Welcome to True Tarot Tales visiting behind the scenes with a professional Tarot reader in the UK, North West England.
What is the Tarot? Essentially, it is nothing but a deck of 78 numbered and illustrated cards beginning as a game of chance in Northern Italy. Tarrochi, or Tarot as it was called in France, and probably did not come into common use for psychic or divinatory purposes until much later.The cards contain much symbolism, however; deeply rooted cultural references, lending themselves as powerful prompts for associative thinking. This in turn may become a springboard for psychic insights to do with an enquirer’s past and present situations, and likely future developments and experiences.
Why do people have readings, anyway? Why do people use such services? Well, 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 about control, and ultimately therefore, survival. 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, challenges or even downright threats. Sometimes we don’t have all the facts we need, yet a situations demands we make a decision right now, time is of the essence and we must take a leap in the dark.
Divination, the practice of clairvoyance, is as ancient as misunderstood, but it is about nothing more or less than a different mode of thinking, and no less mysterious for that.
Tarot is an Art not a Science. Forecasts are predictions based on detected 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, embedded knowledge, no longer conscious, passed down the ancestral lines.
Intuition is master, Einstein famously remarked; the rational mind its faithful servant.
There is no unique picture of reality, Stephen Hawking once observed, while Niels Bohr said to a student, ‘you are not thinking, you are merely being logical.’
Kepler was not only a mathematician and astronomer, but an astrologer. So was Dr John Dee. The psychic Arts have time and again walked side by side with mathematics, astronomy, alchemy and maritime navigation as a natural adjunct to sciences in centuries past. Even even now in this secular age, these questions intrigue great scientific minds, whether they attribute so called psychic manifestations to quantum mechanics, or other workings of physics – or psychology.
Genuine sceptics keep an open mind.