What is tarot reading and what do I need to know?
Read 10 interesting facts before your tarot card reading online!
1. Tarot Cards original started in the 14th Century as a game
In various parts of Europe, Tarot Cards were used as playing cards in the 14th Century. They used to play games such as Tarocchni which was a trick-taking card game.
2. There are many different types of Tarot Card Sets
A tarot card deck is usually made up of 78 cards – made up of 22 major Arcana cards and 56 minor Arcana cars. However, spin-off decks that your tarot reader may use include: The Deviant Moon Tarot Deck, The New Mythic Tarot Deck and The Serner-Farber Tarot Deck to name a few. Each deck has different overarching themes, different artwork and imagery.
In a tarot reading, the Minor Arcana reflect your day-to-day activities, such as eating, sleeping or working. The Major Arcana reveal developments in your life journey, as well as karmic influences and archetypal themes.
3. Online Tarot Readings are just as effective
There is a common misconception that online tarot readings are not as effective as you don’t physically touch the tarot card deck. However, tarot card readers are drawn to the energy you give out, which is just as powerful over the phone.
4. Tarot Cards are not fortune tellers
Tarot cards do not give you your fortune set in stone. They are mainly used to help guide you in where your life is going if you continue the same path. Your future may be affected by something that you do tomorrow which may change the course of the cards and the outcome of your life.
5. Tarot Card readings can help you regain focus on your life
Tarot Card readings use spiritual and magical energy which offers guidance on neglected areas of your life that need attention including relationships or inward aspects of yourself.
6. Tarot is all about intuition – the card themselves are not magic
The cards themselves are not magic. The magic comes from within you and the cards are just a way to converse with your higher self. It offers a vehicle to quiet the mind, tap into the soul’s intuition and speak through the heart. We are all daily receiving messages from spirit, the universe, our guides and angels but often don’t pay attention to them
7. There are infinite spreads of cards that can be used
The most common one used by tarot card readers are the Past, Present, Future spread, Love, Career, Health spread and the Bridge spread to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
8. Every card spread has a true meaning, even if you don’t immediately resonate with it
Tarot card readings may not always be what you want to hear, sometimes they may not resonate with you straight away, but it is always what you need to hear. If you do need further clarification on a card and how it fits with your life, the tarot reader may pull another card to help offer more explanation.
9. The cards all signify different meanings – and are not all meant to be taken literally
When dealing with a difficult period in your life, the Death card is a welcome relief as it signifies a situation coming to an end. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
10. Each spread in individual and personal – no two are the same
Reading Tarot cards is like learning a visual language and, like words, they change meaning depending on the context and energy. No two readings are ever the same, even if the same cards emerge.