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    I haven’t received many comments like this, but I’m aware I probably will get more here and there throughout life within my tarot card reading career, and I want to know what to say if someone says something along the lines, “I don’t believe in that shit, it’s not real. Prove to me how it’s not real.” I already have a partner who supports me, but they don’t believe in it. Which, okay that’s fine if they believe differently, but still kind of hurts since they are my partner. I’ve also dealt with people who have looked down on me or thought that it was stupid, just a lot of negative energy. Anyway, what are some of the things you would say as a response?

  • I’m curious, what do you do or how do you react when you receive negative, skeptical comments from people online and in real life about tarot?

    Artemystica updated 3 years, 4 months ago 1 Member · 8 Replies
  • obake_ga_ippai

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    When people find out I read tarot they sometimes express scepticism because they think that it means I predict the future, but I just explain that I’m a secular reader who uses the cards for psychological reflection. I personally don’t believe that the cards can tell us anything we don’t already know deep down.

  • Rrenphoenixx

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Pull three cards for them, write future on paper, put in envelope and give it to them so they can trip out later.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, it might make people uncomfortable to be around it, which is why their response may be so negative.

    It’s stated in the Bible that occultism and future telling are frowned upon so I think it gave it all a bad stigma. However, it’s apparent that gifts of future telling are from god, and were bestowed upon Jesus so…contradicting much?

    Bottom line, believe what you want and if someone doesn’t align, that’s totally ok. If their response is so negative maybe ask them why that had that response or just say hey I understand but you don’t need to say it so grumpily. Hope this helps!

  • wlpbt

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I would simply say “it’s not for everybody” and if they’re audacious enough to tell me to prove it’s real to them, I would say “I don’t have to prove you shit. You do it yourself.”

  • AnnaNommis

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I keep it simple & just don’t talk about it (unless I already know they’re into/receptive to it). I myself tend to have a more secular approach to tarot, often feeling like the cards just help my conscious self see what my subconscious already knows. But at the same time, I don’t write off the possibility of there being more to it than that. So, I guess being on both sides of that “line” kind of reminds me to see it coming & avoid that negative conversation altogether, hahaha.

  • graidan

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I say

    “You assume I give a $#!+ what you think. I don’t need to prove anything to you.”

  • SandraB666

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Great question, and answers. Not many of my friends and family know that I read tarot. I have told a few, its like I live a double life sometimes. I even have another Facebook account so I can join groups without my friends and family knowing. Those that know, are ok with it and even ask me to read for them. As for online I, if they are seeking me out then they must have some sort of belief in tarot.

  • abunaeko

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I haven’t received negative comments about me.practicing tarot but I have about people not liking their readings (must of them are positive).
    This guy was expecting his result to happen like just immediately and was dissapointed and he often tells me he doesn’t believe and that i was wrong with him. I don’t think I was wrong, he was just very desperate for a result. So for now on I don’t talk to him about it and block him from my tarot post.

    But I’m good friends with him. Also my Aunt doesn’t like this type of stuff so I just hide my post from her.

  • Artemystica

    January 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    When you say “they don’t believe in it” and “prove it’s not real,” what do you mean by “it?”

    Understanding what “it” is becomes the heart of the matter here.

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