We all have that one friend who tags us when Astro Poets tweets a new mini horoscope. When we’re at a crossroads, it feels good to have hint of what’s to come. Once in awhile, it’s nice to not be held accountable for some events in our lives and let the stars or tarot cards guide us along the way.
To take our fate-reading game up a notch, we tapped Jade Tamboon of Tarot Monkey to teach us the basics of tarot card reading. A self-taught tarot card reader, Jade used to do it full-time. Now, he does one-on-one sessions on the side.
While more people are picking up this interest, the origins of Tarot actually go way back to Italy in 1440. Originally, they were used as playing cards and it was not until the1540s that tarot cards were used for divination.
Before you reach Jade’s OG level, you would have to do multiple readings with multiple people. As with anything, tarot card reading also takes practice and then some. You’d have to be in touch with your inner Tita Susan Miller to embody the spirit of foreseeing the future, at least the hazy version of it. A word of caution though; these things shouldn’t be taken literally. While hearing about a future love or a sudden success in career is appealing, it’s still up to us to make them happen.