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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25 thoughts on “Tarot #Misconceptions

  1. If you as a Tarot reader had the magical powers to change the world, I know you would have. I confess I was among those who never understood the science behind this, but today wiser thanks to you and Jini I at least am not under these misconceptions.

    As usual lovely post Mayuri

  2. Oh my, I was laughing reading this post Mayuri! People have so many misconceptions about Tarot and what it is and what it can do! Spell on your husband – now that would be handy, eh? 😉

  3. The solitaire set.That’s the one I would need.You have really broken my heart while breaking these myths.
    Maybe Tarot needs to go to th next level where that is possible?
    Any thoughts about that,

  4. God Mayuri! This was hilarious and to the point. Tarot has always fascinated me and I don’t have the habit of assuming things. Like anything I take everything I’m moderation.
    If you find anything for husband and mother in law let me know would come handy in the future to me

  5. Oh my, I didn’t know you are a Tarot Card reader, Mayuri. So, awesome. I would love to hear more stories. The misconceptions you speak of, I have seen these in some movies. I’m still in awe of you. I think you are the first Tarot Card reader I have come across 🙂

    1. What! You too? I thought the whole world, and it’s neighbour knew I was a Tarot Card Reader!;-D No Solitaire Set for you, Shalini! Hahahahah! Thanks for stopping by, gorgeous!:)

  6. Haha I think the misconceptions are more to do with the fact that, as a population, we are used to “swamijis” throwing ash in fire and “priests” turning water to wine. We are used to so much drama surrounding any occult art that we expect anything even remotely connected to be dramatic 😛

  7. Wow! I need to know more about Tarot. I know so little that it’s better I don’t utter a word but how about a post on Tarot and all that it does?
    Additionally, I am writing to you soon for something interesting and no, no free session wanted 😉

  8. There was a time when I was infatuated with Tarrot Card and readers and it always seemed as a mystery to me that how the cards help in prediction . I wont say much here as I may still have some ideas about Tarrot Card reading which will make you turn red in anger.
    Someday I will get a reading by done by you too. Wishing you all success

    1. Hahahaha! I don’t see red as I am confident of my abilities as a Reader AND aware of how many charlatan and self proclaimed ‘Tarot Card Readers’ are mushrooming everywhere :)))
      Thank for stopping by, Anindya:)

  9. Is it just me, or has this ‘transformation and transition’ to your new online space made you funnier ? 🙂
    I enjoy the little humorous anecdotes that you’ve added to your posts (and you generally do).
    As for Tarot reading, I’m game for it. I know nothing about it, but I don’t believing in dismissing something with out trying it once.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sid. Believe it or not but I wrote this post in 10 minutes! So I guess my *natural* funny side surfaces when I write straight from my heart, without analysing things too much:)

  10. Ok, frankly, I didn’t know all this too Mayuri. Like many others I also used to think that Tarot is also like palmistry or numerology which predicts future. Thanks a lot for clearing all our doubts. So, if I ever come to your office, I know what not to ask! 🙂

  11. Mayuri darling you write so so well – such a beautiful flow and ebb in your writing – I simply float away!! Wish I could write like you!
    Loved the humour and wit in this post; wish you could rule the world, I would ask for some of the magic too then….. 😉

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