Isn’t tarot just for psychics?
You don’t have to be psychic to use Tarot cards. You do need, however, to be in tune with your intuition. What do we mean by intuition? Well, it is a gut feeling we get regardless of the logistics of a particular situation. Intuition lets us know when something is wrong when all appears right. For example, there are times when we may meet someone who appears wonderful to everyone but we still may feel something is not right with that person. They say that we make a judgement about someone within the first 3 seconds of meeting them and this is our intuition at work. We may not be able to put our finger on it but we know something isn’t quite as it should be. That is our intuition warning us. What happens in a case like this is that although we will act friendly outwardly inwardly we are guarded because of the feeling we have on a gut level.
Being psychic s a little different. We are all born with psychic abilities but most of us lose them when we become more aware of the world around us and we get used to adults telling us to act and think logically.
Psychic ability is one in which one’s senses go beyond the normal range of perception. It is considered a gift of sorts. Different people who are considered “psychic” may actually have a specific type of gift. Some of the ways this gift of being psychic can manifest is in being able to see things beyond the normal vision, which is known as clairvoyance. Some can hear beyond normal hearing (clauraudience) and others can sense things that are not obvious to others (clairsentience) and some of us just know things that there is no logical explanation for us to be aware of it (claircognizance). These are not the only ways to be psychic, these are simply some of the more obvious forms it takes. However, just like intuition, a person who is psychic can innately use their gift without having to think about it consciously.
How to be an effective Tarot Reader
To be an effective tarot card reader one does not have to be psychic but they should be used to listening to and understanding how their intuition works.
The more we use our intuition in regards to interpreting the tarot the stronger it becomes. It’s like anything else. The more you do something, the better you become. Tarot cards are tools with which to focus our intuitive senses on. We also use our intuition to focus on the person being read to get an accurate picture of what is going on in that person’s life. So, it doesn’t really matter whether or not you remember every single meaning of every single card in the pack as it is your intuition that does most of the work. The words and the pictures on each card can give you an indication of what the card represents but it is your own personal reaction to the words and images and the impressions you get from your intuition that is going to give you the best reading for the client.
Some people are naturally intuitive and even psychic while others have to work a little harder to get the same sense of what’s going on. When you buy a box of tarot cards they are not “magic” in and of themselves. It’s the reader’s energy that is imparted into the cards that makes them effective for the reader. The client also shares their energy when they are asked to shuffle the cards and this helps the right tarot cards to be presented for the reading.
How does intuitive tarot work?
The person’s connection to the symbolism on the cards is what creates the magic. It is the symbolism that opens the person’s intuition in relation to the card. This is because each picture creates a feeling in the person that is in turn interpreted based on the person’s feeling and applied to a reading.
A lot of people are scared of the tarot cards due to their supposed links with the devil and other negative associations from the previous century. There is still a lot of superstition attached to them, such as it being bad luck to buy your own cards and so on, but this is just like anything else, a belief. If you believe they are evil and cause bad luck then this is what will happen but if you believe that they are just images and words on paper that can help you connect with your higher self via intuition then that is what you will get.
So, if you want another tool to help you develop your intuitive skills and help others at the same time, why not give tarot a go?
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