3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Reading Your Own Tarot Cards

If you’re drawn to the tarot, then you might want to learn how to read your own cards. While there is no harm in giving this a try, reading for yourself isn’t always the best solution.

If you have a problem, need the answer to a question or want some life guidance, then a professional tarot reading is more likely to guide you towards the solution you seek.

What are the advantages of consulting a tarot card reader? Keep reading to learn more.

1. Tarot cards are not easy to read

While you can read tarot guides and books, you’ll have a steep learning curve. For a start, you have to understand how the deck and individual cards work.

A tarot deck has 78 cards divided into two groups. There are 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The minor arcana’s cards divide into four suits which each contain 14 cards.

The cards in these groups all have their own symbolism and meanings. However, no card ever really has a single fixed meaning.

Additionally, a card can be influenced in various ways. For example, its meaning changes according to its position when drawn. If you draw a card upside-down, then its meaning is different to what it would be if it turned over in an upright position.

Plus, card meanings can change to match the spread or type of reading you use. Cards also influence each other. A card’s position in a spread adds nuance to its meaning, as does the position of other cards around it.

People spend years working with tarot cards before they feel confident that they have more than just a basic understanding. If you want an expert reading that goes beyond the surface, then a professional reader is your best source of help. They have the kind of knowledge and hands-on experience that you can’t get through a quick study of tarot cards.

2. Tarot readers bring the gift of neutrality

Some tarot readers don’t ever do readings for themselves. Even though they have the skills, they know that an objective and neutral reading is a better solution.

If you do your own reading, then you can’t necessarily put your emotions to one side. You’ll find it hard to stay neutral and to tap into the deeper symbolic meanings of the spread you use.

For example, if you’re stressed, worried or confused about something, then these feelings cloud your reading. Even if you understand the meanings of the cards you draw, your feelings can prevent you from interpreting them objectively. So you might not accept something the cards tell you because you don’t want to hear it. You might try to read something else into the spread to get the answers you want.

If you have an expert tarot reading, then your reader is neutral and objective. They can guide you to the true meaning of your cards and help you understand and process them. You get a much more accurate analysis.

3. Tarot readers bring other gifts to the table

Gifted tarot card readers don’t just understand how to read cards and spreads. They often bring other gifts to a reading that enhances your experience.

For example, good tarot readers are good listeners; they relate to their customers on an empathetic level. Many also have natural counselling abilities. These skills are invaluable if your reading takes you down an unexpected path or one you don’t feel ready for. Your reader will guide and help you.

You’ll usually find that a really gifted reader also has a well-developed intuitive sense. Some also have psychic skills that give them an extra edge. They can see things in a reading that others can’t.

If you feel drawn towards having a reading, then contact Aliz’s Psychics. Our tarot readers have various gifts and specialities, so you’re bound to find the perfect match.