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Tarot - what's your opinion?


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I have a Tarot deck I like; I use it rarely. It's 'non-standard' and comes with its own interpretation book, which sadly I have mislaid :P I have no hope of memorising card meanings and wouldn't ever read for anyone else (first and last time was for my boyfriend, it said he would soon go through a tough time, and 2 months later I broke up with him).

 

I can't recall ever having read "all pagans must read tarot" (and I read extensively back in the day). I'm rather dismissive of anything that says "you must".. if it works for you it does, but if it doesn't, do something constructive instead of stressing over something that doesn't yield positive results.

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I've been reading some interesting books lately about Paganism, witchcraft etc etc and have found that quite a few state that Tarot is a MUST for every Pagan. Personally I've never really held much store by it, a bit of fun maybe but nothing to be taken particularly seriously (sorry if I offend anyone for that, no offense is meant). I wanted to know what you guys make of it and why?

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Definitly not a MUST. If you aren't drawn to it, or interested in it, then by all means leave it well alone.

 

Trouble is there is so much crap spouted about Tarot, especially in the English speaking world. A lot of tarot deck designers haven't got the first clue about Tarot.

 

To go beyond the veil takes a lot of time and effort.

 

I have studied Tarot almost all of my life and I could not imagine living with it. The True Tarot, when you wade beyond all the crap, is awe inspiring.

 

As a friend of mine once wonderfully said, Tarot cards are the magical tools to reveal the invisible structure of nothing....

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I agree, tarot is not essential. I dont use tarot, never have I can't say i never will but i much prefer runes.

 

as far as i am led to beleive, nothing is a must, everything is an opertunity

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Hi,

 

My girlfriend uses psycards which are much more simple, using only major arcana type pictures.

 

I use the I-Ching, which is incredibly helpful and quicker to use. Not that speed makes it better, of course!

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Hi,

 

I have worked with Tarot on and off now for the past 10 years. At times it has really helped me and at other times it did not.

 

What I have found through the years is that some people who have asked me for a reading seem to what me to tell them what to do with their life. This is good for no one. The other thing they sometimes what to do is test my abilities, which again IMO is not what Tarot should be used for. So I try not to give readings any more.

 

I agree with what others here have said. Tarot is not a must. Its one of many tools which help you find the knowledge that you all ready know.

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