Have you ever heard the saying, "It's just not in the cards for me... " Or "I was given some bad cards." Or even the term "Consult the cards." ? For years, people have consulted these cards when they have questions or trials in their lives. Both men and women have looked to tarot readers for hundreds and hundreds of years seeking out guidance for their major life issues and questions.
A little about the Tarot?
The Tarot deck has 78 cards, and two parts:
The Major Arcana
The Minor Arcana
The Major Arcana represents major issues or events in our lives, and the Minor Arcana represents smaller problems and solutions. When the two are combined, it can often tell a story and give some answers and insights.
Growing up, I was always interested in Tarot Cards and all things of the like.. Astrology, tea leaves, palm reading, crystals, numerology, and spirit guides.. All where fascinating to me, and I did my research, read a lot of books, and practiced. But, it wasn't until these last few years that I have started to embrace them outwardly. (Nothing like a good heartbreak and a cross country move to free the spirit!)
I've been reading Tarot for years now, and I own over 5 decks! Sterling and I consult the cards whenever we have a big decision ahead of us, or even if just need clarification on a current circumstance.
As with most forms of divination and tools like the ones I listed above, the Tarot can be very powerful and useful to help someone reflect on their circumstances, emotions, as well as provide a new way of looking at things, and give understanding. Sometimes the cards can provide answers or illumination.
It's important to understand that Tarot is not evil. Many times people have looked at my cards and refused to touch them. When I was in college I had a guy leave my house because they were the Devil's Cards. The Tarot does not provide exact predictions or answers. Many people look to Tarot Readers expecting exact information, like names, dates, titles and sometimes even numbers. The Tarot won't be able to tell you the name of your husband, or where you will work next. The Tarot will not predict your death, they won't cause anyone or anything to happen. But, that doesn't mean there isn't insight in the cards.
I read for someone years ago when I was just starting out. I did a basic spread to answer some of the questions in her heart. The cards read a lot about romance, I saw a lot of "cups" which represent love. Some troubles and fighting represented in swords, ultimately it ended with her leaving with a young male. I hadn't talked to her about any of her issues or problems, but I told her what the cards said, and she broke down crying. Saying she was having a lot of issues in her marriage. They were fighting a lot, and talking about divorce. As it turns out, they got a divorce and she took their young son, and moved out.
Did I predict the divorce? Not exactly. Did I cause it? No. Who was the young man she left with? Could it have represented her young son? Could it have represented her finding new love? These are answers she got to answer once she saw the opportunities. It was great to do the reading for her, and she later thanked me for helping her. She felt the divorce was inevitable, and knowing she would make it through helped.
I personally think that Tarot cards reflect the person's energy. When a question is put into the cards, the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and even answers (Because deep down, we subconsciously know all the answers.) are projected into the cards, and they give us the answers we need.
I think tarot cards are best used to address current issues, or something coming up. The readings I normally do are for 6 months and under. The past, present and future can always be changed, so it's best to not look too far into that future.
Tarot readings can help you gain a little more clarity and understanding in your life. They can help you look inward and recognize deeper emotions. They put clarity into difficult situations, and often quiet exterior "noises" of the mind.
I've decided to post often about The Tarot. Featuring a card a week, sometimes more.. Often when I do a reading that I feel needs to be shared.
I'm also hoping to do paid readings. In this process of letting go, finding a different path and seeking new ways of income.. All while working from home, Tarot Readings has been constantly knocking on the door. Asking me to find a way to let it be included in my life.
I am looking for ways to do online Tarot Readings. Possibly through this blog, or another website. Before I make anything official, I will announce it on this blog first, and maybe offer up 5 free Tarot Readings via Skype or email if you don't want to skype.
I know a lot of my readers read Tarot, and there is a lot of debate on online readings vs in person readings. Which, I'm hoping to do both. I'm hoping to offer the gift of Tarot to anyone however they choose to accept it.
I would love some input here.. Would you ever get your Tarot Read? Have you? How much would you, or did you pay?