Last week I saw a video advertisement for Tarot Card Reading classes. What caught my attention was that the content specified that ‘you won’t need to memorize the meanings of each card in our course to become a Tarot Card Reader’. I was taken aback. How then can one learn to be a Tarot Card Reader?
For, isn’t being a Tarot Card Reader all about Reading (interpreting) the Cards? And wouldn’t you have to know the meaning of each of the 78 Cards in Deck to interpret them right?
To become a Tarot Reader entails a thorough knowledge of each card and how to read it when it appears in a spread. Each of the 78 Cards has 7-8 different interpretations. A Reader has to be knowledgeable enough to know which one to use when, depending on the placement of the card in a Spread, and on the question asked.
It is exhilarating and unnerving to realize that, as a medium who interprets the Cards picked, you as a Tarot Card Reader could be helping people make every day, and possibly life-changing, decisions that could alter the course of their life.
Tarot Reading is not a ‘gift’ or ‘instinct’ nor a ‘blessing’ nor something you ‘pick up along the way’.
Before you embark on the journey to help someone get their answers to simplify their lives, you need to have complete theoretical knowledge of your craft. Tarot Card Reading is something to be learned, under a qualified professional, and practiced and practiced till you are good and confident enough to use it to guide people.
Hi, I am Mayuri, a Tarot Card Reader by Profession and a Writer by design. Since I am already aware of what the future holds, I enjoy unwrapping the present. Follow me on my Instagram handle @CardTalkWithMayuri to know more about the Tarot and all things related.
This post is part of the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge hosted by Blogchatter, and my theme is Demystifying the Tarot.
Very well said!! How can a teacher attempt to solve the problems of his students, if he doesn’t have a thorough knowledge of the resources to be used? 78 cards with 7-8 interpretations associated with each. Wow!! This is really interesting!!
Tarot is super interesting, Navita. Your comparison is so apt.
You know what, Mayuri. Just yesterday, I was feeling a bit dejected that after the launch of my counselling venture, trying marketing etc as well, I am unable to generate leads. I kept thinking if I can’t generate leads, how will people come to know about my work, if they do not trust me once, if I do not get a chance once, how will they get to know that I am capable to guide students for their career choices. After reading this post, I realised I am not going to be worried about this, rather focus my time on doing ample research on various careers and courses. I am going to use this time to make myself knowledgable. Thank you for this post.
You are going the right way, Aesha. Keep learning, as it is your knowledge and experience that will make you stand head and shoulders above your peers.
Reading this post made me realise the importance of the medium (or the Tarot card reader). So many times you come across charlatans which makes average people like us wary of Tarot.
So true, Harshita. Tarot gets a lot of bad press because of the wrong people.
I think what sometimes people don’t get is instinct only happens after you have studied and practiced and have some sense of competence.
Hi Suchita, even after all that instinct has no place in a Tarot Card Reading, nor does Intuition.
I believe in knowledge. Whatever be the field you are working on, you do need to study and gather relevant experience that make you mature with time. How someone could say that you don’t need to know and learn before going to read a Tarot card! I so love reading your series Mayuri. Each post unfolding a new truth about the cards.
Thank you for reading, Swarnali.
Very enlightening i always had this in mind that this was more of intuitive art. You have cleared so many doubts and so easily explained the efforts behind the readings
Thank you, Deepika.
Yes I agree having a proper knowledge of any art is very important to before start practicing. learning the proper skills with a proper training make you confident to share with world and give them benefits too.
You are so right, Surbhi.
These online ads can be so so misleading and the true essence or genuine Tarot reading is lost. These posts are eye-openers Mayuri
Thank you for reading, Leha.
I would never be able to read cards with so many interpretations. You must have done an in-depth study of them.
“Craft ” is the word rightly used in the post and when one masters a craft, they ought to go into those deep layers to understand how to own it up . With so many years of experience, you must have put so much effort into this. Sad , when such superficial knowledge is gained only to cause more harm .
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