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8 Things You Believed About Tarot Cards That Aren't Actually True!

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Tarot cards have been gaining popularity over the last few years, there's no doubt about it! But even with their newly found prevalence, there are still several long-standing rumours that are circling about the do's and don'ts of tarot reading.

So today, I want to dispel some of the more popular ''rules'' you probably believed about tarot card readings!

Let's just get into it, shall we?

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1. You Shouldn't Buy Tarot Cards For Yourself!

I thought I'd kick things off with one of the most popular beliefs surrounding tarot cards. Where did this myth come from? Who knows! But you can rest assured it's nothing more than that - and if it was, there would be a lot fewer people practising the craft. In fact, buying your own cards is often much better than receiving them as a gift because it allows you to find the most suitable deck for your intentions and form a connection.

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2. You Can't Give Yourself A Tarot Reading!

I'm pretty sure all of you will have heard this one before, but again it couldn't be further from the truth. While giving yourself an accurate reading can be difficult, (what with all the inner dialogue and personal attachments clouding your mind) it can be done. Plus, it's actually a really great way to hone your skills!

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3. Tarot Cards Are For Devil Worshippers!

I don't even know where to begin with this one except, no. Just no. The idea that tarot cards are linked to evil is a damaging stigma that has been perpetuated by religion, edgy TV shows and horror movies for years, but again this is just another myth. Anyone can read tarot cards - and many do! There's no requirement or lifestyle you have to follow, it's simply a way for people to better understand their needs and become more self-aware. Doesn't sound evil at all, does it?

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4. If You Draw The Death Card, You Will Die!

Well if we're being pedantic about it, we're all going to die at some point! But in all seriousness, though, this is something that many people are really superstitious about, which is why I feel it's so important to bust this myth once and for all. Drawing the death card does not mean you will meet your unexpected demise soon. What it actually represents is change. So, the next time you pull that foreboding skeleton from the pile just think: You might end one job and be given a new one, or maybe a relationship might fizzle out and be replaced by an exciting new romance! Just know, it's not a bad thing! What a relief, eh?

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5. You Must Wrap Your Tarot Cards In Silk!

Do I even need to say it? Yes, you guessed it, this is, in fact, another ''rule'' that you can pretty much ignore. The idea behind wrapping cards in silk is that if you treat them as though they are sacred, you will have a better reading experience. Honestly, it doesn't really matter if you wrap your cards or how you store them. Just do what feels right to you!

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6. Whatever You Do, Don't Buy A Used Tarot Deck!

There are many things in life that you shouldn't use after someone else. Tarot cards are not one of them! While many warnings are floating around the internet about how you won't ever be able to bond with a used deck, there is no evidence to support this. As long as the deck you buy isn't short a few cards, you won't have any problems.

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7. You Must Put Your Deck Back In Order After Every Reading!

Okay, I'm just going to come right out and say it. Does anyone actually have the time for this? Because I certainly don't! Again, this is an example of preference, not a requirement. If you find it relaxing? Go for it. If you are too busy or lack the necessary patience? That's also fine! ''Resetting'' your deck after each reading will affect the following spread in any way at all.

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8. Tarot Cards Have Magical Powers!

I won't lie, it would be great if they did hold some form of magic, but alas this is just not the case. The truth is, tarot cards are nothing more than paper with aesthetically pleasing images printed on them. Sorry to ruin the illusion, but good reading is the result of an intuitive tarot reader and nothing more.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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