Welcome to True Tarot Tales visiting behind the scenes with a professional Tarot reader.
What is the Tarot? Essentially, it is nothing but a deck of 78 numbered and illustrated cards. It began life as a game played in Northern Italy, Tarrochi, or Tarot as it was called in France, and did not come into use for divinatory purposes until much later.
The cards contain much symbolism, however, many deep rooted cultural references, lending themselves to functioning as powerful prompts for associative thinking. The reader uses the cards to tell people true stories about themselves; investigating questions to do with their past and present situations, and likely future experiences.
Readings start by looking at your present and recent past, and you are in a position to know immediately, therefore, whether your chosen reader has understood you, and is reading you correctly. This doesn’t mean they will know everything about you and if they claim any such thing, run a mile.
What is fascinating to the reader as well as the client is what can be understood between strangers through the medium of the Tarot’s picture book, each card representing several meanings or possible interpretations.
Anyone can learn to read the Tarot, and you don’t have to think of yourself as psychic, though fluency demands a degree of intuitive sensitivity as well as much study and practice.
Tarot is an Art not a Science. Readers need to be far better than 50% accurate when it comes to forecasting or what’s the use, but no reader is infallible. Still, the Tarot tells the truth -whether we like it or not. And the news might be unwelcome. This is always the risk in consulting with oracles, but by the same token, we may avoid a trap or pothole or identify a new opportunity if we can find a way to apply the Tarot’s findings.
Visit with me behind the scenes to see how I use my Tarot in real life; off duty and behind the scenes. Here is a chance to observe the Tarot at work but also off-duty, up close and personal.
Case histories are shared with permission, with identities of third parties thoroughly disguised…what we’re interested in is how the Tarot operates in talks to people or how it CAN operate, because the reading you get will always reflect something of your reader. But most true tarot tales shared here are about readings behind the professional scenes; for myself, family or friends.
Whether you are learning Tarot yourself, or are a scholar of the paranormal or of applied psychology, or just curious, I hope you’ll find something here to add to your understanding of this much misunderstood activity…which is about nothing more or less than a different mode of thinking, but no less fascinating for that.
Why do people have readings, anyway? Why do people use such services? Why do we watch weather forecasts, or play guessing games, or follow the Stock Exchange? Why do people place bets on this or that? It’s in our make-up for dealing with the world. The human race has always exercised its wits in trying to look ahead, in preparation for readiness to meet opportunities or challenges. Sometimes we don’t have all the facts we need, yet a situations demands we make a decision right now, even if it is a leap in the dark.
Forecasts detect trends. In the case of science forecasting, these are numerical data trends. The human mind intuits trends based on instinct and inherited memory; cultural memory’ a long- held, no longer conscious knowledge passed down the ancestral lines.
Intuition is master, Einstein famously remarked; the rational mind its faithful servant.