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Behind Tarot Cards : Quick List of Tarot Card Myths

To unclutter the confusion and misconceptions about the tarot and tarot reading, here are some myths about the tarot cards:

A Quick List of Tarot Card Myths

Tarot cards can predict the future. Frankly speaking, tarot cards do not make precise predictions but only provides glimpses at some of the likely possibilities gained from the centuries of human experience which was distilled into a simple philosophy and meaning for each card.

To be a Tarot reader, one needs to be a psychic. Truthfully, this is not true. Although it doesn’t hurt to be one as psychic Tarot readers may supplement their understanding of the Tarot by accessing their intuitive abilities, the Tarot cards’ innate divinatory quality makes it easy for anyone to give a meaningful and accurate reading based on the standard meanings of the cards.

When one receives a Death card, it means someone is about to die. This seems unlikely as the cards’ symbolism represent deeper life truths. With the case of the Death card, it represents change and evolution as to the medieval mind, Death represented an inevitable change and often a passing to a better place.
However, one can’t rule out the possibility of this occasionally actually signifying a death.

You are doomed by what the Tarot cards say. As I have said, aside from Death, The Devil, The Hanged Man, and the Ten of Swords, there are a number of disturbing images in the Tarot. However, it is important to realize and understand that these images of the Tarot are symbolism that are designed to act as allegories, not literal representation of what is depicted in the cards.

Taking any of the cards literally would cause you to miss out on layers of meaning and insight.

Reading your own cards will bring misfortune. This myth may have risen from the fact that Tarot card readers will avoid reading their own cards, not because it is unlucky but simply because it is not effective. Reading one’s own card is ineffective because a good Tarot reading requires three parties; the questioner, the deck, and the reader who must remain objective and reports to the questioner what the cards are saying without any bias or desire to hear a particular message. Playing this role for your own reading is difficult if not impossible.

The Tarot can be used to cast spells or affect other people. Tarot cards are used to simply gain understanding and insights. So there is no reason to believe that the Tarot has any power other than that of insight.

Different decks of tarot cards give different readings. The meanings of the cards were derived for over four centuries and have remained the same.

As with any tarot reading, a lot of information could be divulged by the cards and may make it difficult for the querent to remember. This is especially true for an open reading as the insight does not pertain to a single question. You may want to take down notes after the cards are spread and as the tarot reader begins to tell you what these mean.

Original Author: Jackson Swift Full Bio
Jackson Swift is the author of this article for Universal Psychic Guild that offers insightful psychic reading services, variety of psychics profile and free psychic readings via telephone or webcam.

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