Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : is it true getting your tarot done too early can be an omen?

i just had my tarots read last saturday (nov 29) and i told my friends and now they want to go, i would love to go again just to re-hear it all because i forgot some parts. we wanted to go tonight (dec 5). it hasnt really been a week, and its a different person, is it an omen?
just a general thing: im not going to live my life based off of this reading… i just think its fun and exciting

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : For those who do tarot readings, how long did?

it take you to “memorize” the cards, or actually be able to give readings, without referring to a book?
Btw, I have faery oracle cards, so different from tarot but will be getting tarot too eventually.

Answer by LC
Took me three weeks. I learned the Hebrew aleph beth to make it easier.
Try user the B.O.T.A. (Builder of the Adytum) deck and the Paul Foster Case book, Tarot:A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages.
Google- “tarot paul foster case”
The BOTA deck is used with the book mentioned above.
Downloadable decks at link below.

Answer by Chrystal
Too long for me so I quit. I thought because I am good in other areas such as ghost investigations and removal of them and I kinda have sixth sense about people and situations, that I could learn them with no problem. Wrong! They were too hard to remember everything for me so I gave them up, plus my ex-husband threw a major fit when he found them and burned them.

Answer by George
There are 78 cards in a standard Tarot deck which is a lot to “learn”.
If you use them in mixed dignity (reversed) that’s 156 meanings to learn.
I would avoid using them in mixed dignity as I don’t know any professional reader who uses them this way.

If you learn the symbology of the elements (air, fire, water, earth) and the symbology of the numbers (numerology meanings of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) then you have only got 13 things to learn and you will also learn to have a great insight into the meaning of the cards.

For the major arcana it’s worth learning the story behind each card, each card has it’s own story and moral lesson.
The Lovers – Adam and Even in the Garden of eden, temptation. This links to The Devil card which depicts the same couple after the fall from the garden.
The Tower – The Tower of Babel, read up on the mythology on the tower. The arrogance of man.
The High Priestess – Pope Joan, the secret of Rome that there was once a female pope.

If you buy a book and try to learn that way all you are doing is learning someone else’s interpretation.
The real secret to success in Tarot is to develop your own interpretation from the symbology.

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
There is a difference between memorizing the cards and being able to give a reading without the book. You don’t need to memorize the traditional, pat, canned meanings to read the cards… they’re interpretive tools, you need to interpret them and you don’t need a book to do that.
I recommend not keeping the book with your cards and not looking at it when you do readings, you’ll only confuse yourself. The cards are meant to be read by the image on them, by the impression the reader gets, not by referencing a book each time you move to another card.

That said, I didnt’ understand this about tarot when I started and it took me a couple years to start to let go of the books. I’m not saying the books are useless, either… they are great study guides. The key to “memorizing” the traditional meanings is finding WHY the card might mean what the book says it means. This, too, is an interpretive process. I’ve spent the last four months studying my tarot deck in conjunction with all my books and journalling about the meanings of each card. This helps the suggested meanings stick in my memory because I’m analyzing WHY the Fool might refer to animal instincts or the Chariot might have something to do with equality… once I can see that meaning in the picture, the readings come more smoothly because there’s another layer of meaning I can pull out of the image. Some traditional meanings I disreguard, either due to personal intuition or because the cards I use don’t reference that meaning, but other meanings make a card make even more sense to me then my previous interpretation. It’s a process of building a relationship with them, which can be done with or without a book.

Idealy, however, one should be able to give readings without the book, straight out of the box. My young friend bought her first deck this summer and the guidebook wasn’t in the kit (someone had snatched it or something). She gave me the most uncanny, accurate and deep reading without ever having to look at a book once and never having read cards before. She has a talent for it, but aside from that, she understood HOW to read from the images alone.

When you choose your first tarot, you need to focus on two things. First of all, do you liek the images. Are they appealing to you? Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, can you look at one of the cards and get a good idea of its meaning right away? Maybe ask a simple question, then look at a sample card and see if you can interpret how you would answer that question based on that sample card… if it strikes you as fairly straightforward, it might be a good deck. If it’s a struggle, even if the pictures are beautiful, then try an easier deck. Maybe start with decks that are based on the Rider-Waite style (which is the most popular rendition and most referenced by tarot guidebooks and teachers), such as the Universal Waite, Hansen-Roberts or Morgan Greer decks (the Official deck of Lo Scarabeo publishing is also pretty good. I like the art style, and it’s a very traditional imagining of depictions). Ask your dealer for guidance if you don’t know what might be good beginner decks… if you don’t love the images of your first deck and want a more artful deck, you can always get a new one after you get used to the imagery and reading style.
Blessings and luck!

