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Are Tarot Card Readings Accurate Online?

In today’s world, most people don’t get their tarot readings done in person. The ease of accessing an app, website, or e-mail, means that you can have your cards read without even leaving your own home. Yet there are certain aspects of tarot card readings that are impossible through online means which begs the question: are card readings accurate online?

In this article, we’re going to explore some of the areas that can create a problem when receiving an online reading. We’ll look at how accurate free card readings are in comparison to paid tarot card readings. We’ll also look at how you can make the most of an online reading when a real tarot reader isn’t present to interpret the cards. But let’s start off at looking at the main components that make up all tarot card readings.

The Three Components

Before we can consider the accuracy of online tarot card readings, we need to explore the main stages you would go through with a real tarot reader. Understanding the importance of these stages will help you to see why an online tarot reading may or may not be as effective.

Transfer of Energy

If you’ve ever visited a psychic in person in order to have your cards read, you’ll remember that the initial stage involves you touching the cards. Most psychics will ask you to shuffle them, being careful to touch each and every card. However, other approaches can include simply cutting the deck, giving the cards a quick shuffle by hand, or sometimes even just touching the top of the pile.

This may seem a little bit random but it actually serves an important function: it transfers your energy and the question that is in your mind onto the cards. It means that during the next stage certain cards will present themselves, usually to your subconscious mind. When we select cards, we select using our intuition: our energy and the energy of the cards combine in order to lead us to the answers we seek.

Card selection

The next step of all tarot card readings is the selection of the cards. When you’re having a reading in person, this is where you will select a certain number of cards, typically three. The reason three cards are usually selected is that they represent the three main stages of life: past, present, and future or mind, body, and spirit. You select the cards using your gut instinct or intuition, using the energy given off by each card as a guide.

Interpretation

The final stage of a card reading is the interpretation. If you’re visiting a psychic, they will interpret the selected cards for you. If you’re using your own cards, then obviously you will have to interpret the cards for yourself. Online tarot card readings will sometimes give you an interpretation of your results but sometimes they leave the interpretation in your hands. So how does this all connect to online readings and their accuracy?

The secret to a good Online Reading

In the age of the Internet, all wisdom is subject to the higher law of “Adapt or disappear”. Nowadays, technology has advanced miles and miles, and what before used to be perceived as science fiction, now is completely common. You can even chat with a doctor and receive an accurate medical diagnosis, without direct contact.

The same can be achieved in astrology. Transferring energy to the cards you choose is possible through a screen. Is a matter of concentration and focus. Especially if you consider that the connection that really matters is the one that takes place in the astral plane.

The Benefits of Online Readings

Of course, online readings wouldn’t be as popular as they are if there weren’t benefits to using them. So how accurate can they be? One of the first benefits we find with using carrying out an online reading actually happens before the energy transfer. It’s important to have a question or purpose in mind when beginning your reading. However, some of us struggle to keep that clear in our mind which can impact our reading.

Many online readings will allow you to actually type your question in, meaning that you don’t have to rely on your fallible mind. This is, of course, a benefit to those of us with a wandering mind.

Similarly, many online card readings can interpret your selected cards in a way that the human mind simply can’t, particularly when we’re interpreting our own cards. We all want the cards to say a certain thing and even psychics sometimes can’t help but we swayed by our wishes, even if its subconsciously. Online programs aren’t as easily swayed and will present the cold, hard truth of the situation (or warm, soft truth if the cards are positive). But what difference does paying for an online psychic reading make when compared to a free tarot card reading?

Free Readings vs Paid Readings

You might be assuming that a free tarot reading is automatically worse than a paid tarot reading. In truth, that is the case with the majority of websites. Many free readings will not allow you to input a question, will select the cards for you, and will give you a very vague and unoriginal interpretation. However, some paid readings are equally as guilty of this.

When it comes to the idea of free readings vs paid readings, it’s less about how much they cost and more about the company you decide to put your faith in. You can typically judge companies by their popularity, their reach (e.g. do they only have a website or do they also have apps, phone calls, and other avenues).

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Cameron

I am a Scottish writer who is currently living in Barcelona, Spain. Having graduated from university with a degree in psychology, I've started to explore the world and all the different cultures within it. You could say that I have two main passions: writing, which I do as both a hobby and a job, and exploring spirituality, which comes in many forms.

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