Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Tell me about tarot cards. How come they have so much power?

this question is open for people who know about tarot readings/ who do it/ interested in it…..if someone wants to say its all stupid backoff..i dont want to know how much absurd you think it is.

Answer by Magik B
The cards have no power in themselves. YOU choose the cards the tell you a story or information that you need to hear. It is a reflection of your energy.

Answer by marriedandamom
it’s the spirits guiding you that have the power. and they’re evil.

Answer by freddy
The tarot has no power.It is the reader and how they interpret them.The tarot is a visual point for the reader to see So it is the reader that has the gift and the tarot is the tool

Answer by baronvonstrudel
It’s not really power… it’s more like an alternate way of looking at your situation.

It’s sort of like having an English teacher standing next to you and when you’re trying to figure out some intricate symbolism, they give you a little suggestion and suddenly you’re nudged into the right direction. Except the the symbolism is a complication in your own life, and the teacher is the tarot deck. Weird analogy, but that’s the most apt explanation I can find.

Answer by lightningelemental
Tarot is a divination tool—meaning it helps the Seeker connect to the Divine. I’ve been reading tarot for 27 years and I tell people what is about to be revealed in the cards will bring to light that which you (Seeker) already know (even if not on a conscious level). I also tell people that what is revealed in regard to things yet to come, is based on your (the Seeker’s) present course of action. The cards reveal that which is needed to assist the Seeker–knowledge is power.

The reader helps facilitate that connection. The connection is the result of the energy of BOTH the seeker and the reader. What will be revealed are things YOU ALREADY KNOW (although you might not be consciously aware–you already know on a subconscious level). I was taught to let the seeker shuffle and cut the cards and ask that what is needed to know be revealed. (Some online tarot sites are set up so the seeker can “shuffle” and then “select” the cards, but the best readings are between two people, not between you and a computer). Keep in mind, getting a “live” reading does not always ensure an appropriate interpretation of the cards. For example, recently a young woman came to me because she had a tarot reading and was told that she would become pregnant within the year. I asked this young woman if the card that indicated that was the Empress (and showed her the card). She said yes–that’s the one. I knew what happened. The reader was using a literal interpretation of the Empress. Most cards, in most situations cannot be taken literally (although sometimes they can be). The meaning of a card is most often symbolic or metaphoric. I held her hand and immediately knew to tell her that she would be giving birth to a project (and nurturing the project) within a year.

Answer by Jan Ishmael D
It’s you not thecards your emotion affects the cards so it reveals what the future holds for you

Answer by GR
They don’t. They only power they have is what your mind gives to them.

Answer by mithril
The power is not in the cards. The cards just sit there until someone decides to use them. It’s all about untapping the sub-conscious mind and being observant to the symbols and meanings contained within the pictures on the cards.

Answer by dasupr
There is no power in Tarot cards, crystals, runes etc. What they give you is a vehicle for introspection, meditation etc.
I read Tarot cards (as a hobby). I do understand what the premise of the cards is so that when they fall into a particular order, I can look at the interpretation and see if there is something in my life that is similar that I need to be aware of more. It’s not like seeing “a tall dark stranger” kind of stuff. Even the death card isn’t negative. It just means that there is an area of my life that is closing, could have been children leaving home, moving, anything that requires closure.

There are no “evil” spirits involved. That is just tripe that religious figures made up. We are all in tuned with the Universal Consciousness and if we meditate and open up, we can gain more understanding of the world and our place in time. The above items are merely vehicles available to use for it. One could also do yoga, walk in nature, study a rock, etc etc. No one size fits all.

Answer by winter_spice78
I have done readings and had them done for me. They only have as much power as you give them. If you don’t believe or are skeptical, they won’t work. They aren’t set in stone either. Any action you take can alter what they tell you. Also, most of the time, they don’t answer the question you are asking. Or they have a very cryptic message that can be interpreted however you will. They are used as a guide but most people don’t consult them for everything under the sun.

Answer by Pam R
Hello Athena

Tarot cards in themselves have no power, they are 78 pieces of pictured card.

The magic comes from the psychic ability of the reader, or from yourself.

The tarot work via the subconscious mind, which recognises their symbolic nature, as development starts within the mind, this is one of main reasons for their popularity – they may be hard to form a relationship with – but when you have done they work very well.


