By Leo Howser
The Tarot Cards and Tarot Readings
Tarot is a deck of cards that is often used to foretell the future or the events that will be forthcoming in someone’s life. Tarot is the second most common type of divination tool used today.
Tarot cards have been used for hundreds of years, with the first recorded Tarot card deck used in the fifteenth century to play games. From about the 17th century on, Tarot cards were also a tool of mystics who used them for various purposes.
How Do Tarot Cards Work?
In the minds of the world, a tarot reading consists of a mystical woman in flowing clothing who views a handful of cards to tell your future. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn says that “The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.”
The tarot cards were never meant to foretell the future on their own. They are a tool that is used by someone who is skilled in reading their message, in order to interpret the information that flows to them from the person who is being read.
How Do the Tarot Cards Give Information?
There are two types of Tarot card readings that are widely used today.
The question reading, where the person who is having their foretelling done asks a specific question. The cards are then laid out and the deck is used to help to give the questioner an answer to their question.
The second variety of Tarot card reading is the open reading.
Rather than reviewing the answer to a specific question, an open reading addresses the entire life as a whole. Typically when you are entering a new aspect of life, such as a marriage or having a family, an open reading is done to address or forestall any issues that may be obscuring a positive outcome for the questioner.
The Tarot card readings can open a new world to the person who is asking the question. The fall of the cards and the way in which the reader interprets the cards can help to give an expanded vision or a new way of looking at things to the questioner, who sees through the eyes of the Tarot reader–an objective observer.
The Tarot reader does not control the fall of the cards in any way. They merely interpret the information that the cards give them to help the questioner understand their limitations, their problems and perhaps even ways to avoid them to create a happier future for themselves and their family.
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