Digital Tarot Readings: Pros and cons of using online tarot apps and websites

Digital Tarot Readings: Pros and cons of using online tarot apps and websites.

The digital age has transformed countless traditional activities, including how we approach tarot readings. With just a few clicks, one can receive a reading from various online platforms, making it more convenient for many. But does this online convenience match the depth and connection of an in-person reading? Today, we will delve into the pros and cons of using online tarot apps and websites, and why an in-person experience at The Argyle Oracle might be unmatched.

Pros of Digital Tarot Readings:

  • Convenience: The primary benefit of online tarot readings is convenience. There’s no need to leave your home or find an open time slot that matches the reader’s availability.
  • Accessibility: Online platforms are accessible to anyone with an internet connection. This means that regardless of your location, a reading is just a few taps away.
  • Variety: Online platforms often provide a variety of decks and spread options, giving users the chance to explore different styles.
  • Privacy: Some people might find comfort in the anonymity of an online reading, allowing them to ask personal or taboo questions without fear of judgement.

Cons of Digital Tarot Readings:

  • Lack of Personal Connection: The personal touch is often missing online. An algorithm cannot pick up on your energy, body language, or the subtle cues that a human reader can.
  • Generic Interpretations: Online readings are usually more generalized. The interpretation of the cards is standardized and lacks the nuanced understanding a seasoned reader can provide.
  • Tech Limitations: Technology can malfunction, internet connections can lag or drop, and apps can glitch which may disrupt the flow and energy of a reading.
  • Missing the Physical Experience: Interacting with a physical deck, shuffling the cards, and laying them out is an integral part of the tarot reading ritual that gets missed in a digital setting.

Why In-Person Tarot Readings Stand Out:

The atmosphere of The Argyle Oracle in the Rocks, Sydney, is electric with energies coming from countless readings and connections over the years. Here’s why in-person readings have a distinct edge:

  • Personal Interaction: An experienced tarot reader connects with you on a deep level. They can perceive your energy, understand your emotions, and guide the reading accordingly.
  • Ambience: The aura, scent, and energy of a dedicated psychic space like The Argyle Oracle cannot be replicated online. This ambience can significantly influence readings.
  • Tailored Guidance: Unlike online platforms, human readers offer tailored advice, often drawing from their intuition and experience, resulting in a more insightful reading.
  • Learning Experience: An in-person session can also be an educational experience. Curious about tarot reading? Learn more with us.


While digital tarot readings offer convenience and accessibility, there’s an undoubted magic in the traditional, in-person reading experience. When considering the depth, connection, and holistic experience of a tarot reading, it might be worth taking a trip down to The Argyle Oracle and feel the energy for yourself!