Many people think tarot reading is a bunch of silly carnival stuff. This is not the case! Tarot reading actually had a rich history, going back hundreds of years!
Tarot comes from a style of playing cards created in the mid-15th century. These cards were often used to play games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. It’s from this second game the cards derive their name. In Europe, these games are still played and thus, you can find people with tarot decks who never use them for divination purposes. This is too bad, because as divination tools, they are really handy. Read more & learn why the card are more than just a tool for psychics.
A good tarot reader won’t claim they’re using the cards to see the future. After all, the future isn’t exactly set in stone. Instead, a good tarot reader will tell you that they’re helping you see the paths you’re on in life, and how you might change the path you’re on if you’re not happy with where it’s taking you. People who claim to be able to see the precise details of the future are generally charlatans and scam artists, and aren’t worth the time it takes to give them your money. So don’t do it.
How does it work?
If you’ve found a good tarot reader, however, the benefits can be astounding. They’ll lay out cards in one of several different kinds of spreads. These spreads are designed to help lay out the information the cards hold in different ways. Some of the more popular spreads are the Cross and Triangle spread, which is a questioning spread designed specifically to ask about life directions, the Celtic Cross, which is one of the most popular spreads, and the Relationship spread, which is popular for obvious reasons. Other spreads include the Astrological spread, the Mandala spread, or the Planetary spread.
Once the reader has laid out the cards in an appropriate spread, the reading happens. Each card placement represents a different aspect of your life. These aspects might correspond to the classic elements, such as Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, or they might not. They might simply represent things directly, like life force, spiritual health, mental health, and other topics.Whatever they represent, the reader will take the meaning of each card in the location it’s placed, and used that to help you bring up topics about which you need help. In this way, it can be much like a therapy appointment. By bringing up topics as the cards speak to them, they can help you focus on the topics that are really hanging out in your mind.
It can be important not to go to a tarot reader that you feel is judgmental. One of the main benefits of a tarot reader is talking to someone who knows nothing about you, or your life. This can be a huge benefit, because speaking about your life to a stranger can help you feel disconnected from the trials and tribulations. In being disconnected from them, it can help you find answers that you may not have considered previously.
Another benefit of tarot readers is that readings can often happen anywhere, at any time. I myself have given tarot readings at bus stops, parties, and on street corners. This can be quite freeing because there’s no need to go to an office, wait an hour to see a person, and then hope the conversation is good. Instead, you can simply have a conversation! Anywhere a person can lay out cards, they can give a tarot readings.
In fact, there are a number of tarot readers who give readings online. Since all that’s important is laying down the cards, and randomizing them, simple randomizing programs can be used to lay out a proper spread. Once that’s done, the reading is as easy to give as explaining to you the meanings of the different cards that got lain out.Many people are afraid that tarot readings can be expensive. Some readers do charge quite a bit. What’s this money going to? After all, certainly it can’t be very difficult to lay down cards and speak, right? That is not the case! A tarot reader is doing much, much more than simply laying down cards and speaking.
Part of what you’re paying for is for a reader to make a personal connection with you. That can be the most difficult part of any reading. It’s more than simply reading off of cards, it’s getting a sense of the person for whom you’re reading. Beyond that, it can be difficult to know which spread to use, and why to use that spread in different instances.
So as you can see, the benefits of seeing a tarot reader are many and varied. You can be part of a rich history of divination, as well as speak to someone who’s much like a therapist!