Correct! This spread will use all of the Major Arcana but leave some Minor Arcana cards. Set the leftover cards to the side in a pile.Read on for another quiz question.
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Nope! You do not create constellations by placing cards with even numbers together. You also dont create constellations by placing cards with odd numbers together.Click on another answer to find the right one…
The best way to do this is to handle the cards. Shuffle them again and again. Put them in order (from Fool through the World, followed by each of the suits, from Ace through Ten, then Page, Knight, Queen and King). Handling your cards helps them to become an extension of you.
You can choose to use a found deck. Found decks can be exciting to work with due to the mystery they present. However, you should make sure to clear the found deck before using it in order to rid it of any possible negative energy and to establish your unique intentions and personality on the deck.
Not exactly! You dont transfer your energy to your cards by choosing a popular Tarot deck. Let the Tarot deck speak to you, and choose one that you feel comfortable with.Try again…
Its a matter of personal preference as to whether or not youll allow the Seeker to touch your cards. Some readers encourage it–the have them shuffle the deck as a way of transferring their energy to the cards. Other readers prefer not to have anyones energy except their own on the deck.
Is there a different meaning when the cards are upside down?
A three-card spread is great for divining answers to uncomplicated questions, for refocusing on simplicity an for beginners who have just started reading. Assign the positions in advance, lay out your spread and use what youve learned about card meanings and combinations to tell a story.
Some possible positions for a reading designed to understand relationships are: mind/body/spirit, material state/emotional state/spiritual state, you/your current path/your potential and stop/start/continue.
Use crystals to add energy and ambiance.
Use the stack of extra Minor Arcana cards to elaborate on particularly tricky card interpretations. Select one or more cards from the stack and lay them on top of the difficult card. Read these as a narrative set.
Nope! You dont need to sleep with your cards under your pillow to transfer your energy to them. You can, however, put them in order from Fool through the World, followed by each of the suits, from Ace through Ten, then Page, Knight, Queen, and King. Handling the cards this way will transfer your energy to the cards.Try again…
Nice! Most people store their cards in a black-lined bag or wooden box. You can add gemstones or herbs that increase psychic abilities if you like.Read on for another quiz question.
Look for narrative patterns that offer alternatives to the end first perceived, things that could make the situation better or worse.
Some decks can give you nasty paper cuts. Take care!
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Shuffle each set of cards, cut them and lay them out in rows of three across, seven down with one card to the side. This will use all of the Major Arcana but leave some Minor Arcana cards. Set these aside in a pile.
Classic and popular decks are always in circulation, but new tarot decks are published each year so there is an ever-changing inventory to look through.
Defining exactly what you hope to accomplish in your relationship with the Tarot can help you on your journey as a reader. When you know your desired end result, youll be better able to look objectively at where you are now and what steps you must take to reach your destination. Ask yourself your intention for your Tarot deck or how you plan to use it to serve others. Mission statements may reflect goals such as wanting to develop greater intuition, enhance creativity or connect with spiritual forces. These statements are different and personal to each individual who crafts one.
Learning to read Tarot cards takes a combination of knowledge and intuition that anyone can develop. Follow the steps below to hone your abilities as a Tarot card reader to offer insight and guidance to those who seek it or to aid in your own personal growth.
Turn all cards right side up if you wish to avoid reversals. These can add additional insight but are not necessary and can make learning more complicated for beginners.
Not quite! To divine answers to complex questions, you need a more complex spread. You could try a 21-card spread in which you separate the Major Arcana from the Minor.Theres a better option out there!
What is the best deck for a beginner?
In that situation, you have damaged your piece of card stock. If it is only very slightly damaged, theres no reason why you couldnt continue to work with it. If the edges are damaged, however, you will always know where it is in the deck when shuffling and drawing, and that is counterproductive. It is not necessary to have a flame anywhere near your cards to clear them. It is YOU who may need clearing rather than your cards. YOU are the one who reads the Tarot. Anything that clears your mood or your mind clears your cards for Tarot work.
You can choose a card simply as a way of getting to know the deck or you may pick one to get some insight into the day ahead of you.
