5 Tips, Tricks & Hacks To Tarot Reading
As I've mentioned in many of my posts, reading tarot cards can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when first starting out. There are so many different ways to read tarot and so many aspects to it that can be difficult to know where to start and which road to take with it. But, it doesn't have to be hard! There are easier ways to go about it.
Reading tarot cards is exactly what you make of it. Being a good tarot reader is all about how you connect to the cards and how you use your intuition. There is no rule book when it comes to reading tarot. There are no right or wrongs as long as you believe in what you're doing and trust your intuition to provide you with the answers that you seek.
I've put together a list of five tips, tricks and hacks on how to make tarot reading much easier for you, whether you're a beginner or more advanced.
Keep A Tarot Journal
When I first started out reading tarot cards, I was advised that keeping a tarot journal to record my readings would be the best way to start learning. Guess what, it really was! Keeping note of your readings is not only a great way to learn, but it also gives you something to look back on and compare. Use a tarot journal to document everything during your reading; including the date and time, questions that you asked, the cards that were drawn and your interpretation of the cards meanings.
Major Arcana vs Minor Arcana
There is a reason why beginners are always told to learn the Major Arcana before even thinking about the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana is not only easier to learn but it is the pillar of the tarot deck. It represents all of the Universal forces in our life that marks our journey through our daily life. The Major Arcana highlights our personal development, whereas the Minor Arcana simply adds to the forces in the Major Arcana by highlighting events and issues in every day life and how to deal with them.
Three Card Spreads Are The Way Forward
Three card spreads are literally a godsend. They are often considered to be a beginner's spread, with larger spreads considered to be a more advanced spread. This is simply not true! Three card spreads are brilliant for any level of tarot reading. Not only are they simple and quick, but they are also just as in depth as any larger spread. Often, I find that you can get to the root of a problem quicker by drawing three card as opposed to a larger number of cards. If in doubt, use a three card spread!
Attention Seeking Cards
Another good tip I was taught when I first started reading tarot was to pay attention to any cards that may jump out at you, literally. These may be cards that stick out of your deck at any point, cards that may fall down during the shuffling process or possibly any cards that may have been separated from the deck. These cards are usually calling your attention for some reason, and that reason is often a message that you need to hear at that moment.
Trust Your Intuition
As you may have already gathered, intuition is a major part of tarot reading. It's something that you should never ignore. Intuition is key, especially in tarot. Tune into it and allow it to guide you through your reading and provide you with the answers that you need. Using your intuition may be easier said than done at first, but after a while it will be like second nature to you. Always trust your intuition during a tarot reading.
For more information on tarot reading, take a look at my post Prepare For A Tarot Reading In Just 7 Steps.
Have any other tips, tricks or hacks for a better tarot reading? Feel free to share in the comments below or contact me here.