Understanding Tarot for Beginners

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Tarot for Beginners

When using tarot, some think that this can just be to tell the future, but the truth is that this can be used to help you to grow and to help you accept life and yourself. If you need self-care, turn to the tarot cards to see how they can help.

Tarot reading is something that needs to be creative, and you need to use your intuition and instincts to do a correct reading. Some people will do a tarot reading by pulling one card each day and others will do a full reading.

When doing tarot readings, you need to understand the cards and then you need to know what is inside of you. The things that you get from the cards lie within yourself. As you learn the tarot cards, you need to understand that learning tarot is not something that should be fast. You have to decide what you want to use and what is valuable to you.

Tarot Decks for Beginners

When you choose a tarot deck as a beginner, the best thing to do is to find a deck that makes you desire to do readings. Find one that is in your language and one that shows you pictures that you can interpret. This needs to feel like you are coming home each time you open the deck. Then, the more time you spend with it, the more time you will want to spend with it. You should be wanting to be one with your cards.

There will be cards that you are drawn to by the way that they are drawn or ones that someone gave you as a gift. No matter what you have, you need to make sure that you have a true connection with your deck.

Asking Questions in Tarot Readings

Some tarot readings will start with a question. This is the traditional way that a tarot reading is done, with an open-ended question being asked. Make sure you are asking questions such as, “What are some things I should be aware of?”

If you are doing your own tarot reading, you need to make sure that you form an intention such as, “I want to have a clearer answer about my relationship.” Then you can use the cards to help you with this. You can also try to do yes and no answers but open-ended seem to be better.

Shuffling the Deck

Depending on what kind of deck you are using might change how you decide to shuffle them. You might wonder if you shuffled them enough or if you should be doing something else before doing the shuffling.

When pulling for yourself, be rooted, meditate and then pull. Let your body and your soul feel the cards. If you are doing a reading for someone else, listen while you are shuffling the cards and see if you get the answers to the questions and the energy needed. Remember, you won’t know this right away and you have to practice and listen. Listen to the spirit world and find out what energies you pick up from the person you are pulling for.

Once you have a feeling, you can stop shuffling but once again these feelings come with practice. You will be able to know what your cards are saying to you once you learn to interpret the energy and become one with it.

Pulling Cards

People use different methods when pulling cards. The best thing to do is to find a pull that feels the best for you. Maybe you want to take a card from the top or maybe you choose the middle. Listen to what your intuition is telling you and go with it.

When its time to turn the cards over, look at the whole picture and see if you hear or feel something. You can turn them one at a time and go over them or you can turn them all upwards. This is up to you and your listening and feeling.

Reading a Spread

There are different card spreads such as a three-card spread. This is one that allows you to pull three cards to mean the past, present and future. There are values to each of the cards and as you interpret them, you need to know which is the past, present and future. They can ask, “what do I need to know for the future?” and find out what position the cards are in.

Some people will pull a cad from the shuffle pile and lay them in a row. You can do a Celtic cross or a horizontal row, or anything you want. You don’t even have to view them in the same order. This has to do with your intuition and what it is telling you.

When you start to pull your cards, you do need to know what the cards mean and be able to interpret them. You need to pay attention to what you are feeling in your mind, body and soul. You need to find out what your heart is feeling and what your emotions are with each card. When you know what the card means right away, don’t try to make sense of it, just say it. Pay attention to the symbols and signs of the cards.

If you have a card that you don’t feel works for you, put it back and shuffle it again. This allows you to not rush through it and it gives you time to understand the cards. Give yourself time to understand the cards. Put them in a place that you can look at them each day so that you can learn to be receptive of what the cards mean.

When you understand the tarot cards, it can help you to have more self-care with yourself. You can learn to understand your feelings and your experiences and how the cards relate to you. You can understand which cards you enjoy and which ones you don’t want to see.

Final Thoughts

We should never avoid any cards though even if they don’t feel good. Remember that you need to experience the tarot deck totally. Understand each of the cards and what the spirit world is trying to tell and show you. This can change your life and who you are.