I remember how disappointed I was when I got my first tarot deck.
I went in with big expectations. I’d always thought of myself an intuitive, perceptive person. I felt spiritual.
And I wanted that connection to something greater – be it the universe, deity, or my higher self.
I was so excited, and a little bit nervous, when I shuffled my cards and started turning them over. I wondered: What would I learn? What would I see in my reading?
I went from excited to crushed pretty quickly. As soon as my cards were laid out, I felt…nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true: I didn’t get any visions or insights because I had no idea what to make of the cards in front of me.
But I did feel a mix of disappointment, confusion, and insecurity. That insecurity was directed towards myself: What if I’m not the spiritually connected, intuitive person I thought I was?
What if I’m just not cut out for tarot?
I know that sounds dramatic, and it is. I had gone into tarot with such high expectations, and those cards brought me back down to earth – fast.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was caught up in not one but two of the biggest misconceptions out there about tarot:
I know I’m not alone in this. Over the years, I’ve consistently noticed that these two ideas mislead a lot of aspiring tarot readers along a road of frustration, unsatisfying readings, stale interpretations, and under-developed confidence that can linger long after you’ve outgrown the beginner stages of tarot.
If you’ve been wondering:
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Until next time,