Some Myths and Misconceptions Associated with the Tarot
Like any psychic practice, there have been many myths and false information that surround tarot card reading. Some of these myths were intentionally being spread as a way to maintain a veil of mystery to the said psychic tool. But for someone who is very much intrigued by this particular psychic instrument, it is important to distinguish between the facts and the myths. Let’s explore below some of the myths and misconceptions associated with the tarot card and tarot card reading.
One of the leading myths about the tarot deck is that it should be given as a gift and not bought. This information is entirely false. If you are to wait for someone to give you a tarot, then it will probably take many years before you can take up your tarot card reading practice, that is, unless you keep on hinting to your family and friends that you wish to receive such a gift. And since tarot card reading isn’t a welcomed practice by everyone, there’s little chance anyone will oblige you with your simple wish. There is no harm in buying your own tarot deck. In fact, you’ll be able to find the deck you really want if you do the shopping on your own.
Another popular myth is that you must be a psychic in order to be a tarot reader. This is simply not true. Anyone can be a tarot reader. Those who don’t have psychic abilities have been found to perform excellent readings. Of course, it is an added advantage if the tarot reader is also a psychic. The heightened intuition will come of great value to provide spot-on and meaningful readings.
The appearance of a Death card implies that someone close to you will die is another tarot myth. Many reputable tarot readers view the Death card as a transition of something important in one’s life. This card, by no means, cannot prophesize the death of someone. Besides, all of us are going to die so we can naturally say the prediction will always hold true.
One other myth associated with the tarot cards is that the tarot card reader should only have one tarot deck. It is believed that possessing several will not offer proper reading. This information is completely absurd. Many great tarot card readers will have a tarot card collection. Their collection grows mainly because they explore other tarot traditions or because they appreciate the imagery of the cards. Often, amateurs will have to start with the basic Rider-Waite-Smith system and then progress to other tarot decks like the Tarot de Marseille or the Thoth Tarot.