by Keith Ward
Tarot cards are fun,
entertaining and are great for helping us to find direction to
solve our problems. If you want to learn how to read tarot
cards, the first thing you need to do is to buy a deck.
Sometimes, a used deck is good, but only if it has come from an
advanced reader or from someone that you know and trust. Most
people will tend to go out and buy a brand new deck, however.
When you are searching for
your deck, take a close look at the cards and the illustrations
on them. Quite often, a deck will magically "speak" to you,
signifying that it is the deck for you. The only two other
things you are going to need are a notebook for writing down
questions and reading results, and a nice, handy pencil or pen.
To get started, clear out a clean space inside your home free of
clutter and distractions. Have a radio by your side to play soft
music in order to enhance readings and concentration. You do not
always have to listen to music; however, some people prefer to
perform their readings in complete silence that is fine. Just
choose whatever works for you and your concentration level the
best. In order to enhance concentration even more, try lighting
a candle or two near you while you are doing your readings.
Here is the order of steps
in which to follow once you have gotten your deck out and ready
1) Once you have taken your deck out of the box, separate the
Minor Arcana cards from the Major Arcana cards.
2) Some people may choose to flip one portion of the deck upside
down while leaving the other right side up, although, this is
3) Shuffle your deck thoroughly at least 5 times. This will
allow you to touch every single card at least once and spread
your energies over the cards.
4) Once you have asked your question, you may want to try the
simple spread. This consists of 4 cards in a diamond shape, it
is usually best for beginners, and still provides accurate
5) If you are letting someone else ask the question, you may
want to let them cut the deck and choose the cards, although
this is also optional.
6) The Minor Arcana cards will suggest the strongest messages
while the Major Arcana may seemingly represent background
7) If you choose to turn some of the deck upside down, it can
change the meanings. For example, say that the "soul mates" card
has been chosen and it is turned upside down, this might
possibly mean that your soul mate is being blocked off by some
8) Go with the flow during your readings, if a card pops up that
does not make sense; try to imagine what it might possibly mean.
Most of the time, your initial instinct is the right one.
Now that you know how to perform a tarot card reading, make sure
that you store your deck away in a safe place after readings.
You may use a soft cloth to wrap the cards up in, making sure
that they do not pick up any negative energy. Keep them hidden
if you live with other people, if someone else touches them that
you do not allow to, they could potentially affect them and
bring different energies to them. This is not good because it
could affect your readings in a bad way. All together, learning
to read tarot cards is easy and fun. Anyone can learn how to
read tarot cards if they are willing to learn. Good luck!
Keith Ward is the Founder and Director of the Circle of
Professional Clairvoyants, which offers Psychic Readings with
fully qualified Psychics and Senior UK Clairvoyants.