Although there are many, many books about the Tarot which give meanings to each card, I think that it is important to point out that none of these meanings, although generally accepted “as is” by many readers of the Tarot, none are written in stone. A good reading can certainly be obtained by sticking to the meanings of the cards found in these books but there are so many hidden meanings held within the cards that can only be understood by “thinking outside the box” as it were.
I have come to the way of thinking that if there were a definite certain meaning to each card of the Tarot deck that there would be some historical evidence to be found to back-up these meanings, and as there arn’t any ancient relics anywhere in the world to back-up any of the meanings found in books, my conclusion is that the cards have no actual meanings and the reason the Tarot has remained a mystery is because the meanings are unique to each individual and can only be revealed by our unconscious or sub-conscious mind.
So, although the meanings behind each card in the Tarot deck hold a lot of truth and help us to gain some understanding into the mystry of how the Tarot works, they should only be used as the basis or the first building-block if you like on your path to Tarot reading. I read somewhere that although the generally accepted meanings of each card hold a lot of truth, you should learn them and then forget them if you want to become the best Tarot reader that you can. And so it is with this in mind that I shall continue writing this blog and giving you a brief outline of the meanings behind each card as is generally used by many many Tarot card readers, after which I shall be stepping “outside the box” and telling you about how I use the Tarot cards, my own interpretations of the cards and how, for those of you that wish to take their Tarot reading much further than most readers of the Tarot cards, how you too can become the best Tarot reader that you know of.