To be able to read and use the tarot, you need to have intuition as well as a good understanding of the symbols. There are many ways to do it and everyone will find their own way. This step-by-step guide will help you get started with reading your cards.
Selecting a Tarot Deck
Tarot is based on symbols drawn from many areas of consciousness. There are many decks, each with its own set of symbols and systems. It’s important to choose a deck that resonates with your imagination. You will need to create stories by using the symbols in the deck. You have many options, but a minimalist deck can make reading a lot easier.
Have a Question, Topic or Focus
You’re probably already asking questions if you’re reading this. When faced with uncertainty in their lives, most people are curious about the tarot. When used correctly, the cards can be a powerful tool to help you see other perspectives and make the most of your life. This reading can help you discover what you want to know. You can ask yourself, “What can you do today to make your life more joyful?” Or “How can my life be more abundant?” Tarot isn’t about projecting a future. It’s about discovering your unconscious self. You can use them to project your hidden perceptions.
How To Shuffle Tarot Cards
The best way to connect with your deck is by handling your cards. Think carefully about where you are focusing when you shuffle.
As you shuffle the cards, take a moment to reflect on areas of your life that you would like more clarity on. It’s a great way for you to physically connect with your deck by shuffling and manipulating the cards. Intuition is an important part of any reading. You will need to connect with the cards by bringing yourself in. You should shuffle the deck at least once. However, you can shuffle as many times as necessary to clear the deck. You can also break up the deck into three pieces and reorder them. Keep the cards facing down until you are ready.
- Keep the cards in your hands and think about a question that you would love to be guided with.
This step explains how to imprint yourself into the deck in order to find the answer you are looking for. You can take a moment to meditate and ask the cards whether this is the best time to quit your job if you are interested in a Bumble match or any other questions.
- Next, focus on the question and then shuffle your cards however you like.
You should remember that tarot is all based on intuition and feeling right. You could either divide the pile into two pieces and flip them over, or you can divide the cards into smaller sections and stack them on top of one another. Or you could do as I do: divide the cards in half, then forcefully insert the halves into the other. Make sure they are mixed.
- After the cards have been shuffled, it’s time to draw them.
I am used to reading the three-card method. This means that you divide the deck into three piles. The first pile represents your past and your experiences, while the second is your current dilemma. The third predicts your future and shows you how to approach it. However, this is only one way and there are many.
Tarot Spreads for Beginners
Tarot spreads provide a framework in which to explore your questions. Each spread represents a different aspect of your question. They don’t need to be used for every reading. However, it is a good way to start learning about the cards while you do so. This is one of the easiest ways to get familiar with the cards in your past, present, and future spread. You will need to take the top card of your shuffled deck and show them one at a time, from left to right.
How to Interpret Tarot Cards
Before you dive into the meanings of each card, scan your cards. Then take a look at your reactions to the images. Consider emotions, feelings, and objects, as well as color, if any. What is your immediate reaction? As you move on, be aware of these things.
A reference is necessary if you are just getting started. This can be found with your tarot deck, or online. You can improve your reading skills and learn to rely less on these resources. It is good to have a place to start. Think about how the meaning of the cards relates to the aspect of your question. Try to tell a story using the cards in front of you. Tarot reading is mainly about interpreting random events and giving them meaning.
You will become more comfortable reading the cards over time. As you become more familiar with the cards, you will notice patterns and systems in their meanings. You can see how the minor arcana suits relate to one another and how the major Archana tells a story. These are all helpful in guiding you through readings. Our Golden Thread Tarot app allows you to track your progress and helps you keep track of it.
Rituals can be a powerful way for some to process events. Even if you are skeptical, following a ritual can change the way we see the world and transform its perception. Once you’ve let your reading take place, be thankful, and then store your cards in a safe, secure place.
How can I learn Tarot?
Tarot can play a huge part in your journey to self-development. In my spare time, I feel compelled to share the Tarot with others. However, I am trying to dispel the fears and misinformation that were embedded in the cards. The cards do not predict your future. Instead, they help you to take control of your destiny through self-knowledge.
Realizing that fate is not real is the first step to reaching your full human potential. If only you could listen to its call, your true self will be the master of your destiny.
When should you not read tarot cards?
- When You Feel Dependent on Tarot To Make a Decision
You are the master of your own destiny. Tarot can guide you in many ways but do remember that it is there to support. You are the one who ultimately makes the decision. You should hold yourself accountable.
I often say that tarot can be like a best friend who will guide, support and always be there for you, however, will sometimes tell you things that you don’t want to hear or even admit to yourself.
Tarot will always have your back and will stay with you through thick and thin. If you respect that relationship and don’t take advantage there is no reason that you won’t be friends for life.
- When Looking For a Particular Answer in Tarot
If you absolutely know that answer that you are looking for then I would question if there is any point to having a reading. The problem with this is that you just won’t be open to the alternatives and won’t take no for an answer.
Be sure that you are nice and open when having a tarot reading. Sometimes stuff will come up that we really don’t want to hear but it can be necessary.
My other point on this matter is – if you already know that answer and your intuition is screaming at you then why do you need the reading? Tarot is there to confirm what we already know but if you absolutely know what action you should take, I would suggest that you go for it!
- When you are Highly Emotional
The problem with reading tarot get having a tarot reading done, when you are highly emotional, is that you won’t be able to separate yourself from the situation and see the big picture.
Perhaps you are in deep despair due to a break-up or financial distress. Of course, these are the times that we want our tarot cards to support us.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t use tarot when you have been through distress, but you shouldn’t use it when you are at an extremely low point, because then your interpretations of the cards might be against you.
Maybe you have just had a massive fight with a spouse, co-worker or friend. I would suggest that you sleep on it, let the dust settle a bit then reach for your cards.