There are two types of people in this world - the believers, and the non-believers. Well-known Tarot card reader Pooja Khera told HerZindagi that given generations the most impractical inheritance – blind belief. They’ve put the fear of God in most aspects of life. Even Tarot. These myths are widespread and ingrained in us. So much so, that despite the tarot being a powerful and transformative tool, many are hesitant to give it a try. You will see why as you read ahead. 

Here are some widespread myths around Tarot card reading debunked by Khera. 

Myth 1: Tarot Cards Are Evil

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This myth never fails to surprise me or make me laugh. People believe this so much, that I often receive hate messages warning me of consequences. 

  • You are summoning Satan.
  • You will go to hell for reading Tarot cards.
  • You are pure evil and a worshipper of Satan.

Myth Debunked

This is far from the truth. Tarot cards have no evil powers. In fact, a seasoned Tarot reader can use these cards and help the client to get clarity and provide solutions in challenging areas of life. These cards help us connect with our soul, our divine spirit, and finally make a connection with divination. This is not only deeply spiritual but is also life-changing. I must admit that every time I use my Tarot cards for others, or myself, it helps me make that spiritual connection. Now close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let go of this silly myth forever.  

Myth 2: Tarot Cards Are Black Magic & Used To Cast Spells

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All of us have a tendency to call everything we can’t comprehend ‘magic’. Similarly, all the first-time Tarot seekers, new readers, or even people who get readings done, often believe that Tarot reading will bring some magic in their lives.

Myth Debunked

Let me clear this once and for all. This is not true. Firstly, these are Tarot cards. Not a genie. Not a fairy Godmother. And definitely not a magician. Tarot cards are powerful, no doubt, but they certainly don’t have the powers to summon any spirit that will fulfill your wishes, or change your destiny.

Secondly, rest assured, they cannot be used to cast spells, let alone negative or dark spells. In fact, Tarot cards give you the power to make the right decision and take on a different direction. The detailed insights the cards offer are remarkable. Ultimately, it depends on how you choose to use this power and possibly change the outcome of certain events. Let me conclude by saying that linking Tarot cards to any form of spells or magic is nothing but sheer ignorance.

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Myth 3: Tarot Cards Determine Your Future

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People think that when Tarot cards are being laid their future is being created! How is this possible? Some of the concerns I’ve heard are:

  • If I do a Tarot reading, it will end my relationship.
  • If you get a Tarot reading done, you are in for bad luck.
  • Tarot reading is scary because it will tell me if something unfortunate is likely to happen.

Myth Debunked

Of course, these aren’t true!! The truth is that Tarot cards will not shape your future. What they will tell you is what is most likely going to happen in the future. This can help you decide on the right course of action, or thinking, and view the situation in a completely different light. Here is a simple example. If a card indicates a financial struggle in the future, you don’t have to feel disheartened, because you now have the power to say, “Okay then! Let me start making changes to manage my money better”.

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Tarot cards forewarn you, so you are well equipped to face any challenges life throws your way. If you take the guidance well, you can successfully manage those speed bumps in the journey of life.

To summarise, "I would like to say that use the power and guidance of Tarot to make conscious choices. Take advantage of the plus points, and take actions to consciously minimise the minuses. Use the cards as a guiding light, a roadmap to the journey of your life. Carefully listen and understand what the cards have to say. It will only enhance the utility of Tarot in your life and give you the strength and direction that we all need.

“The future is not someplace we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” -- John Schaar.

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