Discovering Your Shadow In The Tarot
“The task consists in integrating the unconscious, in bringing together “conscious” and “unconscious”. I have called this the individuation process”. Jung (C.W.5,459)
The Individuation process can be seen in pictorial form in the 22 cards of the Tarot, Major Arcana.
The Shadow contains both positive and negative aspects of the Self. On the journey towards Individuation we deny shadow qualities because we consider them unacceptable. When we face and acknowledge the aspects of ourselves that lie in shadow, we can integrate them into consciousness and become whole.
As psychological awareness has advanced, the archetypes of human consciousness have been identified as parts of the self. It is interesting to look at the shadow as the parts of the self that we are not currently utilising.
In this presentation Anne shall use the Tarot as a guide for the journey of discovering the shadow aspects of the self and how they originated; how to recognise shadow in a tarot reading and introduce specific spreads to help with this task.
About Anne Shotter
Anne is the founding and current President of The Tarot Guild of Australia. She is passionate about her work with clients and her teaching of many thousands of students over the last 30 years of her professional career. Throughout her career Anne has gained many qualifications including Astrology, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, and Post Graduate Dip of Arts, (Civil Celebrancy. She has participated in many study groups learning psychological theories, relationships, various healing modalities and archetypes. Anne feels fortunate to have attended summer school at the Jung Institute in Zurich. She has also been a speaker at national and international Tarot Conferences.