Have you ever had a tarot reading? Do you, yourself, give readings? I do. I remember buying my first Tarot deck when I was 11. I was very drawn to all things mysterious, mystical, magical. I think a lot of children are. I started learning to read Tarot on my own and I actually had a few reading requests from people I knew, from classmates to school teachers. Actually, it's quite common for people to consult monks and fortune tellers where I'm from. So for me, I didn't think I was doing something extraordinary. So I did tarot readings. However, my relationship with the cards was an on-and-off thing for many years. There were also times when I didn’t pick up the cards at all. Sometimes, some years had gone by before I picked the cards again. Why? I was tired of certain questions. I understand that those questions are really important and they are the ones going round and round in our minds and give us no rest. They are the questions most of us come to ask ourselves at one point or another, questions about love, about making choices, about whether or not things will get better! I think I got overwhelmed because these questions normally come with emotional baggage of the inquirers. If an adult would ask a child for a reading, for counseling, think about the pain the person experiences and for the person to have the courage to ask a child... That was so much pain and worries and people kept asking the same questions, so I needed long breaks!
In the past decade, as an adult, however, I’ve been working with the cards more and I’ve had clients asking for readings on a regular basis. I’ve noticed both from myself and clients that a lot of us need somewhere to turn to during hard times, someone to talk to, someone who can probably give us more information or knowledge than we have, someone to tell us everything will be ok, or at least someone to guide us on the right path to happiness. People do go to fortune tellers out of curiosity, but those who frequently go to psychics are usually those who need extra help, whether they realize it or not.
Counseling with tarot and oracle cards isn’t such a bad thing, it can help a lot of people find relief by talking to the psychics and readers, and talking really helps. You might even find solutions during the talks. At the same time, if something needs to be done it’s also up to you do act upon it and do something. That something is your next step to the happier you. That something can be anything from a small decision to getting help, getting healing to radically changing your whole life. The opportunity might be right in front of you, but you still have to take it. No one can take it for you.t it, I understand it, I really do. However, some of us already know, already have the gut feeling of how things are going, in that case the cards only confirm that feeling and don’t really tell them anything new. Even so, it is a relief to hear the confirmation because a lot of us have doubts. I also understand that very well since I still doubt myself sometimes. Sometimes I’d even ask a friend to draw a card for me (while I probably could do it myself). Recently a dear friend of mine had to shake me up a bit and tell me to just trust. It was a good wake up call. I was getting into ‘tell-me-something-good’ mode instead of trusting and continuing to do what I needed to do. Oh yes, I do have issues to solve, things to learn just like everyone else. I’m a human, too, being a healer means that I have tools to work out and solve things, it doesn’t prevent life from happening. And so we face challenges in life, we take actions, and once in a while we just need a little help here and there to help us reflect on ourselves, our lives, our situations, our choices and our actions, in order to see the bigger picture and then take the next step!S
So personally, counseling with tarot and oracle cards isn’t such a bad thing, it can help a lot of people find relief by talking to the psychics and readers, and talking really helps. You might even find solutions during the talks. At the same time, if something needs to be done it’s also up to you do act upon it and do something. That something is your next step to the happier you. That something can be anything from a small decision to getting help, getting healing to radically changing your whole life. The opportunity might be right in front of you, but you still have to take it. No one can take it for you. All in all, counseling with cards or have a session of tarot therapy can be helpful and therapeutic but in the end, you still need to live your life and make a move, and that is your responsibility for your own life!