The top five tarot decks of all time are: Deviant Moon Tarot, Rider-Waite Tarot, Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot, DruidCraft Tarot and Shadowscapes Tarot.
Make a list of the cards youve laid out. Pick a word that best describes each and write it down beside them.
This game actually helps you develop a skill you can use in your readings. When a difficult card comes up in one of your readings and you want to help the Seeker resolve that issue, you can suggest a card that will counteract the difficult card.
Nope! You do not create a 21-card spread by laying the cards in a horizontal row. You also dont lay the 21 cards in a vertical row.Click on another answer to find the right one…
Why do you need to store your Tarot cards in a box or bag?
Learning tarot does not make you able to see ghosts. Tarot cards help you develop greater intuition and understanding.
A well-written book that will help you understand the basics of Tarot will be extremely helpful in getting you started reading tarot cards. Some take you through the process in a way that emphasizes memorization while others encourage participation. Choose a book that suits your learning style.
It depends on the spread you deal, and if you use reversed cards. You could search online and even find apps to explain all this.
How do you make constellations with your Tarot cards?
If I have 12 tarot from Ryder how do I read them, horizontally or vertically?
Some possible positions for a reading designed to understand relationships are: you/the other person/the relationship, opportunities/challenges/outcomes, what brings you together/what pulls you apart/what needs your attention and what you want from the relationship/what you want from the relationship/where the relationship is heading.
It represents events that are within the control of the individual and indicate how you do something. The minor arcana fairly closely resembles a traditional deck of playing cards. Its made up of four suits, and each of these suits are associated with one of the elements: Wands (Fire), Cups (Water), Pentacles (Earth) and Swords (Air). There are also the Queen, King and Knight (or Jack) of each suit plus the addition of Pages or Princesses.
How can you transfer your energy to your cards?
Choose a card at random and gaze at it a bit. Write down your first impressions and intuitive thoughts. Write these with one particular color of ink a journal or notebook. With a second, different ink color, write down more information you find about the card from other sources (books, e-groups, friends). After a few days, review what youve written and add comments in a third color of ink.
Not necessarily! You dont need to store your Tarot cards in a box or bag to prevent someone elses energy from transferring to them. They would need to handle the cards to transfer their energy.Guess again!
Tarot constellations are made up of all cards that carry the same digit (number one through nine). For example, the Tarot constellations for the number four would be the number four card from each of the suits, the Emperor (which carries the number four) and Death (which carries the number 13 but reduces to the number four (1+3=4).
Absolutely! The best way to transfer your energy to your cards this is to handle the cards. Shuffle them over and over again. Handling your cards helps them to become an extension of you.Read on for another quiz question.
What happens if I burn my card accidentally while clearing it?
Consider the words youve assigned to each of the cards. How do these apply to the stories youve identified?
Is it possible to do a tarot reading using regular playing cards?
Understanding the energy of each of these cards will facilitate a smoother reading when multiples of the same number come up. Instead of focusing on the meaning of individual cards, youll be able to focus on the energy they bring in as a group.
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Remember that if at some point a card feels like it has a different meaning to you than what the book says, go with that meaning. Trusting your intuition is the true way to read tarot cards and something youll begin to do naturally you become more experienced. Just let the cards speak to you.
When you feel ready to handle reversals, there are a couple of ways to approach them. Some readers read reversals as merely opposite to a cards upright meaning, but this can reduce your reading to a level so basic as to be of little value. It can be more thought-provoking to ask if the reversed card has become less straightforward in some way. For example, in a 10 of Cups reversed, is its joyous energy blocked, delayed, apparent but not real, real but not apparent, hidden, promised, or in some other way not fully present? Context will usually make it clear which is the case.
Tarot is very popular with magic users. There are lots of places to learn, but Googling Tarot protection spells will likely get you in the right ballpark.
Not quite! While you should memorize each card so that you can identify it easily, this isnt how you transfer your energy to your cards. You also need to give 2 divinatory meanings for each card.Guess again!
There will be times when you need to clear or cleanse your deck to rid it of negative energy. There are many ways to it, but one simple way involves calling on one of the four elements. When using this method, begin by fanning the deck; if extreme cleansing is needed, the cards can be cleared one at a time.