Answer by believer_in_jesus37421
Let me ask you a question: Do you think the devil would like for you to get involved in these practices? The answer is yes—and that should be a solemn warning to you.

The Bible is very clear: If we want to please God, we will avoid everything that has anything to do with the occult (even if it seems innocent or harmless on the surface). The reason is because occult practices of any kind could involve you with spiritual forces that are opposed to God and are, in fact , in league with the devil.

I know that is a strong statement—but I can’t emphasize strongly enough how spiritually dangerous it is to follow Satan’s way rather than God’s way. When the Ephesians who had practiced the occult became Christians, they “brought their (magic) scrolls together and burned them publicly” (Acts 19:19). They knew there could be no compromise between their old way of living and God’s way.

Don’t try to resist the “pull” you feel toward the occult in your own strength. Instead, by faith turn to Christ and ask Him to come into your life and give you the strength of His Holy Spirit. Don’t be deceived, but come to Christ, who alone is “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

Answer by Peter
Well, my mother used to do them and it took about 3 practices for her. But let’s not forget that she did a lot of research on it before purchasing the set.

Answer by Gene
Well, the truth is that a good sign of a person being learned in the tarot is that they haven’t had to “memorize” the meanings of the cards, but that they have learned so much about the cards that they haven’t needed to really focus on “memorizing” anything. I would have to agree with what one of the other answerers said, that learning the tarot is all about reading the symbols in the cards themselves, examining the way the cards relate to and interact with one another, and meditating on the images.

Why doesn’t reading a tarot book and memorizing its contents work? There are many reasons.

Firstly, not every book can be trusted – there are a lot of tarot books on the market that are just out there to make cash off of ignorant people who don’t know the book is crap, not to actually teach them or inform them about the tarot. It’s something I really hate about the tarot industry – the amount of people who abuse the tarot and the general public’s ignorance about it for a quick buck.

That leads into my second point – almost any book that gives you that “informs” you in a way that says “here is a tarot card, this is what it means and that’s the one true definition of the card, and this definition applies to the corresponding card in every deck, regardless of its symbolism. Just memorize what I say and repeat it in readings” is complete and utter baloney.

As I said before, reading the cards meanings really reading them, and any conclusions you come to about the cards should at least be supported by the symbols and meaning you find in the cards themselves. And since symbols almost never mean just one thing, but rather can have vastly different meanings when looked at from different perspectives, there is no way anyone can say “this is the one true definition of this card and its symbols”. When it comes to symbolism, one can only say with any certainty, “this is the definition of this card that makes the most sense to me, and here’s why I think that”.

Also, almost every deck has different images, and contains different symbols, so only in the rarest cases can any two decks’ cards have the exact same meanings. For instance, I know a lot about the meanings of my favorite deck, Rider Waite-Smith, and since that’s spawned many other clone decks I can take a good guess at what they are supposed to mean since they use much of the same imagery and symbolism, but I would not be able to apply the meanings I know for Rider-Waite to your Faery Oracle cards, because their images and symbols are drastically different. So any book that claims that its definitions apply perfectly to a variety of different decks is almost completely ignorant of the importance of truly reading the tarot cards for themselves.

Instead, try really examining the cards in your favorite deck and then ask questions. For instance, “why is this thing here? What is it from? Why was this made in this color? What does this card make me think of, personally? What is in the scenery of this card and what importance does it have? Why are these cards put in the order they are? Examine the cards, compare them to their neighbors, dig down deep into them and find out their secrets. Doing this not only helps you get to know your deck better, but it will help you look more professional, since you can back up your conclusions with data from the cards themselves.

There is also a vast amount of stuff out there that applies to the tarot, and that by learning you can come to a deep understanding of it. Study up on the history of the tarot, mythology from many different cultures, numerology, astrology, alchemy, ancient cultures, the kabbalah, different religions and their history and development, some art history and a dash of semiotics, and you’ll have a lot more tools to work with upon examining the tarot. I know that sounds pretty hardcore for beginners, and none of it is “required” for you to become a reader, but it is incredibly useful to at least examine some of these things briefly, because the more you learn about these things the more knowledge you’ll be able to apply to the tarot. You’ll be able to back up whatever conclusions you come to in readings not only with the symbols shown on the cards themselves, but with the knowledge of where those symbols come from and what they might mean.

