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Tarot Reading - A How to Guide

Tarot Reading - A How to Guide

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If you want to unlock an almost unlimited amount of insight hidden in the ancient art of Tarot Card Reading this may be the most valuable letter you will ever read... http://tinyurl.com/6n7nv2g
If you want to unlock an almost unlimited amount of insight hidden in the ancient art of Tarot Card Reading this may be the most valuable letter you will ever read... http://tinyurl.com/6n7nv2g

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 ==== ====If you want to unlock an almost unlimited amount of insight hidden in the ancient art of Tarot CardReading this may be the most valuable letter you will ever read...http://tinyurl.com/6n7nv2g ==== ====The aim of this article is to try to clarify outdated and unnecessary superstitions connected withreading Tarot cards. Ask any experienced and ethical Tarot card reader if they believe that Tarot cards are evil, thework of the Devil, and only psychics and clairvoyants can read them, they may burst out laughing.I would do the same, honest. The more I use and work with these cards the greater myunderstanding of their true meaning and capability. When using the cards with a group of people, who claim to have no knowledge of the Tarot cards,it is always fascinating to hear the response when the Death card is turned over. Sharp intake ofbreath is putting it mildly, mutterings of, 'Oh, a death!'. Everyone sat at that table haven't misleadus, they truly don't have an understanding of the Death card, they have been lead to believe thewrong meaning for that card and a few others. What then happens is that I end up explaining thecorrect meaning and convincing them of this fact, with the impression that they'd rather have thedrama of the initial meaning. Most of the cards are made of wood pulp and printer's ink, fashioned into card shapes with animage on one side and a pattern on the reverse, all 78 cards. Which is exactly what they are andall they ever will be. Even the digital images are just a depiction of a picture of symbols and artwork. It is the meanings that are the most interesting part. Tarot have evolved over the centuries, with their history possibly starting as a playing cards fromthe 15th century, maybe even earlier. Their development as a tool for divination isn't very clear,but Man has used many items as a tool for 'seeing into the future', including; throwing animalbones, chicken entrails, throwing dice, runes, consuming drugs from plants, staring into bowls ofwater plus the elegant art of drinking a cup of tea and upending the dregs into the saucer to 'see'what the tea leaves have to say. I've used the foam off a cappuccino at times, and I know of beerbeing used too. Hollywood are also responsible for many of today's myths, the Devil card's meaning has beenchanged so that it has incorrectly be used to depict actual Death in a movie. It is a cheap extra toadd atmosphere and fear. Tarot reader's are portrayed to be mysterious fellows, wearing flowinggarments, with turbans, an excess of jewellery and bad taste; actors are invariable portrayed asgypsy fortune tellers in a tent or caravan with a crystal ball on the table. It is all window dressingand hamming it up. The superstition around Tarot is a work of fiction, possibly built up by persons who desire to addmystery and control; they may fabricate an idea that they have special mastery, secret knowledge
 
