There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding Tarot. You have probably heard a lot of them. Much progress has been made in bringing Tarot into the light as the valuable tool for guidance and healing it truly is, but many negative views and beliefs around it still persist today.
When I tell a new friend or acquaintance that I read am a Tarot reader they will often reply with one of the 'reasons not to have a reading' I'm about to talk about in this post.
Some of these worries result from family and religious upbringing, others from the stereotype of the fortune teller and tall dark strangers, the media and horror movies have their influence also. All of these beliefs however, stem from unnecessary fear of the unknown, however deep down it is rooted.
''I don't want to know my future''
Here we have that fortune teller image I mentioned. It's quite commonly believed that all Tarot and Psychic readers predict the future and that's just not so. It is my belief that no one can tell you what your future holds. We are not born with a pre-mapped destiny that we cannot change. There may be some key points that are fated yes, but the majority of it we create ourselves as we go about our lives.
What a Tarot reading can do, is guide you in making the best choices for you as you create your own future and help you to feel empowered and in control of your life. Think of it as common sense advice from a wise old auntie, with a spiritual twist!
Often the likelihood of an outcome can be assessed, but anything that comes up as energy coming your way can almost always be changed by your actions and choices.
''What if you tell me something terrible!?''
I'm yet to meet someone who wants to hear that bad things are going to happen to them so this is quite a natural concern. Rest assured though that no ethical reader is going to tell you 'terrible things'. I will not predict death, tell you are going to get divorced, your partner is cheating or you will grow old alone with only your 45 cats for company. The whole point of a reading is to give you power not take it away.
If a reading does show anything of concern around you a good reader will focus on what you can do it about and never leave you feeling worri