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Answer by Avie
Tools have no power on their own. A hammer, for instance, has no power. A person who is inexperienced with a hammer will bend a few nails and maybe smash his thumb in the process. A person who knows what he is doing can work wonders with that hammer.

Tarot cards are no different. They have no power in and of themselves. In the hands of an inexperienced person, tarot cards are, at best, very pretty playing cards with extra cards. In the hands of an expert, they’ve been known to produce eerily canny readings.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : what is the easiest way to read the tarot?

I have books on the tarot, ebooks and what I’ve read online…want to do tarot readings for friends and family but they are complicated. Is there an easy way?

Answer by ensnentill
Just make up random predictions… you’re just as likely to be right.

Answer by molly
Yes. Just use the major arcana cards. It takes up less space and you can focus better on what you’re reading because you’re using fewer cards.

Each one of the major arcana cards have multiple meanings. All together, they cover every subject that could come up on the planet.

That’s how I do it and I’m always right about my readings.

I use the pattern of placing a card in the center…..

Placing a card sideways over that first card.(The obstacle)..

A card ABOVE the first 2.

A card below the first 2..

One to the right of the first 2…

A card to the left of the first 2.

Finally, I place 4 cards to the right of the one on the right, starting at the bottom….Then moving upwards, I place the 2nd card above the first and so on, til there are 4 cards lined up on the right.

The last card is the final outcome or answer.

Good Luck. This system has always worked for me and very well too.

Don’t forget to observe the colors as well as their meaning. They too can help you see a story unfolding in front of your eyes.

It’s fast and easy to learn and remember with just as much accuracy as you would get if you used the entire deck. Even better, as far as I’m concerned.

Answer by may_sonic galz
there are many kinds of tarot like lotus tarot,card tarot,dice tarot..etc.which one u r asking??!!
if card tarot…then u should a good understander of the rulers of the cards and their function in one’s life…then only u can read those.
tarot reading is not just so easy …u as well as the person of whom u r reading the tarot should hav good concentration….and for that u should be sitting in a peaceful environment with less light(preferably candles).u can check out tarot websites to know more because its not possible for me to teach tarot reading to u now.
watever…be happy and njoy year 2007.

Answer by psychic-junkie
If you are using Tarot cards as an oracle, you may be more inclined to read card meanings and spreads. But if using Tarot Cards as a tool for Psychic Ability you would be less likely to hold to any hard and fast guide lines. I’m a profession psychic and use Tarot Cards in a random way. In 25 years of professional readings I’ve never used any ‘meanings, spreads or reversals’ of tarot cards from any books.

So if you want to develop ‘Psychic Ability’ throw the books and guidelines away and let the images inspire you. But you may need to try the Rider Waite or another imaged deck.

I believe we are all psychic, but for the majority the gift or the belief has been long knocked out of them. Educated out is another way of looking at it. Many professional psychics have grown up in a psychic friendly environment. Perhaps a grand-parent or parent with the knowledge has helped bring the extra sense out in the open and encouraged its use. But there are as many practicing psychics who have not had the benefit of caring psychic guidance and who have still managed to develop and hone this natural extra sense. The Psychic Sense.

To tap in to it more you can go to my free develop-psychic-ability page here:

But on the other hand, if you want to use the Tarot as an oracle, a form of divination that needs no real ‘psychic ability’, then keep the books and use the meanings and spreads if you prefer.

Here is a free download demo for a great Tarot program. To keep the size of the demo manageable it contains the Rider/Waite deck, the actual program will have 10 complete decks. This Demo version of Tarot is a full working copy for 30 days. So you get 30 days to study meanings and spreads!

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Born and brought up in India. When I came in to senses . i was able to see strange figures in surroundings. When ever i told this to my mom. She used to laugh at me and always said you are day dreaming.

I was always able to see dead people ever since i was 10 years old. My journey in to the field of Tantra started at the age of 14 years, when a neighbor gave me Durgasaptshati book. which is very powerful stotra path of goddess Durga.

Also i started studying Palmistry. When i was 16 years old i was attacked by a demon while i was sleeping by that time i was following tantra and saved my self by mantra power. Since then I never looked back and I kept trying new Dhyan Yoga, Mantra and Tantra sadhnas procedures.