Tarot #Misconceptions

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‘So, where is the crystal ball?’ he asked, his eyes scanning the room.

‘Why is your office so brightly lit? And why no incense fumes surrounding you?’ she wanted to know.

‘Ah! The Death Card! I am doomed!’ he explained, shoulders slumping.

‘Could you cast a spell on my Husband?’ she wanted to know.

‘Could you see to it that my mother in law gives me her Solitaire String Set and not to my *&^$%## sister-in-law?’ she earnestly asked.

Welcome people, to a day a few hours in the life of a professional Tarot Card Reader. Me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my profession! To teeny tiny bits and pieces! 12 years now and I can safely say that no two day’s hours are alike. And I have met so many different people and heard so many stories that my own existence and my problems seems miniscule in comparison.

When I started Tarot Reading these misconceptions people had about it used to annoy, even anger me, making me grit my teeth. But over the years wisdom, patience and the study of varied human behavior have got me to just smile at them and clear the misconceptions people come to me with to the best of my abilities.

So, no I don’t use, nor have I ever used a crystal ball. My office is very well ventilated and well lit as sunshine is the best thing to energize a room and cleanse it of energies not conducive to you. No. The Death Card does not mean ‘you are doomed’ The Death card stands for a transformation, not necessarily a smooth one though. In fact the reactions to The Death Card, usually depicting a skeleton riding a horse, in a spread are so scary that newer decks are changing the sketch and renaming it Transformation.

Cast a spell on your Husband? If I had that kind of power I think I would be ruling the world, instead of Tarot Reading or writing this piece that you are now reading:)

Tarot Reading is not an Occult Science nor am I a witch, btw. There is a system of Tarot which is Occult yes. And which does have Witches and Warlocks who are a part of a coven but I am not one of them and I have no idea where they are or what they do.
The reason why Tarot is often thought of as Occult is, since it was banned in the 14th century, in Italy where it was discovered, y people took to practicing Tarot behind closed doors and after dusk, giving it the impression of being Occult.
Tarot is a science that works on vibes. It looks into your past, connects it to your present to predict/give directions about your future, since all three are interconnected.

I have no special powers. I didn’t wake up one fine morning to discover that I have been blessed with the ‘gift’ of Reading Tarot Cards either. I learnt it under a professional, practiced, practiced and practiced some more before I decided to turn professional. Like anybody else, I cook, clean, travel, enjoy life, have to be force-fed Bhindi, Karela and Brinjals, and Tarot Reading is my profession.

And yes, if I could convince your Mom-in-law to part with her Solitaire String Set, I would keep it for myself! ;)))

 

This post is written for my Blogging Team #InkMagic for the prompt #Misconceptions

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The rant of a Reader

Pronounce marrow. Go on. M A R R O W. Yes.

Now pronounce Tarot the same way. T A R O…stop right there! The T is silent!
Tarot Cards. Taro Cards.
Got it?

In case you are wondering what this is about, I am a Professional Tarot Card Reader.

Only 3 people I’ve met so far have pronounced the word Taro (silent T) like it should. And 3 is not a very encouraging number when you’ve met 1000’s ! It exasperates me when someone says things like ‘We want to do TaroT’ No, you never ‘do’ Tarot, you can’t DO Tarot. What you can have is a ‘Tarot Reading’
Also it never, ever, ever is ‘Tarrots’ *Kill me God!* So, whether it is 1 card or 20 cards it is always Tarot Card or Tarot Cards.

And No, after a single reading, you do not become a Tarot Card Reader yourself. Each of the 78 cards has at least 7 or 8 connotations and when clubbed together with other cards they take on an entirely different significance. So please do not act all knowledgeable and try to tell ME what the cards mean!

The above also applies to anybody who reads their cards on various Tarot Reading websites 20 million times a day and secretly fancy themselves to be some psychic Tarot Card Reader!

Since I am on the topic, I might as well have you know, reading Tarot is never a ‘gift’. It is something to be learnt, under a qualified professional, and practiced and practiced till you are good. So if anyone tells you they are ‘naturally gifted’ or they learnt Tarot Reading ‘by themselves’, just laugh in their face. Really loud! Or better still, come and tell me about them, and we’ll have a good guffaw at their expense.

Finally, so sorry to disappoint you, but I cannot cast a spell on your husband or help you get your mother-in-laws jewelry! I am just a Tarot Card Reader, not God.
Phew!
At least I can’t complain about my job being boring! ;-D

P:S: This post has been written in jest, do enjoy reading it in the same manner 🙂