Tarot Frequently Asked Questions
Where did Tarot come from?
Nobody knows for sure exactly where or when Tarot was first created. Historians have traced it back to 15th century Northern Italy where it was used as a trick-taking card game called tarrochi (similar to bridge).
Are Tarot cards evil?
Tarot cards are nothing more than cardstock with images and titles printed onto them. The deck, in and of itself, is not evil. If you are convinced that having a Tarot reading will compromise your spiritual integrity, then simply do not have one. I’m not interested in going to any lengths to change your beliefs. Nor am I interested in anybody attempting to save my soul from their notion of evil. Don’t waste your time.
I don’t believe in Tarot so, why should I get a reading?
You don’t have to “believe” in Tarot in order to benefit from a reading. Tarot is a tool. As Tarot consultant and Circle Process facilitator James Wells states, “I don’t believe in a potato. I eat it.”
Tarot is an excellent tool for gaining insight into a particular problem or situation and finding ways of dealing with it. It can allow you to see the condition from a different perspective which, in turn, reveals actions to take that you may never have considered.
What is the difference between a Tarot and an Oracle deck?
A standard Tarot deck consists of seventy-eight cards. Twenty-two of these cards are designated as the Major Arcana and fifty-six for the Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana is further divided into four suits:
- These names can vary from deck to deck, i.e. Wands=Batons or Rods, Cups=Chalices, Pentacles=Coins.
Each suit includes four Court (or people) cards:
- These titles can also vary from deck to deck, i.e. King=Father or Elder, Queen=Mother or Guardian, Knight=Son or Explorer, Page=Daughter or Child.
Oracles can have any number of cards and titles. These vary from one creator to the next and do not follow any kind of set pattern or structure like a standard Tarot.
What is a reversed card?
A reversed card (Rx) is one that appears upside-down and alters how the card will be read. Sometimes the reversed card can mean the opposite of its upright meaning, sometimes it alters the cards energy by decreasing or enhancing it. Other times, it can mean that the energy of the reversed card is working within the subconscious or it is a personal trait being projected on to someone else. How I read reversed cards depends on intuitive “hits,” the question asked, and where the card appears in the spread being used.
What do you do with my personal information?
I use your birth date as astrological and numerological context for the reading - this adds depth. Your phone number and email address are only used in regards to the reading you have purchased. They will never be sold, traded, or revealed to third parties of any kind EVER.
There’s tons of readers out there. Why should I get a reading from you?
You benefit by learning how to take charge of your life, your destiny, rather than waiting for it to happen. You can make life happen for you, not happen TO you.
You’ll discover how to create opportunities rather than wait for them to appear out of thin air. Knowing how to create your own opportunities builds self-confidence, self-esteem, and personal power. Plus, it kick-starts energy and motivation.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
When can I get the reading?
For email readings, you can expect the reading within 48 hours of purchase, sometimes sooner depending on my schedule and the number of readings that may be ahead of you.
For phone readings, confirmed dates depend upon availability. This can be anywhere from three days to one week. Also, payment must be received before the time of the reading.
How do I buy a reading?
To buy a reading, just go to Book a Reading, look through the options and read the information specific to that option, make your selection, and click the buy button. Easy, peasy.
NO Refund Policy for Missed Phone Appointments Without a 24 Hour Notice
It is your responsibility to call at the scheduled time in which we agreed. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will be refunded or rescheduled. Missed calls will not be refunded and will not be rescheduled. You are not just paying for a Tarot reading, you are, also, paying for my time. I understand unforeseen delays happen and I am willing to work with you in cases of emergencies. However, if calls are repeatedly missed, I will refuse future scheduling.
With that being said, if I miss the appointment, you will receive a full refund. I respect your time as much as I do my own. I live in a very rural area and service can be spotty, at times. In this case, my voice mail will pick up and you can leave a message.
::: Tarot Readings Are For Entertainment Purposes Only :::
Tarot readings are not meant to take the place of professional consultations (medical, legal, psychiatric, or financial). I highly recommend consulting the appropriate professional if you are experiencing medical, legal, psychiatric, or financial trouble.