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What is tarot?
The clinical answer: Tarot is a 78-card system broken into major and minor arcana. The minor arcana are broken down further into four suits (cups, wands, pentacles/coins and swords). Tarot is commonly used in fortune-telling and to gain insight and wisdom into various types of problems and situations.
My answer: Tarot is a tool used to unlock the subconscious by bringing thoughts and feelings into awareness by interpreting the symbols and meanings of the cards and their various combinations. It is a tool for empowerment, motivation, creativity, inspiration, wisdom and insight. It can be used to gain information on anything from relationship issues, spiritual guidance, business planning or anything else that might present a difficult decision or confusing situation. It can also be used predictively — to get a general idea of what’s to come.
How does tarot work?
A question is asked and focused on while the cards are being shuffled. Cards are pulled and interpreted according to each card’s meaning and their relationship with any other cards pulled.
Yea, but how does it WORK?
Answers vary from reader to reader, but I believe answers and insight are achieved by a combination of communication with a higher power (God, spirit guides, etc), knowledge of each card’s meaning, intuition and synchronicity.
The subconscious can be accessed through the symbols and meanings of each card and, together with intuition, can provide answers to questions and situation. It is my belief that you already know the answers you seek. Tarot is just a means for accessing this information and bringing forward into awareness.
That said, I also believe tarot can provide a general outlook on the future, too.
So can you predict the future?
Yes and no. I do not believe the future is set in stone — our actions and reactions to people, problems and situations are constantly altering our future.
The best example I can give is this: Imagine you are in a canoe on a river. Looking ahead you can see a waterfall. Just because you know there is a waterfall does not mean you will go over it. You have options. You can choose to go over the waterfall or you can chose to steer your canoe into a side stream or you can lead you canoe to shore.
Using tarot, I can give a general prediction of what’s to come, such as opportunities or obstacles you may face in regards to the people, problems or situations you ask about.
So while I may not be able to use tarot to predict winning lottery numbers, I can use tarot to show you whether or not a business venture will be successful and how you can go about improving the odds in your favor.
Is tarot evil?
This is a question best answered by you and your personal belief system.
Obviously, as a tarot reader, I do not believe tarot is evil, nor do I believe it is an instrument of the devil or dark forces. As I said, I believe tarot is a tool used to gain insight and wisdom on a problem or situation. While I do believe tarot can be used to communicate with a higher power such as God, ancestors and spirit guides, I do not believe that makes it evil.
A tarot deck is simply a deck of cards and it is not inherently good or evil.
Fear of tarot, or thinking it is a tool of the devil, often comes from misrepresentation in the media as well as a misunderstanding of what tarot is and how it can be applied into our everyday lives.
If you find you are still on the fence, feel free to check out my Instagram, where I do free readings every Monday and my Facebook Page where I do weekly readings every Monday as well daily card draws every Tuesday-Friday.
Have a different question?
No problem. I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have regarding tarot or my services. Feel free to contact me via email (themagicalmommy AT gmail DOT com) or via Facebook.