Learn Tarot – The ABC’s of Tarot Cards

Learn Tarot – The ABC’s of Tarot Cards

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You can learn tarot online or by book. Photo by Pascal

Learning the art of how to read tarot cards is a fun, enjoyable and interesting process that one can take up without difficulty. It then gets more interesting, the longer that you take to learn tarot.

First Step to Learn Tarot

The first step to learn tarot cards is the art of being able to interpret the information on the card. Many of the best tarot card readers do this is a way in which the information on the card relates to their own associations. This kind of information can not be found in a book, but is instead a direct appropriation of the image and the information on the card. However, books about tarot card reading are also a good resource and give helpful information concerning the history of tarot cards, as well as the different tarot spreads.
As it is certainly a good idea to have a general grasp of the basics behind tarot cards, the important thing is to be able to connect with the cards on a more intimate level, rather than trying to learn by reading and remembering the contents of a book. The best way to start in familiarizing ones self with the cards is to spend and hour or so each day with the cards, learning them and writing the studies within a journal. When you learn tarot, it should be done in a location where one can be peaceful, without the worry of being disturbed.
This is an important process and should be done with a tarot deck of cards and some writing material, as well as some candles and some incense, so as to create a mood an an atmosphere. Some music can also be a good idea, so as to forget about the events from the day. You may even get a free tarot reading to get you in the mood!

Learn Tarot Shuffling

When you feel ready and prepared, take the deck of cards and begin to shuffle them. At the same time, start to relax with steady breathing and a clear way of thinking, confronting any stresses that may be on the mind. If any do pop up at this stage, make a note of them in the journal. It is important to channel these thoughts and emotions, as they can get in the way of the tarot card reading and can cause a loss of focus and balance when reading the cards.

When a sense of calm has been achieved, take a card from any where within the deck and place it in an upright position in front of you. When the card is apparent, make a note the card, and answer these set of questions:


  • What can be seen in the way of a story?
  • How may this relate to your own life and a story from within the card?
  • what emotions does it bring?
  • Do any experiences from the past become apparent because of the card?
  • Are there any subjects within the card and if so, what are they saying to you and to each other?
  • Is there any symbolism within the card and what may this represent?
  • Does the card have a message?
  • Does a life lesson become apparent form the card?

Learn Tarot By Looking Things Up

Sometimes it can be okay to check a reference book, in regards to a certain interpretation that may have been gathered. However, there are never any solid rules to the art of tarot card reading. The most important thing to do is to build a relationship with the cards.
Once you have completed one card successfully, you must continue this process for every card within the deck. The important goal is to develop a book that contains your interpretations of all 78 cards from within the tarot card deck. This will result in a book that you can use as a reference point in the future for tarot card readings.

Reading tarot cards is always a personal journey and can only be developed from you as a person, and not only from guides and reference manuals. Spend time developing a relation ship with each card, so as to bring your own sense of magic to the art.

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