Tarot reading is the use of special cards called Tarot to gain insight into the future, past or present. A question is usually formatted and cards are drawn out to interpret them.
The cards weren’t always used for insight. In fact, their original use was for recreation. Its first occurrence can be dated back to the 14th century in ancient Egypt. The deck contained 21 cards that would be drawn and played by the Egyptians.
These cards kept being used for leisure until the late 18th century when Antoine Court de Gébelin, a protestant pastor, discovered its true abilities as an item of divination. After studying the deck of cards, Antoine identified the images on it as part of an ancient Egyptian book, the book of Thoth, by the Egyptian god Thoth.
However, there was no solid proof to support his theory
The modern tarot is made up of 78 cards, these include 56 Minor Arcana cards and 22 major Arcana cards.
Moreover, there are hundreds of variations of tarot card decks with the most popular being the Rider Waite Smith deck. The deck’s very vivid imagery makes it one of the best for fortune telling as one can easily decipher the meaning behind it.
Now that we’re aware of its history, let’s find out if it’s worth taking a look at and what times in our lives.
The 5 Times To Get a Tarot Reading
When at crossroads
Whether it’s two job offers, the option to move to a different city or stay in your hometown, it’s never easy to decide. Taking one would lead to outcome A while the other leads to B. At this point, most of us would turn to our close friends and family for advice. But at times, even their advice is not enough and we remain on square one, trying to figure out the path to take.
During this time, getting a Tarot reading might just be what you need. The cards will give you clarity of mind, as they reveal your subconscious thoughts and by the time you leave, you’ll have no doubts about what you need to do.
While beginning a Relationship
When a new love sprouts, we tend to cross our fingers, praying and hoping for it to bloom like a beautiful flower. But sometimes, things just don’t go the way we want. And as much as we’d like to accuse the other, we might be the problem.
Emotional baggage, childhood traumas, and mental illnesses such as Depression can become a barrier to love. This does not mean that you’re broken and don’t deserve love but that you are emotionally incapable of handling a relationship, and that is okay.
Getting a Tarot reading will reveal to you if you’re emotionally prepared for a relationship or not. You’ll find out if your mind is invested in it or if you need to work on yourself a bit more first before deciding to proceed with the romance.
When Hell breaks loose
Life is no smooth or straight road, it’s filled with many twists and sometimes we get knocked down as we navigate the curves. This might be through losing a job or going through a financial crisis.
During those times, we’re not sure what to do. My advice is to pick yourself up, dust off, and breathe. Yes, breathe!
As tempting as it might be, rushing to get a Tarot reading is not the best option. Your emotions and thoughts would be scattered all over and that’s exactly what will reflect on the cards.
After catching your breath and finding a middle ground, go ahead and get the Tarot reading. Review your possibilities and openly talk about them with your trusted reader so they guide you into knowing what the next step is.
When Starting a New Life Chapter.
Would you want to be exactly where you currently are 10 years from now? I sure wouldn’t. Change can be uncomfortable, but change is necessary, that’s why we should embrace the new chapters life brings us.
Your new chapter might be marriage, parenthood, getting your first job, or moving out of your parent’s house. These chapters come as both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. That’s why this is the best time to get a Tarot reading.
By getting a reading regarding the new chapter, you’ll feel more prepared to face whatever is down the road head-on.
When Struggling with Creativity.
As humans, we easily get tired of doing the same thing over and over. It becomes boring and our attention drifts from it. It’s like eating rice every day, you’ll eventually get tired of it.
But what if today you had plain rice, the next day egg fried rice, and the other day you added tuna to it? The chances of you getting tired of it are greatly reduced. That’s the power of creativity.
Creativity is a well-coveted life skill that sets people apart. Whereas some are born more creative, anyone can harness the skill and be creative.
Do you have a script you’ve been putting off all year? Or a boss who asked you to be more creative in your tasks? It’s time to channel back your creativity through Tarot Reading.
Pay attention to the cards as you draw them, each card you draw is a piece of a large puzzle and they fit together to tell a story. Focus on it and open your mind to the endless possibilities and you’ll notice your creativity wheels spinning once more.
Things to Note Before Getting your Tarot Reading.
- Have no fear, Tarot reading is not spooky, there is no channel or mediumship involved.
- Cards are not picked at random. Each card you pick is intended for you, therefore be present and open your mind to the possibilities.
- No card is evil. In the deck, there are cards that are associated with negative energy. One such card is the death card. However, picking this card does not mean that someone you know will die, it only represents the end of a cycle and a rebirth.
- Tarot cards don’t predict the future but guide you into it. We all have multiple destinies, the cards just reveal a few of them and it’s your choice to walk into them or not.
If you get a negative reading or something you didn’t expect, don’t let it weigh you down. Instead, sit back and evaluate your life. The reading might be a warning to avoid certain paths and by evaluating, you guide yourself into the right path.
Best of luck and happy Tarot reading!