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There are a lot of tarot cards, and memorizing the meaning of each is not the easiest way to learn tarot reading. Instead of memorizing each picture, you should instead understand the two divisions of the tarot deck: the major arcana and minor arcana. This should get you on your way to reading tarot cards more effectively. The 22 major arcana cards represent things that are out of your control. These cards include the fool, magician, high priestess, empress, emperor, hierophant, lovers, chariot, strength, hermit, wheel, justice, hanged man, death, temperance, devil, tower, star, moon, sun, judgment, and world. If you are serious about tarot reading, be ready to face endless interpretation levels in the major arcana. Major arcana cards should be taken with more weight. The 22 major arcana cards, on the other hand, are the representation of the simpler things of everyday life. The four suits - the Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles - each symbolize a particular approach to life. The Wand is associated with the element fire, which represents masculinity. The Cups represent the female psyche, in which emotions and spiritual experience are entities with water as the element. Swords symbolize intellect, thought and reason. The Pentacles represent the earth, which represents material things or the services of the physical world. The 16 minor arcana cards are the suits, aces, twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, tens, court cards, pages, knights, queens, and kings. Learning the real essence of the two parts of a tarot deck, which are mentioned above, is a good start in getting full tarot knowledge. In any case, it won't get you a meaningful and articulate reading if all you have done is memorize each card without learning the secrets of their true nature. HOW TO ASK THE CARDS A YES OR NO QUESTIONS There are a number of ways a tarot reader can ask a question of the tarot cards. The simplest situation arises if the question is a yes/no question. Then, the tarot reader can do a simple one or three-card throw. The simplest way to ask the tarot cards a yes/no question would be to throw one tarot card, and if it lands upright, the answer is yes, if it lands reversed, the answer is no. However, a little more effort should be expended to ensure a more accurate and helpful answer. There is a bit more to doing even a simple tarot card reading, as we will see below. First of all, the one-card method works differently if you use rectangular cards that can only land upright or reversed. On the plus side, this tarot reading will provide you with a simple yes or no answer. However, as most situations are not 100% likely to occur, this style restrains how accurate the tarot cards can be and also how much information the tarot cards can provide for the reader. Because I use circular cards, a one-card toss gives me 360 degrees of freedom from yes to uncertain to no. The second issue that arises when one does a tarot reading with one card, is that usually you need to see more than one card to understand anything about what is going on.
Remember, a tarot reading is always about energy, and energy is always in motion: there is more movement in two cards, which can interact, than one card. That is why usually I place at least three cards if I wish to ask the tarot cards a yes/no question. If all three cards are upright, or mostly upright, and all cards are positive, the answer is yes. If two cards land upright, your answer is that it is probable, and the tarot reader should also look at which tarot cards landed in which direction (and the querrent should be wary to stay in the positive to ensure the desired result). If no tarot cards land upright, the answer is not likely, or no. The answer also is no or not likely if all cards land reversed, or all cards are negative-energy cards. Generally, a tarot card reader will find that she rarely places three upright, positive-energy cards. This makes sense because few situations are absolutely certain to occur. Usually when one seeks guidance from the tarot cards, the situation is either uncertain or complex; and, will require an inquiry into which cards land in response to the question, as well as whether or not the cards land upright or reversed. Remember, a tarot card reader will receive the most accurate and helpful information from the tarot when the question asked of the tarot is very clear and focused. Now you have a simple, one or three-card layout you can use to receive guidance from the tarot cards with a yes/no question. If the question cannot be answered by a yes or a no, the most popular tarot card layout probably would be the cross, also known as the Celtic Cross. KNOW THE FUTURE THROUGH TAROT READINGS The process of tarot reading is based on the images that appear in the cards used for it. These cards were originally used for a sort of game in some parts of Europe about five hundred years ago. The people following the game soon became aware of the special powers of the cards in their hands. The ability of these cards to say about the future was later developed in to the process of tarot reading. The tarot reading is a skilled procedure, which needs a bit of skill and knowledge. In almost all the situations, these cards could make out a correct reading about the future events in the life of a person. This does not mean that the reading will give a perfect picture of the future; it can provide only the clues relevant to find out what is waiting for him. Here is the skill of the person making the readings become significant. His knowledge, skill and experience is the aspect which brings accuracy in the readings. The things that appear as the clues can be interpreted in a lot of different ways and the correctness depends a lot on the person engaged in it. Each of the cards in the set is having a precise meaning. In the given situation, each of these cards will denote different spheres of the life of a person. This can be used to know about the future. This is one of the widely trusted processes in this line. If you are able to get some idea regarding the future, you will be able to coordinate your actions in a better way to make things right for you. The only thing that you have to take care is to search and approach an experienced person in this field. This is vital as a fake reader could give you the wrong information. You can also get the readings from the World Wide Web.
