Learning to read Tarot can be really exciting as well as overwhelming. In all, the Tarot deck consists of 78 cards.
These 78 cards are divided into Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards.
The minot Arcana consists of 56 cards. These 56 cards are of 4 suites – Cups, Wands, Swords and Pentacles.
There are 14 cards in each Suite. Know more about the cards here.
Each card in Tarot has a meaning. It can be overwhelming to learn all the meanings. Hence we can have a different approach to interpretation.
Analyzing the Tarot Card Meaning by Intuition
Every card in Tarot has a picture in it. Every object or person or art in the picture has a specific meaning. See the details and try to make meaning out of it. The more you use the cards, the more you will become familiar with the meaning.
Also, don’t be frustrated if you see the death card. It can signify end of troubles and new beginnings. Try to look into deeper meanings of the cards, rather than superficial understanding.
Though professional Tarot readers are well conversant with the meaning of Tarot cards, they always use intuition to get the right flavor of the tarot spread.
Refer to Tarot Cards Keywords:
You can always refer to the traditional keywords associated with the Tarot Cards. This will help you cross check your analysis and understanding of the Tarot cards. Don’t be nervous if your interpretation and meaning of the Tarot card does not match the Traditional meaning. Its just a basic guideline. Intuition is what has a higher value in Tarot Readings.
If you practice Tarot everyday, you will some gain confidence over your Taro Card interpretation. You can ask yourself a simple question everyday – “How will my Day be? ” . Think of this question and draw a card in the morning everyday. Interpret the card. At the end of the day, you will have verified your own reading.
At the end of the day, you can read the traditional meaning of the card. This way you will also learn about the card. You can compare your interpretation with the traditional interpretation.
These are you small steps towards gaining confidence in your tarot reading.
Tarot card Spreads for Beginners
One card spread can be used to answer questions like “how will my day be?”. Analyzing the images on the cards can help you get the details of the day.
Here is a tool that you can use online to draw single card:
ACE OF WANDS
Good News, Excitement
Bad News, Lack of Enthusiasm
3 card spread is used to knowing the past present and future of a questions. 3 cards are placed in a horizontal row. The Leftmost card represents ‘Past’, the middle card represents ‘Present’ and the rightmost card represents the ‘Future’.
Here is a 3-card spread that you can explore.:
KNIGHT OF SWORDS
Attacking, Fearless, Rebellious,
Coward, Left Behind,
FIVE OF PENTACLES
Financial Problem, Struggle,
Financial betterment,, Paying Attention
SEVEN OF CUPS
Many Options, Illusion
Lack of Opportunities, Feeling Trapped