Symbols as Medicine: Tarot Readings by Mary Shock

8203a9_ea6999f2cb62497e961f8b444da32901To experience a Tarot reading is to call upon the wisdom of symbols. Tarot is a language of images that has amassed energy from hundreds of years of meditation, study, and interpretation. We draw from this deep well each time we lay the cards.

The Art of Tarot Reading is attached to a long history and is often historically demonized. This practice is associated with ‘divination’ aka predicting the future. This simplification of what it is to divine only uncovers the surface of all of the complexity that Tarot has to offer. Tarot, as a tool, is utilized to speak and listen directly to the universe within our soul.

Holistic healing works to treat the whole person not just the illness. Tarot and other divination practices can be used to heal. The star piece inside each human resonates with the vibrations of the cosmos. Our spiritual well being is intrinsically connected to our physical and mental health. We see it in our lives when we are feeling a lot of stress and then develop a sinus headache. We are literally feeling the emotional pressure in our physical bodies.

What could relieve us from emotional pain? What could heal us from our trauma and internal suffering?

In turning to a higher power, we can find direction in healing our souls.  Tarot lifts the veil that covers the wisdom of the universe that lies within each of us. Tarot can tune us in to a higher vibration which will emanate in every ascent of our realities, from our soul-path to our health, relationships and passions.


mary-shock-3-1Mary Shock’s Tarot mission is to open space for healing and help enlighten each individual’s soul path. She uses her original creation, The Summer Tarot Deck, to illuminate a journey into healing and unity. As a self-taught visual artist, she manifests messages from the universe. Mary channels intuitive insights to provide her clients guidance in understanding the past, living fully in the present and navigating each soul’s celestial path into the future. Her artwork and Tarot readings have been featured in galleries in New York City and Baltimore. 

Read more about Mary’s approach to Tarot here.