirtual aspects of the human psyche and applies insights of tarot cards to them. This tarot reading is a difficult one, and recommended for advanced tarot readers.
Below is a step-by-step walkthrough of each position in the "Tree of Life" spread:
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Reading Tips for the "Tree of Life" Tarot Spread
What is often overlooked about the ancient, mystical Tree of Life is that the Tree consists not only of 10 "nodes", but a series of 22 connecting lines. These lines which interconnect each node, are vital to the understanding of the Tree of Life.
When performing a Tree of Life tarot reading, pay attention to how each card relates to one another along these connecting lines. What is equally important to the cards themselves, are the connections between the cards — and how they relate to one another.
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