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Busting Tarot Myths: The Top 10 Misconceptions Explained

  • Gord 
  • 5 min read
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Alright, folks. Buckle up, because we’re about to venture into the captivating realm of tarot, where myths float like whispers and misconceptions are more numerous than the cards themselves. You might have heard tales, seen ominous portrayals in movies, or maybe even held your own reservations. But it’s time for a reality check. Dive in with me as I dismantle these myths, one card at a time.

1. “The Death Card Spells Doom!”

You might have seen this in a film scene: A character draws the Death card, gasps fill the room, foreboding music starts. But in reality? It’s not so. The Death card is about evolution and metamorphosis. Just as a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it embodies the end of one chapter and the dawn of another. Far removed from physical death, it’s a tale of transformation.

Reflecting on it, the death card mirrors nature’s cycle: death, decay, rebirth. And, if you think about it, it also draws parallels with the story of Christ, symbolising resurrection and renewed hope.

2. Tarot = Fortune Telling? Think Again.

Tarot isn’t a crystal ball. It doesn’t predict lotto numbers or tell you when you’ll meet tall, dark strangers. Instead, it’s a profound spiritual guide. It’s not about seeing the future; it’s about understanding the now. And us tarot readers? We’re here to navigate you through life’s complex maze.

My motto? I’m not a fortune teller. Tarot helps to unveil our present, giving us the roadmap to craft the future we wish for.

3. Do You Need to be Psychic to Read Tarot?

Dispelling this: No capes or wands needed. While intuition is key, supernatural powers aren’t a prerequisite. Tarot revolves around connection, insight, and understanding. With dedication and a heart to assist, you’re on the right path.

For me, tarot and intuition are entwined. This intuition, it’s not dissimilar from when I used to prophesy in the evangelical church. It’s tapping into that same divine energy, albeit through a different lens.

4. The “Evil” Stigma: Time to Debunk.

Dark, demonic, devil’s tool – tarot has been branded many things. But let’s clear the air: tarot cards are essentially cardboard. Yes, embellished with beautiful illustrations, but still cardboard. Their strength? The stories they unfold and the introspection they invite.

I often argue that the power isn’t in the cards, but the reader. A hammer can build a home or break a wall. Similarly, tarot can be an instrument of clarity or confusion, depending on its wielder.

5. Only the Elderly Can Read Cards?

Wisdom isn’t chained to age. While experience counts, tarot reading isn’t the sole domain of the elderly. It’s about insight, experience, and the bond with the querent.

Throughout my journey, I’ve met remarkable readers aged 19 and some aged 90. Each, with their unique life stories, brings a fresh perspective to the cards.

6. Tarot vs. Religion: The Everlasting Debate.

Tarot isn’t anti-religion. It’s a medium for introspection. Many religious texts predate tarot, and it isn’t mentioned, let alone condemned. It’s a universal tool, transcending religious boundaries.

Having read cards for diverse clients, including Christians and Muslims, I can vouch for its adaptability. Many believers incorporate tarot into their spiritual journey, finding parallels and insights that align with their faith.

7. Awaiting a Gifted Deck? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

This myth hints that a tarot deck must be gifted. But in today’s age, why leave it to destiny? If a deck speaks to you, make it yours.

I cherish my first gifted deck, but the ones I deeply connect with? Those I picked, resonating with my spirit.

8. Digital Age Tarot: Can Online Readings Measure Up?

In our age of digital connectivity, energy and intuition aren’t bound by physical confines. Tarot readings, whether in-person or over a video chat, draw from the same cosmic energy.

I’ve conducted countless readings across the globe, and the connection? Always tangible. Energy, wisdom, insight—they aren’t hampered by pixels or Wi-Fi speeds.

9. Tarot as a Life Hack? Let’s Reframe.

Tarot isn’t a cheat code. It doesn’t provide cut-and-dry answers. It offers wisdom, insight, and guidance. It lays out the path, but walking it? That’s up to you.

In my readings, I emphasize understanding over directives. It’s a beacon, illuminating possibilities—not a strict roadmap.

10. All Tarot Readers Are Scammers? Let’s Correct That.

Every field has its bad apples. But most tarot readers? They’re driven by passion and a genuine desire to help. Tarot isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; it’s a path to enlightenment.

But a note of caution: there are imposters.

I’ve been impersonated, so always verify credentials. A genuine tarot reader will have transparency and integrity at the core of their practice.

In Conclusion:
Myths about tarot abound, but at its heart, it’s a tool of connection and reflection. It’s a lantern in the dense woods of our lives, shining light on concealed pathways.

Next time tarot crosses your mind, look beyond the myths. Dive deep, explore, and if you’re ever uncertain, reach out. The cards and I are always here, ready to guide you on your journey.

Interested in a reading or learning more? Contact me. Let’s unravel the stories the cards hold for you.

Chime in with your experiences or curiosities below. Let’s keep this conversation vibrant, insightful, and just a tad mysterious, mirroring the very essence of life.

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