Have you ever wondered what's in the cards for you? Ever thought about consulting a diviner or tarot reader, but think it might be hocus-pocus? Well, we checked it out. To understand tarot you have to take a step back from science as you know it, or better yet, relieve yourself of rational thinking for a while. Tarot has to do with the spirit, and universal and personal energy - abstract concepts, for which there really aren't any scientific explanation.Last week I went to see Cape Town tarot reader Lana Miller. The way she explained it to me is that the reading is based on universal energy as well as the spiritual energy of the person whosereading is being done.Here's an everyday example of spiritual energy: is there a person who automatically puts you in a bad mood? Maybe someone else who always lifts your spirits? Or what about the tension in the air when a certain person enters a room? That is the kind of "energy" I'm talking about.
apparently it's the interaction between this energy, with the universal
energy, that helps you pick the card with your message from the
Tarot cards have archetypal symbols which represent an outcome, situation or event.
Cards are packed to a
certain format, and the sequence in which they are drawn is interpreted
to make the reading.
The combination of cards you draw is also
meaningful. The reader then interprets the cards' meaning and helps you
apply it to your ownsituation.
An example from my reading
would be the Death card (which I drew not once, but twice). Luckily for
me this card doesn't represent the actual act of dying, but rather some
kind of transformation – the end of one thing represents the start of
A tarot reader doesn't have
to be a diviner or have any psychic abilities whatsoever, they just
need to understand the technique and how to interpret the meaning of
the cards. "But being intuitive is the difference between a tarot
reader and a good tarot reader," says Lana.
So you can see why it's better to go to a professional rather than trying to interpret your own cards.
A brief background
Tarot is believed to have
been practiced as far back as ancient Egypt, though thefirst c......
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