The Trouble With Tarot
Tarot cards are fascinating and mysterious, but do they really hold the power that some people think they do? Continue reading to find out.
Let me start off by saying that I enjoy helping people. I enjoy the feeling that I have contributed in a positive way to someones life. Helping a person find his or her “a-ha” moment or moments is truly, a very rewarding thing. I am not ashamed to admit that I am good at what I do. I work in multiple modalities, including as a Tarot reader. It is something that comes naturally to me. Having said that, I have started to really cringe when someone wants a Tarot reading, especially for groups like a party.
Tarot cards are a tool. They are something that I use to assist in readings for people. I was born with a very strong intuitive ability. I also have the ability to sense energy and I see symbols and images for people when I am working with them. Tarot cards are a tool that is used to help clarify the information that I am receiving. The images and symbols I see are often not immediately understood by me or my clients. I would love to be able to give people clear-cut answers, but it just doesn’t work that way for me. It would be nice if it did, because I personally could seriously use some winning Lotto numbers for myself!!
When people learn that I am an Intuitive and offer Tarot Readings, I am often immediately met with wide-eyed glee, and abrupt questions like “Can you give me the winning Lotto numbers?” or they demand exact answers to questions like "What date will I marry?" or "When will I be the manager at my job? Single people will often ask me for the exact date and time they will meet someone, or the exact description of that person.
This is the trouble with Tarot.
Tarot cards are often seen as a quick fix system for life answers. Some people want to use it as an excuse to be lazy in their lives. What do I mean? Well let's imagine I could give them an exact answer to their marriage question of "When will I meet my life partner?" with “You will meet your soul mate in 2.5 years” Some people would take that to mean that they don’t have to try to meet anyone. If I told someone “ You will be rich” then they would just sit back and wait for the money to come to them. "What about Tarot readers who do give exact answers you may ask?" Well, like any profession, there is a wide range of skills. Some people may in fact be able to give you that exact information you desire but buyer beware! There are also unethical people in this profession too. If you keep in mind that Tarot is a tool, not a magical thing that grants wishes, you will have a better experience.
Life isn’t about waiting for answers, or expecting your life to change for the better because someone tells you it will. YOU have to change your life if YOU want things to be different. You have to work on changing yourself, your situation, your finances, your love life and so forth.
Instant answers and instant change is the stuff of fiction and movies.
Fiction is fun. Oh My Gosh! I love a good historical fiction novel, and boy do I love a good fantasy movie! I love the ones that solve mysteries or have magic in them. That is all they are though, just fantasy; a product of Hollywood, all computer generated sets, fancy costumes and scripted lines.
Real life doesn’t come with scripts, you have to write your own. You don’t get a magic wand or ancient coded text to help you. Your tools are in you, and with the help of a support network, teachers, and guides who you meet along the way. If you like Tarot, great. Find a Tarot reader you trust to help you stay on track and clarify your choices, or take a course and learn it yourself. Most of all, allow yourself to believe in your own power. Use your learned knowledge and inner strength to work towards the life that you want.
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