Here at Wishing Moon, we’ve spoken at length about tarot and have written a number of blogs giving advice and tips on how to get the most out of tarot cards, including the different ways to use them.
Because October is a bit of a superstitious month, due to Halloween on the 31st, we thought we’d address several of the myths and superstitions surrounding tarot cards, and fact-check a few!
MYTH: Tarot started in Ancient Egypt.
TRUTH: The first record of tarot was found in Italy in the 1440s during the Renaissance period.
SUPERSTITION: It is unlucky for another person to touch your tarot cards.
TRUTH: It’s perfectly normal to not want other people to touch your cards as different people carry different energies which can affect the balance of the cards. But it isn’t unlucky.
MYTH: Tarot is a form of dark magic.
TRUTH: Tarot cards are just cards. They are neutral tools that can be used in whatever way the owner of the cards wishes. The tarot cards are not related to magic but are useful tools in things like clairvoyance. People can interpret their readings in different ways and if they are in a negative mindset they may have dark interpretations.
SUPERSTITION: The Death card means someone will die.
TRUTH: Some people take the Death card very literally. When it appears it doesn’t mean that someone will die. The Death card can mean a number of different things, for example, the death of a job, a new chapter starting in your life, or just a general transitional period.
MYTH: You have to be a psychic to use tarot cards properly.
TRUTH: Everyone has some psychic ability but some people close themselves off, ignore it and don’t practice any methods to enhance and grow their psychic intuition. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t use tarot cards. It’s just more likely that people who have an interest in their psychic abilities will use tarot cards. If you study tarot, you can read the cards!
We hope that clears up some myths and superstitions about tarot and tarot cards! Enjoy your readings.