One of the most popular forms of divination is tarot reading. Tarot readings can help you gain insight into your past, present, and future. However, if you don’t know how to read tarot cards, you may not be getting the most out of your readings. In this blog post, we will teach you how to read tarot cards for beginners. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced tarot reader, keep reading for some helpful tips.
How many cards are used in a tarot card reading?
There are 78 total cards in the standard tarot deck, comprised of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Some spreads use a few additional cards, but most tarot card online readings will only use between 1-5 total cards.
What do the symbols on the tarot cards mean?
There are many different symbols that can be found on tarot cards, including animals, numbers, and people. The Fool is the only Major Arcana card that is numbered with Roman Numerals (I-XXI).
Each of the Minor Arcana cards has its own unique symbols that are usually associated with each card’s name. For example, in most tarot decks, Wands feature flames on the card while Cups typically depict water.
What are the different cards in the Major Arcana?
The first 21 cards of the standard tarot deck are known as the Major Arcana. The 22nd card, The Fool, is not numbered with Roman Numerals. There are many symbols associated with each one of these cards, except for “Death”, which is sometimes depicted with a skeleton riding a horse.
How do you shuffle the cards?
Shuffling is an important part of any tarot reading. Your tarot deck should never be shuffled by anyone other than yourself. There are many different ways to shuffle your tarot cards, so feel free to experiment until you find one that works best for you.
What are the different types of spreads?
There are many types of tarot spreads. A simple three-card spread can give you insight into your past, present, and future, while other spreads can tell you about specific events in your life, or instruct you on what actions to take in future circumstances.
Ways to practice Tarot Reading as a beginner:
Here are some ways.
- SELECTING A DECK:
You want to choose a deck that makes you feel comfortable and that you enjoy looking at. You can’t really go wrong with the Rider-Waite deck, but there are many other options out there too. Take your time when selecting your deck, because it will affect how successful you will be in reading the cards.
- LEARNING THE CARDS:
You should take time to study the cards and their meanings. To do this, you can either purchase a book about tarot (recommendations below), or you can find some free resources online. The Rider Waite deck is one of the most commonly used decks, so it’s a great choice if you don’t have a lot of experience.
- TEACHING THE CARDS:
Once you have chosen your deck and have become familiar with the cards, you can begin to practice tarot readings for yourself or for others. You can choose someone who is close to you or even do it on your own if that feels right. You can also enter a contest to test your skills among other beginners. There are many ways for you to begin learning so don’t be discouraged if you feel overwhelmed at first! If this is something that interests you then it’s worth the effort.
- GET READING
Once you have become comfortable, you can try giving readings online or asking friends and family members to let you practice on them. It’s not difficult to do and generally, people are open to it because they think it sounds fun or interesting. You can also ask the person who is giving you reading for feedback about how accurate your readings felt. This will help you learn and improve your skills as time goes on.