Tarot For Beginners

Reading For Yourself


The idea of Tarot for beginners can seem like a contradiction in terms.  Tarot cards are so detailed that it can overwhelm a beginner Tarot reader.  One of the best ways of getting started reading Tarot cards is to dive right in.

When you're ready to get started, one important area of Tarot is learning to read.  Reading Tarot cards is crucial to learning how to interpret the cards as well as becoming familiar with meanings and spreads.  Interpreting Tarot is partially about knowing the basic meanings but also about intuiting more information.

So if you're operating at a beginner's level with Tarot cards what should you pay attention to?  To start with, do short and sweet spreads like the Past Present Future frequently.  I would advise if you are a really new to Tarot, to avoid the One Card Draw for now.  With just one card, it can seem like there are too many possible interpretations.

Keep your questions as clear as possible.  With Tarot for beginners, start learning right from the start.  Keep your questions concise and definite and don't waste your time with abstract questions like "Why do bad things happen?" or "Am I a girl?".  The second one may seem silly but I've actually have someone use that as a beginner Tarot question.  

In addition to having a specific question, have a specific time frame.  Do you want to know about the next 3 months, 6 months, 1 year?  Keep your question focussed on when as well as what you want to know.

When reading Tarot for beginners, it's important to relax and not over think your interpretation of the Tarot cards.  Every card will have a few possible main meanings in the upright and reversed positions.  When you look at the cards and think over the meanings, relax and see what meaning seems to click with you.  Look at the cards individually and as part of the spread.  See how the cards influence, adding to or detracting from the meaning of a spread.

Ultimately, reading Tarot for yourself is an important tool to help build understanding and skill.  Reading Tarot for yourself is not only a way to build comfort with the Tarot but also a way of learning more about yourself as well as your future.


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