If you’ve ever experienced a ‘bad’ tarot reading before, you’ll be familiar with the sense of dread that can come with it.
With emotions running high, it’s so easy to misinterpret the cards you receive during a reading. Often, at the first sign of a ‘bad’ card, people jump to conclusions and fear the worst. However, as this guide to misunderstood tarot cards shows, many cards in the deck aren’t as disastrous as you may fear.
So whether your tarot card reading warns you of breakups, career hurdles or family fall outs, it’s wise to take this information with a pinch of salt. A tarot reading simply warns you what could lie ahead. Nothing is set in stone and although some things are out of our control, others things can be changed with a proactive approach.
Here are three reasons a bad tarot reading could be a blessing in disguise.
It could bless you with a new perspective
If your tarot reading is less than optimistic, try to see this as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Perhaps the reading is highlighting an aspect of your life that could be improved. It may help you identify common habits and behaviours that could be changed for the better, before pointing you in the right direction.
It’s human nature to get stuck in our ways and become blind to the way we approach the challenges life throws at us, but a tarot reading could give you a new perspective on life and force you to embark on a journey of self-improvement.
It may confirm something you’ve suspected
A less than optimistic tarot reading could give you the nudge you need to listen to your intuition and act upon something that is making you feel suspicious.
Whether you’ve spent a week worrying that a new friend isn’t as trustworthy as they claim to be or you have a feeling that a storm could be brewing at work, a negative tarot reading could encourage you to act fast to soften the blow.
It’s wise not to jump to conclusions, of course. If your tarot reading warns you of betrayal and lies, this certainly doesn’t mean that your partner is cheating on you. It’s important to approach the situation calmly and rationally, rather than throwing accusations around or saying things you may later regret.
It can equip you with strength and resilience
We’d all love our lives to be smooth sailing and free from grief, loss and disappointment, but unfortunately, life rarely goes exactly to plan. No matter who you are, you’re likely to experience breakups, loss and workplace dramas from time to time.
Although these negative life experiences can bring us great pain, they also equip us with strength and resilience. If it wasn’t for bad experiences, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good. If we never experienced sadness, we’d be unlikely to make the most of our lives and would struggle to cherish joyful memories.
Thankfully, a bad tarot reading doesn’t necessarily mean that death and destruction lies in your path. Even if you receive the dreaded Death card, your reading could indicate that you’re about to reach the end of an era and embark on a fresh challenge. Unconvinced? Here are 3 reasons you should never fear the Death card. Remember, as one door closes, another one opens, so although you may feel sad at the things you’re leaving behind, this could be the sign of an exciting new journey.
When you get a bad reading and it seems like everything around you is going wrong, the only way is up. A bad tarot reading can give you the opportunity to turn your life around. At this point, things can only get better.