"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Readings & Tarot
Your Presence has well regarded clairvoyant/tarot readers available for readings.
We can provide a variety of readings including tarot, numerology, astrology, clairvoyant readings, energy and crystal healing and palmistry.
What is Tarot?
The dictionary defines tarot as any of a set of (usually 78) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc. The early history of the of 78 tarot cards is shrouded in mystery and speculation. Some believe they are derived from the sacred books of ancient Egypt. Others believe that they originated in India or China, and were brought to Europe by Gypsies.
Influences as varied as the Greek mystery religions, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Hermetism, Catharism, ancient Arabian and Indian philosophies, and the Jewish Kabala habe been detected in their symbols. The tarot has been claimed to enshrine the secrets of the universe and to hold the key to the true nature of things.
Most decks include 78 cards used in divination or to explore the unconscious. The 56 cards in the “minor arcana” are divided into four suits: wands (symbolizing action); cups (emotions); swords (intellect); and pentacles (material concerns).
The Tarot Spread
Before a reading is performed, the cards are shuffled by the person receiving the reading. Some say this transfers that person's energy to the deck. The person receiving the reading should also be concentrating on the question or area for which they want guidance while he or she shuffles the deck. In some more traditional circles, a more elaborate sorting and separation of the cards is performed.
Once the cards are shuffled and the deck has been cut, the reader lays out the cards in a pattern called the spread. Each position in the spread has a meaning, and there are many different types of spreads, ranging from those that incorporate a single card to spreads that include all 78 cards of the deck. Which spread is used is up to the reader and the specific type of question or reading. Some spreads focus more on a specific type of information. For example, one spread might focus more on emotional matters, while another might bring in more information about the influences of others. One of the most common spreads is the Celtic Cross.