Trust me; I understand why you are wondering: do Tarot cards really work? I was in the same situation before, and I had the same doubts as you.
With so much conflicting information (and misinformation), it is logical to doubt the Tarot cards. And this is not about you trusting me or whoever tells you “yes, they work” or “no, they don’t.”
What you need is to come up with an answer on your own. So that you can do it, I will give you the necessary pieces of the puzzle so that you understand and draw your conclusions.
In order to get an answer to “Do tarot cards really work?“, you first need to know:
- What are Tarot cards
- How does Tarot work
- How do Tarot cards work
- How Tarot card readings work
Here is a Table of Contents if you want to go straight to the answer. But I advise you to read all to understand what the answer is based on.
What are Tarot cards?
Let’s start in the beginning, answering a cornerstone question: what are Tarot cards?
And yes, I may start with the encyclopedic definition, like the one in Wikipedia that says: The tarot (/ˈtæroʊ/, first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi or tarock) is a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century… and blah blah blah.
Although this definition is correct from a historical point of view, it is entirely useless in helping us understand whether tarot cards really work or not.
But I told you that the answer would shock you, right? So we have to start by setting aside the “historical” and politically correct definitions and delving into the mysteries of the Tarot.
Now it’s time for you to know the truth about Tarot cards.
The truth about Tarot cards
First, what is Tarot?
Sit tight, because… the truth is that Tarot is a LANGUAGE.
And second, what are Tarot cards?
Based on the previous answer, Tarot cards are the alphabet of this language.
That’s why they are so full of symbolism. Instead of letters (that it has, but minimal), the alphabet of this language is more symbolical, like Chinese, which is composed of pictograms.
What kind of language is this? What can you communicate with this language?
Ahhh, this is one of the best-kept secrets. The Tarot is a Soul language. Or if you are more science-oriented and don’t believe that we have a Soul, you can see it as the language of our unconscious mind.
Would you like to know more about this language? Check this ultimate list of Tarot cards with pictures and meanings.
With those main concepts clarified, we can now move on closer to answering whether Tarot cards work. But to understand the answer, you need to know HOW does the Tarot work.
How does Tarot work
This is one of the most controversial and mysterious topics in the world of Tarot. And sadly it is also the most maligned!
Since few understand how it really works, they assign it all sorts of wrong and “bad” associations (like the Devil, demons, and the like.)
The truth is much simpler: it is all about energy. What a Tarot reader does is read and interpret your and other people’s energy. And she uses the Tarot cards as if they were “letters” or “phrases” to translate the message what she receives on her energetic field or “radar”
But let’s leave the long and complex explanation about how does the Tarot work for another post. Here we are talking about whether do Tarot cards really work or not. And to find out, you need to learn how Tarot cards work.
How do Tarot cards work
As I said above, Tarot cards are like the letters or pictograms of a language. And it is the Tarot reader that is in charge of deciphering the message.
Who sends the message? It can come from many sources, but the message usually comes from your own Soul (or your unconscious mind) or the Soul of the person you are asking about.
Depending on the Tarot reader and the questions you ask, the messages may also come from:
- Deities and Gods
- A Higher Power
- The Universe
- Deceased family members or friends
- Ascended Masters
- Spirit Guides
- Angels and Light Beings
So the Tarot cards are basically the letters of a language. This way, you can communicate with your own Soul or unconscious mind, the Soul of other people, and get guidance and advice from the Higher Planes. How do you read this language? That’s what a Tarot card reading is about.
How Tarot card readings work
Now we are getting closer to the answer. You need to know just one more thing: How do tarot card readings work?
Well, the first step is that you have to ask a question. The Tarot reader then consults the Tarot cards and gives you an answer based on the cards that show up in the spread.
Can you see here what is the weak link in this chain? The reason that many people wonder if Tarot cards work? It is the Tarot reader!
This is the reason why so many people wonder if Tarot cards really work!
The cards ALWAYS tell the truth; they never lie.
Who can fail is who reads them. Tarot readers are humans, after all, and can make honest mistakes.
Additionally, learning to read Tarot takes time, effort, and dedication. And many people don’t have the patience, or the time, to learn to do it right. When Tarot readers try to rush or do readings beyond their current capabilities, they fail.
On the other hand, Tarot cards are always right because they are a direct message from your Soul or unconscious mind and beings who want the best for you.
Conclusion – Do tarot cards really work?
The short answer is: YES!
The important point to take away from this post is that Tarot cards REALLY work because they are nothing more than a language, a symbol.
The message comes from your Soul (or unconscious mind) and Higher Planes. Then it will never be wrong or “not work”.
What goes wrong, then? The Tarot reader may be inexperienced, or may not get the message correctly, or not fully grasp it. And the failure to interpret and convey the message makes people distrust the accuracy of the Tarot.
You can rest assured that Tarot cards really work!
And you, do you think that Tarot cards really work? What has been your experience? Tell me in the comments! And if you liked it, remember to share this post on social media!