What are the odds of pulling the same Tarot cards in 3 and 4 different readings in one day, if it’s bull?
Or consistently on subsequent days thereafter? Like is happening to me? Is it Divine Guidance? Intervention by evil? Or just wish-fulfillment?
Answer by tiberius
Can’t you find something more interesting to pursue?
Answer by laslo.kovacs
It’s called the Law of Large Numbers.
If you flip a coin 100 times and you get 95 heads and 5 tails, it’s not Divine and its not Evil. All it means is that you didn’t flip the coin enough time for regression to the mean. Sooner or later it’ll settle out at 50-50.
You just caught a random series in a much longer string that you didn’t play out.
See? Rational thought isn’t THAT hard!
have a nice day!
Answer by JOExHIGASHI
Don’t you pull like 15 cards per reading?
Is it still considered bad luck to buy your own set of tarot cards?
I know that the traditional belief is that your cards need to be a gift (I already have one set) but there’s a beautiful set at the store that I want but no one who would willingly gift them to me. Just trying to avoid any negative energy. Thanks
Answer by Rockadayjohnny
Assuming that was true at one time, can you think of any reason why it would change?
Answer by scorpion
it’s a least a waste of money.
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
I’ve heard that even for people who believe in that tradition, it only applies to the first deck.
I am a tarot collector and I have bought myself at least 10 decks over the years (including my first one)… only one of those decks didn’t work out. I’ve been gifted with probably 5 or 6 decks over the years and only one of them works for me at all. Buy yourself the deck then cleanse it and study with it for a couple weeks. Sleep with it under your pillow etc. You’ll be fine.
How can I learn to read tarot cards accurately?
I don’t know where to start. I want to do a reading on myself and maybe in time to my friends but I want it to be accurate so that I’m not misleading myself.
Answer by Colanth
There are tutorials online. But “accurately”? It’s a game, not a newspaper from the future.
Answer by harpertara
Get a reliable book and a good deck and practice, practice, practice!
Answer by vid
You will need a decent deck to start out with. Normally, many people–including myself–suggest the Rider Tarot (aka Rider-Waite deck, aka Rider-Waite-Smith deck). This is the most popular deck out there, and rightfully so. I have numerous decks, but I always go back to this deck for accurate readings.
You’ll also need some good books. I suggest “Power Tarot” to many people because it has several categories for each card–love, finances, work, etc. However, there are no reversed–when a card appears upside down–definitions in this book. You’ll find many books completely ignore or go over quickly the definitions for reversed cards. Normally, it’s best just to start out shuffling so the cards do not get turned upside down, but as you progress you might want to learn more about reversed cards, so I suggest Mary K. Greer’s “Complete Book of Tarot Reversals.” You can find these books and Tarot decks on tower.com or amazon.com. I would buy the books used from sellers on amazon so you’re not paying as much as the retail book, but don’t buy a deck used unless the seller states the deck is still sealed and brand new!
Some readers–including myself–will suggest when getting a new deck to sleep with it under your pillow for at least 3 days, but some readers say it doesn’t matter. The wonderful thing about Tarot is there are no rules, you do what feels right and natural to you.
In addition, as you progress, you’ll find out that you might have expanded or completely different meanings for the cards than what you’ll find in books. It’s best–especially when starting out–to keep a Tarot journal. Write down the date, the spread that was used, and what cards were in what positions, and the definitions you’ve come up with for the cards. It’s best to keep a time frame on your questions (i.e. 3 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, etc.) and then go back to your journal after that time and find out if you were right or wrong with your interpretations. This helps you learn what the cards mean to you.
Hope I’ve helped…