All you need to know about Tarot cards
Tarot cards are a very interesting subject. If you are keen on knowing more about the science and reasoning behind tarot cards or are just inquisitive to know how a deck of cards could possibly tell you anything about yourself and your future, read on to know more!
What are Tarot cards?
Tarot cards are an art that dates back to the 1400s, which were used for games at that time. These cards which were used as games only started to be used for future prediction and fortune telling in 1785 by a French occultist Jean- Baptiste Alliette where he connected cards which contained illustrations with astrology and ancient Egyptian lore.
Tarot cards contain 78 different cards, each with unique illustrations, symbolism, and stories. Out of these 78 cards, 22 are known as Major Arcana cards which represent a person’s karmic and spiritual lessons in life and the other 56 are Minor Arcana cards which denote the experiences and difficulties a person faces in their daily life.
How do Tarot cards work?
Tarot can be said to be like a storybook of our life, which gives us a peep into our own souls and helps us access our inner wisdom. Every lesson we have to learn or go through into our lives can be portrayed by these 78 cards. While using tarot for gaining an insight into our lives, you will be able to understand and be exposed to the lessons you need to learn and master in your life. Tarot cards help you access your subconscious mind and help gain some wisdom on how to deal with the situations we face in our lives.
You do not need to be a physic to be able to do a Tarot card reading. There are two types of readings in Tarot:
1) Question Reading – This kind of reading occurs when you have certain specific questions for which you are looking for answers to. These questions do not need to be answered with only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
2) Open Readings- This kind is used to address bigger broader areas like career, family, and relationship related insights into life rather than focusing on a specific problem with one question.
Keep in mind these reading are to help you gain clarity and get some insights but should not be solely the reason for which you base your decisions upon.
What can Tarot card be used for?
Tarot cards can be used for many things related to your past, present and future life. It can be used as a fortune telling tool where intuition plays a big role to create and manifest the future you have imagined for yourself and to help you achieve your goals in your life.
It can also play a big role in guiding a person to make certain decisions, self-development, and many other activities like planning a business, writing a book or even meditating. Tarot cards can also help you gain insight on the meaning behind your dreams. Charlie Babcock from Psychic2Tarot.com explains that we often don’t realize the meaning behind the dreams that we have and we should spend more time each day analyzing those dreams.
Things to keep in mind before getting a tarot reading done
1) Go with an open mind
If you have any presumptions or doubts in your mind before the reading it can affect the quality of the reading. The best option is to go with an open and calm mind which will allow you to be yourself and get the most out of the reading. Let the cards help you achieve your answers and help you with your decisions.
2) Ask the right questions
Avoid having an extra detailed question but still, make sure that it a more focused question than just a vague general one. If you are facing a problem, find a way to ask a broader question which will help you find a solution to your problem. A minimum level of details should be included which will help you gain and learn as much you can from the card.
3) Remember, the reading is about you!
Don’t forget that you are here for the reading for yourself and to find answers to questions which will help you out in your life. If you have questions that are mainly focusing on other people it might not help you lead to the right solution. Instead of focusing on yourself by which you may be able to help the person you are concerned about will be a better way to go about it
4) Stay positive!
There can be certain experiences or situations you face in life which you sometimes wonder that why did it happen and what was the reason behind such things happening to you or maybe something that you have been looking forward to or working towards and has not occurred- instead of focusing on questions to find out why it has or not happened ask questions in a positive manner which will help you change or achieve the outcome you have been working towards.
How to do a Tarot reading
You need to access your intuition and inner-self before you can be able to do a tarot reading for yourself or someone else. A lot of your subconscious mind is used in this process hence be relaxed, comfortable and clear your mind. Once you have been able to achieve this ensure that before any reading you shuffle the deck of tarot cards and enter a state of meditation and tap into your subconscious mind. Visualise your question while holding the cards in your hand. Don’t rush and do it with a calm and peaceful mind. Cut the deck into three sections and place them facing down to prepare them to pull cards for the reading.
After the reading always thank the universe and cards for giving you guidance and inputs. Reshuffle the cards and place them back in their place.
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