A deck of tarot has been used as a divination tool for more than 200 years, but some people still don’t know how it works. Nonetheless, its ancient and misconstrued meaning does not stop the very curious Gen Y to learn and explore its true essence and purpose.
So, if your birthdate falls between 1980 and 1994 and you are interested in reading a tarot spread, don’t be discouraged or feel unusual because you are not alone.
From 2017 to present, there has been a massive increase in youngsters who purchases and practices taromancy – the art of divination using tarot cards. The increment was not only seen in the booming sales of tarot decks but also in the number of students enrolling in tarot card related courses like Palmistry and Tarot.
Why the sudden boom? What made the Millennials embrace the mystic? A huge factor that introduced the tarot cards reading is the internet. Just check out the hundreds (or even thousands) of tarot reading app you have in Play Store and Apple Store or the 7.9 million tagged posts for the hashtag #tarot on Instagram. If you try browsing on YouTube, you will also see numerous vlogs about 78 tarot cards and how to learn reading them, one video even reached 1.4 million views to date.
The internet has somehow erased the stigma attached to the tarot cards. When you ask a millennial, what comes to mind when he/she hears tarot cards, his/her answer won’t be about crystal balls and purple robes.
If you try to look closer, you will find that most Millennials who are into tarot cards reading got curious and wanted to learn it initially during times of uncertainties, whether it’s about their romantic, domestic, financial, or professional lives.
Known as the most secular generation to date, the liberal Millennials are mainly drawn to divination to seek consolation or a sense of direction. With the many crazy things happening almost simultaneously in the country and worldwide, the current generation of the young are looking for security and control. And those who discover their intuition and inner wisdom through the tarot cards find comfort and more harmony in their lives.
Contrary to what the older generations usually ask from the tarot, which is about love, the younger ones are more concerned about career and finance. Their questions are leaning towards the jobs to take for them to pay their student loans immediately or buy a house of their own.
When these youngsters understand and connect more deeply with the tarot cards, they realize that they don’t get the answers to their questions by seeing the future but by working on their past and present-day mindset and actions.
Some may still be skeptic and cynic about it, but those who fully embrace the tarot cards and the proper way to use them as guides, obtain peace and direction when they light a candle and read a randomly chosen tarot spread. And no matter how petty or significant the decisions the Millennials have to make, they find interpreting the ancient illustrations as enjoyable and relaxing.