Getting a Reading: 4 Things to Keep in Mind

Published Date 9/30/2015
Under: Psychic Topics



Getting a tarot reading can give you insight into obstacles in your life

Getting a Tarot reading can help you understand more about your life, what you have experienced, and obstacles that you will face. As with any psychic reading, it's important to know what kind of information you'll learn and what kind of questions to ask ahead of time. To make sure your Tarot reading is as informative as possible, here are four things to keep in mind.


Tarot Is a Tool

One of the first things you should understand is that the Tarot cards and the reading that you receive are tools for divination. When you see the death card come up, do not panic. This is not a sign of impending doom, like Hollywood would have you believe. Instead, these tools allow the Tarot reader to offer you insight into obstacles in your life and how to get around them. The cards don’t tell specific things about your future. They are used as a way for the Tarot reader to better understand the influences that surround you.


Different Types of Readings

There are a number of different types of Tarot readings that you can get. For example, you can get Tarot readings over the phone that allow the reader to work with you and the cards from a distance. You can also get a reading from someone face to face.


There are also different ways that the Tarot reader can spread the cards. The simplest is a single card draw. This can answer a specific question or point you in the right direction. It’s not going to give you as much information as other spreads can, though. A three card draw can be used to show your past, current, and future obstacles, as well as paths related to a certain question. You can also have a Celtic cross spread, which gives even more information. Different readers prefer different spreads, and may use some that aren’t mentioned here.


Cards Have Meanings

As you’re getting your first or even a subsequent tarot reading, you will recognize that each card has a meaning. Each card's meaning can vary, however, depending on both the card's position and the other cards around it. For example, a card that is placed upside down has a different meaning than the same card does when placed right side up.


Readers Use Intuition

In many cases the exact meaning of the cards can be vague. Live psychics who are trained in Tarot reading know that their view of the cards is as important as the technical meaning. Because of this, while you may see the same card in multiple readings, it may not be interpreted in the exact same way each time. You will get the same sense and feel from the cards, but the story that the cards tell will be different.


Getting a Tarot reading won't tell you whether or not you are going to stub your toe tomorrow. Instead, it will enlighten you about yourself, your goals, and the right path you can take to improve your life.


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