Everyone who reads Tarot has their own reasons, but here are some benefits of learning to read Tarot:
Reading Tarot helps Strengthen Intuition. Everything improves with practice, and reading Tarot as a regular practice helps flex our intuition “muscle,” which otherwise isn’t used much in our modern world.
Reading Tarot helps us Gain Insights. Many times, a Tarot reading can reveal aspects of situations which we otherwise don’t see. I call these “Aha! Moments.” You may have had this experience. For example, you read a deep book and suddenly stop and think to yourself, “YES! That makes so much sense!” It is as if someone told you something you knew on an unconscious level but you didn’t realize until it was brought to your attention, and the truth of it resonates deeply. These types of insights can happen often when reading Tarot.
Another reason to read Tarot is that it Deepens our Understanding of People and Life. Tarot cards represent life and the people we encounter — including ourselves and our own Shadow parts. Those who delve into the Tarot deeply see the world differently. The study of Tarot gives a framework to help discern cycles in life and recognize patterns in daily choices. Knowledge is power, and once we begin to see these underlying themes and energies, we’re better able to reflect on life and life’s events with more of a “big picture” understanding.
Reading Tarot can actually Improve Relationships. The most commonly asked questions of Tarot are about relationships: romantic, parent-child, co-worker, friends. Tarot readings can help spark insights into aspects of our relationships that we may not have consciously seen or admitted: underlying beliefs, resentments, fears, and more. Bringing these to light helps us make more conscious choices in our interactions with people, so we can avoid operating from entrenched patterns and begin to at things from fresh paradigms.
There are nearly an infinite number of benefits to learning to read Tarot, and they will vary from person to person depending on their reasons for using Tarot and their experiences with it along the way.
I see Tarot as a practical tool to spark insights that help make better life decisions. Whether viewed as a communication tool between self and Universe or self and our own Superconscious, Tarot is an invaluable tool for a better life. I like to think of it as a navigator in the passenger seat. We are the drivers in our own lives, and ultimately the choices we make on our path are up to us. It is immensely helpful in making proactive life choices to have the aid of a navigator who has a map and can see where our current path might lead us, and where there may be alternate routes for a more pleasant, beautiful journey.