Tarot card readings have been done for ages; it’s not known when they actually started. What is known is that the practice was documented in Italy about the same time that gypsies made their appearance. It’s hard to pinpoint where the practice came from originally.
The reason is that, at the time, people and products were moving all around the world at an incredible rate. The cards and their meanings could have started anywhere in the world. There is no proof of where the tarot deck started or how people first put it to use. Yet, the tarot is still commonly practiced by psychics today.
The Tarot Deck
Tarot card readings are performed with tarot cards that come in a deck. This deck consists of 56 minor and 22 major arcane cards. Many different images appear on these cards depending on the psychic or the provider of the cards. In the past, the number of cards in a deck would vary. The designs would also vary and were generally not as ornate as they tend to be today.
With the high-tech printing abilities available now, we’re able to create some beautiful and elaborate tarot cards. The images on tarot cards can be misleading, so trying to read them yourself without training is not advised.
It’s important to remember that images vary significantly from card to card, and we shouldn’t take them literally. For example, many people believe that the death card is always a bad thing. The truth is, the death card can mean many things, such as the death of a bad habit. One has to rely on their psychic to give them the meaning of the card within the reading.
The Tarot Card Reading Process
Getting a tarot card reading by phone may feel strange at first because you can’t see the cards being prepared. Every reader prepares their cards a little differently, and watching them isn’t necessary for an accurate reading. However, if you do wish to watch them, I suggest having your reading done through video messaging.
Regardless of the readers’ preparation, a tarot card reading always starts with the shuffling of the cards. The psychic may use many different card spreads to do your reading. If you just have a few questions, they may be able to answer them with just a couple of cards.
The more cards used in the spread, the more in-depth the reading will be. There is not a right or a wrong number of cards to use during a reading. It all depends on the psychic as well as the questions you have.
Tarot Card Readings Can Be Overwhelming At First
Some people might find their first tarot card reading overwhelming because of the information they receive from it. Other people leave frustrated because they did not get the answer to the one question that they asked. You need to understand going into this reading that the tarot cards are subject to your energy.
The fact that the reading relies on your energy means you might not get the answers you thought you needed. The cards may have felt you needed to know something else. It could be something you hadn’t thought of but needed to hear. The cards provide you with so much information that you can often answer your own initial questions.
Sometimes your original questions are only answered in time after the cards have told you what you needed to hear. Waiting can be frustrating, but it’s the way the cards work. You’re more likely to understand and remember things when you figure things out yourself.
The Bad Tarot Reading
Some people walk away from a tarot card reading feeling like they had a bad reading. This could be because they did not get the information or the answers they expected. It’s important to take in the information and mull it over for a bit before discounting the whole reading.
Most of the time, it takes a couple of days of mulling over the information to have your questions answered. A bad reading isn’t really possible because the cards provide you with the information you need at the moment.
How Much Does A Tarot Reading Cost?
The cost of tarot card readings varies from reader to reader and depends on the type of reading done. The more questions or information you would like, the more detailed the reading will need to be. Longer readings will more than likely cost more.
Many people hesitate to do the reading because they are afraid of how much it will cost. Price is a valid concern, but the good news is you can still get a lot of valuable information about yourself through a short reading.
If you need a lot of information, a more extended reading is worth paying for because there is so much you can learn through detailed tarot card readings. I like to think of it as an investment in yourself. You pay for gas to get you from point A to point B. Why not pay for something that takes your life from anxious to secure and happy? It’s the same concept.
Tarot card readings can be very helpful in getting answers to the questions you may be having. They also help you find direction in your life if you’re unsure of what to do next. However, it’s important to rely on your intuition first and foremost. Remember that the future is still entirely open-ended. How things will work out in the future depend on your actions and decisions.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting a different future than the one a psychic has outlined for you. Just make sure to take steps and make goals to get to where you want to be. Don’t take what any psychic tells you during a reading as gospel. Their advice should serve as a guide or tool for you to help you live the best life possible.