Understanding Tarot Cards

There are plenty of myths and superstitions surrounding tarot cards, most of which aren’t true. Today, we’re going to share with you 14 misconceptions people seem have about what goes on during a tarot reading.

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14 Tarot Card Myths

1. A Tarot Reader Must be Psychic

This concept stems from the idea that tarot reader was chosen by the universe to read the cards. Needless to say, this isn’t true; a tarot card reader doesn’t have to be born with any supernatural abilities, in fact, many readers train themselves to rely on their intuition when it comes to giving an in-depth reading. When it comes to learning how to make predictions using tarot cards, it’s possible for anyone to learn this art of fortune-telling if they’re willing to put in the work.

2. Tarot Cards are Magical

Contrary to popular belief, tarot cards do not possess any mysterious qualities. It’s the ability that a cartomancer has to read the cards and interpret them that makes them appear magical.

3. Tarot Cards Predictions Are Definite

The truth is, the future is not set in stone; every decision you make has the potential to take you down a different life path. After getting a reading, your future can be changed if you alter the course that you’re currently on.

4. Tarot Specialists Can’t Read for Themselves

If you’re a tarot card reader, you certainly have the ability to read for yourself; in fact, many readers started off by practising on themselves before reading for other people. With that said, it can be difficult for a cartomancer (card reader) to detach from a reading when they’re doing on themselves.

5. Tarot Cards Must Be Wrapped in Silk

While some people believe that wrapping their deck in silk will protect it from the dark forces, the truth is, all it’ll do is protect them from damage. So, go ahead and wrap your cards up to keep them safe, but don’t it for the sake of spiritual protection.

6. Tarot Cards are Evil

This myth comes from the fact that people don’t understand the cards and what they can be used for. Due to the fear that people have of the unknown, tarot cards can be seen as ‘the work of the devil,’ in the eyes of those who don’t know any better.

7. The ‘Death card’ is Always Negative

It’s important to note that the Death card doesn’t relate to a physical death, instead, it only indicates a definite ending of something. This could be the end of a relationship, a career, a problem, or anything else; truth be told, the Death card also signifies the beginning of something new.

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8. Tarot Card Readers Can’t be Trusted

No matter what industry you’re in, there are good and bad people in every profession. While there are some people who are simply out to make a quick buck, these individuals are often quite easy to figure out.

9. Reversed Cards Are Always Bad

Reversed cards often mean the opposite of what the upright card means. However, it may also mean that further investigation into a situation is needed.

10. Tarot Card Meanings Are Always the Same

When it comes to tarot reading, there are many symbols/meanings that can be found in single card; it’s up the reader to interpret what the card is trying to say in relation to whatever question they’ve been asked. The order in which the cards are drawn will also affect what their meaning is, so no two readings are ever the same.

11. Tarot Cards Readers Need Your Date of Birth

This may be true for astrology but not for tarot card readers; there’s no reason for a cartomancer to know your date of birth when giving you a reading.

12. A Tarot Readers Deck Shouldn’t be Touched

This myth derives from the superstition that it’s bad luck for someone to touch a tarot readers cards; however, if this was the case, tarot readers would never ask others to shuffle their deck before getting into a session.

13. Tarot Readings Have to be Done Face-to-Face

Like many areas of the psychic world, there’s no reason for the recipient and their chosen reader to be in the same room. In fact, some would argue that because there’s some distance between a reader and their client, the reading they give is will be more accurate.

14. The Origin of Tarot Card Reading

While we know that tarot cards sprung into popularity during the 15th century, we still don’t know the exact date of their origin. Due to this fact, anyone claiming otherwise isn’t being honest with the information they’re sharing.

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