How To Read Tarot Cards
To learn how to read tarot cards, you first need to understand how a tarot deck is divided. A deck of tarot cards is divided into the Major Arcana with 22 cards, and the Minor Arcana with 56 cards. The Minor Arcana have an Ace, King, Queen, Knight, Page, and the rest are numbered. The Major Arcana cards begins with The Fool, which represents the journey through life, and each additional Major Arcana card represents the higher levels of life experiences. To read tarot cards you must first understand the meaning of each card and how they relate to each other.
To read Tarot Cards, you will need:
- Deck of Tarot Cards
- Booklet of definitions
- Study the definitions of each card. Included with each deck of tarot cards is a booklet of definition and layouts. There is a different meaning for a card that is facing upright and when the same card that is reversed or upside down. It will take time and repetition to memorize the entire deck.
Select the layout you will use for the reading. The layout is the positioning of the cards on the table. Each position has a different meaning. For instance, the first card placed in the middle of the layout represents the questioner (the person you are reading for). Layouts place the tarot cards in a cross, a row, or a circle. Study what each position represents.
Have the questioner shuffle the deck several times, cut the cards, and hand you the stack of cards to be used. Place the cards face up in the correct positions of the layout. Until you learn the definitions of the card look up each definition. Quiet your mind; avoid distractions like kids, pets, and music.
Give the meaning of the card as it relates to the position. For instance, in the tenth position of the layout, which represents the final outcome for the questioner, sits the Death card. This means, when all is said and done, the questioner can expect to leave the past behind and experience a new beginning. Read the entire layout one card at a time.
Tips: Practice by learning a new card each day. Pull a card from the deck, study the definition, and be conscious of the relevance of the card in your life that day. In 78 days you will know the entire Tarot deck.
Tarot cards are just symbols. In time, you will begin to have the sensation of watching a film clip in your head as you read because you will become more sensitive to the energy of life. Tarot reading is no mystery and you don’t need special powers to be successful. Open your mind up to becoming more sensitive to the energy of life and you will read far past what the tarot cards (symbols) tell you.
Warnings: It will take time to become comfortable with reading Tarot cards. Never spin or employ an agenda when reading Tarot. People take Tarot readings seriously and as a reader you have a responsibility to tell the truth.