So if you end up really diving into the tarot, whether by examining your deck or by researching the elements that come into play in it, or both, you won’t have to memorize anything, because you’ll already know it. And you’ll have come up with those answers with your own power and intelligence, not someone else’s. And that’s the best feeling.

But it does take a long time.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Do any of you have experience with physics or tarot readers?

I’ve come to the point on where I need serious help, and the only thing I feel comfortable with is probably going to a fortune teller/physic/tarot readers. I think it’s the best, and I believe in physics and all of the things they have to say. I have so much faith in it. Do you guys think I should go? And, if so, have any of you been to one or actually know how to use tarots cards on other people and such?
I meant psychic*

Answer by Snow (male)
yeah i studied a bit of physics what do you need help with? Newtons’ laws or momentum?

Answer by mckenziecalhoun
I’ve been both. Save your money. Find someone who doesn’t charge, and will never charge.

Answer by Boɳɛs
Physics, yes. I majored in theoretical physics & astronomy in college.

But I think you mean “psychic”. 😉

If it will make you feel better to go to a psychic, then go. However, there is no verifiable evidence to back up their claims and most of them just do cold readings.

Answer by AutumnWynd777
Nope. GOD Forbids it.

Answer by HTacianas
I have a bit of experience with physics but I’ve never cared much for tarot card readers.

Answer by Alcari
You need real help, so you plan to go to a con-artist?

Might I humbly suggest some expert in whatever field your problem is in, somebody who actually offers usefull advice, instead of making a vague ramble that might calm you down a bit.

Answer by Neil
It is an occult practice. Don’t do it for your own good.

Answer by
Physics – yes.

Psychics or tarot readers – not really.


Answer by Lion Sack
Jesus Christ did show himself unto the people of Nephi, as the multitude were gathered together in the land Bountiful, and did minister unto them; and on this wise did he show himself unto them. Comprising chapters 11 to 26 inclusive.

The Father testifies of his Beloved Son—Christ appears and proclaims his atonement—The people feel the wound marks in his hands and feet and side—They cry Hosanna—He sets forth the mode and manner of baptism—The spirit of contention is of the devil—Christ’s doctrine is that men should believe and be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. [A.D. 34]

Answer by Fifimsp
Yes, I experience the laws of physics everyday. In fact a memorable experience with physics was a very humorous fall I took the other day. Don’t see what tarot has to do with that, but and don’t really know anything about that.

*pssst* You meant psychic. They’re not real.

Answer by sundaesoda
I like going to psychics but I don’t believe 100% of what they say. Fortune tellers can be 50% right and 50% wrong. Most of the time, I can just feel which of the ones they are saying are correct, and that’s what I follow.

If you dont have anyone to confide with and give good advice, I suggest you go to someone who can talk to a spirit guide (we have them in the Philippines I’m not sure to where you’re from). They dont usually charge and often give excellent advices and future reading which often come true.

Spirit guides are like guardian angels/holy spirit that give messages to people who need help.They often use a medium to give out their messages.

Answer by Existentialist
I have used the tarot for self expression. Meaning certain cards have more meaning then others because of the particular circumstances I find myself in at the time.

As for Psychics or fortune tellers, depends on the skill of the reader to fit the meanings of the cards to your current lifestyle.

If you need serious help, may I suggest you trust someone who has been through it, and ask them.

Answer by Brittany
I have never consulted one of those people. I just wanted to share this scripture with you which pertains to your situation. I know it looks long but it’s definitely worth it!
Deuteronomy 18:9-13
“When you are entered into the land that Jehovah your God is giving you, you must not learn to do according to the detestable things of those nations. There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional fortuneteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah, and on account of these detestable things Jehovah your God is driving them away from before you. You should prove yourself faultless with Jehovah your God.”

Hope I helped!

Answer by Angel
If you wish a reading, then I say get one. Watch for over priced reading and I do not recommend the 1-800 lines. However, if there is a local pagan/occult shop in your area, there is normally a reader there. Do NOT go to anyone claiming to be a “fortune teller”. Most readers worth their salt will tell you that the method of divination only taps into the cosmic all and can only tell you what is likely to happen if you continue on the path you are going or act on a certain decision. Your future is not written in stone and you can act to change it!!! My advice and knowledge comes from being a reader. You do not have to pay…if you would like you may IM me and I will do a reading for you for free.

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