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How Tarot Cards Work

Maya Pillai
Tarot cards are used widely to foretell one's future. For some, tarot reading is a profession, while some consider it as a hobby and you need not be a psychic to read tarot cards.
Tarot cards are a deck of 78 cards having various pictures and symbols on them. Many use them to play a game of cards. There are some who use them to foretell the future of an individual. Tarot reading has become very popular all around the world.

Is Tarot Card Reader a Psychic?

One need not be a psychic to read tarot cards. Anybody who can establish an intuitive connection with the picture they see on the card and the person who selected the card can become a reader. He is a person who can interpret the symbols and the pictures present on them.
Many believe that these images speak to the reader and thereby help them to foretell the future. A tarot reader has to look at the set of cards spread before him and interpret his feelings. He has to go with his first and the instant impression that comes to his mind. The reason is, the instant intuition is the best and the most accurate interpretation.
One thing the reader has to remember is to relax completely before and after reading. If the reader is relaxed, then he can make the person who wants know his future comfortable. Apart from that, the intuition and the concentration of the reader are their best when he/she is in a relaxed state of mind.

Tarot Card Readings

There are many tarot cards and the most popular ones used by most of the tarot readers is "Rider - Waite". There are two types of card readings - open readings and question readings.

Open Readings

When a tarot reader addresses the future of a person in general rather than a specific area, it is known as an open reading. Open readings are done when a person gets married or graduates from college. Some people would like to know about their future before they start a family. Open readings are not focused on a particular area of one's life.

Question Readings

Question readings are more focused than open readings. For instance, the questions such as, 'how you can strike a balance between the different members of your family?' is considered to be a focused question. On the other hand a question such as how you co-ordinate your hobbies and family time is basically an open reading.
In question readings, you provide only minimum details to learn about what the cards interpret. The questions in question readings are usually neutral. Make sure that the questions are formulated in a positive way.
For instance, you can ask questions such as what steps you have to take for an event to happen, instead of questions such as "why that specific event did not happen." Question readings are preferred to open readings anytime.

Interpretation of Tarot Cards

The interpretations of the tarot cards vary from one professional to another. A professional reader usually develops his own style of interpreting them. While some allow the cards to guide them, there are others who use their psychic powers to read them. Each reader uses a set of cards that helps in a stronger and in-depth interpretation.
Each professional will have his own favourite set. There are some professional readers who specialize in areas such as love or career prospects. A professional reader uses tarot spreads such as half-moon or Celtic cross to read the cards. The position of each card in the particular spread exhibits the various stages of an individual's life.
For instance, the positions of the cards tell your past, recent past, present, and your future. Many believe tarot reading to be an effective means for self-improvement and problem solving. These cards are used for the purpose of meditation and divination.