Tarot Readings in Cold Spring are performed by someone that is trained in how to read and interpret the symbolism of the Tarot Cards. Tarot Readers do not necessarily have to possess any psychic or supernatural gifts to perform Tarot Readings. It is more of a left-brain science (logical side of the brain) much like Astrology. I have found the best Tarot Readers are also initiates of the Golden Dawn Kabbalah*.
Having a Psychic Tarot Reading in Cold Spring is fulfilling.
Standard Tarot decks are formed of 78 cards, divided in two sections: 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana. The Major and Minor Arcana are easy to tell apart: The Major Arcana cards are individual figures named and numbered, such as The Fool, The Magician or The Judgement. On the other hand, you will recognise the Minor Arcana as traditional playing cards. It is divided in 4 suits (wands, cups, swords and pentacles) and each suit has 14 cards: 10 pips card, ranging from the Ace to the Ten, and 4 court cards, the King, the Queen, the Knight and the Page or, in some decks, Daughters.
The Major Arcana Deck
For example, the Ace of Pentacles stands for prosperity and the potential for riches, while the 10 of Pentacles shows that prosperity as a result, in the form of financial security and the potential to share and help others. The Court cards also represent different aspects or archetypes of an energy: From the childish attitude of the page, full of energy and influence to the energy of the Knight, the feminine power of the Queen, projected inside, and the masculine energy of the King, extroverted and there for everybody to see.
Present day Tarot Cards draw most of their symbolism from the Kabbalah. If you want a Tarot Reading, you will want to ask the Tarot Reader if they have knowledge of the Kabbalah as well.
There are pros and cons to both; It is a matter of personal preference really which is better.
*The Kabbalah incidentally is a form of Jewish Mysticism that is
believed to have originated from Moses. However, Mystical Kabbalah is non-religious; it ties in all the Gods and Goddesses of the world. I am referring to Kabbalah, from the Golden Dawn System of thought, often called “Mystical Kabbalah” today. Writer’s such as: Dion Fortune, S.L. Macgregor Mathers, and Isreal Regardie disseminated the Mystical Kabbalah ideas through their early 1900 writings on the subject.
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Tarot is a deeply personal form of divination and self-healing, and so there are many different answers to how to shuffle and lay out Tarot cards, from very simple to highly elaborated rituals. Over time each practitioner of the Tarot develops its own particular style, but if you are just starting to explore the Tarot you may find it useful to consider the following possibilities of how to shuffle and lay out Tarot cards.
Rituals To Start A Tarot Reading
In order to attract the right energies to a Tarot reading and create the right mental attitude, many people find it useful to say a small prayer, light a candle and possibly burn some incense or aromatic oil that is beneficial for meditation and clairvoyance. You will need a flat surface to lay out the cards, such as a coffee table, which you can cover using the same silk cloth that can be used later to wrap the cards and protect them from negative energies. Clear your mind and focus on the cards, relax and try to leave the noise and activity of your day to day life behind for a while.
Place each card facedown on the positions required by the spread until all of them are filled, and set aside the remaining cards.
After A Tarot Reading
Some Tarot practitioners like sorting the cards in ascending or descending order after a reading, to cleanse them of its energies. Tarot decks are often wrapped on silk or velvet cloth to protect them from outside influences and negative energies, but a wooden box or a small Tarot bag can often be used as well. Over time you'll develop a taste for what rituals and actions fit better with you and your particular style of reading and understanding Tarot spreads, creating your own individual rules about how to shuffle and lay out Tarot cards.