Ever performed or had anything to do with a tarot reading?

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Ever performed or had anything to do with a tarot reading?

K101 K101
Hi guys! My partner happened across a box of these strange tarot cards with the whole kit and instructions. Since I really don't believe in most readings or going to psychics I'm not totally interested in getting in depth with them, but am interested in learning. I was reading through the kit and thought it was neat and I do believe there are some psychics and many different gifts. I believe in paranormal, etc. I've had quite some experiences with the paranormal. My aunt, mother and my partner and myself have regular trips to haunted places for fun.

Anyways, I just wandered what all you guys think about the whole tarot card readingS? Ever performed a reading or had one performed for you? Anything else you'd like to add about this stuff or other similar things feel free to do so!
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I have had a tarot reading.
26
Never gotten involved in it, but would.
3
I don't even know what tarot is!
other.
I've never done anything with tarot cards, but know others who have.
6
I would just like to share some of my thoughts, feelings, opinions in a comment.
4
I've performed a tarot card reading.
18
I would never have anything to do with that nonsense!
11
Total votes: 68 (52 voters)
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08/23/2011
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sarki sarki
No I don't believe any good comes of that rubbish
08/23/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I have never had my cards read professionally. Although I had friends who practiced on me several times. I do think its an interesting thing to think about, but one must trust the people who read for you. If you get a bad feeling from the reader, the place the reading is being done in, or start to feel uncomfortable during the reading TELL the reader you need to stop and leave!

I have a set of "Inner Child Cards" that are very similar to Tarot, but not as scary. I used to use them quite frequently, when I was more involved in a lot of "New Age" stuff. This was more than 10 years ago. Honestly, I haven't touched them in years.

I do have a website that sends me a reading along with my horoscope every day, but it is electronic and rarely accurate.

If you do get involved with psychics and readings, make sure you can trust the person doing the reading and you get a good, healthy feel from them.
08/23/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've never gotten my cards read professionally, and friends and I have messed around with the cards on our own. I'd be interested in having them done for fun.
08/23/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I own a deck of tarot cards and I have read them for myself and others. They're fun, but I take it with a grain of salt. I am generally distrusting of those who set themselves up as psychics. Most of them are just duping people with cold reading methods.
08/23/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
My brother has performed tarot readings for me, and I have been interested in learning myself. A lot of it is pretty much open to interpretation and you see what you want to see. But it can help to put things into perspective and if you get a positive reading, it can be very motivational to move forward with something you may have been nervous about.
08/23/2011
toxie m toxie m
I own a deck but I never did really learn to read. I've had a few readings in my life, but I'll only let a very select few people read for me. I don't know how much I believe, but either way I think things are often best left unknown - whether there is such a thing as fate, or whether I'd just be swayed to act differently and do the self-fulfilling prophecy thing.
08/23/2011
Ansley Ansley
I fully support learning about the art of tarot readings, but not if you don't believe in them. That kind of goes against their very nature. I have and still occasionally do readings for other people, and had a few of my own a really long time ago. Some of it was incredibly accurate, the rest of it I was able to change before it came to be. That's just my personal belief on the matter. The future can always be changed.
08/23/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I have never had my cards read professionally. Although I had friends who practiced on me several times. I do think its an interesting thing to think about, but one must trust the people who read for you. If you get a bad feeling from the reader, ...
Tarot.com?
08/23/2011
caligaliber caligaliber
I don't have tarot cards, but a friend of mine has a set and we use to practice giving readings to each other. In general, I wasn't very accurate with the cards. However I do have some runes and I've developed my own way of reading them using their meanings as a guide and I've been fairly accurate to a point that friends frequently ask me to do readings for them.
08/23/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Used to, but I've let my talent slip. Never professional, but people always came to me and traded favors for readings. I was fairly accurate, too.
08/23/2011
married with children married with children
do not believe in that stuff. Have never had it done, and do not care to ever have it done.
08/24/2011
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by married with children
do not believe in that stuff. Have never had it done, and do not care to ever have it done.
yea, same here. but i think it's more of a fear that I'd be doing something wrong for me... I don't know, it's just how I was raised, and sometimes I can't help it
08/24/2011
Kkay Kkay
I've done them and had them done. I view tarot as a tool for introspection.
08/24/2011
Screen Door Screen Door
I don't see what harm it does doing a reading, but I won't like religiously believe everything and take it too seriously
08/24/2011
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I have never had my cards read professionally. Although I had friends who practiced on me several times. I do think its an interesting thing to think about, but one must trust the people who read for you. If you get a bad feeling from the reader, ...
Oh how interesting. I wouldn't get involved with it, but I did find it interesting to learn things about the cards. I just couldn't ever have a reading or psychic thing done. I would get too creeped out. Lol I think it is interesting, but wouldn't get involved myself if there is anything bad that can happen.
08/24/2011
K101 K101
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Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I own a deck of tarot cards and I have read them for myself and others. They're fun, but I take it with a grain of salt. I am generally distrusting of those who set themselves up as psychics. Most of them are just duping people with cold ...
I agree with ya. The cards we happened across are a fun thing to read, but mostly inspirational like get along with your family and things will run smoothly. I am like you I guess, it's nice to learn, but I don't take it seriously or get deeply involved in it. I certainly don't trust those psychics you pay, but I believe some people have special abilities, ones that are gifts for good. Like when you hear about those young kids with gifts and they help find missing people and such. I do think that is possible, but heck I don't know nothing about it anyways. Lol. Those psychics you pay, I think they just guess. It would be easy to guess and at least come close if you are a person who can study people.
08/24/2011
K101 K101
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Originally posted by caligaliber
I don't have tarot cards, but a friend of mine has a set and we use to practice giving readings to each other. In general, I wasn't very accurate with the cards. However I do have some runes and I've developed my own way of reading them ...
Runes? Mind if I ask what those are? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff, but am really interested in knowing. It sounds like you know quite a bit. That is very neat.

