If you’ve always wanted to get stuck into the world of tarot, but have yet to try it, it can be a little daunting. However, learning tarot isn’t as scary as one might think and it’s pretty straightforward for beginners to get involved. Here are our top tips for getting started with tarot cards and tarot readings.
Choosing your deck
In order to begin tarot reading you must first choose your tarot deck. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck is one of the most popular decks but there are a range of others if this one doesn’t speak to you. The most important thing to remember when choosing your tarot cards is whether or not you feel a connection to them or not. Spend some time researching the various decks and see which one you’re drawn to. You should feel some sort of visual, mental and emotional pull towards one particular deck more than others. It might take you some time to find your perfect deck and that’s okay – it’s more important to pick the right one than to find one as quickly as possible.
Analyse what each card means
Familiarising yourself with the tarot cards is your next step. Take a look at your deck, examining each card individually, taking in the imagery and the words on the cards. It might be helpful to pull up an in-depth explanation of what each card means and its significance within the deck. You don’t necessarily have to do anything with this information just spend some time taking it in. This is so when you come to do your readings, the cards don’t seem totally alien to you.
Beginning your readings
Once you’ve got to know your cards, you can start to do readings. We recommend that for the first couple of weeks you do a daily single-card draw. It’s best to start simple. Asking a generic question each day is a great way to begin. For example, “What areas should I focus my energy on today?” or “How should I approach this particular task?” After a couple of weeks your experiences with the tarot cards will build up and you’ll have a deeper connection to the cards. You’ll also have an understanding of how to interpret the meaning of the cards and how they relate to your life.
A 3-card spread
Moving from a single-card draw to a 3-card spread allows you to gainer deeper insight into the tarot and do more in-depth readings. For these types of readings it’s best to collect your things and locate to a safe space where you feel most comfortable. This could be in your home or in your favourite spot in your local park. Some readers like to have music playing to help them relax and free up their mind and some like to bring their favourite crystals to the reading. It’s whatever you feel most comfortable doing. A 3-card spread gives you more to work with but also more to interpret. You may feel a little overwhelmed at first but don’t be put off, practice makes perfect and you’ll get more comfortable over time. Then when you’re really ready, you can move on to full Celtic cross spreads!
If it’s your first time doing your own tarot reading let us know how you get on! If you haven’t obtained your own personal tarot deck yet you can call one of our telephone psychics to get a tarot reading over the phone. Simple find one of our talented readers who specialises in tarot and give them a call.