Symbolism in Tarot Reading – Blindfolds

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 typically refer to lack of insight. With their appearance, there is an element of darkness. They convey a lack of light, insight or inner knowledge. In Tarot readings, blindfolds can refer to our anxieties, fears, and the reluctance to acknowledge important truths. It’s important to note, however, that there are also positive aspects to blindfolds. In tarot reading, the image of the blindfold reminds us that there is always a light within …