tarot readings near GU6 7EN
For individual tarot readings, individual tuition
and group tarot workshops on the Mythic Tarot
based in Cranleigh, Surrey
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Tarot readings & Tarot Tuition in Cranleigh, Surrey
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About the Tarot
The origins of the tarot are unclear. There are claims of its having begun in Ancient Egypt, whilst others suggest that it started within the mystery cults of the Mithras during the first few centuries A.D. Others believe it originated in Celtic times, at the time of the mythology surrounding the Holy Grail or during the Middle Ages. Whatever its origins, it's a form of divination (much like Astrology, Runes or Palmistry) and is not based on any religion.
There are numerous types of tarot "deck" (take a look on www.aeclectic.net). The pictures can come from different mythologies, or these days some are based on popular culture. They're often very aesthetically pleasing - but the pictures are partly a tool for the reader to focus, much as a healer or medium may use. The skill is in synthesizing the meaning based on the positions of the cards in an individual reading, as different positions in a spread or a different context can affect the way in which they're interpreted.
The tarot's symbolism is "universal", which means that its symbols are recognised by the unconscious as having the same meanings within every belief system's symbology, whether secular or religious (and this is amazing in itself suggesting something "other" that we all recognise on a deep level. Indeed, both Carl Jung, the famous psychoanalyst and Goethe, the dramatist, philosopher and theologian, studied this view and believed that symbols e.g. a triangle, meant something specific to us on an unconscious level.
Personally, I believe that we're all vibrational beings and that the universe reflects the vibration of the person being read for.
What happens in a reading?
The tarot is often misunderstood and while it's indeed a powerful tool for divination, there's really nothing sinister about it. Any form of divination is first and foremost based on the patterns that you've created by the choices you've made up to the point when you have your reading........so the cards are simply giving you a snapshot projection into the future, providing you with insights into what will happen if you carry on along the same path (effectively if you carry on in the same way). It's important to remember, however, that no form of divination can give you a fixed and fated future - for the simple reason that we all have free choice.
A tarot reading can provide you with profound insights into your own behaviour and choices, with its uncanny knack for hitting the nail on the head, so whilst the cards are indeed a focus for the reader, it's still amazing how certain cards turn up that are accurate to the person in question.
All in all, it's a fascinating and often thought provoking experience.