Are Tarot Cards Unlucky?

There are a lot of myths, legends and misunderstandings when it comes to tarot cards and tarot readings. Whether tarot cards are unlucky is just one of the many questions I get when people enquire about readings.

Tarot cards have been around for a very long time and they were first introduced in a time of heightened superstition. These myths and legends have carried on into more modern times and should now be taken with a pinch of salt.

Of course, there are many tarot readers, to this day that believe certain superstitions when it comes to their tarot decks. Things like you shouldn’t let other people handle your deck or you shouldn’t let your deck touch the floor.

Personally, I feel like this increases the fear around tarot and prevents people who could really benefit from a reading, from reaching out.

With that in mind, let’s debunk this terrible rumour about tarot cards!

The myth of unlucky tarot cards

The myth around tarot cards being unlucky most likely comes from people who have had negative readings or negative experiences right after a reading.

There is nothing supernatural about tarot cards.

It’s not the tarot cards fault, but our senses are always heightened after a reading, so this can cause us to see patterns were there may not be any. This along with the constant mysticism portrayed in popular media, means that many people have a slight mistrust of tarot cards straight out the gate.

When people are expecting some sort of supernatural outcome from their tarot card reading, even if they don’t realise that this is what they are expecting, means that there is always a slight uneasiness when it comes to the message and story of the cards.

But as we have spoken about previously, there is nothing supernatural about tarot cards and so therefore, they do not need to be feared.

Tarot cards do not have control over your future

Your future is not written, you have complete control over the direction your life takes. The only thing that is certain, is the life lessons we all have to learn.

To believe that tarot cards are unlucky, is to believe that they can change the future. Your tarot reading is there to help and guide you, to be unlucky would be to go completely against those principles and we do not entertain such an idea!