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 The aim of this article is to try to clarify outdated and unnecessary superstitions connected withreading Tarot cards.The above answer also applies; doctors, psychologists, people in the police, military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.