Inner Child Cards
A Fairy Tale Tarot
Isha Lerner and Mark Lerner
Inner Child Cards is a divination system that reawakens the child in all of us by gently helping us to interact with the world’s most potent archetypes.
The authors assign an archetypal childhood story to each image in the traditional tarot deck. Cinderella aligns with the Moon card traditionally associated with the power of dreams and visions. In addition, Sleeping Beauty parallels the Death card with its theme of personal change. Little Red Cap stands in for the Fool (the innocent) and the Big Bad Wolf portrays the Devil himself.
Before the Age of Reason people transmitted higher learning through archetypal characters in stories and fairy tales. In modern times these all-important stories have been relegated to a secondary position as suitable only for children. As a result, the whimsical art and familiar characters of the Inner Child Cards will awaken dormant emotional memory that has been trapped in long-forgotten childhood stories. Tarot has always had an uncanny capacity to act as a hall of mirrors reflecting the true trajectory of life. By referencing fairy-tale archetypes gives adults an especially clear reflection of the child within. They also allow imaginative access to the soul’s own personal truth. And because of their playful nature these cards are equally well suited for use with children.
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