It’s been a few days since my last update. My energy hasn’t been the best (illness) and the topics I have in my drafts aren’t the easiest posts to write. So I decided to go with this topic to get started again.
I do not come from a background where I claim everything related to tarot or the occult for that matter to be a product of psychology. But, I will disagree with everyone who claims that their deck of cards has energy. There are multiple reasons for this and number one is what is meant by “energy”? Which energy is it? Who does it belong to? I just don’t find it to be very specific.
The second reason is if the tarot is supposed to be made up of all kinds of different energies in the universe then how can that be one definable energy? There are several inconsistencies here and many of them seem to be fairly popular. Of course not everyone thinks tarot works that way, but there are surprisingly many.
The third is that the tarot is made up of archetypes. None of these are complete or perfect here on the physical plane. So the cards in themselves cannot contain that energy. They are only representations of these ideas.
Those ideas you can argue can be called different types of “energies”, but they aren’t manifested in the cards and will not radiate with their energy. If that was the case you could have been doing tarot readings without even looking at the cards and then flip them over later to see if you got them right.
Having that said I still think it is important to treat the cards with care and respect. They are after all the tools we use to connect to the divine and open our channels for information, but my point here is, the cards are the tools, and you are the channel for the information they bring. It is you that make that special connection to the divine.
Some people are also afraid to let others touch their cards. I am less sure about if that has any effect , because I have not had many touch mine and then done a reading for myself or someone else straight after, but in my experience it has had no effect at all when a longer time has passed. Even if there is something to it, I would at best compare it to when you spray a little bit of perfume into a room with good ventilation.
-Thus spake the Night Spirit