Ian Parkin is the author of this post.
The art of tarot reading performed by a psychic is a powerful form of divination that can help you in times of uncertainty - if you are open to hear all that is presented to you.
People have been using divination since the beginning of civilization. A variety of methods such as the use of animals, throwing stones or bones, and reading the ash left by fires, have been used over the centuries. While our divination practices have moved away from observing nature, and into the realm of human communication and interaction, the strong desire to know remains.
People contact psychics and tarot readers for a variety of purposes. They want to know what the future holds, they would like the thoughts and feelings of another person revealed, or perhaps they wish receive messages from someone who used to be present on earth. The art of tarot reading perfected by good psychics has emerged as is one of the most suitable types of divination for the illumination of hidden knowledge about our current circumstances, our possible future, and our interactions with others.
With its symbolic pictures, the tarot, emerged in the 14th century, although the full extent of its use and history is still not completely clear. Tarot has a long history as a meditation tool, magical tool, and tool for personal growth. Its popularity in the 20th century grew out of its revival and use in such magical societies such as The Order of the Golden Dawn. Divination is just one facet of this complex and powerful card deck.
Depending on the skill and abilities of the psychic, the art of tarot reading can be an accurate conduit of wisdom and knowledge for a variety of situations and types of questions. The Tarot excels in providing rich detailed information and feedback regarding the querent's (the person who is asking) thoughts, feelings and actions in the near past, present, and near future. The Tarot also provides insight into the people and situations the querent is interacting with and presents viable alternatives.
Often, when people consult a psychic, they are not feeling particularly self-empowered, and are looking for guidance, assistance, and direction. However, we as humans are blessed with free will, and we can always empower ourselves and improve our lives. The true gift in the art of tarot reading is to provide us with the 'hidden' knowledge to do so. Of course, no psychic reading is set into stone, as over time, different variables can arise, and different thoughts, feelings, and actions can come into play. A major strength of the Tarot is the ability to present alternatives and to assist in changing our own thoughts or behaviour, to receive a better result.
An important component of any type of reading is the questions that are being asked. The Tarot is activated and triggered by providing focused questions, even if the subject itself is broad, such as career, or love. While most psychics receive impressions that they either convey on their own, or use in conjunction with a divination tool, I believe the chances of getting an accurate and useful tarot reading is greatly increased when envisioned as a reply to an asked question.
Why is that so? Often, we are not ready or wanting to hear information we didn't ask for. Almost all of us have been solicited by telemarketers, been approached about money-making opportunities, or have had friends offer unasked-for advice or criticism. And in many of these cases, we simply aren't interested. When we receive advice or criticism we haven't asked for, we usually can't hear the value of what is being offered, and we end up tuning it out.
By asking, we are much more open to receive the valuable knowledge and information that a psychic can impart when practicing the art of tarot reading. So, the next time you get a reading, prepare by calming and centering, and telling yourself you are open to hearing all the information presented to you. And, by generating questions on the subjects that are most important to you, one asking will lead to another, and you will have a more powerful reading experience.