Have you ever wondered what the difference is between tarot and astrology?
At first glance, they may not seem too closely related, although they certainly share a lot of similarities.
Astrology is the study of the movement of heavenly bodies as they relate to life on earth, and tarot is... 78 cards with some weird pictures on them.
It's difficult to describe what tarot is, because even though it's been around for almost as long as astrology, the practice of tarot isn't as established in the mainstream.
While both practices are highly symbolic, there are a few things that reading your own tarot cards can tell you that your horoscope can't.
Tarot Can Answer Specific Questions To Problems
Although the answers will only be as specific as you choose to believe.
Because tarot is visual, its meaning is up to interpretation more so than astrology, and it can, therefore, be used to draw your own conclusions.
You won't be getting the kind of direct, pointed answers you might be seeking, but you'll be given an image that will draw up a feeling.
The feeling you get from looking at a card (assuming you aren't projecting fears onto the situation) will give you the answers you're looking for... which means that ultimately, the answers are within you. You don't need the cards to find those answers, but they're an available tool to help you find them.
Tarot Can Reflect How You're Feeling About A Situation
Because the philosophy of the tarot is that it comes from the reader's inner voice, as long as you are reading the cards for yourself, you'll get the answers you're looking for.
However, you might have a reading sometimes where you feel like the cards were answering a question you didn't ask, and you'll be like, "WTF, this is horse sh*t."
I tend to think this happens for one of two reasons.
Since reading tarot for someone else involves both people's interpretations, you'll sometimes get a reading from someone who just isn't great at reading your energy.
Other times, I believe it's because I haven't asked the question that I really need an answer for.
Tarot Will Give You The Answer You Need, Not The Answer You Want
Astrology can be interpreted and analyzed any which way because there's so much that goes into it. It takes a more analytical approach to answer these spiritual questions.
Tarot, on the other hand, gives you one image -- one card to pull your answers from. And if you're avoiding one answer in favor of another you might like more, the practice of tarot will change all of that.
Of course, you have the option to pull as many cards from the deck as you'd like, but you can generally feel the sense of greed coming up when you write off the cards you've already pulled in favor of "just one more card."
Remember, it's tarot cards... not bumps of cocaine. Look at the cards you've already pulled, and accept the answers you've been given. If they aren't good enough for you, you always have the option to not take the advice offered by the reading.
Ultimately, all of these practices are meant to be tools to aid you in making your own decisions. You have your own free will to depend on, and as long as you're doing what serves your own highest good, you can't go wrong.
You can't make a mistake as long as you're living your life consciously.