How do I use tarot cards?
Please, give me directions a kindergardener can understand. I haven’t been able to understand any of my previous answers!
Answer by arcanadavidson
You understand by looking at the pictures. It’s all about trusting your gut and what you feel the cards say and intuition when you read a deck. Not necessarily about what the little book that came in the box tells you.
It took me about 6 months to learn it all just so you know.
You think of something you want to know. The cards aren’t going to consider if you don’t want to know the truth or what you want to happen. They are going to just blurt out about whatever it is you asked, whether you want to hear it or not.
So, you pull out the deck, you think of whatever you wanna know
You shuffle the deck till you feel you should stop, you can shuffle it vegas style, or however you want, it’s up to you and lay out three to start off.
Put the deck down, upside down the backs of the deck are facing the air, the pictures are facing the table. I grab the side with the card in beween my thumb and first finger, and flip it over one at a time left to right, I pull off one for the left, meaning past, one for the middle meaning present, and one for the right, meaning future.
You can choose to read them upside down and upright (Which is what I do) Or just upright. If they are upside down, they usually mean delays. the suits that have the coins, the staffs, the cups and the swords are all small day stuff. The cards that have the roman numeral numbers on em all the way up to XXI are for bigger life events.
Tarot is meant to give you some advice and since our lives are free to be lived how we want it’s really up to you if you want to listen to what the cards are telling you. No, the cards aren’t going to tell you who you will marry, they aren’t going to tell you if today’s a good day to play the lottery, they are just meant to tell you things about you and what might happen if you continue doing what you are doing.
Some good reading is Idiot’s guide to reading tarot and fortune telling by Alene Tognetti
And Also the Everything Guide to Tarot (Don’t remember who authors it)
http://www.mellinetti.com/ is a good site too, she wrote the top book, and also, there is a place where you can put in a question up at the top, and when it spreads the cards for you, it will tell you what the card means, and what the spot the card is in means. So that might help you get a better understanding of it, if you want to learn it. The only thing that sucks is it’s a computer telling you stuff, so it doesn’t add what a person would tell you if they were looking at your reading in whole
For instance if alot of the cards had the cups in em, I would tell you that you were asking about your love life. Coins, Work, or Religion, Staffs about Travel, or school. Swords, are more painful events or fighting, or things that you are thinking.
It’s fun, and no, you are not going to burn in hell for doing it, people tell you otherwise tell em where to put that bible.
There are tons of christians out there that read the cards totally on the thought that angels are helping em.
But if you are serious about learning about tarot, just know that it’s a lot of F*cking work. And you don’t do it overnight. Not even the best reader out there, can teach you how. Just look at the pictures and what the people are doing. And ask yourself, what does your gut say about that card?
Answer by Pufferella
Honestly, that is the best damn answer you will ever get. And Some of the ones before it were pretty easy too.
Answer by philebus
Well, there are many ways of using tarot cards, some of which may surprise you. First of all, I’ll explain just what they are…
Tarot cards were created in mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court and consist of two parts: a standards pack of Latin suited playing cards (preexisting tarot in Europe by about 70 years) and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. And this is what they were, a suit of fixed trumps for use in a family of card games that continue to be played throughout continental Europe to this day.
It was not until the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist, ignorant of their true origin, proposed that the cards came from ancient Egypt and published a method for their use in fortune telling. For about 100 years, these ideas were limited to France but at the end of the 19th century, British occultists began to import the cards and occult myths to the English speaking world. Since then, occultists have been heavily redesigning the images to explicitly represent their ideas and have been created various ways to interpret them.
So, on to the how…
1. Card Games: There are very many tarot games out there but with only one exception they are all point-trick games. This means that like Bridge, Hearts, and Spades, you win cards in tricks but unlike them, different cards carry different card points. So it is not the number of tricks you win that matters but the number of card points in them. You can find rules to many of these games here:
2. Medition: Many people use the card to represent important spiritual ideas to them, thus they use them as a focus for meditation. These techniques generally involve relaxation methods, along with empying the mind of everything but the image you wish to focus upon.
3. Fortune Telling: As I’ve indicated from their origin, there is no right or wrong way to go about this. The cards were not created for the purpose and more than dominoes, tea leaves, or knuckle bones are. Many people just invent methods that feel intuitive to themselves and interpret the cards according to whatever mean makes sense to them. If you prefer instruction, you can find some downloads here:
However you choose to use the cards, I hope that you enjoy them.
How do i use tarot cards ?
I have a deck & want to know how to use it. Any info you have on it would be appreciated 🙂
Answer by EddieJ
You can build a house of cards.
Answer by The Logical Voice
1: get some matchs
2: set the cards in a fireproof bowl
3: throw a lit match in there
4: stop being silly
Answer by I’m Negative
the best thing to do is to get a book. there are so many different ways to read tarot I couldn’t possibly explain it on YA
Answer by Distorted Princess
Maybe try this website.
Also, many tarot card decks come with instructions in them. It seems odd that yours would not, but never mind that. I hope this helped!
Do you have to put tarot cards back in order when you are finished with them?
What I mean is, say I was to finish my reading, would I have to put them back in order?
Answer by Annie
no. it doesn’t matter what order they are in when you begin to shuffle them, it’s your energy that will align them for the reading.
Answer by Oh Great Swammi
no they are shuffled infront of each person they are drawn for.
Answer by Regulas
That all depends on you. If you want organize them the way you think they should be then do it. It’s your life. They take care of the cards when they are not intrusted to you,b ut when they are yours you deside.
Answer by Me
Only if you are trying to control subsequent readings.