and gifts. All an allure to hide their insecurities. If a Tarot reader is any good, they will havenothing to prove - word of mouth will be enough. A wardrobe of unusual clothing is the last thing adecent Tarot card needs to enhance their reputation. Most of the superstition is fairly recent, it has gathered pace in the last century with the arrival offilm, television and a considerable rise in the number of people interested in Tarot. These mythshave also increased in volume and been heavily embroidered along the way. Let's dispel the most popular: 1. You should never buy your own Tarot CardsIf this was the case then I'd still be waiting for my first deck of cards. I have no idea why or wherethis began, it doesn't make sense. It is very much the right thing to do, who else is going to knowexactly which style of cards appeal or 'speak' to you? Enjoy looking at the various styles in bookshops and online, ask to see friends' cards, do some valuable research and have a collection ofvarying Tarot decks. You may end up designing your own. 2. Never Let Other People Touch Your Tarot CardsI can understand if someone is very particular and doesn't like to let every Tom, Dick or Harryhandle their cards; but nothing untoward will happen if others touch your deck. I've used the samedeck for over 12 years and it does me proud When someone requests to see my cards, theyoften expect me to refuse, but I happily hand them over and explain a little about them. I givethem a good shuffle afterwards. It is an ideal time for them to ask questions and clear up a fewmyths. 3. Only Psychics can read Tarot CardsYes, psychics can read Tarot cards, especially if they have spent time studying them - AND thesame applies to everyone else, we all can read them. There are people out there who have anunderstanding of cards and can read them without any practising, but most of us will have to putsome work in. It is possible for us all to learn how to read Tarot cards, as long as we have theright books, or/and an online course, another Tarot card reader to teach us how; we all need aplace to start. It does enrich a Tarot reading if the reader is psychic, clairvoyant, and/or intuitive;there are professional readers who do not claim to have any of the previous qualities but havestudied and practised until they became more than proficient. The aim of this article is to try to clarify outdated and unnecessary superstitions connected withreading Tarot cards.The above answer also applies; doctors, psychologists, people in the police, military people,business people, you name it, they read the cards. There is a deck for everyone too; hundreds ofstyles of tarot, from Arthurian to Egyptian, Fairies, Lord of the Rings; go online and see foryourself. Out there someone is working on their own deck of cards. Out there is also someonelooking for enlightenment, guidance, inner wisdom as they shuffle their Tarot cards. It is foreveryone. Why should witches have all the fun? 5. Tarot Cards are MagicEr, no, definitely not. They are made in a factory, packaged and sent to a wholesaler or shop.Sorry if I spoilt that for you. They are used as a tool by the reader, they symbols, meanings andimages trigger off a stream of information. See them for what they are and avoid the myths.
 
 6.Tarot Cards are EvilTarot cards have no magical properties or evil qualities, they are just card. Any decent TarotReaders will use the cards to assist, enlighten, show alternative possibilities, answer questions, ina variety of good and helpful ways. It would never occur to them to do otherwise. Anyone whoprofesses to use them for evil purpose is deluding themselves and others.We've yet to hear of card manufacturers being accused of evil deeds either. 7. Gypsies Invented TarotThere is no evidence that gypsies played any part in developing the Tarot cards. Tarot evolvedfrom a card games in the 15th century or earlier, in Europe, using expensive, hand painted giftsordered by aristocrats, to mass produced woodcuts for the public to purchase. 8. The Tarot Cards Are Never WrongThe Tarot cards are used to illuminate pathways and choices you have in your life, options andalternatives. The future is not set in stone but sand, it is up to you which future road you take,there may be a few more detours along one route, you'll possibly end up in the same place. Freewill and choice play a large part in your life and the Tarot Cards can reflect that. 9. Tarot Cards Originated In EgyptThis rumour and fallacy was started by Court de Gébelin. He mistakenly interpreted twoEgyptian words, believing that they meant Tarot and it was only when the Rosetta Stone wastranslated after 1799 that his error was made clear. 10. Tarot Cards Cannot Be Read Over the TelephoneOf course they can, it is as simple as the client asking a question and the Tarot Card reader thenwrites down the query, shuffles the cards and continues with a reading. It also applies to areading over the internet, it is the same technique. Just because the person, the querant, isn't satnext to you, doesn't mean you cannot interact and give them answers with the aid of the TarotCards. At times I have typed the answer and printed it out or emailed it, and it is just as valid. 11. Cats Will Sap Your AbilityWhen this was first suggested to me, my jaw dropped in surprise. Needless to say I invited all fourfamily cats into the room for the readings that evening. Goodness knows where this one started.There isn't an ounce of truth in it. 12. Pregnant Women Must Not Read The CardsIf this were true, Health Warnings would be printed on the sides of the packets of cards. It isperfectly safe for pregnant ladies to read cards; they may be able to balance the cards on theirbump while doing so. 13. You Cannot Read Tarot Cards For YourselfYes, of course you can, but write the question down on paper first and use a Tarot Book that youtrust for the answers. The trick is to use the book's answers to the cards for your own response,otherwise you may find it a struggle to be impartial or detached. By writing it all down, you canthen verify if later.You may not want someone else to read for you and this is a method to develop. 

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