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How do you read tarot cards and where do you buy them?

Has anyone had any accurate encounters with them?

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  1. I’ve had tarot readers who were able to predict the past accurately. AS for the present…. no… the predictions they gave me did not come true.

  2. To try to discover the future through tarot cards, palm reading, ouija board or some other form of fortunetelling, or to try to control the future through black magic, witchcraft or sorcery violates the first commandment. Keep in mind that fortunetelling is inherently linked with the practices of the occult. Sacred Scriptue has many condemnations of these activities: In the Old Testament we find, “A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortune-teller shall be put to death by stoning: they have no one but themselves to blame for their death” (Leviticus 20:27), and “Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortuneteller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the Lord…” (Deut 18:10-12).
    The first commandment repeats the condemnation of divination: “All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead, or other practices falsely supposed to ‘unveil’ the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone” (No. 2116). Any practice which utilizes occult powers is condemned as contrary to true religion and is generally considered a mortal sin. Any specific invocation of the devil would clearly be a mortal sin. (Please note that just readig a horoscope in the newspaper or the message inside the fortune cookie, and having a laugh is not a mortal sin; however, taking such a horoscope seriously or paying for some astrologer’s advice is.)
    We believe, as St. John wrote, “God is love” (I John 4:16). God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him may not die but may have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus is the light of the world, shining through the darkness (John 1:4-5). He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). To invoke Satan or any other power, to enter the darkness (the occult) for any assistance, or to attempt to usurp powers which belong to God alone is a defiance of the authority of Almighty God. To commit such acts is to turn away from God and place our own souls in jeopardy.
    Adhering to the revelation of Sacred Scripture, the Church has over the centuries formally condemned witches and witchcraft, and has judged fortunetelling, tarot card reading and the like as sinful. The Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, c. 80) warned, “You shall not practice magic.”
    And any prophecy comes true sometime; let’s face it, a broken watch is correct twice a day.

  3. If you can, stay away from tarot cards, astrology, ect. it can bring a lot of unnecessary drama into your life. Good luck.

  4. You can buy a deck of tarot cards at any new-age or metaphysical store, or even at most large book retailers like Barnes and Noble.
    As far as reading the cards goes, almost every tarot deck comes with an instructional booklet. There are two main parts to a reading:
    1. The meaning of the cards themselves, which you will find in the instructions that come with the deck, or you can find the meanings easily online.
    2. The spread, or the way in which the cards are placed. There are many different spreads that usie different numbers of cards, and each position of each spread has its own meaning that you must juxtapose with the meaning of the card in that position.
    Learning to read the tarot effectively takes time. I myself have been reading tarot for about 10 years, and I am still learning new things every day. But with practice and patience it is an amazing tool for self discovery.

  5. James gave you a good answer on where to find them and how to read them.
    personally, I’ve had accurate readings and I’ve had not so accurate readings…it depends on the reader. I have had one excellent reading about my future that I will never forget. If you’d like to know details, you can message me 🙂

  6. I did tarot and palmistry for many years to see if it worked. It does, but not the way I expected. It’s a form of subconscious (or conscious) cold reading that anyone can learn. There is nothing psychic about it. Sorry if you were thinking it is magic or something (unless you’re thinking of stage magic).
    http://www.randi.org/library/coldreading/

  7. Maybe you would find help with a personal relationship with God. There is peace with God. God is our Creator, all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal, holy, love. God loves us and sent us His Son, Jesus Christ, so we can go to heaven if we know and follow Him. Forever means without end — time on and on without death. Forever is what happens after we die. Either we go to heaven and be with God forever, or we go to hell which is very bad and painful forever. The good people who are saved believers in Jesus Christ go to heaven. The bad people go to hell. We need to know and follow God in this world to get to heaven in the next world. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is our bridge to God. Jesus died on the cross to cancel our sins. We need to accept Jesus into our life as our Lord and Savior forever to receive God’s blessing and forgiveness plus go to heaven to be with God forever after we die. This is about being a born-again Christian. Faith in God is a gift from God. You can pray for faith in God. Just speak out and ask God for the faith to believe in Him and to follow Him. Some people find faith in God when they realize the beauty in the world is made by God. Evolution can’t explain the world’s natural beauty, for example, the parks in the world, animals, flowers, peacocks, sunsets, butterflies, rainbows, etc. After you have your faith on, you can pray a sinner’s prayer to be a born-again Christian. This prayer is very important and should be said with a sincere heart and faith in God. This is the prayer: “Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that Jesus Christ is the sacrifice for our sins. I have done the following sins (state these out) and I pray to discontinue these sins. I pray to receive Jesus Christ into my life as my Lord and Savior forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.” You could find a Christian church and try it out. I’m Lutheran and I like the Baptist churches too. Some churches do a Bible study group, and these are a good way to find out more about God and His will for your life. God bless.

  8. How do you read tarot cards:
    Some people look at the cards and interpret what the images mean to them. Some feel better reading a book on meanings to help them get started. The ‘Little White Book’ that comes inside a deck (not the book in a deck and book set) is NOT a good source for learning the meanings. I would buy a deck/book set for your first deck or a common deck plus an additional book to help you learn. Over time you’ll have to use the book less and trust your insticts more.
    Start with small spreads, like a spread of 1 to 3 cards at first. This will help you learn how to connect the card’s meanings to each other. Keep a journal of your tarot readings, review them, rinse and repeat.
    A great source for information on tarot including images of hundreds of tarot decks and an active, extremely helpful forum is Aeclectic Tarot: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/
    As for where to buy tarot:
    You can find tarot decks many places now. I seen decks at Borders, Barnes and Noble, Walden’s, Amazon.com. Hard to find decks can be found at Tarot Garden ( http://www.tarotgarden.com/ ) or eBay. Also, check out the publisher’s site of the tarot deck you wanted. Sometimes you can find a deal.
    Oh, and for accuracy:
    I personally use tarot as a second opinion. It gives me a way to see the other side of things or think of things in a different light. The mood of the spread is usually consistent with the outcome later on and I hardly ever had flat out bad readings (usually only have those when I’m dead tired).

  9. They’re available in most big mainstream book stores… Have a look around the ‘self-help’ section and choose a deck you like the look of. The Rider-Waite Deck is a very famous deck that many others have been based on. The cards talk to you in a picture language… You already speak this language every night when you dream! It’s just a matter of getting more confident with it, which happens when you start to learn some of the traditional card meanings and compare them with how the card makes you feel, personally. Please come and check out my blog… It’s a fun tool designed just for ppl like yourself. http://www.lianitarot.blogspot.com

  10. You can buy Tarot cards in New Age Bookstores, Large general bookstores and on the internet.
    Some decks come with books and meanings and there are also many books in stores and online information available.
    I have been reading for 18 years. The cards are very accurate if the person doing the reading sincere and honest with a true desire to do good.

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