how do you read future with tarot cards?
I’m asking this for a research purpose, I don’t personally believe in divination but I’m still curious to see how one reads tarot.
By the way, any sayings/quotes on tarot?
Answer by AnArdRi
Remember always that the last three letters of “tarot” describe the process perfectly.
Answer by thewoomaster
tarot cards are just like religion:
FULL OF BS!
Here’s the Solution:
Create a private, personal, direct, divine Relationship with Our Creator and save your Soul from religion.
Only with Our Creator’s Love and Peace will we be Truly Free!
Without God, there is No Love; Without religion, there are No Wars!
“religion is Spiritual fraud”; “religion is the Worse invention of humanity” – Jesus Christ
Answer by Khnopff71
Tarot, like any sort of divination (including weather forecasting) is basically looking at the impact and interaction of larger forces at a specific area.
In meteorology, it is understanding the forces of clouds, wind, precipitation, pressure, temperature, etc, in a certain area (usually locally and/or nationally) and, once grasped how they have acted in the past, using that information to predict how they might act in the future.
In Tarot, the forces are just as ‘evident’ but in a more ephemeric and individualistic form: love, death, money/fortune, happiness, sadness, adversity, comfort, achievment, failure, etc, and thus can be more prone to ‘error’ due to the fact that individual activity can interfere with a given reading.
Let’s say, for instance, that you are given a reading and the ‘Lovers’ card is shown in the future, right-side-up. While dew point pressure usually means one thing, what ‘lovers’ means to each individual can be quite different: you can be physical lovers with another, spiritual lovers, lovers of good books, lovers of similar political ideas, lovers of a cause, etc etc etc, so that a careful examination and explanation must be given to the ‘querant’ so that any possible misunderstandings are cleared up.
Why Tarot, or other methods of divination, get a bad rap can be oftentimes be attributed to it being mostly done by amateurs and those haphazzardly working solely to fill some void of importance in their own life. Imagine joe-schmoe walking in off the street and trying to give a weather report, and then everyone saying ‘wow, meteorology sucks at predicting/understanding the weather, look at how off that guy was.’ Haphazzard amateurs give haphazzard amateur efforts.
Tarot works, basically, just like any other method of prediction, only instead of attempting to use limited physical data, it attempts to latch onto the emotional, spiritual, and psychological data of the querant (and the larger forces to which they are a part of) to give an overview of what is happening in their life. The cards, therefore, represent themes or ideas that are central to most human beings, and thus must have an influence upon their life. Most readings have the querant represented in the center, with the conscious above them, the unconscious below them, the future in front (to the right or left, depending upon the reader) the past behind (the opposite side) and sometimes 4 influence cards, to better flesh out the querant’s environment.
Since every querant will bring different forces with them to each reading, no two readings (like no two stocks on Wall Street) however similar, will mean the same thing, or lead to the same result. Because of the haphazzard approach of fly-by-nite practitioners, such nuance is often lost, and thus most readings are of a dubious nature, leading again to the ‘failure of meteorology’ metaphor. Keeping these principals in mind, understanding Tarot is often only as good as understanding who is practicing it.
Answer by Sam
I wouldn’t recommend getting into tarot cards. There is no effective, reliable way of seeing very far into the future as it is so fluid. Also, it is not really yourself that would be using them, but another entity speaking through them. This makes one easily susceptible to the will of whatever entity this might be (and any beings which try to interfere with free will are not usually very benign).
I need to know about tarot cards?
Hi I don’t know anything about tarot readings but I need to know about it for a book i’m writing for school. I want to how fortune tellers pick the cards (it would be great if you can find a video) and I also need to know the worst cards and what they mean thanks!
Answer by Iron_Plague
They don’t “pick the cards” the cards are shuffled and are drawn.
Answer by Sophie
Dream it believe it?
Answer by blueeyes_darksoul
If 20 people answer, you’ll have 20 different ways to read Tarot cards.
The simplest way is to shuffle, cut twice, then take from the top. That’s how I always did it when I studied Wicca. You could also shuffle, cut twice, spread all the cards out and pick which ones you’re drawn to. If you’re reading for a person, you can pick out one card (usually from the major arcana) to represent that person before shuffling. I never did that, I thought I might need the card in the deck for the reading.
There are many layouts to choose from, some for a particular question, or some for general readings.
There are no best and worst cards. Each card has a negative meaning and a positive meaning, depending on which way it is dealt. Some cards are good upright and bad upside down, some are the opposite, while some are always neutral, but some people don’t consider different meanings if the cards are upside down.
Death is NOT a bad card, it does not mean imminent physical death; it represents change.
Answer by Nightwind: Mwa ha ha!
There’s a wide variety of spreads for tarot cards. One of the simplest is simply three cards representing past,, present and future.
The Tower is arguably the worst card in the whole deck. major destruction or upheaval.
how many cards are in a deck of Tarot cards?
i now have my mothers deck of tarot cards and she has had them for 31 years (at leaste) so just to make sure she didnt loose any… how many are there suposta be???
Answer by Mopar Muscle Gal
The Tarot was originally a deck of 78 cards, divided into 4 suits of 14 cards (the standard ace-10, then page, knight, queen, and king) and 22 un-numbered ‘triumphs’ or ‘trumps’. Over the years, the trumps got numbered 1 to 21, with one card (the fool) remaining un-numbered or sometimes being 0. The 4 suits are commonly called the ‘Minor Arcana’ and the trump cards are called the ‘Major Arcana’. More loosely, any deck of cards designed for ‘fortune-telling’, divination, meditation, contemplation, or other non-game uses is popularly called a Tarot deck. The most commonly found suits for Tarot decks are cups, swords, wands or staffs (probably originally polo-sticks), and pentacles (originally coins).
The names of the Major Arcana cards frequently change from deck to deck, but historically they’ve been The Fool (un-numbered or 0), The Magician
(I), The High Priestess (originally the Popess) (II), The Empress (III), The Emperor (IV), The Heirophant (originally the Pope) (V), The Lovers (VI), The Chariot (VII), Strength (VIII, originally XI), The Hermit (IX), The Wheel of Fortune (X), Justice (XI, originally VIII), The Hanged Man (XII), Death (XIII), Temperance (XIV), The Devil (XV), The Tower (XVI), The Star (XVII), The Moon (XVIII), The Sun (XIX), Judgement (XX), and The World (XXI). The Major Arcana cards are usually illustrated, frequently the Minor Arcana cards are, as well.
Tarot decks come in a bewildering variety these days. You can find oversized, undersized, or round decks. Some have more than 78 cards, some less. Some are based on a particular mythic cycle. Some are based on a particular psychological theory. Some are based on channelled information. Some are just hard to describe. A ‘historical’ deck has simply one, two, or however many wands, cups, or whatever for the number cards.