What is Tarot?

The Tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards that have been around since the mid-15th century in Europe. From the late 18th century on, Tarot cards have been used both for divination as well as a kind of guided meditation.  
DOES TAROT TELL THE FUTURE?
People who are uninformed about tarot readings often wrongly believe that they predict the future. And, while tarot readings aren’t just “party games” or “fortune telling,” there is some truth in this common misconception. While tarot cards don’t do things like tell you how many children you’re going to have or the name of the person you’ll marry, they can actually provide you with important information about the future. There are some people who have the ability to see the future independently of the cards and combine the two talents to make for a more in-depth experience. I am not clairvoyant in any way.

 

HOW ACCURATE IS IT?
Because I am a human being and the cards are open to interpretation there is always a chance that I might be off on how I see the cards relating to you. You have free will, and ultimately decide if you are going to listen to the advice of the cards or not - which of course impacts how accurate you feel that I was. As a general statement though, I would estimate that around 85-90% of the time people tell me that I am dead on.

 

DOES THE DEATH CARD MEAN I AM GOING TO DIE?
Death does not necessarily, or even usually, indicate physical death. In fact, in general, it is considered irresponsible for readers to predict physical death, as we are creatures with free will, and such things are not written in stone. This card simply indicates transformation and change. This is definitely a time of deep transformation, likely to be both inner and outwardly in your life. Situations, things, and people that you have counted on or gotten used to may no longer be available to you in quite the same way as they once were, and this transition can be difficult for some people.

 

ISN'T TAROT EVIL?
No. Realistically the tarot is nothing more than 78 cardboard rectangles with pictures on them. Most people who use tarot do so because it helps them find direction.  They see it as a tool for problem solving and decision making – as well as an ally on their life’s journey.  And the majority of readers get into tarot professionally because they want to help people – and tarot just happens to be their preferred method.  It is the intent of the reader which determines if the cards are harmful. A knife in the hands of Gordon Ramsey is a tool to create something amazing, while that same knife can cause serious harm in the hands of a criminal.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS SITE DIFFERENT THEN FREE TAROT SITES?
If you google tarot reading, a large number of sites are going to pop up that offer free readings. Most (not all, but most) of these are going to deliver you a computer generated spread or reading that is in no way personalized to you or your situation. When you request a reading from me you are getting ME! I actually sit down at a table with a deck of cards, shuffle, and perform your reading. For larger spreads I take pictures of the cards drawn. For smaller spreads I generally use a stock photo of that card just so you can see the color and details better. I give you my complete attention and I make sure that the reading that you get you can actually use.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY READING?
Even though I am in school full time I can generally answer an email within a couple of hours. Reading delivery time is based on which reading option you choose, and all readings have the turnaround time posted in their descriptions. Because delivery is via email, we advise you to add our email admin@tucumcaritarot.com to your address book so that we don't end up in your spam folder. Readings are performed in the order in which they were paid for, so if I end up with a heavy day there may be a slight delay. Anything more then a few hours will be communicated to you.