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A Comprehensive Guide To Reading Tarot Cards

Daniella Segell
Sep 07, 2021
10:00 P.M.
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Reading tarot has become extremely popular in the past couple of years, and with all the tarot readers that you come across on your 'For You Page' on TikTok, it seems as though tarot has become a common practice.

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However, you do not have to be psychic or even intuitive to be able to read tarot. Tarot is an art form that anybody can learn how to do simply by learning what each card means.

If you want to learn how to read tarot for yourself or even for a friend, this is a guide on how to do it.

Major and Minor Arcana

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Before you start trying to read the tarot, you will need to know the difference between the minor and major arcana in every deck. Each of the major and minor arcana cards represents something different.

Your major arcana cards represent life-changing and groundbreaking influences in your life. These cards will represent the beginning and end of cycles in your life. The minor arcana cards represent simple changes and occurrences that might be happening in your life that will not be life-changing.

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Getting Started

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Before you start to read your tarot cards, you will need to shuffle them. You can shuffle them in any way that you choose as long as they are not in the original order. While you are shuffling, you will need to ask the deck a question. When you first start, it is better to ask a yes or no question and delve into open-ended questions when you become more experienced.

Once you have shuffled the cards and asked them a question, you can start laying the cards out and receiving your message. Doing this requires you to spread your cards.

Spreads

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There are many different types of spreads that you can use, and each has a different benefit. Knowing which spreads to use in which situation will come with some practice, but to start, it is best to use simple spreads.

A three-card spread is one of the easiest as it shows your past, present, and future, but you can use many other spreads that will help you receive different answers.

Interpreting Cards

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Each card deck comes with a small booklet that will help you interpret each card's meaning. You can use the booklet when you first start reading tarot to find out what each of them means and how it affects the reading.

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However, as you get more experienced with tarot, you may begin to read the cards differently. This does not mean that your readings are incorrect; it simply means that you have intuitively ascribed meanings to your tarot cards.

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While you might not be able to interpret the cards properly at the beginning of your tarot reading journey, you will surely know exactly how to do it by the time that you have read tarot a few times. It might be helpful to start out by doing readings only for yourself and close friends or family members until you get used to doing readings.

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