Over recent months I have noticed the same question being asked on beginner’s tarot forums, along the lines of “do you have to be psychic to read tarot?”.
The quick answer to this, in my opinion is no, however, it seems that one thing can often lead to another when you reach a certain level of advanced tarot reading. I also feel that most people are psychic but with differing degrees of ability, like being able to draw or sing in tune.
Here is the thing, there are many sceptics out there that have no idea how accurate tarot reading is. It is spookily accurate. And much to their protests, the story being told is not made to fit the querants current life situation. Let me give you an example.
New clients are often complete strangers when then walk through my door. They have text me to book in and all I have is their first name. Not that I would do anything with a name, but in the age of social media and Facebook business pages, you cannot help most of the time to see a profile photo of the person coming to see you. This photo may give a snapshot into someone’s life and personally I don’t like this, I love just a name and a person.
A stranger who sits in my room has her tarot spread laid out in front of her. I don’t have to be a psychic to find out if she is single, divorced or in a long-term partnership, my trusty cards will do that for me. So, for example, I will turn over three cards and ask;
What is her current energy?; Death Card
How does she feel?; Ten of Swords
What influenced this?; The Tower Card
Because I have learnt the basic meanings of those three cards, I know that something has ended with no going back and it was a complete shock for her. If I wanted to dig a little deeper, I could ask the cards about her ex-partner and more than likely a King will be pulled from the shuffled deck. Depending on what suit he falls under (sword, cup, pentacle or wand) I can then go on to describe his personality in detail, and she agrees and nods her head enthusiastically and will say something like, “Yes! That’s spot on, how do you know that?”.
Up until this point, I have not needed to tune in psychically, the cards have given me exactly what I need to know. On occasion, it can be harder to decipher the information being presented but after many years of practice, it becomes a language of symbols, numbers, images, and colours that provide all you need to know as a reader.
So, your basic understanding of the cards can take you quite far, in fact, is all you need to know really to give a rewarding and beneficial tarot reading. But what if you wanted to know the details of the breakup? You can see it’s over; it was mega stressful and a shock…but what if you wanted to know the ins and outs of what happened?
This is where your psychic ability kicks in. When you join those three cards together and relax your mind, you connect the cards and allow a story to unfold. Suddenly you may be drawn to an image on the card you have never seen before. It is a suitcase next to a doorway. You tell your sitter that he up and left, no warning. Then you see that the card is number 13 and say it was approximately 12 to 13 months ago. Then you see two people pushing a boat along and tell her you can see two children, both boys. You might notice a dog in the grass, and he is half covered in the picture and tell her that she and the ex are sharing the dog as a 50/50 split. Your sitter says yes to this all and is astonished how you have managed to piece this all together with your cards. This is where your intuition kicks in and used your cards as a gateway to access the psychic information. You have literally just read the energy of her life.
This not only works with tarot cards. I recently connected to the spirit of my client’s father, who was in his late twenties when he died when she was just a little girl. As I sat in my reading room and asked the man to show me how he died, I suddenly heard a huge firework go off outside in the street which made me jump in my seat.
“He died very suddenly, it was like a firework going off in his head, he just dropped dead?” I asked, she nodded her head “Yes! He just died out of the blue, no warning, just bang and he was gone”………
This is how messages are given to mediums and psychics, it is just a case of reading the silent language and mostly, trusting the information you receive.
Tarot is a fantastic framework to connect to the energy of pretty much anything – it is a toolbox that your sprit guide will use to convey the messages that need to be said. Once you begin to trust your intuitive side, the cards come to life, you then see a story that is behind the imagery on the cards, it comes forward and takes on a life of its own….and that is when the magic happens.
Until next time,