How do u read Tarot Cards?!?

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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do u read Tarot Cards?!?


I know there loads of different decks, and i’m new to this, what to the decks mean. How do u read the cards?
Can u help please


Answer by Death Lizzard it is the best site i know of and good luck on the tarot im happy for you = )

Answer by Sinead
i use the witches tarot deck beautiful pictures the best way to learn how to read them is join a spirtualist church ur ment to put ur own meaning on the cards like the fool card doesnt mean a actual fool but a person who is starting on the right path doing the right thing
cups mean emotions swords/wands mean education and penticals mean money email me if you want any of my meanings for reading the vards and what ways to read the cards i use a 25 card spread or a celtic cross
hope i helped!!

Answer by Aubrie Anne
you get a book that tells you what the cards mean, make sure its a book you like and make sure your cards are somehting you like, I’ve always been told that you dont pick the cards,the cards pick you…

just like anything,practice makes perfect, find someone who your very comfortable with and practice, learn how to transfer your energy into the cards and learn how to put the cards together,its not card for card defenition its a spread of cards put together to tell a story

some people have a gift and others dont but dont doubt yourself!!!

i always doubted myself until i read my friends cards and predicted that her father was having an affair, my friend told me i was crazy! Low and behold six weeks later an affair came out of the woodwork at her household


Answer by KdS
Most decks are numbered so you can determine their correspondences (1. is Magician, 2. is High Priestess, etc) There is also a book called The Cartomancer’s Key that lists the card correspondences between many decks, so that you can use the same chart for various decks.

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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Can anybody read Tarot cards if they’re not a Psychic and do Tarots work?

Thinking about buying a set of Tarot cards and studying them. Do they only work with Psychics? Do they work at all?!

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How to give a detailed tarot card reading?

Hi there, I am 15 years old and I just got my new pack of Rider-Waite tarot cards. It is my first pack, given to me as a gift. I already know how to set them out etc… but my question is how do I give a detailed tarot reading to somebody else? I’m not very good at speaking. What do I say? I just can’t seem to get the hang of it.

Thank you, 10 points for best answer, all answers are helpful. (:

Answer by Melusina V
What will really help you to get better at reading Tarot for other people is, quite simply, practice!

Become extremely familiar with your deck so that you understand every card and won’t have to stop and look anything up during a reading (this will really slow you down). Offer to read for people you are comfortable with, like friends or family, so you can check your accuracy. Let your intuition guide you, especially when it comes to what you should say.

Many tarot readers look at the cards in a spread like a story. This can make it a lot easier to explain to other people. You can also ask your spirit guides, angels, the Universe, or whatever else you believe in to help get clearer messages.

Most importantly, have faith in yourself and know that even if you’re not getting a lot of details at first, you’ll only get better and better with practice 🙂

I’ve also included a great site for information on practically everything about Tarot below.

Answer by Pam Richards
Hello Sasha

As said it is practice which makes it all work & gel.

Get as much practice as you can with yourself & others who will be guinea pigs. Also stick to small card layouts.

Live, breath & eat tarot!

