What is Tarot Reading?

Tarot reading is a tool used for spiritual guidance or finding the answer to a specific question that you may have about your life. It's important to note that tarot cards do not foretell the future but provide insight or possibilities into a future event in relation to past and present circumstances. The objective of a tarot reading is to help you gain a clear perspective of your situation so that you can take the best course of action.

Most of the time, memories of past experiences are left buried in our subconscious minds, constantly influencing our thoughts, actions and behaviour. A tarot reading will help you deal with your past and prepare you for your future by guiding you on what actions you need to take in the present.

The first tarot cards, which originated in Italy in the 14th century, bore images of swords, cups, coins and wands. Later, new cards were added to the deck, including queens, trumps and the Fool, bringing it to a total of 78 cards. The tarot cards that we know of were created by A.E. Waite in 1909.

What is tarot reading?

How Does Tarot Reading Work?

Tarot card readers are highly intuitive. They connect with the consciousness of others to help them address general or specific areas of their life, whether these concern their career, finances, studies, relationships or health. 

During a reading session, you may ask a specific question or request an open reading. After shuffling their tarot deck, the tarot card reader will lay out the cards in a spread, which refers to the manner in which the cards are laid down. There are different types of spreads, and each position in a spread has a meaning. How your cards are interpreted in relation to their position in the spread depends on the context of your question or issue.

A standard tarot deck is divided into the major arcana, which consists of 22 cards, and the minor arcana, which has 56 cards divided into four tarot suits with 14 cards each. There is a king, queen, jack, knight and 10 numbered cards within each tarot suit. The 22 cards of the major arcana consists of the following:

  • Magician
  • Papess
  • Empress
  • Emperor
  • Pope
  • Lovers
  • Chariot
  • Justice
  • Hermit
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Strength
  • Hanged Man
  • Death
  • Temperance
  • Devil
  • Lightning-struck Tower
  • Star
  • Moon
  • Sun
  • Last Judgement
  • Universe
  • The Fool

What are the Benefits of Tarot Reading?

Tarot reading serves as the roadmap to your destination. Just like in any journey, you must have a starting point and an endpoint. To be able to get to your goal, you must first gain insight into the effects of your past on your present. Having this wisdom of your personal journey is empowering in itself as it will help you achieve the following:

  • A clear perspective on your purpose in life
  • Healthier relationships
  • The wisdom to make better decisions
  • Deeper connection with your spiritual self
  • Positive thought and behavioural patterns
  • Closure with departed loved ones
  • Resolve trauma 

What Can You Expect From Tarot Reading?

A standard tarot reading usually takes an hour, but it can go as long as two hours or as short as five minutes. It really depends on the issue that you requested reading for. If you have a question that you wish to ask the practitioner, write it down before showing up at your appointment so as not to forget.

Prior to reading your cards, the tarot reader may perform a palm reading on you to gain insight into your life line. However, the intuition of some empaths is extremely strong that they can instantly pick up on your energy even before you can take a seat. It's important to be honest with yourself to ensure accuracy of your reading. If the practitioner asks you what your main concern is, say it point-blank. That way, they can help you find the answers that you've long been seeking for.

Is Tarot Reading Safe?

Tarot reading is a safe approach to self-healing and development so long as you work with a qualified tarot reader in Australia. It's a non-contact modality, which means it can also be done through online sessions, that will help you understand your current situation and how your actions today can lead to your success or failure in the future. Tarot reading reveals possibilities for the future, which can guide you in making intelligent decisions to achieve the best in life.