Tarot cards are read by a person, who is intuitive and can construe the message delivered by the symbolism in the cards. He should be able to understand the relationship of the cards with each other. He should also be receptive to the vibes given out by the client. A gifted Tarot reader can co-relate this assorted data and give out useful information.
For fortune-telling, the Tarot deck can be used as a whole or simply the Major Arcana cards can be used. To read the Tarot cards, the psychic or the card reader has to lay them out in a special arrangement, usually called a `spread' or a `throw'. In this arrangement, the position of each card denotes a specific facet of your life. There are diverse lay-outs that Tarot readers use for making different types of predictions. For instance; three-card spread for basic interpretation, most commonly used Celtic cross spread, astrological spread, English spread etc. The psychic then looks at the cards and informs the person, what it means for him.
This all may sound very simple, but it is not. That's because, reading tarot cards is not like reading text. Nothing is written clearly. The card reader looks at the pictures and relates them to the circumstances of the person the asking question, and the question asked. He uses his experience and intelligence to find answers to those questions.
Sometimes the reader is faced by contradicting cards. In such a situation, he must take time to understand. An efficient Tarot reader will indulge in self-argument and take his time until he comes to a satisfactory conclusion. It is surprising, how he will start seeing similarities even in those disagreeing cards, and come to extraordinarily effective solutions.
It is hard to tell, how these cards come into a particular position, and how that particular position corresponds to your life. Palmistry, astrology, Tarot; all these arts of divinity have got a large number of followers worldwide. People have faith on the predictions made by these methods. They turn to their guidance from time to time, when they are disillusioned by the difficulties in life or confused by choices that fate puts before them.
One must understand that Tarot readings may not be 100% accurate. It is there only to guide us, to give us direction to make some major decisions of our life. No Tarot reader or psychic can foresee your future. If somebody claims to have some divine powers, you may feel cheated or disappointed later.
Tarot enables you to follow your heart in matters of your life, by reverberating and pronouncing your own choices. It allows you to make the right decisions. Tarot would not like you to give in to your destiny and blindly follow what is told to you. It lets you know, what you are capable of so that you can live life to the fullest with this new found force.