Q&A: Are Tarot Cards Demonic?



Q: Are Tarot cards demonic?

A: No.

Hell and demons are a religious construct, so religious people might give you a different answer. As I see it, religion and spirituality are totally opposite things (Related: Ghost of Zombie Cat) . I believe that Tarot is a combination of science and spirituality with religion having no part in the process.

The scientific part has to do with resonance and vibration. Think of guitar strings. Pluck one string and it vibrates at a certain frequency and makes a certain note. Twang a different size string and you get a different note. If two separate strings are similar in just the right way, then you can play one string and the other vibrates too, making a similar sound along with the first one (resonance). Tarot cards are just the guitar pick – not the note. The guitar string you choose and play sets the tone for Tarot experience you have and any resonant energies that come along with it. If you vibrate on the demon note, you have a bigger chance of resonating a “demonic” experience. If you vibrate at the “guidance” note then that’s what you’ll get.  The old adage of “you get out of it what you put into it” has a sort of literal truth here. Expect hellfire, and you might get it. Expect happy, you might get that too.

Or if you want the spiritual view, all you have to do for a demon-free reading is fill yourself with love and light, or ask for protection from some higher energy / protective power. I love J.K. Rowling’s image of a “patronus” in this context. Think about it…the shape of your inner light protects you. What shape would you want your inner light to take? A trembling mouse or a roaring tiger? Who would you want between you an the minions of evil? A clergyman or Ironman?

Here is a very powerful image from my friend and mentor, psychic Joy Star. Think of a house on a dark night. Imagine the house filled with cheery lights and a cozy fire in the fireplace. If you open the front  door what happens? Does the outer dark come rushing in and extinguish the light, or does the light pour out of the open door and show you what is out there in the dark? This isn’t saying that the dark doesn’t exist. It doesn’t mean that houses can’t lose power or that disasters don’t happen to people who “think positive” all the time. This is the real world. Of course bad stuff happens. But good stuff happen too. If you fill yourself with light before opening the door then you can see what is hidden without the darkness coming in. Fear and superstition turns your lights out. When you are afraid or angry, then dark meets dark at the door.

Whether you see ‘demonic’ as an energy vibration or a real entity, it isn’t something inherent to the cards. It has to do with the people involved.  “Like attracts like”.   The life – lessons you need have a way of showing up at your doorstep like that. Ask your lessons to light and gentle and they will be.

By the same token, if you are genuinely afraid of the cards, then don’t deny or minimize that. It is what it is. If your religious beliefs are in conflict with Tarot readings, then simply find your guidance another way. From my side of things, it is incredibly difficult to do a good reading for someone who is so conflicted about Tarot that they can barely hear what the session has to say anyway.

Here is the brutally honest part.

Tarot is a great tool for learning, but it isn’t for everyone. If you are seriously worried that Tarot cards are demonic, “occult”  or that you’ll burn in hell for having a reading…then I’m not the right psychic for you. I know, I know…I’m “supposed” to make it sound like my readings are the bomb-diggity for every single body and try to never lose a single client (goodness knows the income would be a good thing). But here is the deal…as an EX-christian, I don’t resonate with that kind of judgmental, fundamentalist energy. I took the religion string off of my guitar. If you want a good, insightful, inspirational spiritual reading, please, come see me…but don’t expect to find any demons or religion here.

Tarot cards aren’t demonic. It’s way worse than that. Tarot cards are reflective. Tarot cards aren’t evil, they are a mirror showing you what’s on the inside. Choose fear, see fear. Choose love, see love. Choose courage and compassion, and see something beautiful.


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