Six steps to a great tarot reading

Posted by LauraDerb on December 30th, 2020

Becoming a good tarot reader requires more than just memorizing the meanings of tarot cards and knowing the tarot extensions. Tarot reading requires practice, patience, and most importantly, a willingness to trust your own intuition. Whether you are reading for yourself or for someone else, there are some very useful practices to follow to ensure a good read.

1. Prepare a peaceful environment

Believe it or not, the environment in which you perform a tarot reading can significantly influence the reading. The environment can not only affect you as a tarot reader, it can also have implications for the person who is reading. In tarot reading, it is always important to put aside your own personal problems and concerns. Creating a comfortable space that helps you stay centered and calm will help you stay objective and neutral during a reading. Rituals like lighting candles or burning incense can also help get you in the aprender tarot.

2. Select a significant card

In tarot reading, the signifier cards serve as a representation of the person being read or the situation they are asking about. If you are using the signifier card to represent the person you are reading, most tarot readers tend to use the court cards, either associating the investigator's physical attributes to one of the court cards or associating your astrological sign to one of the court cards. If you choose a signifier card to represent a specific situation, you can be as creative as you like. Depending on the seriousness of the question in question, you can choose a card from the major arcana or the minor arcana. The major arcana cards tend to be used for important life matters, while the minor arcana cards tend to focus on everyday concerns.

The signifier card also helps you stay focused on the person for whom you are reading. In many tarot strips, the signifier cards are placed in the center. This helps the tarot reader to interpret the cards, as well as to identify the key issues surrounding the investigator.

3. Choosing the correct tarot layout

Tarot Spreads are arrangements of cards arranged in a specific pattern. Each position of the card within a spread has a specific meaning. When individual tarot cards are put together in a tarot spread, their meanings can be used to form a kind of story. The tarot reader then interprets the cards according to their position and relationships to each other within the spread.

As a tarot reader, it is important to choose a tarot extension that appropriately correlates with the question being asked. If the question is about love, for example, you will probably want to use a love extension. In some cases, you may want to create your own tarot spread. This can be particularly useful when the question covers more than one topic.

4. Framing the question

The way the researcher frames or asks a question before reading it can have a significant effect on the overall usefulness of the reading. The more specific the investigator is with your question, the greater the likelihood that tarot reading will address your problem in a specific way. It is also helpful to keep the question open. Open questions can reveal hidden or overlooked issues that might otherwise have been overlooked. Open-ended questions can also help the tarot reader discover core issues or other influences that may be affecting the person who is reading.

5. Shuffle the cards

There are several methods of shuffling the cards before a tarot reading. This is usually the point at which the person being read to will touch the cards (although some tarot readers prefer that no one manipulates their cards). If you choose to let the investigator handle the cards, you must ensure that you are instructed to focus on the question at hand as they are shuffled so that this energy can be transferred to the cards. There are also different approaches to "cutting" the cards; the most popular includes the investigator cutting the deck three times with the left hand.

6. Knowing your Tarot deck

Before giving any tarot reading, I always encourage people to take the time to really get to know the tarot deck they will be working with. Not only does this help you get comfortable with the cards, it will also deepen your understanding of their meanings and how they relate to each other in a tarot reading.

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