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Despite living in a digitally-rich world, many people tend to believe that psychic reading over a distance, email, phone call, or video is as accurate as an in-person reading. All methods of psychic readings have their benefits, and tarot-advocates have all the reasons to believe it so.

Tarot reading isn’t a method to replace psychotherapy but rather an alternative for those who enjoy cheaper and quicker access to the universal truths.

The Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung was able to discover basic, elemental symbols shared by various societies across the world. Jung was famous for its appreciation for alchemy and old magic as a method to explore the symbols of what we all know as collective consciousness. Since then, tarot remained a viable alternative for those in need to explore themselves and universal truths as well. 

Tarot Provide Doorways to the Unconscious 

It's well-known that Swiss psychologist Carl Jung identified the "internal Tarot' of the human mind with his notion of archetypes. Jung also argued that tarot was already a fundamental layer of the collective consciousness, where archetypes are printed – the underlying images that establish the human being's psychics constellation.

It's well-known that Swiss psychologist Carl Jung identified the "internal Tarot' of the human mind with his notion of archetypes.

Jung took his time to study the mysterious inner mental space we all shared, which is accessible via familiar cultural symbols.

What's with these symbols, anyway? Carl's Jung symbols evoke a connection with our primal mind's ancient qualities such as the wise father, nurturing mother, and terrifying shadow. The prevalence of these symbols can be found in fairy tales and myths, where we can often see them battling a clear villain (who often characterizes a personality defect that the hero must overcome). With that said, perhaps the easiest way to understand a society's collective fears and dreams is through mythological characters that persevere in film, literature, and urban legends.

In Jung's Tarot, many noticeable elements are aligned with his study on psychological archetypes. They represent features that are common in the stories we all share – whether mythological or personal. Our systems of thought are efforts to create logic out of chaotic imagery of the unconscious. Through religion, philosophy, and other personal belief systems, people attempt to systemize the inner nonverbal world.

Tarot provides psychological symbols and images we play, as the unconscious seems to play with its contents. Carl Jung says that cards combine in certain ways, and the various combinations correspond to the playful development of mankind. That's how tarot works – with the added dimension of symbols and images of symbolical circumstances.

Offers People a New Perspective on Life

For Meg Jones Wall, an experienced tarot reader, who has been practicing daily for almost a year, reading tarot has helped her get through the current pandemic's stress. Meg discovered tarot during a very trying time in her life when she was struggling with loneliness and depression and a general sense of uncertainty about my place in the world. Meg Jones bought herself a tarot deck in the summer of 2016, a period when she was facing chronic illness and coming to terms with her queer identity.

Meg learned to read tarot amid all fear, stress, and anger. Her main purpose was to use the cards as a tool for both awareness and reflection. It shortly became a very grounding, regular ritual for her that she treasured it deeply since then.

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The spiritual expression, believe it or not, can be positive for people. Studies about spirituality show that our mental health benefits when the spiritual paths we follow promote and affirm hope, purpose, and forgiveness.

Meg Jones grew up strongly rooted in "an intense -fire and- brimstone type Christian church." Meg's religions helped her learn how to acknowledge a lack of control and power over how scary the world can be. To a certain point, that can be necessary, however, if spirituality continues to highlight powerlessness, more research shows that can be detrimental.

For this reason, the way people approach tarot matters so much. For instance, Meg finds tarot helpful in turning negative moments around. She finds comfort in the cards, although they're giving her harsh truths.

How to Find a Reliable Psychic that Won't Scam You?

People are skeptical about psychic readers, and they have all the reasons to do so. They might have had several bad experiences either face to face or online and start thinking they'll never get a real psychic reading. However, there are trusted services that won't scam you, but it depends entirely on where you're looking.

Where to start? To get an accurate psychic, you should first decide why you want a psychic. Get your expectations right and decide what you actually want to attain from the reading.

You may need advice on matters concerning life, love, and communicating with a dead family member. What's more, the qualities you want your reader to have, matter as well.

Once you've decided why you need a psychic reading, it's time to look after a legit reader. You have two options:

Online Psychics Networks 

Most likely, you will find a myriad of sites when you search for a reliable psychic. Search for the available reader's name and verify their credentials very carefully to know what their specialty is. Whether you want a clairvoyant or a tarot reading, it's easy to get one in one of the many trustworthy sites.

Pay attention and always look for the websites that encourage customers to leave feedback. Seeing other's testimonials on their experiences could be helpful.

Word of Mouth 

A family member or maybe a friend can provide a reliable source. Based on their experiences, you can judge whether the tarot reader in question is the right match for you.

Start asking your friends and relatives if they've seen a medium. If they don't know, at least they can help you look for one, the more, the merrier. If nothing comes up, don't forget that electronic word of mouth. Social media platforms and forums can be helpful.

Make a list with several possible readers and contact them to get an idea and feel their energy.