Are you curious about tarot cards and the mystery behind them? If you are reading this blog, you must be thinking about getting a deck yourself or thinking about getting a reading done. Regardless of what you are planning to do, you should prepare yourself before you indulge.

The process can be intimidating and a little confusing. Understanding the art behind tarot cards is one thing, but becoming familiar with them is the first hurdle. If you are new to tarot reading, you will be feeling overwhelmed, which is completely natural.

Here are a few things that you should be aware of before you get your own set from a metaphysical store online.

What Are Tarot Cards?

Each deck of tarot has 78 individual cards that are used for various purposes but they are mainly used for spiritual guidance or divination purposes. Each card has a specific meaning and symbolism, and the combination of cards that are drawn for reading can provide insight and guidance on a person’s life and problems.

A deck of tarot cards is divided into two main sections that are Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent major events or themes in a person’s life, while the Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that are divided into four suits (similar to playing cards) and represent more everyday issues and events.

How Do You Read Tarot Cards?

There are many different ways to read tarot cards, and different practitioners may have their own unique approaches. However, the process usually goes like this:

  • Choose the deck of tarot cards that you want to use. There are many different styles and designs of tarot cards available, so you can choose the one that speaks to you the most.
  • Shuffle the deck and allow the person receiving the reading to cut the deck into three piles.
  • Choose the cards that will be used in the reading. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as drawing a single card for a specific question or doing a spread of multiple cards to represent different aspects of the person’s life.
  • Interpret the meaning of the cards. Each card has a specific meaning and symbolism that can be looked up in a guidebook or learned through study and practice. The combination of cards that are drawn and their positions in the spread can provide insight and guidance on the person’s life and problems.
  • Provide the reading. Once you have interpreted the meaning of the cards, you can share your insights and guidance with the person receiving the reading. Listen to their concerns and try to answer them to the best of your abilities.

It is important to remember that tarot readings are subjective and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Educate yourself before you start reading for yourself or someone else. You need to understand each card, it’s meaning, and more before you can be successful at reading tarot cards for anyone for that matter. Be responsible!