Where can I learn how to read tarot cards?
I’ve had many readings done and it always comes true. I really want to learn how to read tarot cards for myself. I’m looking for a really useful website. Can anyone help me?
Answer by Misty❀Dawɳe
There are many websites that can help you and there are usually directions that come with the box of cards
Answer by guyster
If you can read English, you can read Tarot Cards.
But if you think they give you supernatural powers, you’re sadly mistaken.
Answer by Mae B
Yes, this is a good site to learn tarot http://www.shops-flower.com/recommends/UltimateTarot.html
It’s designed for beginners and you don’t even need a pack of tarot cards.
Answer by Rain
the rider-waite tarot deck has a decent pocket sized book with it and a good sytem of numbers and suits. once you understand that the rest relies i think on your creativity and understanding of psychology and of just peoples lives. I can’t remember all the numbers havn’t used them in a while.
there are 4 suits like a regular deck of cards
pentacles/ pentagrams- these are diamonds on a normal deck and it’s easy to see this means money or material possesions like diamonds.
cups- these are hearts, they stand for emotions
wands- wands are actions i believe, though i personally think they should be ideas. wands refer to clubs in my mind because a club is just a big stick like a wand.
swords- these are spades because a spade is a farm instrument with a wooden handle and steel or metal hoe on the top. swords stand for actions
lets recap what we have so far….pentacles= money, cups= emotions, wands are actions and swords are ideas. Now lets move on to the numbers.
1= is the ace, like a normal deck of cards and you can read a normal deck of playing cards if you choose. I don’t have great understanding of this card. I’m lazy. I consider it to be like getting an ace in poker. It’s good stuff for sure, it could also be beginings or other things that you personally associate with aces.
2= choices. obviously there’s two sides, 2 choices. for example a 2 of pentacles, means a choice between money issues. it helps to know what the person wants to know, they usually have to ask a question. For me it also helps to know the person and know what they’re going through in life. choices of money may mean that they could get some money here or they could get some there and they have to choose. It may also mean that they are deciding between 2 things to buy and they must make this choice regarding thier finances.
3 is creativity
4 is stability- to build a house you generally have 4 walls or 4 support structures like under an average chair. when looking at the 4 of pentacles the rider waite deck has a man clutching 4 coins. stability of materials requires one hold tight to thier money. the 4 of pentacles can represent greed. it’s root is simply material stability however there are many consequences of this and the greedy figure in the picture is just one way this might play out.
5. i believe is conflict, conflicting ideas, conflicting actions, conflicting emotions or conflicting material depending on the suit. conflicting ideas card shows a melee of people hitting eachother with sticks, when your mind is torn it is very chaotic. conflicting actions card shows a man triumphant and an unhappy loser in the background. When your actions conflict with anothers one is bound to lose and there will be hurt feelings. lets say simply we want to decide where to eat. I want pizza you want chinese, we have to go to one or the other and the loser might not be happy about it.
6= according to the tarot is balance (i think, or peace) which is odd 666 being the evil number but it’s positive in the tarot at least 6 is. you get 3 6’s in a row might make you reonsider idk.
7= i like 7, much like the ace i just consider it lucky 7’s, i’m happy doing that but a better understanding of that number is good and i encourage you to learn more about that aspect of our humanity. As i see tarot as beginer psychology of olde thymy people from back in the day. Tools to help you understand your personal life and others. provoke thought and understanding.
8= i think is action once again, we said wands were action too. So the 8 of wands is action on action. a very active card. the picture on my eck shows wands flying through the air and whats more active than that i say. Lets say the 8 of pentacles, this is money in action. The card shows a man at his work bench making pentacles. He’s making money! This is not money in action but action for money. This shows how careful you must be and how you should interpret the cards as you see them not based on this sytem of numbers and suits which is only a rough guide. You must take into account what the subject is and what the question is to interpret each card.
finally 9’s= means multiplicity 3×3=9, multiples. 9 is also the magic number any number times 9 eventually comes out to 9. 9×2=18 take the 1 and 8 add to make 9. 9×3=27, 2+7=9. Pick any number you want multiply by 9 add the answer together you get 9 always. multiplicity of materials means you got a lot of money. multiplicity of ideas means your heads filled up with so much.
and 10= 10’s are cycles. it’s the last number before starting back at the begining with 1 or 11 which is like a 1. the cycle of pentacles can be like inheritence. dad dies and the money comes back around to you now. the cycle
too much i’m sorry, this is for my own amusment really.
now we have the face cards like the king queen and jack. except unlike a normal deck of playing cards there are 4 and none are explicitly the jack. you have the king, queen, knight and page, i’m out of room.
What kind of store would one find tarot cards?
