By Brian Page
Many people that do not fully understand the tarot, this is generally because they do not take the time to learn about it. It is common for individuals to fear something they do not know and understand. On the other hand, some people are under the false impression that the tarot cards are evil, the outcomes are fabricated by the reader and the client is giving hints unknowingly about what they want to hear and free will.
Some people that have their tarot cards read are often disappointed and consider the reader to be a fraud if the reading does not prove to be completely on target. In a majority of instances a person wants to hear their future and have it spelled out for them. The part that seems to leave some individuals with a less than satisfying reading is the free will we all have. Just because the cards tell you something today, does not mean it is inevitable. We have the choice on a daily basis to change our lives and situations. If we so choose to make a decision that will negatively effect our lives, yet it wasn't in the cards, does not indicate the reading was wrong. This merely indicates, a choice that changed a chain of events.
In the cases when individuals feel as if the tarot cards are evil, this is typically because of their religious beliefs. It is believed that the cards are used to connect with evil. Therefore, using tarot cards as an aid in life is evil. However, this is not true. The cards actually utilize the energy, often called the aura or soul of the individual, in order to give an accurate reading. A tarot card reader must unite with a querent energy. With the guidance of this energy the reader can get the answers through the cards.
As with almost everything that can be read, the interpretation of what was read is up to the individual reader. The same is true for a tarot card reader. Every card in the tarot deck has more than one meaning. The reader of the cards has to put the pieces together and interpret them. This is another reason many people feel the tarot cards and readings are fake. Honestly, even though each card has more than one meaning, each of them also has a basic meaning. The additional meanings are just to help the reader to interpret and clarify them.
Although, some of these confusions can negatively effect the industry, the tarot cards remain to be very popular. For those that clearly do not understand the entirety of the cards, they will continue to claim negativities. The rest of the people that have researched the history of the tarot cards, know and understand the cards are for the purpose of informing individuals and guiding them in making decisions for their future.
Brian Page is an author and the Local Community Partner at http://www.sydney.cagora.com which has 20,000 communities and growing. He is also the owner of learningtoreadtarotcards.com a website full of information and recourses on Tarot cards and readings which you can visit at: http://www.learningtoreadtarotcards.com Last but not least he loves finding free software for people to use on-line such as can be seen at: http://myacspage.com/FreeWebsites.htm