Although a lot of people today use astrology, zodiac, or tarot card reading simply for entertainment, there is a deeper purpose and magic behind tarot cards that resonate with the very fiber of our being.
Generally, all human beings are very curious creatures, especially kids. When we were little there was something fascinating in our curiosity about everything in life. With our cute little faces, feet, and hands with a desire to know and learn everything we see and come in contact with.
While we search for many things, these hopes and dreams can be somewhat categorized into three aspects:
- Love and relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Finances and social standing
And, as we age, we don’t realize that curiosity about the world is only growing. The need within ourselves to discover what is our purpose in the world, why things happen to us that we can not influence.
Why do some people come in and out of our lives, will we be happy, healthy, and live long? What lurks around the corner?
What is Tarot?
Basically, tarot is a deck of 78 cards made for playing old Italian card games such as tarocchini. It was invented in the 15th century, in Western Europe with the original purpose of entertainment. Some of the popular games that are still played today are:
- French tarot
- Austrian königrufen
- Italian tarocchini
And from the 18th century, they began to be used for predicting the future.
Tarot cards consist of 56 minor arcana cards and 22 major arcana cards. Every single card has its own picture, symbol, and meaning behind it. The major arcana cards represent our spiritual and karmic lessons, while minor arcana cards represent our day-to-day struggles and tribulations.
Combined, not only do they deliver us an urgent message, sometimes positive other times negative, but also offer us a possible solution.
How Does Tarot Reading Work?
In nutshell, tarot reading is a way of answering people’s questions with cards. It’s done by professional tarot readers, but with little research and a lot of practice, you can become a master as well.
With the revolution and rapid growth of technology, there’s no doubt that some tarot readers and tarot apps became very popular in today’s world.
People that aren’t familiar with the concept of tarot cards will often say that they are just ink on paper which are of no use. On the other hand, someone will think that they are this magical deck of cards that will make their problems in life disappear. And absolutely none of that is true.
So, if you’re someone that is familiar with tarot card reading and want to found out some answers, put aside all other people’s opinions and start with these basic steps:
- Set the mood
- Ask a question
- Shuffle the deck and cut it
- Keep your focus on the question
- Have fun
At last, if you get stuck or confused don’t be upset. Because there are so many meanings and rules about tarot reading, even some of the best tarot readers get confused as well.
The key is to practice. You will get more familiar with the cards the more you touch them and read them and as time goes by you’ll better understand yourself and become a master of the tarot reading as well.
Modern Use of Tarot Cards
If you don’t know how to read tarot cards and you simply can not find the time to learn it, then you’ll need to find a professional tarot reader. Thanks to technology, you can connect with your higher self in the comfort of your own home. All you need is WiFi and a mobile phone.
If you’re someone that finds tarot cards appealing and want to learn how to master them, but don’t want to spend money, there are some of the best tarot apps that are mainly free. Where you’ll get many lessons, quizzes, and personal little spreads when you want to get deeper with your practice.
Not only do you have every piece of information that you want to know about tarot on the internet, but there are also a lot of people who make a living out of it. They’re called professional tarot readers. The prices for one read can go from $30 to over $200!
But many of us don’t have money to scatter lavishly like that. Thankfully, there are many youtube videos, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram posts dedicated to spiritual awakening throughout tarot cards that are totally free.