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
One effective method of learning tarot is to journal. Go card-by-card through your deck in order and spend some time with each card. Study the image on the card and record your impressions. Break down the symbolism (out loud if you have to) and record what you think it means. Then get out your books… the guidebook that comes with the deck and any other book you have with tarot meanings (at least having one other book can be helpful. I recommend either “Tarot: Your Everyday Guide” bu Jenina Renee or “The Tarot Workbook” by Nevill Drury) and read through the entries while examining the picture on the card. Record whatever information seems important or relevant. When you are through with the deck, go back through your notes and study them… compile a short statement about the card, maybe a couple of sentences describing what you think it means… then see if you can break this down further into a keyword or two that describes the card… this will help the meanings you see by studying the cards stick in your head a little.
The next thing you might try is comparing the numbers. Take out all the aces and compare what they mean… the things they have in common will refer to the essential meaning of “ace” and the things that are different about them will refer to the essential meanings of each suit. Go on and do this with the twos, threes etc until you’ve gone through all the minor arcana. I found this to be extremely helpful, myself. Next find a reference for the “Journey of the Fool” and the story about the major arcana and why they are in that particular order and what they symbolize in our greater life’s journey. Journal about the Journey and how you feel about the major arcana… these things were all very helpful to me in my training.
To do a reading, leave the book alone. Don’t even keep your guidebook with your deck as you don’t want to be tempted to reference it during the reading. Read from the images, even if you have no experience with the cards. Look at the people on the cards and figure out what they are doing, how they are feeling and what the various symbols might indicate, then try to apply the behaviors and symbols on the card to the situation at hand. Use your intuition to focus on what seems to be the most important and relevant aspect of the image or symbolism.
If you’ve never read before, you might be better off leaving more complex spreads alone. Leave the complex 10-card “Celtic Cross” spread for when you are more experienced with the cards and stick with simple spreads like a one-card spread or 3 to 4 card spreads where the positions are fairly easy to figure out. Once you’ve got a better handle on the cards themselves and the positions of your spreads, you can experiment with more complex spreads and trying to read the relationships between the cards.

Once you know the cards and are ready to give a reading to other people, explain that you’re still learning and then ask them to shuffle the cards. Select a spread that most suits their question, then… well… bite the bullet and start interpreting what you see in the cards. Read first for people you trust who support you, this will help you be less nervous. Once you get better at it, you can try people that you don’t know as well. Join an online tarot trading group and exchange readings with other readers maybe to practice? Feel free to message me if you like.

Answer by Miss 6
Practice makes perfect! Friends and family are great people to practice on and you’re already comfortable with them so speaking shouldn’t be a problem. I also agree with the person who said the tarot journal – that can be helpful too when you’re learning the cards.

Answer by Ding-Ding
Congratulations! You are in for a most interesting journey. Here are some suggestions I have for you.

1. Keep a journal of your readings. You can go back later to see what connections occurred. Don’t be disappointed at first because you are learning HOW to make the connections. It’s like learning to skate, or read, or sew, or sing, or . . . .

2. I’ve read that sleeping with your cards under your pillow will energize them with your essence. I do this, Handle them as much as you can. I keep them wrapped in a small silk scarf to protect them from outside influences. Keep them in a safe protected place. A velvet bag, a special box possibly.

3. Don’t be afraid of of the darker cards. They are giving you a “heads up” about events or people. They are asking you to look deeper into a situation or a person’s actions. They do not write the future in stone. They are the instigators of change.

4. Meditate on the cards. Look at each part of the card. Think up a story that the card may be telling you. Combine the symbols you see into the story. How do the background colors affect your story? Write these stories in your journal. It will help you to remember.

5. Practice, practice, practice. Practice on yourself. Practice on your friends. Practice on your pets. If your parents are not too enthused about tarot, you may not want to practice on them.

6. Look at each card and find a linking symbol, (i.e. a white flower – similar colors – same suit) and tie them together with their symbolism. i.e. white shows up a lot – innocence, spirituality, truth, joy, enlightenment. Don’t say white means ” etc etc” Say “There is a sense of joy” or “There is truth and knowledge coming your way.” Say that which pertains to the reading, not just off the top of your head.

7. Take time to read the cards and phrase what you are going to say. It’s alright to ask questions. The Court cards can count as people or as situations and you need to know which aspect is applicable to the reading.

Here are some sites you may wish to visit:
Excellent site for meanings of symbols on the cards in the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. Remember, symbol meanings are subject to your own perception. To clarify, if a symbol means something specific to you, then this is the meaning you should assign to that symbol. Another good site for meanings of symbols on the cards. Does not specifically single out the Universal Waite deck. This is another site you may want to visit. Here is an interesting site that helps you remember meaning of colors in the tarot. This site has Ten really good tips for better readings.

As you become more proficient in the use of the tarot, you may want to read up on Carl Jung’s take on the tarot, Or Gerald Schueler, Ph.D. thoughts on Chaos and the tarot.

Best of luck.

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