When the Tarot cards just don’t make sense.



I expect is happened to us all. From seasoned professionals to absolute newbies- you shuffle the cards, lay them down, look at them and- nothing.


Not one thought of any sense comes to you. In this blog I want to look at why this can happen, and what you can do about it.


#1 You lost track during shuffling. I believe Tarot works on the focus of your mind. So if your attention slipped during shuffling the cards may well be reflecting some one else, or a different question. The cards are making sense- its just they are on a totally different topic to you.


Its simple to rectify. Always stay focused during shuffling, and start again if you feel your concentration slipped.


#2 Your question/topic doesn’t allow the cards to make sense. I have found that’s sometimes too closed a question that makes assumptions that aren’t accurate create chaotic spreads that can be hard to untangle.

So “Will I start my new job in January” may seem unreadable because the cards may be saying “you’ll start a different job in February”


Sometimes its easier to put the spread away and simplify the question leaving it more open “What do I need to know about changing jobs this Winter?”


#3 You don’t really want to know the answer. If – as I believe- Tarot is connecting through the minds focus then if you have asked a question and deep down you are really anxious about the answer then the cards can appear chaotic.

If it is an important question about health of a loved one, infidelity, or something really emotionally charged to you then check in. Are you ready to face this at the moment?


I find a gentle question like “what do I need to know about xxx” allows the cards to reflect how much you are able to handle right now, rather than dealing with absolutes.


#4 This future is very uncertain- you are being shown multiple timelines. If you read tarot at some point you are going to need to think about fate, how the future works, and whether we have free will.

I do not believe the future is fixed. I believe our choices in the past predict and define our futures to a greater or lesser degree.

If you are constantly changing your mind about a decision, or the timeframe includes lots of people making a decision- then the future may be very unformed when it comes to a specific question.