What is in Tarot, and what is not?
Tarot cards are not fortune-telling cards; they will not tell you that a certain event is definitely going to happen, no matter what. The philosophy behind the Tarot is that all future events are subject to change, and if you are warned of events far enough in advance you can avoid them.
So what can the Tarot tell you? Where the future is concerned, tarot shows you what will happen if you keep doing things the way you have always done them. If the cards foretell danger in your future, you must take action – change the way you are living your life – you can avoid the danger before it can strike. If the cards predict good times, you must then make a conscious effort to stay on the path you are traveling – keep doing what you are doing now – or the prediction will go unfulfilled! Tarot cards never tell you what is going to happen – they simply tell you what could happen, based on your current situation and actions.
Here’s an analogy that I find very useful, loosely based on Isabel Kliegman’s Tarot and the Tree of Life: “Life is a wheel, always turning at the same speed and in the same direction. You are standing on a point somewhere on the circumference of that wheel. If you know what time it is, and how fast the wheel is turning, it’s a simple mathematical calculation to find out where you will be standing at some point in the future. Tarot cards are the calculator. And if you don’t like where you are standing, you aren’t glued to the wheel, so can take a step backwards or a step forward and change the calculation completely.”
This works the other way too; if you know where you have been and where you are now, Tarot can help you to find out where you are going. Tarot cards take your knowledge of the past and present to reveal the best path to take when you reach a crossroads. Often the cards can show the thoughts, feelings and motivations of the questioner, and of others who relate to the question. Most relationship spreads have positions for both partners for this reason. If there is something that you must know in order to solve a problem, the Tarot can and will reveal it to you. Often, you’ll find that the answers have been inside you the all along, but you refused to hear it or chose to ignore it.
The guidance of the Tarot is so valuable because it comes from within, from the Inner Voice, and that is the best guidance possible. In the hands of a master, the Tarot cards can make a better counselor than someone with years of psychological training. It is often far more accurate as a counseling tool than a divining tool.
Sometimes the Tarot cards do not seem to answer the questions asked of them. This can be for one of two reasons. First, you may not have the right words or are wary of complete honesty with a stranger. If this is the case, the reader might misunderstand the true motivation for your question. If the reader misunderstands, the reading may still be accurate, but the reader’s interpretation of it will not be. But if you are introspective and willing to bare the truth behind your question, the Tarot will give you the answer that you need to know at this time in your life. If you are asking one question but avoiding another… a Tarot reading will often find it in you whether you want it to or not.
In closing, the Tarot cards can be summarized in two sentences. They do not always tell you what you want to know, but they do always tell what you need to know. They do not always answer the question that you ask, but they will always answer the question that needs answering the most.
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