Tarot Card Readings: An Overview

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Tarot card reading is a practice where readers use tarot cards to get information about a person’s past, present, and future. The experience and insights from tarot card readings can vary with the reader, as a truly unbiased tarot card reader is ideal and hypothetical. In order to receive meaningful insights from the tarot cards, a tarot card reader should be as balanced as possible. This is, of course, easier said than done. To some extent, personal experiences and lessons will likely come up in the readings.



When you purchase a tarot card deck, it consists of 78 cards. Tarot Cards decks are typically divided into two major groups – Major and Minor Arcana. Major Arcana cards consist of 22 cards, while Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards. You might have the misconception that you must memorize all the card information. This is not true. When you start reading tarot cards, work with yourself and learn the meanings of the cards with the help of your intuition. Major Arcana Cards represent the triumphs, failures, and insights we experience during the major events in our lives. In contrast, Minor Arcana Cards represent the trials and tribulations of the people’s daily life. Minor Arcana cards are further divided into four suits that focus on different parts of our lives. The four suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. Wand cards deal with the energy and passion of a person, whereas Swords represent thoughts, words, and actions. The suit of Pentacles focuses on Finances, and the Suit of Cups deals with relationships and feelings. Within each suit, you also have the court cards – King, Queen, Knight, and Page – which may represent the personalities or energies you are reading.


Familiarizing with the deck of cards is the first step toward receiving a reading. However, to get a clear and precise interpretation, you must tap into your intuition and ask clearer questions. Start by asking a question. Make sure that your question is clear and open-ended. Some of the questions to ask in a love tarot card reading are ‘Where am I most likely to find a soulmate?’, ‘What kind of personality traits should I avoid looking for in a partner?’ etc. Once you have a question in mind, shuffle the cards. The next step is to draw some cards out and arrange them into spreads. The easiest spread is the one tarot card spread, where you only draw out one card. Remember, drawing out more cards will reveal more information about the situation. If you are a beginner, you can practice using the three-tarot card spread. In three cards spread, you draw three cards representing the Past, Present, and Future. The first card you pulled out represents the past, the second present, and the final one represents the future of the situation.

Tarot Card Readings: An Overview
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