I’m looking for a nice deck of tarot cards but in honesty I don’t know where to find them.
I’m not a witch or psychic so I would appreciate if people left their smartass comments elsewhere.
I just want a nice deck of artful tarot cards and I need to know where to look.
Answer by kaserak
You could go with a specialty (occult) store but why bother? You can find them at any Barnes & Noble in the New Age section (at least I think it’s in that section, just ask them). They usually have several different decks, from basic to ornate. You could also get them online – Amazon has plenty to choose from.
Answer by Jessy
Hi I don’t know where abouts you live but most large towns will have a kooky little shop that sells items assosiated with the occult, I got my first pack from a car boot sale, and if all else fails, try online shops or ebay, however as far as I know there are no Highstreet shops that sell them. x x
Answer by Kel
Most bookstores carry them.
Answer by madratfm
There’s more than tarot cards out there, also there’s a lot of different sorts of tarot cards. Doreen Virtue makes some beautiful cards. They’re not tarot, but you can use them in a similar way if you like. You can get cards on ebay, but they’re probably going to have the previous owner’s energy on them, particularly if they’re not sealed.
These are nice but it’s down to you which cards you feel drawn to: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rider-Waite-Tarot-Cards-NEW-maybe-cheapest-ebay-/380228693944?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Metaphysical_New_Age&hash=item5887656fb8#ht_500wt_1182
How do I find the meaning of Tarot Cards?
i have a deck of Tarot Cards and know how to do them, but i don’t have a book on their meanings. like you know, ‘seven of swords’
i just want to do a standard diamond set up (past, present, future, advice)
and tell what they mean. Is there a website that will give me the meanings?
Answer by Smeezle
try this site: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/ it has a very good section on learning to read tarot. It also has hundreds of deck reviews and pictures. Don’t forget to look in your library for books on tarot, there are loads.
Answer by Jeramie M
pick a search engine and type in Tarot Spreads and cards meanings, thousands of site will appear.
Answer by philebus
If you look at the many books and internet sites about tarot, you find that people interpret the cards differently, attributing different meanings to the various cards, even giving them different names. The reason for this lies in the cards’ history. Tarot cards do not have an occult origin, instead they were invented in 15th century Italy for use in a card game. They were created by adding a fifth suit to the then standard pack of playing cards, this extra cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence they were called trionfi, meaning triumphs, and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games.
It was not until the very late 18th century that people began to use tarot for divination and the meanings attributed to the cards were the product of invention based upon erroneous beliefs about the cards’ origins. For example, The Hanged Man is often described as self sacrifice – well no one in France or the English speaking world quite knew what else to make of a man suspended by one foot! However, in the cards’ native Italy, this card was known as The Traitor – because that’s how they killed their traitors, suspending them upside down and leaving them to die slowly and publically.
In the 19th century, French occultists began to attribute new origins to the cards and with them new meanings – the most important was the belief that they were Cabbalistic. Over time, new occultists interpreted the cards according to their various occult systems, be they of The Golden Dawn or the OTO to name just a couple. However, gradually, the design of the occult cards became rather more post-modern, with little regard to strict systems and a greater emphasis on personal interpretation. These days, anything goes, which, given their real origin, is more fitting. Just look at the picture and go with whatever feels right to you.
Personally, I do not believe that fortune telling is possible – however, were it so, it is hard to believe that some card with ink on has any special powers, so any foretelling of the future is coming from the reader, not the cards. The long and the short of it is this, whatever you believe about the possibility of knowing the future, the books on tarot meanings are meaningless.
On a side note, I will point out that tarot games are not a thing of the past but are still played throughout much of continental Europe and those of us who play them think that they are the best card games in the world – so if you tire of fortune telling, do check out the games!
Answer by jessyy21
when you are reading somebody let spirit tell you what it means… there is no set meaning for the cards it is open to interpretation.
for eg: the seven of swords could mean something different determining on what deck you have… also if you have a look at the books thats come with the decks they will most likely have different meaning to what that card is saying. also the “seven of swords” could have a different significance to the person you are reading.
open up to spirit and let your guides tell you the answers. when i get a deck of tarot cards i do not use the book, i never have as i read by my own interpretation. try looking at the pictures and focusing and say what is your first thought or gut instinct that is usually the correct one.
and if you are doing different layouts that is great. there are many websites on how to read them using someone elses interpretations.
my suggestion to you is: read what is shown to you and use your gifts. tarot is just a tool to receive a message from spirit. if you are meant to give a message to someone it will come out weather you use the book or not.
if you want to learn the history here is the site i have
on that site is a tarot card course. It will teach you everything for a beginner also is very interesting.
but if you want a history of the cards there are many websites that will explain other peoples interpretations and what the cards represent to them.
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