Anything that has a touch of mysticism automatically becomes very appealing to the human mind. If it offers a scope to get a better insight into the future through some extrasensory perception, it will surely become a topic for all sorts of discussion. Same is the case with tarot reading. Since people are aware that tarot reading can be used for clairvoyance, they begin to show more and more interest in tarot reading. If you are not quite aware of what tarot reading is, go through this article. You will also come to know a lot about how to get ready for a tarot reading.
The tarot card set consists of twenty one cards for each suit. Those who practice tarot reading do it either for themselves or for someone else. The tarot cards stand for infinite possibilities, new beginning or even dangers or crisis’s at times. A perfect tarot reading, it is believed, can indicate your stand at the contemporary stand point of your life. Tarot reading can also warn you if you are in any kind of danger.
There are certain aspects that you, if you are practicing tarot reading, must pay special attention to. We are going to explore these aspects in brief. Remember, these are the basic, and yet, very important.
Take care that the ambience in which you are going to perform tarot reading is appropriate, since this factor, as in all cases, is important. There is no particular rigidity about the selection of the area in your house. It may be a part of the drawing room or the bedroom or even the library or the hall where you can practice tarot reading. The only thing that you have to take care of is that the area that you select should be able to create a space that will separate you from your routine life. You may even use a table. For separation, curtains or drapes would do fine. Cleanliness and sacredness are very essential. You should also have with you some personal items that can help you feel good.
If you have ever been a part of a yoga session, you must know that you have to be able to find your center. Likewise, you are required to find your center before you start practicing tarot reading. The best suggestion that can help you in finding your center is to take to deep breathing with full concentration. Your concentration should be so strong that you should be able to bring yourself to that very moment in your life.
Shuffling the tarot cards is also another important factor that you must pay special heed to. If you are the tarot card reader, you must ask the other person or the seeker to shuffle the tarot cards. Both of you have to concentrate deeply on the particular concern or question. The seeker should also split the shuffled deck into three. These three parts should be placed from left to right. Another important aspect is that the seeker must use the left hand for splitting the shuffled deck. You, then have to place the split card piles in any way you like. The cards will then be turned according to the tarot spread, as per the wish of the seeker. Keep it in mind that the numerology of the cards is also a very important factor.
The tarot cards as well as the interpretations of the tarot cards have undergone an evolution over the past centuries. The pictures are clarified by the later decks on the basis of the meanings of the cards as assigned to them by their creator. Over the years, the pictures on the tarot cards have changed. Therefore, the interpretations of the pictures or images on the cards have kept changing down the ages.
If you are especially interested in the changes that have occurred to the tarot cards, let us see the Rider Waite Smith Strength card. The symbolic designs on the cards are thought to be more pregnant with deeper meanings. The designer of this tarot card also wrote many books on symbolism and occultism. Most of the interpretations of the modern designs and images of the tarot cards are to be found in the book The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. The change of the images or pictures in the modern tarot cards is marked by the vividness and elaborateness that characterize the tarot cards of the present.
Tarot reading is such a popular subject there have been published a huge number of books that includes the discussion over the use of tarot reading for the purpose of divination. The four suits in a number of systems are often thought to be associated with the basic four elements. Wands are associated with fire, swords are associated with air, and pentacles are associated with earth while the cups are associated with water.