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Learning to read tarot can be a little overwhelming. Who’s Major Arcana? Why isn’t this Fool paying attention to his dog? What do these people have against wearing clothes? There is so much to know.
I have been reading tarot for a few years now. I still consider myself a novice. This post expresses my own personal tarot experiences, please take away what resonates with you. Everyone has different views, ideas, and ways of learning tarot. That being said, here are a few tips that I found helpful when I started learning how to read tarot.
You can purchase your own deck of tarot cards. You may have been told that if you buy your own cards you will not be able to read them properly. Wrong. Take your money, buy your cards, read your cards.
Get a deck you like, something you connect with. I bought my first deck at a Halloween novelty shop because that was the only place in this small, very conservative town that sold them. They just didn’t feel like they were mine. When I opened the second deck, it felt like slipping on that old, holey t-shirt that I won’t throw away.
Research and learn what every card means, but lean on your intuition as well. Know the card meanings, but also go with your gut on the interpretations.
Start small, read for yourself, and practice a lot! I started out taking one card a day, learning the meanings and taking in how I felt about it. As I practiced, I became more and more comfortable and connected to the deck.
If you’re just beginning to read tarot, I hope some of these tips will help you out. Good luck on your journey!