As Covid-19 sweeps through the globe, infecting thousands of people, it’s hard to think about anything else. Even the small things have been altered by it. Many of us are in lockdown, and those who are self employed have suffered from this. I am a self employed tarot reader and musician. My European tour has been cancelled and as for tarot reading, well I decided to mainly focus on doing it online a while ago so surely it won’t affect that.. well actually it has.
I thought it could go one of two ways, either I’d have people asking me to do a tarot reading to find out if they’re going to survive the coronavirus, which of course I couldn’t do! it’d be morally and ethically wrong to do a reading on that sort of thing. The other thought is that people will be so preoccupied with this deadly disease to even think about tarot cards and all that jazz. It turns out, it has definitely been the latter. I have had very little business, and I’m actually glad about this. Firstly I’m glad I don’t have a lot of panicky people hoping to find solace in fortune telling and tarot reading, and secondly I know I wouldn’t be as good at it right now. I too am stressed out about this pandemic. I’m fearful for the lives of my friends and family, particularly the older ones. I’m also worried that this lockdown might have given our world leaders the authority to have further lockdowns in the future for little or no reason which could end up with us all living in a 1984 dystopian future. Seriously, when you’re locked in doors all day, your mind runs wildly, especially when the world around you has changed so dramatically in a matter of weeks.
I have been doing daily tarot readings for myself, which has been reassuring. I’m definitely getting positive messages, but there’s not a lot the tarot can tell me. As it stands now, I don’t really have a life. Like a lot of people in a lockdown, I spend my days watching shows on Netflix, tuning into the news and doing creative things to keep my mind busy. The tarot can’t give me much insight into my current situation, but it can give me insight about myself and the way I should handle this situation.
To anyone who is interested in the tarot or wants a tarot reading, my message is; don’t ask for a tarot reading from someone else right now. Since most of us have a lot more free time, this would be a good time to learn about it yourself. The tarot has been helping me mentally and emotionally through this, and it could do the same for you. Maybe start off by learning what the card meanings are as something fun to learn. Even if you want to just pick out a card each day for some guidance, it can be helpful. There are plenty of websites that tell you the meanings of each card, so you don’t even need to worry too much about memorising every card. For those who want some tips on how to learn, I wrote about it in another blog post if you fancy checking that out. https://morgantarot.co.uk/2020/02/28/welcome-to-my-blog/