Tips To Become Better At Reading Tarot Cards

September 7, 2021

Tarot cards have been around for centuries. They were originally used by fortune tellers and mystics to predict the future, but they can also be used as a tool to help you better understand your life or someone else’s life. Tarot cards are divided into two different types: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana represents more permanent aspects of your life such as karma, spirituality, intuition, and soul growth while the Minor Arcana represents changes that will occur in your personal or professional lives over time like relationships with friends and family, finances, career choices, etc. Reading tarot cards is not an exact science; it relies on interpretation from both the reader and person being read for what might come next in their lives. This is why it is so important to visit professionals and those with experience, like Mediumchat for example, and it might be a good idea to visit sites like these to get an idea of how the process works. Here’s how to get better at it.

Start With Simple Cards

There is a lot to learn when it comes to tarot cards, and it can be very overwhelming for beginners. Simplicity is the way to go if you aim to build confidence and grow in your skill, starting with one to three cards a day is highly recommended. Focus on the cards, study their details and try to get a feel for what they’re telling you. There are simple techniques to employ like looking at the symbols, understanding the suits and numerical qualities of each card, and keeping a watchful eye for movements. 

Practice As Often As Possible And Do Not Give Up

Most tarot decks have 78 cards and it can be very daunting to try to remember it all, but you should spend time with your deck, shuffling and focusing on the detail of each card to develop a connection, because tarot reading is all about the connection. Practice is vital to building this connection and should be done as often as possible. Carry a card with you daily, and focus on what it is trying to tell you.

Focus On Your Intuition

Your relationship with your deck is a personal one, and you need to build on the connection that you have created. There are general rules to follow, but tarot readings are not a one size fits all formula and you need to let go of what you think it should be like, and focus on your intuition and your deck. Breathe, quiet your mind with meditation to clear it of clutter, and free yourself from any negative influence. Invite your positive, stress-free energy. Ask your cards some questions as you spend time with them, and see how this response affects your intuition at the end of the day.

Be Open-Minded About The Reading You Have Been Given

Your tarot cards are meant to be used mindfully — this is not a game. It is important to make time to do a reading for yourself, even daily. Many beginners make the mistake of repeating the same question when doing a reading for themselves, in the hope of getting a different answer. Respect your cards and do your readings with an open heart and mind, and accept the wisdom that they offer you. Do not do readings when you are extremely emotional or not open to truth.

Keep A Journal Of Readings

A journal is something that everyone should keep, and when it comes to recording your readings, it is even more important that you do so. As a beginner, you have probably selected a card to carry with you every day, and as you meet people during the day, you should take note of and record any messages or synchronicities that you feel relate to the card. This deepens your connection with the deck, and to add to this, you may want to consider keeping a dream diary as well.

As you begin your journey, people will likely ask for free readings — do not fall into this trap. Do not read others until you are comfortable and connected with your cards after your practice sessions, and you are in tune with your intuition. Remember that there may be times when your mind goes blank — that is normal. All you need to do is find your quiet place, still your mind and focus on what the cards are telling you. Tarot reading is not about fortune telling, it is a way to help others to find that inner peace that many are so desperately seeking. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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