As a form of divination, tarot card reading is considered as one of the metaphysical fields of knowledge. But like all other forms of divination and of psychic reading, tarot reading is also bugged by a number of skeptics who do not believe in mystical experiences. Some people are highly skeptical on the relationship between cards and people, people’s lives, and of situations that people are involved in.
Skeptics believe that there is no relationship between cards, which are lifeless objects, and life. For them, there is no way that cards can determine what lies ahead, or what goes on in the future. Skeptics argue that whatever “accuracies” that can be derived from tarot card reading are merely coincidental. Skeptics also argue that the meanings attached to cards are purposely made vague, and that allows people to be able to relate them to almost anything, thus, lessening the probability of the tarot card reading being “inaccurate.”
According to skeptics, people would believe anything that reinforces their self-concept, and that’s what tarot card readings usually give. Tarot card meanings are more of positive attributes than negative ones, allowing for tarot card readings to be always “acceptable” in as much as it is possible. Tarot card readers also have the option to disregard certain meanings attached to cards – those meanings that are not related to the query.
Since tarot card reading is outside the sphere of scientific knowledge, it lacks in scientific grounds and explanation. This heightens skeptics’ negative attitude towards tarot card reading. They simply believe that cards have nothing to do with people, with the world, and with life in general.