How to Read Tarot Cards

So tarot has interested you, and you've acquired a tarot deck, so now what? Step 1 - Start off with a clean, clear deck You want to have a clean start every time you pull out your deck to consult with them. Beyond keeping your cards clean of dirt, you need to clear the deck of past readings and energies. Even if you just cringed at that last sentence because talking about energies makes you feel weird, then at lease consider that you want to make sure your mind is clear, and not distracted with other worries or concerns unrelated to the reason why you are consulting the cards. Here are some things to try that will help you clear your deck and your mind: Sort through the cards and put them in order. Group them by numerically by suit, and set the Major Arcana before the Minor Arcana.  Shuffle your deck a few times without counting until you feel that it is well mixed....
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A Tarot Spread to Consult with the Empress and the Emperor

  Suppose you sat down at a table, with a great cup of coffee or a delicate tea, and the Empress was seated on your left-hand side, and the Emperor on your right-hand side. What do they have to tell you? What insights do they have to share with you? What do they know, that you don't?     The Empress and the Emperor represent different complementarity and opposite guiding forces in our lives. These archetypes work together by pulling and pushing against each other to achieve balance.   In this divinatory spread, we are consulting with two incredibly powerful archetypes privately, honestly, and unreservedly.    Meet The Empress and The Emperor The Empress is the embodiment of the nurturing powers and energies of the sacred feminine power. This energy she offers is raw but offers the unlimited fertile opportunity for others to grow and develop. The Emperor is the other side of her coin. He is the embodiment of what is sacred of masculine power that creates stability...
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Tarot Spread for Difficult Conversations

Tarot Spread for Difficult Conversations

Once I found this Tarot Spread for Difficult Conversations, it made itself an important part of the tools I use for personal readings. This tarot spread is for conversations you know you need to have with someone that you care about that may be difficult, unpleasant or painful. Most times, the anxiety that we experience leading up to these conversations is due to the fact that you simply don't know how this conversation is going to go. You don't know how the other person is going to react, maybe there is information you are something you don't know, you just want to make sure that you are prepared for this conversation you're going to have with them. This would also be helpful for preparing to break important news to someone or if you need to discuss a controversial topic, sensitive things, all around. If you don't know how the other person is going to react, maybe there is information you are something...
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Tarot Spread for Working on Goals

Tarot Spread for Working on Goals

Goal setting and sticking to those goals can be difficult, and sometimes we need a little extra help staying on track. Tarot work is an excellent tool for planning, and this Tarot Spread for Working on Goals is designed to hone in on this. It helps us to focus on what needs our immediate attention. It can also illuminate certain things we may have been neglecting...and shouldn't. This tarot spread is designed to help you look at a particular goal, and help you refocus your energy to help you manifest what you what to happen. This spread is flexible enough that you can zone in on a particular goal you want to manifest in your life or you can ask the cards to draw your attention to goals that need extra attention due to unforeseen obstacles. (more…)...
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What is the Fool’s Journey?

What is the Fool’s Journey?

A common phrase among readers, the Fool's Journey refers to the concept that the Major Arcana depicts and explains our individual journey to of self-development as a narrative through different stages of growth towards self-actualization. It is used as an exercise to better understand how the cards work together, as you move through each card in numerical order. You can look at it as a general life path, or use it to examine a certain area/period of your life. For example, you decide to look back on your career as you desire change and don’t know where to turn. Start with: (more…)...
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Can a Tarot Reading Predict My Future?

Understanding what can and cannot be done with tarot and tarot work is integral to using it as a tool to accomplish desires and goals. Using Tarot cards is most effective when the reader has a firm understanding of their own belief system, and confidence in their ability to direct their own lives. (more…)...
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Using Tarot to Improve Your Love Life.

Using Tarot to Improve Your Love Life.

Inquiries about love and relationships remain the most popular among those seeking help with tarot. The following post is tarot work for your to explore and bring clarity to your love life. Understanding how the tarot can help you is the first step to making the right choices and work on improvements your love life. Pull out your Tarot Journal, and let's get to work. (more…)...
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How a Tarot Journal Can Bring You Closer to Your Tarot Deck

How a Tarot Journal Can Bring You Closer to Your Tarot Deck

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, connecting and building a relationship with the tarot is not solely achieved by physically interacting with the cards, even if on a regular basis. A tarot deck (as much as it hurts to admit) is only a set of images on card stock. (more…)...
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