WHY TAROT READING? Most people facing some sort of problems in life have been known to get relief through tarot readings. The people who are trying hard to make progress in their love lives, business or career rely on tarot reading for finding their luck. You may find it hard to believe that the number of people believing in these readings is increasing on a daily basis. Online readings have also gained a lot of popularity in recent times. There are several websites that offer the people with complete these reading for the people believing in it. Many people are attracted to tarot reading because of the fun factor. However, the insight they get on the ways through which they can face their challenges make them followers of tarot reading. The obstacles in your way to success can be overcome easily with the help of an expert tarot reader. It is said that tarot reading services can help you in numerous ways. However, you have to ensure that you are getting the services from an expert so that you will get benefited from the reading they get. These types of readers will assist you in focusing your energy onto to certain questions and their answers. The belief is that if you are fully concentrating on the query and draw a card, you will get a card that can help you understand the different aspects of the query. You will not only get the direct response top your question, but can also understand the various aspects related to it. You will also be able to see the motivational factors, the place to where your path will take you to and even the difficulties you may have to face. According to the believers this type of reading is of great accuracy. The advancement in the technology has taken these readings to a higher level too. The tarot reading services through the phone and internet has made it really simplistic. You can get brief readings through your phone too. It all depends on your preference. Rather you want to have your readings done in person or on the phone, it is going to be an awesome experience. THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TAROT CARDS I get a lot of people asking me what the best way to learn Tarot Cards is. Then before I even get a chance to answer them, they say something like, "Should I get a book? Should I memorize the meanings of each card? Should I make index cards?" And the questions go on and on. Well, let me set the record straight here in this article. All of the above are okay methods for learning Tarot Cards, but if you really want to learn the cards in your deck, there is one method that works above all others and by using it, you'll never forget the meanings of the cards. So sit back and get ready to learn the Tarot like you've never learned it before. Let me start out by saying that this method of learning works best with a Tarot Card deck that is illustrated as close to the meaning of the card as possible. When I explain what I mean, you'll understand. In the meantime, if you want an easy deck to learn the cards using the method I am going to teach you, I recommend getting the Rider Waite Tarot. It is by far the best deck to learn using the method I am about to reveal.
Okay, let's begin. Let's face it. The best way to learn anything in life is through visual. There is a reason why they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. It's true. Sometimes a picture can tell you everything you need to know about a subject. The Rider Waite Tarot has the most accurate illustrations in regard to the actual meaning of the cards themselves. The best way to explain this is with some examples. Let's take the 3 Of Swords. The illustration shows 3 swords piercing a heart with rain coming down from the clouds in the background. This card's meaning is one of deep sorrow and loss. This should be more than obvious by looking at the illustration itself since we associate sorrow and loss with a broken heart. By fixing yourself on the illustration and associating it with what is actually happening in the illustration, you should have no problems remembering what this card means. Let's take the 8 Of Swords. This illustration shows a person tied up with 8 swords around them. The meaning of the card is that the person in the spread feels very restricted and is unable to make any decisions. You can think of being restricted in the same sense as being tied up. If somebody ties you up, you're unable to do anything. This is an excellent illustration for the meaning of this card. Let's take one final example, the 6 Of Pentacles. This illustration shows one person dropping coins into another person's hands. This card means that you are going to finally enjoy the fruits of your labors and deserve what is rightfully yours. Again, an excellent illustration for the meaning of this card. The Rider Waite Tarot is a perfect deck to learn by using this method. Once you've done this, you can then read any Tarot deck in existence simply by transferring the visual of the Rider Waite illustration to the deck that you're reading. It does take a little practice and time, as with anything, but this is a much better method than just trying to memorize the meaning of each card. I have no doubt that by using this method, you'll be reading Tarot cards faster than with any other method in existence. HOW DO TAROT CARDS WORK? How do Tarot cards work? Synchronicity is the scientific explanation that some have used to explain it. Synchronicity has been equated to the behavior of particles in quantum mechanics, whose behavior cannot be EXACTLY determined, only probabilities of how they will behave. In Tarot, it is nearly impossible to EXACTLY determine events that will come to be; since one may not be fully aware of the correct way the question should be asked. Yes, there are real forces that science is unable to positively explain. They are, amazingly, the very same forces that hold the entire universe together. Simply put, synchronicity is how a coincidence that couldn't possibly have been accidental is explained. This describes the basic forces of nature, but how do Tarot cards work? How do Tarot cards work, though, if someone asks a question, and it's not a random reading? Actually, any reading should have a focus, but not one which requires a yes or
