August 20, 2021 Blog

A Guide to Tarot Cards - Self Tarot Reading


The last few years have seen a renewed interest in all things magic and the tarot cards in between. For some, the Tarot is a useful party trick, a way to help a friend make connections that they would otherwise resist. For others, the Tarot is considered sacred, a powerful tool with which life is directed.

Although tarot cards have taken on a mystical significance in the cultural imagination, they were originally intended to be more of a parlor game. Cards have been in use since at least the mid-15th century; The oldest recorded floors originated in different parts of Italy. The Tarot was not used for divine (or occult) purposes until the 18th century, we know it well today.

Between those who think it is a joke and those who think that tarot cards are real magic, there are many things that you find interesting and fun, although not necessarily supernatural. Either it’s a hobby or a job, a tarot reading can be a good way to pass the time.

Things I need to read the tarot cards

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You will first need a tarot deck. The most famous and well-known painting is Rider-Waite, painted by illustrator Pamela Colman Smith and published in 1910. These cards are known for their simple images, their simple color scheme (which includes lots of yellow, cyan, and gray), and their symbolism. There are many interpretation books and online articles or blogs. Many decks, come with a small sheet of paper that explains each of the most popular meanings of the card.

Although it is the best-known deck, Rider-Waite is not the only option for the novice reader. The Wild Unknown collection is particularly beautiful, although, fair warning, a little less intuitive for newcomers. Morgan Greer's surface is somewhat similar to Rider-Waite on steroids - the icons are similar, but the faces are bigger and bolder and the colors are brighter and more varied. There are modern and varied floors and floors inspired by Game of Thrones. The most important thing is to choose a set of images that interest you, with a symbolism that you can interpret. You are the one who will wear it, so it should match your personality and style.

Meaning of different types of Tarot cards

meaning of each tarot cardAlthough the design varies greatly, all Tarot decks are linked in two ways. Each deck includes 78 cards divided into two groups: major and minor arcana. The major arcana are the 22 trump cards in the deck, and when drawn during reading, they usually indicate more important nuances and influences. These cards do not have suits and instead are independent and represent important life events and/or characters in a person's life.

On the contrary, the little arcana indicate more everyday affairs and influences. These 56 cards are divided into four groups: wands, swords, pentagons, and cups. (Tarot cards sometimes use other terms, such as "coins" for pentacles, but they are direct alternatives to the original four categories). Each deck represents a different aspect of life. Wands generally represent creativity, swords represent intellect, pentagons represent work and money, and goblets represent passion. There are other meetings here too; Each suite is also lined with a combination of astrological signs, such as wands = fire, swords = air, pentagrams = earth, and wands = water.

These meanings can play a role, as the cards represent people and their zodiac signs, but since we are beginners here, the meanings they often draw are the functional definitions. For example, a three-card margin that includes three five cards clearly indicates a money problem. (More on spreads in a moment).

Preparing the deck
Much of this depends on the owner of the deck and what feels good to him, but there are some practices that are common to most tarot readings. If he is reading cards for someone else, you may want to ask him to ask a question or make him curious and keep that question in mind as you shuffle the deck, also known as "scanning" the deck of inquiries and previous readings. (Examples: "When will I find love?", "Am I on the right career path?").      

Then you can ask the person you are reading for (also called a "consultant") to cut the deck and focus again on your question. We like this difference because it allows the asker to feel in contact with the surface itself, but some readers will cut the deck for the asker. Either way, you will then take out as many cards as you need for your differences and place them between you and the student, or right in front of you, if you are reading yourself.

Reading the letters
If you're wondering what a "three-card spread" is, this is the section for you. There are many ways to read tarot cards, and instructions are also there with the cards and often include pictures of common shades. These include the simple three-leaf spread, the Celtic cross, and the seven-day spread, but you'll soon learn that there is a difference for any situation and that you can always make your own.

A three-card spread causes the reader to remove three cards from the deck after they have been shuffled and cut in half by the asker(more on that in a moment). Usually, the first called cloud represents the past, the second represents the present, and the third represents the future. How these timelines are interpreted depends on your reading and the question you ask yourself: "future" could mean tomorrow or it could mean 10 years from now.

Another common use for tarot cards is daily card reading, in which a card is drawn from the top of a shuffled deck and used as a reminder or instruction for the next day. This can be a very useful practice for anyone looking to learn about the Tarot deck and the meaning of the cards.

Significance of each card

significance of tarot
It is important to take into account the individual meaning of each card, but it is also necessary to take into account the appearance and symbolism of the spread as a whole. Especially in large variations, there is as much information to extract from the overall image as there is to crop it. If you are reading for someone else, this is an opportunity to work with that person - the more pressure you feel to read their mind, the more difficult it will be. Tarot reading doesn't make you spiritual, which should relax you - it's okay to ask questions about the subject of the cards and think together about the ways the cards could apply to your original question. Sometimes the cards do not match at all: the interrogator asks for money, but you draw two cards from the cup and the "lovers". This could indicate that what they really wanted to ask you about was your love life. (Who would not?)

There are many ways to read the Tarot, but they all require practice. Learning 78 different cards takes time, especially when many of them have multiple possible meanings. But the more you read and touch the cards, the more familiar they become and the easier it is to use them as a tool to better understand yourself and others.

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