Tarot cards?! That’s Devils stuff! You are brining demons into the home!! Evil they are evil!!! Sadly many people have such a belief towards harmless cardboard with pictures. There is a strong belief held by many religious fundamentals that tarot cards are evil, they consult evil spirits or even the Devil.
Majority of the time these beliefs are most vocal among Christians. Divination comes up as a subject of concern in the Torah/Old Testament calming that it is a practice in “offense” to the Lord. Thus this makes many Christians opposed to the tarot because it is a system of divination. Divination or more specifically fortunetelling is banned in Islam as well. In Islam, a fortuneteller, psychic, medium etc are contacting the Jinn. The Jinn were created before man and are unseen by humans. In Islam, Allah is the only one who knows the future, no one else.
However this blog is not going to focus on the theological aspect of the acceptance of tarot. I wanted to focus on the idea that tarot can invite demons into your home simply because you have a deck of cards. The idea that tarot cards can invite a negative spirit or demon is absolutely false. Some would say tarot is like a Ouija board which is used to communicate with a spirit. Ouija has the ability to invite a negative spirit/demon (but not always) because most of the time people use the board with the intent on communicating with any spirit. It is equivalent to opening your front door and screaming outside, “anyone there? Come on in”. This is an open system of communication, open to anything. Tarot on the other hand is a limited and more of a closed system. Tarot does not connect with spirits wondering around, tarot does not act like a portal or doorway like a Ouija board does. Some view tarot as a connection to your higher self or subconscious. Because tarot works with the inner processes this makes it a closed system. Even when we open the tarot up to beyond our inner self, tarot connects to the universe as a whole and or to divinity. This is a limited open system, open to only a positive source.
It cannot be stressed enough that tarot is in reality a tool. Tools are neutral, neither good nor bad. The use of the tool depends on the user of the tool. We determine what we do with the cards and which path we go with it. You can go the path of Light or path of Darkness. Using the cards to better yourself spiritually, seeking insights and guidance is the path of light and always a good thing. In my years of using the cards, nothing evil has happened to me, to my family or in my home. Nothing but good has comes as a result to my use of the cards and many many other readers will agree with me on this.
If you are told by anyone you know that tarot is evil, that you brought evil into your home do not listen, if you feel drawn to the cards in your life then keep them. If you feel you no longer need them then you can do away with them. It is a personal journey and your choice.