I love, love, love the Tarot! Yes, many of you know this. How much do I love the Tarot. Well, enough so that within everything that takes place in my life, I usually associate a tarot card with the experience I am having in the moment. So, when songs come on the radio or a song is running through my head on repeat (like when Taylor Swift came out with You Belong To Me, and it was stuck in my head for days on repeat. Yuck!), they usually remind me of a tarot card. Here are a few songs that get my ass back on my spiritual track and the cards that I associate them with.
1. "I dare you to move" by Switchfoot:
This song always comes on when the Spirits want me to listen. To pay attention to something within my life. It rarely means movement or change. It usually confirms that I am in the right spot at the right time. Why? Well, there is one part of the lyrics that touches my heart:
"Maybe redemption has stories to tell? Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell. Where can you run to escape from yourself? Where you gonna go?...salvation is here."
This song is associated with The Star card. My goal is set and I have to keep my eye on the prize. I must keep moving forward and know that everything is taking place at the right time. With the washing away of my past actions, comes the beginning of others. This song advises me to let go of the past and stay focused on my goal.
2. "I can see clearly now" by Johnny Nash:
This song will only come on when something wonderful and awesome is going to happen.
Actually, I usually hear this song when I am in a phase that I like to call "breaking through the sludge". It is a small amount of filth that sits around your aura. It happens when a person is moving forward on their spiritual journey and a major breakthrough is going to happen. For some reason a build up of energy takes place that looks like dark sludge. Kind of like a cocoon. I hear this song when I have reached my spiritual limit and it helps me understand that there is only good in my life. This build up of energy is very thin but to me it can feel like a wall. Usually I am in a time of need and this song plays on the radio. It brings me back to center and advises me that "yes, everything is clear now. Move on. Breakthrough the shadow and live in the sun."
I associate this song with the Six of Swords. I am on a journey and it is time to move from one part of my life (the sludge) to the next (the light). It may be rough (like the water in the card) but eventually I will reach my destination (the smooth water on the other side of the boat).
3. "Break it down again" by Tears for Fears:
The Tower is the card that comes to mind when I listen to this song. The song reminds me that we all must break down our thoughts and beliefs that we have built our foundation on in order to grow. As the song states "no more building up, it is time to dissolve".
Dissolve we must. It is all part of the whole. You will not need the items you have gathered in the next phase of your spiritual growth. I always look at the Tower card as a form of rebuilding. We are thrown from our safe haven, flung to the ground, and advised to pick up the pieces to start over. It is required in order to break through barriers. I listen to this song when I am trying to understand the importance of breaking shit down. Of items being destroyed in our life. Of glass shattering. It has to happen. It is part of life. It is part of the process.
4. "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri:
The Lovers card is what comes to mind when this song is playing on the radio. This is the last song I will explain because it really has a lot of meaning in my life right now. This card is associated with a past relationship that I was involved in. Actually it represents most of my past love interests. Yes, even a Spiritual person like me struggles with the past. This song helps me to understand that we are constantly faced with decisions in our life. They may be hard to handle and also hard to digest. The past will come back to haunt you. It is all about choosing to move past what ever bullshit is present in your life. Move past all the pain and hurt that comes along with thoughts of those who you have loved. Those who have not loved you back. When I hear this song, I have to work through my issue of holding onto someone who has no real truth in the present moment. They are simply there to remind me of what I want in my life and where I am going. That is what the Lovers card means to me.
What songs do Spirit use to represent a message that is being sent to you? Are there songs that mean something to you when you are faced with fork in your spiritual path? Let me know.
Until the next time my friend.