Tarot can be used for many reasons.
It can help us understand the past, make the most of the present and peek into the future.
You can use Tarot for yourself or to help others.
In my experience it is easier to read for others than for yourself.
I find that it is easier to interpret the cards correctly when you are not invested in the outcome.
When I read for my clients I like to have a clear question and no back ground information, that way I will not be influenced in my interpretation by the fears or hopes of my clients.
Said that, most Tarot readers and Tarot enthusiasts started by reading for themselves only.
I have been on the Tarot path since 1987, but I continue to do readings for myself on a regular base.
I find Tarot very helpful in figuring out situations, emotions, priorities.
Tarot can be a mirror. It reflects what you suspected, but could not see clearly.
When I read for myself I write down my thoughts and insights in the third person. When I cover the advice of the cards, I write it down as if they were talking to someone else. It is a small thing, but I find it helps in keeping me objective and detached while I interpret the cards.
Do you use Tarot for yourself? How? Do you have questions or suggestions?
I would love to hear from you.