What is the difference between a tarot card reading and using a Crystal ball?

What is the difference between a tarot card reading and using a Crystal ball?
I know they are different ways of telling the future, but does one give you more detailed information them the other? Is one of them got less mistakes in them the other?
I don’t want to do readings for people, but I would like to find somebody who would do a reading for me.

Answer by Anpadh
It all depends on who is reading.

Answer by Kieran S
One of them makes it up as they go along, while the other makes it up too.

Answer by lilith663
They are just tools used by the psychic. They can give you a reading without the props but people expect them so they use what they are more comfortable with.

Answer by MSB
Divination practices come from different cultures, and therefore there are different methods.

Choosing which tool you will use for divination (Tarot, Runes, Crystal ball, Black Mirror, I-Ching, etc.) is basically no different from an artist choosing which medium he will work in (paint, clay, metal, marble, etc.).

It’s a matter of preference. A lot of people interested in seriously studying divination will try a few different ways but often tend to have a favorite method with which they are more skilled/more talented.

It”s not that one tool is more accurate than another– accuracy is largely based on how skilled the person using the tool is.

For example, a skilled and talented artist could probably do more with a charred stick on the sidewalk than most of us could do with the finest art supplies available.

Anyone doing any tarot card reading tonight and have your cards been on the dark side?
It just feels like there is a shadow over them for some reason. Anyone else getting that feeling too?

Answer by Kat
I havent been doing any…but I feel really dark and like extra angry for no reason..its really weird…im not sure if its my bi polar or what..lol

Answer by Dusty_Flow
Tarot cards don’t do anything. You are being scammed.

Answer by Bookgirl
I have been reading the cards for 25 years and there is no such thing as a “dark side”. You may however be picking up on the energy of someone around you. Maybe they are feeling depressed.

Answer by jjt
no I have not been experiencing any thing like this. could you maybe forgot to clear them before you used them

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What is the secret to good Tarot card reading?
I”ve gotten the cards and boods but I still don’t feel confident enough to do readings.

Answer by Charice
Type “2” if you wanna have sex with me

Answer by The Baron
The secret is simple, really; it isn’t real. You know how I know? Try a tarot reading with a standard deck of Bicycle brand playing cards. I guarantee identical results.

Answer by Martin T
If you find a tarot book you enjoy, read it.
Play with the cards. Have fun! Don’t take them too seriously.
Do something silly like doing a reading for a packet of soup.
All the information you get from the cards comes to you from the person you are reading for anyway. All the cards do is amplify your intuition.
If you get stuck, grab a card, hand it to the person and ask them ‘”What do you see in that card?”

Answer by prana_devi
There’s no real secret. It’s just persistence and practice and study.

It can take awhile to really internalize the symbol set to the point where your intuition can just kick in and work freely. Also, some people are just more gifted for divination than others – it could be that you’ll just need to work a little harder to get to that point.

A really great book and website is Learn Tarot by Joan Bunning. It sets out a great simple and effective system for learning the cards. http://www.learntarot.com/ I recommend working with that until you’ve got the basic hang of it, and are familiar with all the cards and their basic meanings. I recommend starting by just reading upright cards – you can get absolutely accurate readings without using reversals, and at the beginning you want to keep things simple.

Once you have the 72 cards memorized, then start doing readings for practice. I know most sources say to do daily readings for yourself, which can be helpful, but doing accurate self-readings is actually very difficult for most people, and even many professional readers. So practice by reading on other people’s issues. You don’t have to tell them you’re doing it – it can just be for you to practice. So say a friend has been wondering if she’ll find a job soon, do a reading on it, and make a journal of your results. Then keep track of how the situation plays out and see if you were accurate, or maybe if there were elements in the reading present that you missed initially, but made themselves evident later.

When you start to feel confident that you are starting to get a good amount of hits with your practice readings, then just offer to do readings for friends for a laugh. Most people are curious about it, and will think it’s good fun. This gives you even more practice, and you can start to learn how to converse with a “client” over a reading.

At this point, you’re probably ready to learn more in-depth with the cards – like reversals. And maybe even start to learn about such things as the elemental and astrological properties of them. But take each step slowly – there is SO many layers of symbolism that you can study that if you try to do it all at once you will overwhelm yourself and get nowhere.

If you’d like to take a formal course of study after you’ve gotten the basics down, then I would recommend the correspondence courses offered through The Tarot School. They have a nice, but in-depth study program that runs 18 months for about $ 200 – it includes written materials, audio lectures, and other great stuff. They also have a degree program that goes even MORE in-depth and gets you private tutoring sessions with some of the teachers there, though that program is pricier.

Take your time and be patient with yourself. You’ll get there!

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  1. Jσαииα єνє :) says

    How much information you get depends of how specific you are in your questions. Also people tend to work better with one medium, for example I use runes or scry in fire. I find it hard to concentrate of a ball so that may affect it.