Not exactly! This is not the best way to lay out a 21-card spread. However, you do want to set 1 card to the side.Click on another answer to find the right one…
The Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards: 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana. You must memorize and be able to identify each card as well as give two divinatory meanings for each card.
No. The death card is actually a sign of rebirth. It can signal a change from one situation that is ending to a new beginning in your future.
Its important for beginners to view the Tarot not as 78 separate cards but as a system of patterns and interactions. Studying card combinations can help you embrace that concept. Draw two cards from the deck and put them face up next to each other. Now, look for images, locations or events within the two-card combination. You can work with more cards or do an entire spread. The idea is to learn the cards in combinations to develop deeper understanding and greater confidence when it comes time to doing a reading.
Memorizing all 78 cards will take time. Try working with a partner who can quiz you using the deck as a kind of set of flash cards.
Yes and no. It will not be a Tarot reading if you do not use Tarot cards. There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck, 52 in a regular playing deck, and no equivalent of the Tarots Major Arcana cards except for the Joker (Fool in Tarot). However, you certainly can do psychic readings with regular playing cards, and learn to do them very well. Tarot itself began life not as an occult system of divination, but as a game played for fun, or gambling. Cards, whether they are Tarot cards or playing cards lend themselves as tools for facilitating and more precisely articulating your own intuition. They are powerful tools, but just tools, nonetheless.
There are hundreds of spreads to try, and more experienced readers can make up their own. Experiment with different spreads, trying especially to choose ones that encourage your imagination and intuition. Figuring out what works best for you is important; many readers come to rely on specific spreads that work best for them.
Choose a card at random the first thing in the morning. Spend some time looking at it. Pay attention to its colors and how you react to them. Note the general atmosphere of the card and the emotions it brings out in you. Look at the figures in the card–what theyre doing, whether theyre seated or standing, who they remind you of and how you feel about them. Focus on the symbols and what they remind you of. Write your thoughts down in a journal–you can refer back to this as a learning tool and use it to track your progress.
Yup! You create constellations by placing cards with the same digits together. For example, the Tarot constellations for the number 4 include the number 4 card from each of the suits; the Emperor, which carries the number 4; and Death, which carries the number 13 but reduces to the number 4.Read on for another quiz question.
Is the interpretation of the death card always grim?
Dont plan to rely too heavily on your book. It will be helpful to get you on track for learning, but you need to integrate your intuition with your book knowledge to fully develop as a Tarot card reader.
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Ask yourself which situations in your life or in the life of the person whose cards you are reading, the cards seem to be alluding to.
Earth. Bury your protected deck in sand, salt or dirt for 24 hours. Alternatively, fan your deck on a tablecloth and sprinkle it with salt and/or sand for one to two minutes or any combination of basil, lavender, rosemary, sage or thyme.
Yes. Sometimes it is a subtle difference in interpretation and sometimes significant, depending on the card and where it falls in your spread. If look at a tarot book, it will let you know the differences between the upright and reversed cards.
What do they suggest to you? Identify a narrative pattern, as though you are looking at a book of illustrations and trying to find the story. The patterns can go across, down, diagonally or first to last. The card to the side signifies the most important element of the situation.
Line up all the cards from a constellation in front of you and ask yourself some questions such as how you feel about each card, what attracts, repels, annoys or makes you anxious about the cards, how theyre alike and how theyre different and what symbols they seem to share. Repeat this exercise for each of the nine prime numbers and record your impressions in a journal.
If you believe strongly in free will, that does not mean you cannot benefit from tarots descriptive power. Rather than a prediction, think of a tarot reading as a road map which helps you choose where you want to go rather than steering you in a particular direction.
Is it possible to use Tarot cards for defense against evil spirits, demons, etc.? And If so, do you know where I could learn to do so?
Not exactly! There are different ways to cleanse a Tarot deck, but storing them in a box or bag is not one of them. Instead, try burying your deck in sand, salt, or dirt for 24 hours.Try again…
Light incense and candles to create a relaxed environment for your reading. A glass of wine and soft music can enhance it as well.
To begin this 21-card spread, separate the Major Arcana from the Minor.
