It’s a frequent question in the digital age: Can tarot reading be done online?
The short answer is: Yes, tarot reading can be done online.
The longer answer is: It depends on your view of what a tarot reading is. Tarot readings are different things to different people. There are those who use tarot as a tool for divination, and for peering into the mists of tomorrow.
There are others who use tarot as a tool for self-discovery and analysis. And there are still others who consult with tarot readers as a form of therapy that combines traditional therapy with a spiritual side and an occult side.
If you’re reading for yourself, using a free online tarot reading then you have to ask yourself: How important is it for me to actually hold the cards in my hands? Many tarot readers believe strongly in their connection to their deck of tarot cards. “Touch“, for these readers, is one of the most important parts of a reading.
the power of tarot cards isn’t in the paper or the ink.
If you’re one of those “touch is everything” tarot readers, it’s unlikely that you’re going to be satisfied with an online reading.
On the other hand, if you’re less concerned with touching the cards, and more concerned with the meaning and position of the cards, then a web-based self-reading can be just as rewarding as a reading done offline.
I personally love web-based tarot readings. They can take a little getting used to, but when you get good at them you realize that the power of tarot cards isn’t in the paper or the ink. Also, as an environmentalist, I don’t need to kill trees to love tarot.
Professional tarot readings online
But what if you’re not reading your own tarot cards? What if you’re consulting a professional tarot reader online?
Again, whether or not you consider this to be a “real tarot reading” depends on your point of view as the client. Some people need a 1-to-1, in-person connection with their tarot reader. For them, that’s part of the process.
For others, especially younger people, being face-to-face on screen can be just as “real” as sitting down with your tarot reader. The cards, the communication and the energy can be amazing if you’re working with a skilled reader.