Tell me about tarot cards. How come they have so much power?

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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.

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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.

marriedandamom

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

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

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.

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.

Jan Ishmael D

It’s you not thecards your emotion affects the cards so it reveals what the future holds for you

GR

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
Pam

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.

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