Are you wondering, "Why should I do a Tarot reading?" It's a common question for Tarot beginners, and one that has a simply wonderful answer: Because it can help you improve your life!
Tarot is all about "intuition." You know -- that pure perception of truth we all have hidden deep inside. It's the inner voice of your higher self, telling you what is the right thing to do and hoping you won't ignore it. Well, Tarot cards can help you hear your inner voice and embrace its message.
Sometimes it's hard to hear your inner voice amid all the cosmic clutter. And some people may hear it, but they deny it. Which is where Tarot comes in. If you can learn to use Tarot readings to tap into your wise intuition and listen and learn its lessons, you will be guided toward a more fulfilling life.
Some people have a fear of Tarot because don't want to face their personal truth or they're afraid they'll see something "bad" in their future. But that's not how it works. Tarot can't predict the future. It's simply a valuable tool for tapping into your intuition and using that insight to make decisions that will lead to a happier life.
Here are a few ways Tarot readings can help you:
Gain clarity -- Whatever your situation, you can't avoid the truth with Tarot. Tarot puts you in touch with your higher self, also known as your intuition, and it will force you to take an honest look at your life -- even the things you'd rather not admit! Once you have that clarity, you'll be able to make more responsible choices.
Highlight areas that need work -- Sometimes life gets so overwhelming that you don't know where to begin to make it better. Tarot can help highlight the things you should be focusing on right now in order to get the best results in the future.
Find peace -- Anxiety, worry and fear are often symptoms of living in the unknown. And while Tarot cannot predict the future or tell you for sure what's going to happen, it can tap into what is happening right now. Once you have clarity on the present, it's easier to determine the path you're on and how to change it for the best.
Whether you're experiencing a specific, heartfelt loss or change or you're just feeling totally crazed out of your mind, the Tarot is your go-to tool. Delivering in-the-moment insight, Tarot is designed to help you overcome troubling times in general, or specific situations you're experiencing right now. By meditating on the wisdom you receive, you'll not only find clarity in your present situation, but a deeper sense of peace and calm in your daily life. And when the next issue arises -- because you know it will! -- you'll be able to face it head-on using your greatest weapon: a healthy, centered mindset.
Make difficult decisions -- People often turn to Tarot for advice about what to do, and once again Tarot can't predict the future. But it can provide a snapshot of your present life, and show you a few likely options of where you're headed if you continue on the same path. You can use this information to continue down the road you're on, or make a necessary change.
Improve your life -- Never forget the power of free will! If you see something you don't like about your life in a Tarot reading, you have the power to change it. That's the whole point!
Stress is the enemy! It's bad for the body and even worse for the mind. You know that when you feel stressed out, just about every part of your life feels out of control. Of course it's just a simple fact of life that you'll run into ups and downs, both big and small. But believe it or not, there's a way to control the way you feel about this rollercoaster ride we call life.
Introducing Gigi Santella! Gigi Santella is a 4th generation Tarot reader based in Portland, OR. Aside from his passion for Tarot, Gi is an excellent chef and talented musician. Tarot.com is excited to bring you the insight Tarot has to offer from Gi's perspective, as taught to him by his generations past.
Gi's advice for Tarot beginners:
From Gi's video: "Use Tarot to help yourself as much as possible and if you think that you have an abundance of happiness and healthiness in yourself then share it with somebody else and that's what Tarot should be. Help your friends out to see a problem differently. The same way you would talk to a friend to help them. You can use the Tarot to interpret those problems. Use it to help yourself as much as humanly possible then after that try to help other people if it speaks to you."