A tarot card reader is traditionally a person who has studied the art of cartomancy and tarot. Usually, a cartomancer (more commonly known as a fortune-teller) has his or her shop set up in the city near the shopping districts. Psychic tarot reading used to be a novelty, and anyone who needs a reading has to travel by car or on foot to the psychic’s shop.
Now that almost everyone has internet access, online cartomancy computer programs have been invented to help people read tarot cards themselves. These cartomancy tools available online or those that can be purchased for immediate download are a great help for tarot enthusiasts or practicing cartomancers. If you’re not a regular practitioner of tarot, but you’re interested in learning more about it, is it advisable to download a tarot card reader? Consider the following…
1. The Objectivity of the Reading
The accuracy of a tarot reading partly depends on the spread you’re using and the symbolism depicted on the card. But the major factor that affects the accuracy of a reading has something to do with the skill and understanding of the individual doing the reading. If you’re doing the reading for yourself, objectivity may become an issue.
When reading tarot cards, you need to be prepared for any card that may appear. For example, the death card. Although it is now common knowledge that the Death card is not always a bad omen, anyone would be taken aback when it appears in a spread. When this happens, don’t panic. The exact meaning of the reading depends on the card combinations as well as esoteric card positions, not just on one card that appears in a spread. Simple spreads that answer yes-or-no questions can be done using an online software, but more in-depth interpretation of the meaning of a spread needs to be objective.
2. The Depth of the Reading
For example, the spread you came up with using an online tarot card reading tool may indicate the arrival of a lover in the near future but if the spread is too simple, it cannot describe the sequence of events that will lead to your fated meeting. Spreads like the Celtic cross and even the Zodiac (the 12-card spread) are more complicated but they reveal many things, particularly some details on the chronological order of events that could lead to your meeting with your soul mate.
Of course, you can keep shuffling and changing the questions, to come up with other card matches, but a complex spread using actual tarot cards and a guidebook may reveal more than the much simpler online counterpart.
3. The Price of the Software
An actual reading with a psychic can be expensive, but in some instances, fortune tellers read for free. Some travelling gypsies visit country fairs to read cards and tell fortunes, and there are those that get invited to read at events and parties. Some accept cash donations in exchange for their services, like horoscopes tarot readings and love tarot. Consider the price of the software, and the price you would have to pay a fortune-teller to interpret your spread, before you purchase a downloadable online tarot card reader.
In conclusion, you may need to ask yourself if a do-it-yourself tarot card reader is really for you. If you have misgivings about practicing tarot reading, or you’re not comfortable about what you may find out about your future if you keep using the software, it might be better to access a browser-based program when you feel like doing a reading than downloading one that you can use all the time.