Before I answer the question about whether or not tarot readings are accurate, it’s important to outline exactly what a tarot reading is and how it should be used. This information will help clarify how you should approach getting a tarot reading and how you should use your reading to the fullest.
What is a tarot reading?
To start, tarot readings are a form of “divination” or a way of gaining insight into a question that the individual needs guidance for. Tarot readings use a deck of divinatory cards that most often come with 78 total cards, to include 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. Each card has unique imagery, symbolism, colours, and interpretations. Tarot readings are done using different layouts called “spreads”. A psychic or intuitive tarot reader will decide which spread is relevant to your question and will base the layout of the cards they draw on the answers you seek. Some psychic tarot readers will even change out their tarot decks depending on the question and how they feel about the individual asking the question. The importance is not in the individual symbolism of the cards but rather in their relation to one another in the spread. The tarot reader needs to interpret the cards in the spread as a larger image and apply the symbolism and significance of the cards to your question. The only exception to this is in the case of a One Card Tarot Reading, wherein all of the information needed is drawn from a single card.