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  • Writer's pictureDana Morgan

A Guide to Reading Tarot Cards

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As you already know, we have an amazing team of phone tarot readers waiting for your call, but whilst thinking about what questions you want to ask you can also look at a set of tarot cards yourself. If you are connected enough to the spirit world to find tarot cards helpful, then you can also use your intuition to read the cards yourself. A great tip is to build tarot cards into a daily ritual to gauge your mood and emotions.

Here are some top tips for how to approach the cards and believe in your gut the answers that they give.

  • Tarot cards are here to give you guidance in your personal life. The most common questions are in relation to love, money, career, goals and life paths.

  • When you take possession of your tarot cards, they should come with a guidebook to help with interpretation. When looking at the cards, you should also use your intuition to guide you too, as these interpretations don't always apply to what is going on in your life.

  • When you buy or are given a used set of cards, you should clear the deck. You want to remove other people's energy and infuse it with your own. Use smoke or sage to clear the cards and then touch every single card in the deck.

  • When you start a daily tarot routine, it's important to have a ritual as to how you approach your deck. We suggest that once you take your cards out, take a moment, and have a few deep breaths where you ask your guide for a clear message. Then whilst holding the cards, knock or tap the deck several times to spread your energy through the deck. Then give the cards a thorough shuffle. Cut the cards into one pile and then put them back into one pile. Spread the cards out and choose the ones you are drawn to. Consult the guidebook or your intuition.

  • When you remove a card from the deck what you do with it is your choice. You can read it and take it in and place it straight back. Or, you can leave it face up on top of the deck whilst all the other cards are face down, to give yourself time to contemplate the meaning. Maybe make a daily note of the cards you read to see if any patterns emerge.

  • When you first start with tarot card reading, just pull one card a day and then build yourself up. Then you can build up to basic spreads. Here are two suggestions:

    • Three card reading - one for the past, present and future.

    • The week ahead - pull seven cards and before turning over assign a day of the week to each card.

  • Keep your cards safe and don't let anyone else touch them. Regularly sage it and keep it with your favourite crystals. Look after them and they will look after you, protect them in a bag or a box.

There's lots to think about here, but don't worry you are not on your own. We always recommend self reading as part of a ritual that includes regular reading with an experienced tarot reader. You can see this reader as your spiritual mentor. Then you can learn more about the cards and processes involved.


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