  2. Pagan Mama says

    I have never done a crystal ball but I know people who do scry. Basically, no. It’s based on the ability of the individual who is reading. Some people cannot scry and only read tarot, others it’s the other way around, and others can do both with equal results.

    If your curious as to which you should opt for. Go with gut instinct or try both. You will figure out quickly which is best for you.

  3. Terry says

    The crystal ball is a focus point for a strong talent. The Tarot Deck can guide someone with very limited talent, but the stubborness to learn each card and its meanings in self and in concert with other cards.

    It is best to work with the tarot when just beginning divination. The Pendulum would be next. Then, possibly a scrying bowl should be used before spending the money for a crystal ball.

  4. Camille says

    Years ago my older sister got a deck of tarot cards and we thought it was just for play. But soon after she began to try to read a fortune some very strange things started to happen.
    She was reading them one night and she saw in them that she would be divorced. She was a year later, and she came home her husband was in bed with another woman. It was devastating.
    She also had two bouts with cancer. She did not die from that. We also played with a Ouija board because at the time of all this we did not know it was wrong. we were Episcopalians and they do not know about the devil and such.
    Well when you play with the Ouija board you take demons on and your life is worse then it was before. I also went twice to see a fortune teller. The things they told me were horrible. I was so scared. And the things did come true. It took me years to get free from the curses that came on me from dabbling in the occult.
    My brother and a man I was friends with and another guy I knew that was a friend too, died within 3 weeks a part from each other. it freaked me out.

    Not till about 20 years later did I finally get free. I was born again, and spirit filled and was going to a Charismatic church we were all in a circle and the Pastor said someone here thinks they are cursed. It was me. They never touched me but they all gathered around and they prayed in tongues over me and the demons left me. I fell to the floor as my knees went limp from the anointing of God.
    I learned never to dabble in the occult again. I repented of it and I was delivered of other things that got on me from those times I was so dumb and foolish.

    I hope this helps others to beware of the occult.

  5. Shadow Storm ☥ Witch ✡ Healer ☯ says

    Hello Prarie Crone. *smiles*

    I’ve been using my deck this day and will continue to use it through the night and I don’t feel much of anything different on my deck. Neither do I feel anything different from my bible, stones, iChing or any of the others. I use more than one for most questions and I have them all beside me right now since I’ve been using them but don’t feel anything different.

    I very much doubt you would forget to cleanse them as others have said and I trust you know very well how to handle them. I imagine you are asking to see if you can get to the bottom of why you feel the way you do about your cards and perhaps there is something/someone near that has attached themselves to your life. You might want to do anther cleansing see if that changes anything as well as a cleansing on yourself too.

    Camille (I believe that is the name of one of the answerers) I have seen your “answers” to other questions and many times you don’t really answer the question. You are not a tarot reader or any sort of reader for that matter and you answered a question that is meant for a specific group. Your response is always welcome but when you talk down on the beliefs of others when it wasn’t even close to an answer you’re just preaching and harrassing all people who are not christian and that is worth reporting to Yahoo answers.

    Now I wonder if perhaps you are not delusional or a shock addict.. or even that you are addicted to fear because tarot has been part of my life for as long as I could remember and never in my life has anything bad every come of it. There is nothing funny about the experiences you had which happened to be around the same time you were “playing” with your tarot cards but to blame them for all of those actions is laughable. Are you seriously saying that the cards killed others? What sort of harsh God do you believe in that would consider that a just punishment for reading cards.

    God is a loving god and would not punish others for what YOU did. It just doesn’t make sense that a superior being that is so complex would see any reason in doing something like that. It’s just hard for me to see this magnificent being thinking “Darn it! Camille is misbehaving again so let me kill her family to teach her a lesson” and poor family didn’t even know.

    So while we would welcome and TRUE answers to the questions listed here we do not appreciate you preaching your religion to us when it is not part of the discussion. If it isn’t relevant just leave it out. I’m still rolling my eyes over the claims of how bad things happened to everyone around you except YOU who were the one using these tools.

    Blessings to you and yours Prarie Crone,
    Shadow Storm

  6. lovechild says

    I have felt it for a long time now approaching. If I am not mistaken, it is directly related to wireless broadcasting control. These signals interract with the brain’s psychic channels. We have to keep focused. Watch your back!

  7. Lone says

    I haven’t done any readings in quite awhile now Praire Crone. Since others have already responded and not mentioned feeling anything out of the ordinary perhaps the cause is localized near you. I hope you figure out what it is and get it worked out.

    Camille, I agree very strongly with Storm Shadow. I have seen your “answers” on many occult related questions lately and all of them consist of nothing more than fear mongering and proselytizing. Please understand, most of us who work with the occult have heard it all before and yet have not had the horrifying experiences that you and many others claim. Also, many of us have already been through and left Christianity and have absolutely no interest in going back. You certainly appear to have a negative opinion about occult practices, and that’s okay, they’re not for everybody. I understand that you don’t agree with what we do but please, give us the same respect to travel our own paths that we give to you.

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