The Rant of a Reader

Pronounce marrow.

Go on. M A R R O W. Yes.

Now pronounce Tarot the same way. T A R O…stop right there! The T is silent!
Tarot Cards. Taro Cards.
Got it?


In case you are wondering what this is about, I have been a Professional Tarot Card Reader for 16 years now.

Very few people I’ve met so far have pronounced the word Taro (silent T) like it should. And ‘very few’ is not a very encouraging number when you’ve met 1000’s ! It exasperates me when someone says things like ‘We want to do TaroT’ No, you never ‘do’ Tarot, you can’t DO Tarot. What you can have is a ‘Tarot Reading’.
Also it never, ever, ever is ‘Tarrots’ *Kill me God!* So, whether it is 1 card or 20 cards it is always Tarot Card or Tarot Cards.

No, after a single reading, you do not become a Tarot Card Reader yourself. Each of the 78 cards has at least 7 or 8 connotations and when clubbed together with other cards they take on an entirely different significance. So please do not act all knowledgeable and try to tell ME what the cards mean!

The above also applies to anybody who reads their cards on various Tarot Reading websites 20 million times a day, and secretly fancy themselves to be some psychic Tarot Card Reader!

Since I am on the topic, I might as well have you know, reading Tarot is never a ‘gift’. It is something to be learnt, under a qualified professional, and practiced and practiced till you are good. So if anyone tells you they are ‘naturally gifted’ or they learnt Tarot Reading ‘by themselves’, just laugh in their face. Really loud! Or better still, come and tell me about them, and we’ll have a good guffaw at their expense.

Finally, so sorry to disappoint you, but I cannot cast a spell on your husband or help you get your mother-in-laws jewelry! I am just a Tarot Card Reader, not God.
At least I can’t complain about my job being boring!

P:S: This post has been written in jest, do enjoy reading it in the same manner 🙂


  1. I find tarot reading very mysterious and Intriguing. It also gets you time to think and act accordingly

    1. Pinal Shah

      I was and am fascinated by Tarot Card Reading. Always thought of the various cards and what it would hold for me. And yeah the spellbounds if possible can be additional..

  2. Reading this was really fun. Casting a spell… Ha ha ha.
    As we are on the topic, I have a query. We see Tarot readers in malls and all… Why do they dress up like Sudha Chandran from ekta kapoor serial. Is there any dress code or just for feel?

  3. Tarot reading I am always excited but have never come through anytime… But seriously seriously super excited if I get a chance… After reading ur post I am more excited…

    1. Congrats on your new blog M, this should have come long ago, isn’t it? I admit I didn’t know how to pronounce tarot correctly till today

      1. Deepika

        Thankfully I know how to pronounce Tarot. It’s fun to read about his you are explaining the pronunciation. Ujjwal you ask the valid question. Ha ha.

    2. My first experience of Tarot reading was with you. Until then I didn’t know the detailing that went into it. I’m impressed with your knowledge and the way you understand cards.

      So glad I knew Taro. Else I would get a kick on my backside too.

  4. Ruchi Verma

    Tarot card reading is not easy and agrees that it takes patience and zeal to learn more..

  5. Judy Morris

    I have always been curious to know more about Tarot card reading and predictions. Will read more about it from now through your blog.

  6. I have never tried tarot reading but surely know that it’s not easy! It’s a science in itself and need to be respected that way.

  7. Dr Bushra

    Tarot card reading always excites me. Reading from Professional is we all should look for instead falling for false claims.

  8. Tarot card reading is surely a great experience for you and I am sure it is very skilled one.

  9. I have been connected with a good tarot reader who has been blessed and I know how to pronounce the word Tarot well.

  10. Pinal Shah

    I was and am fascinated by Tarot Card Reading. Always thought of the various cards and what it would hold for me. Reading from an expert should be a must as have seen many online tarot card readers who might not be always an expert in it.

  11. Tarot card reading is always fun and I was very much fascinated towards tarot reading in past but not now .

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