Originally designed as a card game similar to modern day bridge for the aristocracy and other wealthy families, Tarot cards did not start being used for mystical purposes until around the 15th century. Over time, the meaning of the cards has changed, shaped by each era’s culture and the needs of individual users. Although using Tarot cards for mystical purposes has been around for a very long time, its popularity grew incredibly in the 1970s when Stuart Kaplan obtained the publishing rights and developed an audience, renewing interest in card reading with his 1977 book, “Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling.”
While their purpose may have changed over the years, including the individual card’s meanings, it has always been important that the person receiving the reading take the time to prepare themselves. There are three things every person seeking a Tarot card reading should be aware of; tips that are important to keep in mind so that you are able to have a spiritual experience that opens your eyes to the mystical mysteries of our world:
Preparation is essential for an accurate reading. You must first wash your hands, relax your body, and calm your mind. You need to be centered before you have your cards read. Try to go into the reading with an open mind and heart, ready to receive your reading and be open to what you may discover. More often than not, a good Tarot Reader will have a few decks for you to choose from. You should take your time and choose the deck that speaks to you.
No More Than Once a Month
We live fast paced lives and many things can and do change in the course of a month. It is important to give things time to unfold between readings. You should not have a reading done more than once a month. You should also try not to have a reading done for the same issue in consecutive sessions. You want to get an accurate reading for what your future holds, rather than getting the same results again and again if done too closely together.
Reading For Yourself
If you’ve had multiple readings over the years, you might start to think you can do your own readings. However, it is often not recommended that you read for yourself. This is because of how you will interpret the cards. When you do a reading for yourself you are likely to interpret the cards to fit meanings you’re searching for. Therefore, the reading becomes tainted, since the reader gets the desired results, rather than accurate, unbiased results.
Get a better understanding of Tarot and what the cards may mean for you by continuing to read this series with the upcoming Tarot Reading: An Introduction To The Major Arcana!