5 of the WORST Tarot Myths
There are some rotten Tarot myths that just WON’T go away. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?
It’s a Tool of the Devil!
Ummm, no. Whilst some Tarot types DO contact/work with the Devil or other ‘darker’ entities, most don’t. Tarot has literally nothing to do with the Devil, and can just as easily be used to make contact with Angels, Grandma, or Your True Inner Self ™ .
Tarot, Oujia Boards, Runes and Pendulums are simply communication devices. It’s completely up to you who you call. If you get something through that you don’t like, hang up the phone.
And whilst you CAN use Tarot cards to contact the Great Whoever, they’re more commonly used to tell the future, or as a method of emotional introspection. Tarot started off as a game ( the precursor to our modern playing cards) and then got used as a divinatory device. There is no Grand Conspiracy. Sorry.
If you wanted to contact the Devil, there are better ways to do it.
Anything Shown in the Cards WILL Happen
If that was the case, reading Tarot would be a bit pointless, no? Life is a series of cause and effect. If you are forewarned about the effect you can remove or mitigate the cause, or at least prepare for the effect.
Nothing is set completely in stone, and really, the whole point of telling the future is so that you can swing it to your best advantage, or find out how you can get out of a bad situation.
If you’re worried about drawing ‘bad’ cards, let this post put your mind at ease.
Telling the Future is the Only Thing You Can Do With Tarot
Nope. Some people read Tarot daily, and yet don’t even believe you can tell the future with it.
Tarot is truly a fantastic tool for emotional work, and is even used in some traditional psychotherapy sessions.
Watching and recording your reactions to the different symbols, learning to understand why you are drawn to certain cards at certain times or moods, or using Tarot to understand current emotions or situations – these are all fantastic uses for Tarot that don’t require you to believe it’s some fancy magic thing.
It’s also useful for planning ahead, and understanding your previous mistakes.
Tarot is a Sacred Tool and Should Only Be Used For Sacred Questions
Yeah, no. If you want to use your own deck for super spiritual stuff, that’s your own business, and I won’t stop you. But I’d like to get rid of this myth that you HAVE to do this.
As previously mentioned, Tarot originally started as a game. It’s long reputation has been associated with social taboos like gambling, drunkenness and blasphemy, and it’s actually still used in many places purely as a card game.
To be honest, most things in life are both spiritual and profane. Just because something is normal or mundane, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful or spiritual or inspirational. There’s no need to elevate something to a false pedestal, and then get mad at other people who have different view.
Low magic has been around for thousands of years. It will be around for thousands more. Sometimes people need money or love or fun more than they need some fantastic Spiritual Awakening ™ .
Walk your own path. If you want to use Tarot to solely connect with your Higher Purpose, that’s up to you. Here’s a spread you might find useful.
All Tarot Readers Are Money-Grabbing Charlatans
Oh, that’ll be why most Tarot readers give away their services for free, right?
*insert crying with laughter emoji*
That said, of course there are charlatans out there. There are charlatans in every type of business, and of course there are more in any kind of health or alternative health market. They want to prey on the desperate.
However, most Tarot readers wholly believe they have the powers that they say they do. You can not believe in Tarot all you like, that’s fine, that’s up to you. But to say that those who fervently believe in Tarot are charlatans is a little bit rude and judgy.
Can we not? Thanks.
Besides, if you tar all readers/mediums with the same brush, you actually miss the chance to get the bastards that really are extracting extortionate sums from the desperate for no results. If we’re going to talk about scamming in the Tarot world, let’s actually talk about how to spot it and avoid it, yeah?
Gaining and maintaining a Tarot reading business is difficult and expensive, and rarely pays your bills. That’s the truth of it. So if you were looking for easy money, sorry buddy, this ain’t it.
If you’re interested in becoming a professional reader, there are some tips here and here.
What Tarot myths are really annoying you lately? Let me know in the comments!
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