Breaking RulesOn September 15, 2017 by mysticdd-admin
As a Tarot consultant and reader, I use my skills to provide clarity in times of uncertainty or confusion. I will offer my opinion, guidance, and wisdom to help my clients as best suits their needs. Finding the answers requires you to open yourself up to the possibility that the answer you seek truly is out there. Or in most cases, hidden within yourself, waiting to be revealed. But don’t look to me for sunshine and roses. Not my style.
For many people, Tarot cards are shrouded in mystery and mystique, and a lot of mis-information. First, if you are an aspiring reader yourself, don’t wait to be gifted a set. (We are about to break a rule). That “rule” was in place centuries ago. Part of what this rule did was limit the number of readers and corner the market on who could be read, not to mention that creating the cards was not easy or cheap. Take the time to find a deck that “speaks” to you. That sounds strange, but when you feel it, you’ll know.
And here goes another rule – You do NOT need to read using a Rider Waite deck, or even a look alike. It is possible to read using an ordinary 52 card deck of playing cards (cartomancy). Your energy is your own. Read in your own way.
And the guidebooks. Can you use them during a reading? Absolutely. (Rule broken) When I first started reading Tarot, I didn’t even know that rule existed, that I was somehow less of a reader for relying on the book. I will be honest (again), I even use mine during readings if I need clarity on what the cards are trying to tell me. My brain simply cannot hold all the information about every card in every deck for every position or possible question that crosses my path. Will you be able to read Tarot or Oracle cards without the book? Absolutely. Part of the skill of divination is listening to your intuition instead of your logical brain. The method you use to read is your own. And every reader will interpret every card differently. Take any card and show it to several readers. Unless they all cut and paste the information from the same book, each description of the card will teach you something new that you might not have considered before. Take each reading as a lesson on its own. The guidebooks are simply that, “guides” to the information that the energies around you are trying to get across.
Next rule – the Death card is one to be scared of. Cue the spooky music. Rule broken — The card can do nothing to you. It is nothing more than an image on a piece of cardstock. It is not dangerous or evil, bad luck, or good. Same goes for the Tower card. Both are expressions of energy reflecting what is happening in your life at the moment the cards are read. They are simply indicators that something big is coming, that you should expect a major change or transformation in your life.
Then there is the Devil card. (More spooky music and a little bit of religion-inspired angst). Every reader will give you their own interpretation of this card, as with all the others. For me, the Devil signifies a choice mired in temptation. While it can be an indicator of infidelity, it can also be the warning that there will be an easy road and a hard one. Human nature leads us to take the easy one. It is so tempting not to work for what we want. The Devil is there as a caution to think things through carefully.
Every card brings to the table the positive and negative aspects of what you are going through right now. All the good and the bad together. If you prefer all sunshine and roses, this may not be the right place for you. Tarot can and will force you to face the truth of who you are and what you are truly meant to be doing. Can you handle that much honesty?
Every reader must also decide if reading cards with reversals (upside down) is right for them. When starting out, reversals can add more confusion than needed, especially for simple “yes/no” questions. That being said, when I started, no one told me not to, so I just did it. If the card is a reversal, it adds dimension to the reading, some underlying part that is important to make note of.
And “shadow cards”. If you have never heard the term, I include the card on the bottom of the deck in my readings. The shadow card gives depth to the question and is often the root of the issue at hand.
Now that I have laid all of my cards on the table, so to speak, if you are interested in a reading, click the button to the right and let’s get started.