Sunday, January 27, 2008

Are Online Tarot Readings Any Good?

Are Online Tarot Readings Any Good?

With the proliferation of online and computer generated tarot readings, including numerous free ones, we can question what the value of such readings is.

Tarot cards are an ancient method of foretelling events which may occur in a person's future. It is the most widespread method of divination in the western world. It is based on the premise that the larger movements in a person's life are reflected in the smallest ones, such as tarot cards. As above so below! Online tarot readings is simply consciousness' modern way of bringing insight through the medium of technology.

How to use online tarot readings properly? Same as when you used to do it with a psychic or by yourself:

1) Focus on your question. You may like to say it aloud if that helps. It is best to do this in a calm and relaxed atmosphere
2) Choose a spread (most programs offer several options)
3) Click on the button to get the interpretation.

Using online tarot readings on a regular basis will also help you in developing your intuition and psychic ability as well as learning the significance of the cards. Enjoy the process. It is fun and easier than trying to learn with a book. The online tarot spreads are fully interactive and give a detailed introduction to the tarot cards, their meaning and how to interpret them.

The imagery of the cards is also profound and deeply evocative, helping you gain insight into what is going on in your universe. While it is important to get the know the general significance of the cards, you may also resonate more with some tarot decks than others. Being strongly symbolic, it is important that you like the cards you deal with, that they 'speak' to you in a sense. This goes for both online and physical tarot decks. If you can relate to the imagery it is easier for you to interpret the cards and access your intuitive powers.

A note about the reversed cards. Online tarot spreads seem to deal a lot of reversed cards. These are NOT bad cards! They simply have a different meaning than when they are upright.

As with any form of divination, intuition should guide the reading. With online tarot readings, all the computer does is deal the cards. If you have taken the time to focus on your question, then it is no different than dealing the cards yourself or asking someone else to do it for you. The difference with computer and online readings is that you get a quick interpretation from the generally accepted meaning of the cards. Then you can add your spin on it according to a number of factors such as:

- the card position
- the neighbouring cards
- cards trends such as repeating numbers or suits
- your own intuition

The more familiar you become with the cards, the more you will be able to interpret them. You can also add various systems of interpretation such as Jungian psychology, the MYERS briggs model, astrological signs and many more archetypes.

The computer age makes things fast and convenient for us. As human beings our magical and mystical dimensions can be serviced by technology. This is what online tarot readings can do for us. If you would like to try an online tarot reading now, visit:

Love and light
By: Holistic Chick

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Veronique is a counsellor and meditation teacher and writes for the Holistic Directory: articles, workshops, conscious dating.