Sometimes a tarot readings meaning can seem unclear or ambiguous. To sharpen your readings, practice reverse-reading: think of a meaning first (e.g., speedy resolution), then try to think which card which might represent it (e.g., 8 of Wands). When you ask a question of a tarot reading, imagine some of the answers you might get and what cards would represent them–*before* you start to draw.
A spread simply refers to the layout of your cards. A Tarot spread is a configuration or pattern of cards. That pattern provides the framework for a tarot reading. Further, each position of the tarot cards in a spread has a specific meaning. Your reading will use the placement or position of the cards within an identified theme. For example, many spreads include positions for the past, present and future. They can also include positions for internal feelings, specific challenges, external factors and so on.
Yes, since the energy is coming from the reader. Readers must take care not to put too much of themselves in when doing readings for other people.
Not exactly! All Tarot readings tell a story. This is not unique to a three-card spread.Choose another answer!
Try this trick for incorporating your intuition into your learning. Look at each card and decide what you think it means. Dont worry about being right–just go from your gut. Then look in your book and see what it says. This will take the focus off pure memorization and the fear of being wrong and allow you to create readings that flow because of the way youve personally connected with the cards.
Not exactly! You do not put cards of the same suit together to make constellations. Understanding the energy of each of these cards will help you give a smoother reading when multiples of the same number come up.Pick another answer!
Air. Pass your deck five to seven times over burning incense. Or try instead taking a deep breath and breathe deeply and slowly into your deck three times.
Some possible positions for a reading designed to understand a situation are: past/present/future, current situation/obstacle/advice, where you stand now/what you aspire to/how to get there and what will help you/what will hinder you/what is your unrealized potential.
Major arcana. The Tarot archetypes represented in the major arcana are pictures that represent life and the stages and experiences we all go through. Its meant to be the story of ones journey through life starting as The Fool (young, pure energy in spirit form) moving through events and cycles and finding completion in The World (the end of our life cycle).
Does learning to read tarot cards open your third eye and cause you to see ghosts?
Thats right! You can also start a reading with a three-card spread if you are a beginner at Tarot reading. Assign the positions beforehand, then lay out your spread and use what youve learned about Tarot reading to tell a story.Read on for another quiz question.
Use your card-shuffling time to clear your mind. Choose cards with backs that appeal to you so that you can use them as a meditative point of focus.
Why would you start a reading with a three-card spread?
Nope! You can understand relationships with any spread. However, remember to always consider alternatives to the first thing you perceive.Try another answer…
Cat decks are typically good for beginners.
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Different tarot decks use different symbology. One of the most widely used and most widely taught is the Rider-Waite Tarot or one of its clones–the Morgan-Greer Tarot, for example. Still, its important that a tarot deck speak to you, so look through different ones and read reviews to learn what people like and dislike about them.
Minor arcana. Minor Cards describes the people, events, feelings and circumstances we encounter on our personal Fools Journey.
Fire. Taking care not to burn yourself, pass your deck quickly through a candle flame. You can also expose your deck to sunlight in a protected area for half a day.
Combine your perceptions from the above steps into one reading. You might be amazed at how much more accurate the reading is than when you use the decks guide.
Consider the Major Arcana spread as illustrating the deeper, spiritual aspects of life situations and the Minor as reflecting day to day matters.
Tarot cards can pick up negative energy that can interfere with your readings. It is recommended that you store your cards in a black-lined bag or in a wooden Tarot card box. You can add in gemstones or herbs that increase psychic abilities.
Go through your deck and pull out cards that strike you as being difficult. Spend some time with them to try to get to the root of your impression. Then go through the deck again and pull out one or more cards that you feel brings resolution to those difficult cards.
A Tarot reading is a narrative, a story that you tell to the Seeker. Its an attempt to highlight past influences, understand present circumstances and predict the most likely future. The future you speak of will not be a fixed or definitive outcome; its important to remember that there are no conclusive endings or absolutes.
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Water. Sprinkle your cards lightly with water, herbal tea or a plant infusion and wipe immediately or expose your deck to moonlight in a protected area for half the night.
Not quite! Cards of the same color do not make constellations. However, constellations are important tools that can help you understand the energy cards bring together as a group.Click on another answer to find the right one…