I see Goddesses everywhere. In the faces of my loved ones, in people I pass on the street, in city architecture and in nature, and of course, in the Tarot. When I read Tarot, I ask the Goddess to guide me, and to let the messages flow through me with clarity and for the highest good of all.
My Tarot work and my dedication to the Goddess are inextricably intertwined.
If you are feeling called to get to know the Goddess more deeply, in her many forms, the Tarot is a powerful and personal way to do that.
When you are reading Tarot for yourself, and when you are studying the cards, take note of the Goddess archetypes that appear in your cards. Ask yourself, what is the message that is being revealed to me? Which Goddess is around me now, supporting me and offering me wisdom? Try to recognize a particular Goddess in the cards, and use the cards as a starting point for further Goddess study.
Or, if there is a certain Goddess that you wish to work with, see where you can find her in the Tarot.
For example, I have been working with the Minoan Snake Goddess for many years. I can see her various faces and aspects in the images of the RWS Tarot.
As an earth Goddess, she has an affinity with the Empress and Queen of Pentacles, she is the nurturing mother, a symbol of fertility, growth, comfort and authority.
As the Lady of the Beasts, she has a connection with the Strength card, using compassion and courage rather than brute force.
Like the High Priestess, she has been initiated into the mysteries but reveals little.
She takes us into our shadows and reveals our true nature, like the Death card.
She shares the fiery confidence of the Queen of Wands, the sharp intellect and desire for truth of the Queen of Swords, and the capacity for love of the Queen of Cups. She is the epitome of empowerment.
Once you have identified a particular card that most strongly represents the Goddess you are focussing on, muse on it. Place the card on your altar, or somewhere that you can see it several times a day.
Meditate with the card. Imagine that you can step right into that card, that you can respectfully address the Goddess and ask her for her wisdom. Ask her what you can offer her, and create a personal ritual around that.
By searching for the various aspects of a Goddess in the Tarot, you will get to know Her better, and also develop a deeply personal relationship with the cards.