Taromancy means to divine the future through the use of Tarot cards. It’s a popular method used for hundreds of years to help people see influences around their future and to get some guidance about current situations. New age tarot is a very loose way of describing the type of tarot readings that have become popular in the past few decades, since the 1960s or so. These readings are based on the work that readers and psychics have done for hundreds of years.
New age tarot readings will help plot influences and allow you to see the possibilities in your future. One of the nicest things about a tarot reading is the recognition that the future isn’t set in stone. Of course the future isn’t, and so by building this fact into a reading means that the information is more accurate and the possibilities are greater and allow for more interpretation.
The meanings of the tarot and the way they are interpreted depend a lot on the view of the person both getting the reading and the person receiving the reading. It’s vital that the person giving the reading has a good understanding of their cards and knows what they mean according to their interpretation. Because the way the cards are interpreted is so important to the output of the reading it’s really important that you choose a tarot reader you resonate well with. Know their influences and know what their motivations are. If you can, talk to the tarot reader beforehand so that you know what they’re thinking. This is very easy to do these days, especially with the internet and video calling. You don’t even need to be in the same room as a reader, the same country or even continent.
You can ask any type of question when you get a new age tarot reading. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, make sure that you plan your questions before the reading. This will help both you and the reader to make an accurate interpretation of the cards. There’s nothing worse than an undefined question, as this will only lead to an undefined answer and one that’s more hazy than it should and could be.
Feel free to ask questions about your relationships, your finances, your career and job options, your health, your hope and dreams and any other questions that’s been hanging around in the back of your mind. Alternatively you can simply ask for general guidance about your life. This is a slightly different type of reading and the results can be mixed. But that’s ok. New age tarot card readers do this type of reading all the time so if there’s really nothing specific you want answered don’t feel you wouldn’t benefit from a reading. A lot of people consult their cards on a regular basis as a kind of maintenance check up just to see how things are.
The type of question you ask (or if you’re just after a general reading) will influence the spread you receive. The spread is simply the way the cards are laid out on the table after they have been shuffled by the reader. The question is asked, the cards are shuffled and the cards are laid out on the table. A couple of common spreads you might encounter are the Three Fates spread and the Celtic Cross. The Three Fates are just three cards that represent the past, present and future. The Celtic Cross are ten cards laid out in a cross pattern that all interact and change each others meanings.
There are many other types of spreads and each reader will have their own speciality depending on their influences and the advice their client is after.
After the spread is complete it’s time to begin the interpretation. This is the part of the reading where the skill and experience of the tarot reader is called into play. Sometimes the meaning of a spread is so obvious that even someone unfamiliar with the cards can tell what the message is with no experience or interpretation required. This is great when this happens and it does happen from time to time. It’s as if the cards are screaming and you can’t help but hear the message.
Most of the time though the cards will require some work to be interpreted. Because each of the cards can change each others meaning it can take some effort for the process to be completed. Each reader will have their own way of doing this. Throughout the reading you may be asked questions or asked for your own interpretation of the situation. This is actually a really important part of a successful tarot reading. Instead of presenting a signpost that you must follow, think of a good reading as more of a lens that helps you see your own interpretations and feelings regarding a subject.
A lot of the time we actually know the answer to whatever it is that’s troubling us. New age tarot readers often believe that the cards are actually just ways for us to see past our own mind and get to the heart of whatever it is that we already know inside.
Each reader will have their own interpretation of where the information from the cards comes from. New age readers have such a wide range of belief that it would be unfair to say something categorically here about where that information comes from. Some believe it comes from the spirit world, others believe that it just happens and we can’t know the answer. However, it does work and know that hundreds of thousands of people have been helped by new age tarot readings and that you can be as well.
We recommend getting to know your tarot reader before a session so that you can understand them a little better. It’s a good idea to have an understanding of where they’re coming from so that you get a good feeling. You will need to be an active participant in the reading so choose someone that you feel comfortable with sharing some of your concerns, hopes and dreams.