Tell us a little bit about yourself. What’s one random fact no one knows about you?
My name is Tuja May and I am a lot of things. I am a thespian, a teacher, a sex positive content creator and a tarot.
Something that people don’t know about me?
2. What are tarot cards to begin with? Do they have and historical background?
Tarot cards are divided into two sets the major arcana and the minor arcana. The minor arcana is pretty much like a regular playing cards set with four suits. In tarot these are divided into: swords, cups, pentacles and wands.In playing cards this would be: spades, hearts, flowers and diamonds.
Divination and tarot tends to encompass the idea of a story being woven into the cards.
3. How did you learn how to read tarot cards? Is it a gift or a skill you can acquire?
I learnt tarot from many avenues, books and YouTube were my main source for a while. But for a few months I had a tutor who really encouraged me to use my intuition as the true vision and the cards as an aid. I believe it is both.
Intuition is a gift that spirit has been generous enough to give us all. And it is a skill in the more technical terms of the spectrum. Some people get messages when they cook, some when they read tea leaves others when they look at an image. Our eyes see all but it is in our doing that we all uniquely perceive messages.
4. What is the significance of tarot cards socially or spiritually?
Tarot to me has been a tool. My spiritual journey has been one of confusion and that’s because I relied on others beliefs for so long it was very hard to find my own voice. To figure out what I truly believed in. Tarot and a lot of divination practices force you to listen to your own voice. To understand your fears to come up with solutions to your problems.
5. What has your experience been when reading cards for other people?
6. Which myths and misconceptions have you encountered when people ask about tarot cards?
I think the most common misconception is that tarot is fortune telling. I mean I get why a lot of people might think this is true. Thanks to telemundos and movies and stuff. But the practice of tarot runs deeper than that. I think it is a road map. It is a confirmation sometimes, a warning sometimes, comfort and possible solution. But nothing is set in stone because we have the ability to think for ourselves and move for ourselves.
7. Is reading tarot cards a fulfilling skill for the reader? Any experiences you’d like to share?
Oh my God yes!!!
8. Why are persons who request for a reading not required to ask direct questions such as when something will happen?
You can totally ask… And spirit might be given clues. But the thing is we are all given the gift of choice. So nothing is ever set in stone. Sometimes the message can be as simple and direct as: you will have an answer in the next few weeks. It only seems ambiguous and unsatisfactory if you are working from the ego. If you’re still at a state where surrender is not natural to you.