no answer. Forget what you've heard, nothing is absolute. The Tarot's magic is philosophical and psychological, but driven by physical interactions, below the threshold of modern science. Tiny particles that can't be positively placed are responsible for everything that exists, and tiny forces that are impossible to identify actively shape every thought, and every pattern revealed in a spread of cards. The draw of cards has been determined by the same processes which formed the question. A series of events that is almost completely outside of our awareness unfolds as the cards are shuffled and dealt, resulting in a magical and mysterious view of the problem under consideration. How do Tarot cards work? They are driven by the basic forces of all creation. The same mysterious power that allows you to exist is responsible for the position of every card, and its orientation, in a spread. How do Tarot cards work, since the reader isn't the person asking the question? In order to master Tarot cards, a person has to study and practice hundreds of hours. You can't pick up a deck and read the future. Most really good seers have learned to empathize with the questioner, are able to share some of the those thought patterns (quantum forces), and are able to amplify those patterns through meditation. This is why they are sometimes called a "medium", as they fill a middle space between coincidental quantum forces and arrive at an impossibly accurate solution. How do tarot cards work? There is no way to show exactly how they work. Some readings fail, or provide incorrect information. They are accurate often enough, to a degree that argues against pure chance. More dependable interpretations come from those who practice often and diligently. Yes, it is a seemingly random set of cards, but the entire universe is held together by the seemingly random positions of particles. Instead of asking, "How do Tarot cards work?", ask "What caused the Big Bang?". It's the same answer, either way. TOP TEN MYTHS ABOUT TAROT CARDS AND TAROT READINGS Myth 1 - "Tarot cards can predict the future" Predicting the future is not difficult we can all do it. If for example you know someone who is consistently spending more than they earn and paying for it by building up a credit card debt then it's not hard to predict where that one is heading. Or if you know someone who is expecting a baby you may, based on experience, accurately predict that they will have many months of sleep deprivation and tiredness ahead of them. The Tarot does little more than this. It has centuries of human experience distilled into a simple philosophy and meaning for each card. Another way to look at it is to say the Tarot doesn't make precise predictions of the future it merely allows us glimpses at some of the likely possibilities. Myth 2 - "The Tarot come from Ancient Egypt" The earliest that Tarot can be dated back to is 16th century Italy. There is no evidence of Tarot existing anywhere else in the world prior to this. Some people claim the cards derive from India or China but this is also baseless speculation. Myth 3 - "Receiving the Death card means someone is about to die"
Unlikely. The whole point of the symbolism of the cards is that they represent deeper life truths. To take any of the cards literally would be to miss out on a layers of meaning and insight. In the case of the Death card, to the medieval mind Death represented an inevitable change and often a passing to a better place. The card represents change and evolution. One can't, however, rule out the possibility of this occasionally actually signifying a death. Myth 4 - "Reading Tarot is dabbling in the occult" There are many claims that the Tarot have Pagan, witchcraft or shamanic roots and some have even implicated the Tarot in devil worship and satanic rites. Another frequent claim is that the Tarot derives from ancient religions now forgotten. None of this is true. Tarot , as has already been said, originated in medieval Italy and the predominant cultural backdrop of that time was christian. The symbolism of the cards is either christian or jewish - new testament or old. The word 'occult' merely means 'hidden' so in that sense one could say taking a reading is dealing with the occult because one is trying to reveal what is hidden. Myth 5 - "Reading your own cards will bring misfortune" This is one which professional readers and those experienced with the cards know not to be true but which often gets repeated. It may have arisen from the fact that Tarot card readers will avoid reading their own cards. Not because it is unlucky but simply because it is not effective. A good Tarot reading requires three parties; the questioner, the reader and the deck. The reader tries to remain objective and reports to the questioner what the cards are saying without any bias or desire to hear a particular message. Playing this role for your own reading is difficult if not impossible. Myth 6 - "You need to have some psychic ability to read the Tarot" Most people can learn to read the Tarot to a lesser or greater extent. No psychic powers are necessary because all the wisdom is in the cards and the meanings which have been developed over the years. In fact if one was psychic why would you need to use the Tarot? Tarot works best when the reader drops their preconceptions and feelings about a problem and just lets the cards do the talking. Myth 7 - "Nobody should ever handle your Tarot deck" There are some practitioners that wont let anyone else touch their Tarot cards. Even when they carry out a reading they wont allow the questioner to shuffle the deck for themselves. In my experience this precious attitude comes from those who want to build up themselves and their deck to be something special. A control thing if you like. This is against the spirit of Tarot which promotes open enquiry and sharing of understanding. Allowing clients to shuffle the cards helps them to feel a part of the process and focus on the problem at hand. Myth 8 "The Tarot can be used to cast spells or effect other people" It is sometimes thought that the Tarot can be used to make things happen rather than
predict them. To influence someone's life from afar, for good or evil. This is a long way from what the cards are actually about, which is simply gaining understanding. There is no reason to believe that the Tarot has any power other than that of insight. One of the frequent messages that comes out of Tarot readings is actually how little ability we sometimes have to influence our own lives let alone someone else's. Put in a nutshell the Tarot would probably say 'get your own act together before you try to change others'. Myth 9 - "Different decks give different readings" This is slightly subjective but in my experience, no. Whatever the deck the meanings derived over four centuries remain the same. Different people will however relate more warmly to some decks rather than others and the images that the client is most comfortable with will create the best atmosphere for a reading. A cynical person might suspect this myth is propagated by the deck manufacturers. Myth 10 - "It is dangerous to have too many Tarot readings" There is a belief that people who become obsessed with Tarot and keep taking one reading after another bring themselves bad luck or even risk pushing themselves over the edge. This maybe true in as much as seeking constant advice can be a sign of some sort of impending crisis. Such people may also have been close to the edge anyway. The main thing is that too much advice is bad for anyone and only leads to confusion.