Some of the most common questions I get asked as a professional Tarot reader are “do Tarot cards really work? Do Tarot cards come true? Are they accurate?”
To put it simply: it depends. When it comes to getting the most out of Tarot readings, you have to have the right mindset about the cards and about yourself. Having the right mindset about Tarot cards means understanding that they are a tool, a compass, giving you feedback about your life as your destiny unfolds in real time. Because, let’s face it, life in the present and the future is incredibly dynamic, constantly shaped by an endless amount of wheels simultaneously set in motion.
When it comes to having the right mindset about yourself, you’ll benefit from Tarot cards most if you’re proactive and ready to seek out positive outcomes in your life. If there’s one thing that those of us in this line of work understand it’s that you have very little control over anything in life, except how you choose to channel your energy, to seize the opportunities around you and make change in this world for the better.
In other words, if you want the Tarot cards to work for you, you have to be ready to work for yourself. After all, what use is a compass, if you’re just wandering? Tarot cards gauge and clarify how your own intentions, motives, and choices shift your life’s direction at every turn. That means, when done right, you can actually navigate your life towards positivity and prosperity in the realm of love, money, and miracles.
Do Tarot Cards Tell the Truth?
If you are using the services of a professional Tarot reader, you can be sure that you’ll get an accurate reading. Tarot cards can show you your future according to your reality as it is now. Not only that, but they can tell you more about the present, as well. After all, what is the present if not a precursor to the future?
One important way that I have seen clients use Tarot card readings to change their lives for the better is pinpointing the ways in which they might be hindering their own success. Often, without realizing it, we place restrictions on ourselves and our psyche. We keep ourselves from success in many different ways and in different areas of our lives. Becoming consciously aware of this tendency means we can now recognize these issues and begin proactively dealing with them, whereas they might have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Often these kinds of self-imposed hindrances are a result of past trauma. If you have emotional trauma you need to work past, consider seeking out a professional counselor to help you heal from whatever is causing these negative patterns in your life.
Here’s a firsthand example from a client: a woman called feeling confused about her career path. The reading indicated that she was using a lot of her own energy to help her husband with his career. While it is advisable and good for couples to help one another, the degree to which she was helping her spouse was taking focus away from her own profession and personal balance.
The reading helped her to see her own lack of balance. Moving forward, she had two options to choose from with how to respond to the reading:
- feel upset at her imbalanced destiny,
- or make a positive and valuable change.
She decided to make a change. She explained to her husband that she would continue to help him but with certain boundaries in place. She encouraged him instead to get help from his business staff so she could focus on building her own business. Her husband, in turn, realized that he had become over-reliant on her. He saw that her decision to focus on her own career would benefit them both. The woman’s business flourished as did her husband's. As he began to rely more on the expertise of those around him, who had the wisdom and ability to contribute, new doors opened to him. As she became focused on her own professional goals, she prospered emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
Can Tarot Cards Be Wrong?
Sometimes the results of a Tarot card reading done by a professional reader doesn’t actually come to pass. This is often because the information given by the Tarot cards wasn’t acted upon in the best way, if at all. While Tarot cards are an incredibly powerful tool for guiding you in all realms of your life, they’re very little use if you don’t act on the information they give you. Tarot cards, alone, have very little authority over your own destiny. They cannot create change for you. To believe so would be completely missing the point of this wondrous medium. The card reading points to the greatest sources of opportunity in your life, as well as your biggest pain points that are holding you back.
Let's look at a specific card pick to further illustrate this point: Candy was getting ready for her Big Day, and decided to have a Tarot card reading before her wedding to make sure that everything will turn out well. After applying diligent focus to planning this wedding, Candy picked the sun card. Candy has had a great attitude toward her wedding, and the card that reflected back to her.
But that’s when things went wrong. Because the sun card showed that the wedding preparations were on track, Candy’s focus and motivation wavered. She slacked off from feeling grateful, focusing positive intentions for the Big Day, and from making important practical choices for her wedding. In the end, her wedding did not meet her expectations.
Delilah was also preparing for her wedding and wanted a Tarot card reading to know what the outcome will be. She, too, picked the sun card for her wedding. Delilah celebrated the good fortune of having picked this card as a reflection of her deep focus. The bride-to-be continued on with her efforts with just as much enthusiasm as before. Delilah made a point to imagine her wedding with delight every day in order to build positive wedding energy. She carefully deliberated before each practical decision for the wedding. In the end, her wedding day was one of the best days of her life. Family and friends who attended reported that they felt deeply moved by the palpable energy of the celebration, as well.
The difference between Candy and Delilah is clear: Delilah understood the purpose of the Tarot cards, while Candy did not. Instead of seeing the reading as a gauge for the positive direction she was moving in, Candy saw it as something set in stone, regardless of how much or how little effort she’d continue to put into her wedding preparations. Delilah, on the other hand, used the results of her reading as reinforcement, encouraging her to double down on the good path she was on.
Have more general questions about how Tarot card readings work, like “do Tarot cards bring spirits” or “how long does it take for a reading to come true?” Or perhaps you’re getting ready for your Big Day or a job interview, and want to see how you’ll fare? Consult with one of our Tarot card reading advisors today to get your questions answered and learn how your destiny is unfolding at this very moment.