I found Erin's blog on Tarot to be an interesting read. I have some comments on it.
I've always had misconceptions and ideas on tarot cards that are completely one sided. Why? Here’s the first reason. I was raised Christian. Hello, they tell you tarot is evil, evil. WELL, for this reason I never gave Tarot a second glance. I would bypass anything about it. Same thing went with Crystal balls.
One day, I decided to give myself a tarot reading. It was an online tarot deck that is offered from a website I frequent. I thought to myself, "How bad could it be?" "It's not like it's actually going to be real anyway, it's a computer for petes sake." The first time, I simply shuffled the deck, clicked stop and watched the cards fall out in front of me. Eh, nothing amazing popped up. In fact, some were way off base. I chuckled and moved on, visited my forum, talked to some friends and fell upon a thread about the computer Tarot that I had just played with.
Within the thread, one of the posters explained that it was not the computer reading for you; you in fact were reading for yourself. If you wanted clear results, you would need to become one and focus intently on yourself. I interpreted this as entering my "trance." Not sure what I do here but I do it and it's where I tend to be most powerful and the energy flows immensely. Soooooo off I went back to the Computer Tarot deck. I pulled myself within, focused intently and granted what was meant to be shown of my walking life at the present time to play out before me. I shuffled, hit stop and watched the cards fall out before me. They couldn't have hit me more head on in my opinion! I was floored. I printed it because I had to keep going back to it to prove to myself that it actually pulled the cards that it did. (I read them by using the guide at the bottom of the page, which gives orders, how certain #'s play a roll with the others, ect., remember I had no clue about Tarot)
So now that I’m finished sharing that little story. I drew a conclusion.
Oh yeah, I pulled the cards one more time about 2 weeks later. Same great result. Didn't like some of the truths but never the less, good result.
I drew the conclusion that just as I'd been taught my paranormal experiences and psychics and other realms were evil and had learned the opposite; the theory that tarot and hmmmmmmm, crystal balls could very well have been the same ill direction that is not true. The cards, the ball, read off of your energy. It's all the same thing. You're not asking evil or lower entities to aid you; you are using your own divine guidance.
What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree?
I actually went forward with purchasing a crystal ball for scrying. I wanted to use it within my meditations and own practices at home. I didn't want to use it for reading purposes for others as I do not give readings and what I do read, I almost always keep to myself. (Self doubt maybe? That’s where I feel comfortable right now) I found this beautiful ball online and nothing else I looked at resonated with me more so. Sad deal though. After clicking purchase, I get a notice that the shipping would be $80! The ball itself was $160. Needless to say I've cancelled my transaction and am on a mission to find another one here local that I feel attracted to.
Love and Light~!
Oh, well it looks like the thread I started got moved here. I tried following the link from Erin's blog to the proper thread and couldn't find this thread. Sorry!!