How Do Tarot Cards Work?

articles energy updates Sep 15, 2020

Whenever you hear of the terms "tarot cards" and "tarot card reading," what is the first thing that comes to mind? While many may doubt what these spiritual cards do or how they work, many others believe in their power. 

In truth, the effectiveness of tarot card and tarot card reading depends a lot on the personal connection that you build with the deck. After all, a set of tarot cards only remains a tool, so it is truly up to you how you use it to your advantage. 

Before you dismiss altogether how to interpret tarot cards, here are a few simple facts about them that will help you gain access to your intuition as well as your inner source of wisdom and power. 

What Are Tarot Cards And Where Did They Come From?

The tarot cards deck consists of 78 different cards, each with its own symbol, imagery, and story. The 22 Arcana cards are considered the significant cards in the deck. They represent spiritual and karmic lessons. The 56 Minor Arcana cards are a reflection of the tribulations and trials that people experience regularly. 

Within the 56 Minor Arcana cards, there are 16 Tarot Court Cards. They represent the 16 different personalities with characteristics that can be used to express emotions and thoughts at any given time.

The Minor Arcana also comes with 40 numbered cards, evenly organized in 4 Suits, each other with ten cards each. These are the cards that represent everyday encounters. 

As for where they came from, the history of tarot cards is a little muddled. Still, more than likely, they originated in Italy as a card game wherein the characters (the Arcana) were based on characters that participated in the carnival. They weren't seen as occult until the 18th century, and they were tied to Egyptian lore. Wherever they came from, they are still considered powerful. 

How Can Tarot Cards Help You?

While it may be easy to dismiss tarot cards as a set of ink on paper, many who have used them for years have discovered the power that comes from each one. 

If you let them, tarot cards can help you see the narration of your life. It can become a mirror to your human soul and provide the key to your inner wisdom. 

Every spiritual lesson that you encounter in your life can be found in all 78 different cards of the deck. When you ask the tarot cards to show you the exact lessons you need to learn and master, they do so. 

Having tarot cards in your hands is like holding a magic mirror in your hand. It helps you gain access to your subconscious so that you can tap into the wisdom and the answers to your questions that live in you. 

How Do I Use Tarot Cards In My Life?

The tarot cards' history may tell you a lot about how it can change your perspective in life. They may seem like just another deck of cards, but they are perfect for promoting self-development. They open your mind to new ideas so that you can make sound choices for the future. 

Did you know that tarot cards can also be manifestations of your inner desires? They help show your deepest concerns

They can also help you coach others into going for what they really want, and they could help you plant seeds of opportunities for good business. They could help you write a book about your life's journey to be a learning opportunity for others. 

You can be anything with your tarot cards. 

How Do Tarot Cards Work?

New age tarot reading, in theory, presents the future. Tarot cards can help make sound predictions about the future. But then again, these are the more popular beliefs about the power that is in every tarot card. In truth, there is more to these cards than just that. 

When it comes to tarot cards, it is essential to note that they do not and will not tell you anything about your fortune in the future. Everything that you read on the cards is based on your intuition. This means that if you want something for the future, the cards will manifest them because the cards reflect how you have idealized your future

The most powerful way to access the tarot cards' power is to open access to your intuition. Your inner wisdom is what will guide the cards to show what you are aiming for exactly. The imagery in every card is a part of your subconscious mind. It is your intuition trying to tell you something. 

Once you have gained access to that part of you that manifests your inner power and wisdom, you can begin to use it to your advantage. Discover how you can make positive changes in your life and how these can manifest in your goals and dreams for the future. 

For example, if you are looking for romantic love, instead of using the tarot cards to predict where Prince Charming might be, ask the card for ways to attract love. The cards will not show you specifics about where to find new love. Instead, they will allow you to access that part of you, setting up clear goals. After all, the cards will show you what you want when you know what it is that you wish to precisely. 

Envisioning the kind of relationship you want is the strong, powerful force that will affect your ability to find true love. Instead of waiting for the right person to see you, the cards will empower you to take action into your own hands. 

How To Create That Powerful Tarot Card Connection

The tarot cards help build a secure connection between your mind and the subconscious. When you allow the tarot cards to help, you'll be able to access the inner wisdom inside of you. It is within you that knows what is good and bad for you. 

From the inside, you will be able to bring it out, so you can act on it appropriately. In truth, every tarot card reading is a reading that you already know from deep inside. It is heartening to know that you had always known what would be best for you, even before everyone else told you. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of self-confidence and a whole lot of trust. 

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