Symbolism in Tarot Reading – Blindfold

One of the most powerful symbolic images reflected within the Tarot is that of the blindfold. Blindfolds are barriers, both literally and emotionally. Symbolically, they refer to one’s level of denial or inability to perceive things as they really are. They can represent a distortion of reality and usually refer to a lack of perception. With his appearance, there is an element of darkness. They convey a lack of light, insight, or insight. In Tarot readings, blindfolds can refer to our anxieties, fears, and reluctance to acknowledge important truths.

However, it is important to note that blindfolds also have positive aspects. In tarot reading, the image of the blindfold reminds us that there is always a light within us. Although the world may seem dark and uncertain, we can find peace and harmony within ourselves. Blindfolds encourages us to journey through the darkness of our own fear, confusion, uncertainty, and lack of faith. In the end, this process can be transformative. Inner strength replaces lack of confidence and apprehension. Our own personal truths become clearer. We can discover who we really are.

There are two cards in traditional Tarot decks that represent blindfolds: The Two of Swords and the Eight of Swords. There, the association with the suit of swords proves to further validate its reference to truth. The swords are a suit that “cuts” to the truth regardless of one’s feelings or expectations. However, the swords represent the realm of the mind and do not necessarily refer to facts. From this perspective, the swords refer to our inner truths and our subjective concept of reality.

In Tarot readings, both the Two of Swords and the Eight of Swords refer to the inability to see reality as it is. In this case, the concept of truth has been distorted or, in some cases, circumvented. The Two or Swords refers to the reluctance to perceive situations as they really are. Evasion has become the solution. The connection between heart and mind has been sacrificed for the comfort of oblivion. The Eight of Swords, on the other hand, refers to a lack of insight. One’s true path has been shadowed by fear and uncertainty. In this case, fear has distorted the truth. The confusion and worry have been self-imposed.

When blindfolds appear in a Tarot reading, there are always important implications. They always require you to look within and find your truth. It’s always helpful to ask yourself what you might be reluctant to look at. Blindfolds urges you to connect with your inner light and discover the resources that can truly set you free.

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