Tarot cards are tools used to
gain insight and knowledge. The images on the cards illustrate
various activities and beings in such a way as to help one to see
a situation from another point of view, or to offer clues as to
how to proceed. They show us the how and why of a situation and
offer advice based on the path one is currently on. If one changes
this path, then the outcome predicted will be changed too. Nothing
is fixed or fated with tarot cards, if the prophesied ending
is not to your liking, YOU can change it.
I believe the cards do not "tell
the future". What they really do is help you to see
what influences are causing the problem and point out factors that
you have not considered. They give you more information about what
you are experiencing and thus arm you with the knowledge you need
to fix the problem. In this way, they empower you. The power
of the tarot cards is nothing compared to the power of you.
Tarot cards are not of the devil
and they themselves are not evil. I mean really.....can
an object made of paper be either good or evil? They can be used
for evil by unscrupulous people.
They do not bring bad luck and
are not omens of death. The Death card really means that
one thing will end so another can begin, the end of a situation.
I guess, in theory, that could be interpreted as death and reincarnation,
and lets face it, people do die. So in reality, the cards could
tell you about an upcoming death ( a reading once told me of
an upcoming time of sadness and then I found out that my aunt was
ill. I stopped doing readings during her illness and for a while
after her death). But beware the reader who tells you someone
is going to die and for another $50 will tell you who and how. And
whereas the cards may indicate that some outside influence is causing
your problem, also beware the reader who says you are cursed and
for the small fee of $100 will lift this curse from you (especially
since I'll lift it for $50.... LOL, sorry, couldn't resist).