disclosure: The following is a guest post from Charles Johnston. I have several friends interested in psychic abilities, tarot cards, and other related topics so I thought this would be fun to share!
Originally, tarot cards were known as “trionfi” and were a deck of cards usually totalling 78 in number. They were used in the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a game. Today, psychics use these cards as a way to unlock mental or spiritual pathways.
Like most cards, tarot cards have four suits, each one with pip cards numbering from an “ace” to “10” and four “face cards.”
The Concept Of Synchronicity
A tarot card reading relies on the concept of synchronicity – the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear to have no relation to one another. Psychics and tarot readers believe that nothing happens by chance.
So, with any reading, the idea is that there is a purpose and reason why you drew the cards that you drew. There’s a reason why these cards came up as opposed to some other cards. That reason is your unconscious or subconscious thoughts and ideas. Tarot card readers claim that the cards are another means of accessing the subconscious mind.
Pictures and Interpretation
All tarot cards have images on them, and these images often tell a story. For example, a card may have an image of an angel on it flying into the heavens. It may have the image of a skull and crossbones, or it may have the image of light. Each of these images conveys a different message to the reader that needs to be interpreted.
How are they interpreted? By the reader, of course. But, it’s the experiences and knowledge of the reader that count. The reader is able to use the images to construct a story for you – a story that should be able to accurately predict something about your life, tell you something that’s happened in the past, delve deep into your psyche, or uncover hidden thoughts and ideas that may help or harm you.
For this to work, the reader needs to be experienced and knowledgeable about various forms of psychology and understand the technical process of doing a reading. It also helps if the reader has practice in doing a reading.
There are many scams out there. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to tell who will take your money without telling you anything useful and who is legitimately trying to do a reading. Since most people don’t know a lot about how the tarot cards work, and even few tarot readers fully understand how it works, it’s a gamble.
One clue that you’re not getting your money’s worth is you’re not entertained and the reader isn’t accurate in what he or she says about your life. If you find that the reading just isn’t describing you, your life, or your circumstances very well, the reader may either not be very good or he may not be doing a legitimate reading at all.
Another clue is frequent attempts to “upgrade” your reading by charging you more for burning candles, doing additional services like “clearing bad energies,” and not having a clear focus for the session.
Charles Johnston has been visiting psychics since he was a teenager. Now a senior, he loves to write all about the psychic realm, and especially Tarot cards. You can read his posts on various blogs and websites.