As an openly eccentric hippy dippy person I’m always asked about how tarot actually works. Seeing as it’s kinda my thing to explain the logic behind what most people would often write off as ‘bullshit’ I’m always happy to offer an explanation- so here’s mine.
There are many talks on YouTube by professionals and scientists who explain that we as humans vibrate at certain frequencies. We are made up of energy, we are made up of liquids and gasses and these elements give off a certain magnetism.
The same way music vibrates at certain frequency and it can be heard, we also vibrate at a certain frequency. We can’t necessarily hear it because we are limited through our 5 humanly senses, the same way we can’t hear certain noises like a dog whistle or see certain colours that an animal might be able to see. We can however, instinctively feel it- and depending on the focus you put on it you will be able to have an understanding of a person (or at least what mood they’re in) by concentrating on them, and being aware of them.
Abraham Hicks and many others explain this in great detail in various talks which you can search for if you are looking for further detail.
When we reach a certain level of calm, through a lot of practice and meditation, we become able to block out ego and become attuned to other people’s frequency.
You may have felt this without even realising it. For example, if you are to walk into a room of people who are very happy, you may gain more energy. If you walk into a room full of people who have just been in a very tense argument, it automatically feels very uncomfortable and the air almost feels heavy and uneasy. This is because you are picking up on other people’s frequency.
It takes a lot of practice to be able to translate energies, but as your sensitivity heightens you are able to connect and channel messages with ease. It takes a lot of getting used to, because it can feel very intense, but it brings you immense understanding and satisfaction when you are able to put certain feelings into words.
Tarot cards are used as a tool for the reader to be able to advise and provide guidance to the recipient of the reading. Readers spend years getting to know their cards and becoming trained in the art of mediumship and translating the frequencies being picked up on in to words and advice which serve the recipients best interest.
It’s not scary or some kind of weird fortune telling service, it’s assurance that you’re in complete control of your situation. If anything, it helps steer you in the right direction and gives you a deeper understanding behind any kind of event going on in your life.
It’s an ancient art which has been made out to be scary, unnatural, or just a con. People can be automatically be sceptical of that which they don’t understand, but it’s really nothing to be afraid of.
If a reader charges for readings or makes it their job/career, it’s not necessarily because it’s a con (although unfortunately there are still some con artists out there). It’s because it is a service which does take a lot of energy and some time from the readers day. You wouldn’t expect a random stranger to sit and give you life advice on a matter completely irrelevant to them for 30 minutes to half an hour, so it’s not fair to expect a reader to do one just to prove their craft.