Has it ever been anything like death? I know that is probably a stupid question, but I've wondered if people who've done the readings have every gotten the "death card" have you ever had to deliver that news to someone? Sorry, I am nosey.
08/24/2011
K101 K101
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Originally posted by Screen Door
I don't see what harm it does doing a reading, but I won't like religiously believe everything and take it too seriously
Agreed.
08/24/2011
caligaliber caligaliber
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Originally posted by K101
Runes? Mind if I ask what those are? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff, but am really interested in knowing. It sounds like you know quite a bit. That is very neat.

Has it ever been anything like death? I know that is probably a ...
No worries, I'd be happy to explain. Here's an image Viking Runes I use these ones, and they are written on small smooth pebbles large enough for the rune to be read. I have a book that tells me their meaning in depth and I follow my intuition on what that meaning pertains to who ever I'm reading the runes for. Much like tarot in that way. I have who ever is receiving the reading draw 3 runes, past present future, and while they don't have a "Death" rune per se, they have several that mean Ending, Constraint, Disruption and the like. And if they draw a rune reversed/upside down that means something different then how it would mean face up. So where as someone who would draw a Death tarot, doesnt necessarily mean that they are going to die (though it can) it could just be an ending to an age/time period (or death of that time period) if they were having bad luck for several years, or several years of great peace could be ending. It just depends on who its for and the feelings I get when reading the runes.
08/25/2011
Booktease Booktease
I was raised in a pretty religious household where things like tarot cards were strictly against the rules. The Catholic's have a lot to say about these sort of things. That said, I quit being Catholic when I was thirteen and my mom started studying other religions as I got older. She was the one who purchased my first set of 'tarot' cards at a flea market. They're aboriginal dreaming cards-- which are a little bit different. I love them though. I'm sort of attached to them mostly because they stood for, to me, a new step in my life. A sort of spiritual change.

I don't really use them very often anymore, but I think they're really neat and I haven't gotten rid of them. I purchased some other cards awhile back. My partners's family is also open to this sort of thing and I've actually gotten a reading done by one of my partner's family friends that was stunningly accurate.

I started to learn more about tarot cards (and arch-typical images) in college actually. I was a big fan of Carl Jung, who discussed Tarot cards a few times during his life. link
08/25/2011
Booktease Booktease
Also, a friend and I went to a psychic once and she read my cards using an Dgyptian deck. It was also very accurate.
08/25/2011
Taylor Taylor
We have a psychic fair twice a year where I live. I usually make it there about once a year and I've had a couple of different types of readings done. Some were accurate and some were not. I've had a card reading, but I don't think they were tarot cards.

I really liked getting a "picture" taken of my aura. That seems to be pretty accurate in my experience so I get that done each time I go.

I don't base any major life decisions on what any of the psychics say, but I do think it's good for some fun and entertainment.
08/25/2011
indiglo indiglo
To me, I put that stuff in the same category as horoscopes: just not my bag.
08/25/2011
Angelica Angelica
I think theyre fun, not so much as a psychic tool but as a visual aid for organizing your thoughts. I own quite a few decks and do readings all the time. If you view it as a real future predicting tool, i think you will be disappointed.
08/25/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I've never had them read professionally, but one of my teachers practices on me when I was in high school. I had finished the entire terms work in 4 weeks so he decided he would practice on me. It was more fun than actual school work.
08/25/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
my friend did tarot readings so she did one for me it was just for fun
08/25/2011
Rossie Rossie
I've never tried tarot reading, and do not plan to do so.
08/25/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I've had readings done by a friend that were terrifyingly accurate, and I've done readings for others. I think they can be a psychic tool, and they can also be an excellent tool for guiding your mind down pathways it needs to take. With anything that "predicts" the future, they can only predict one possible "pathway" so it's really not wise to base everything on something read in the cards.
08/25/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by K101
Runes? Mind if I ask what those are? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff, but am really interested in knowing. It sounds like you know quite a bit. That is very neat.

Has it ever been anything like death? I know that is probably a ...
The Death card doesn't necessary mean someone is literally going to die. It could mean the death to an old way of think or doing things. Generally, it could represent any type of major change where the status quo has to "die" to make way for the new way.
08/25/2011
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