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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Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

The Celtic Cross tarot spread is one of the most popular tarot spreads. The spread is common feature in books and materials for beginner tarot card readers. It allows for in-depth exploration of a situation, advice and insight. The problem, is that new tarot readers haven't yet learned the skills needed to understand and benefit from what the spread has to offer and they give in to the intimidation. The rewards are sweet for the reader who commits to really learning and understanding the spread. Once you understand the patterns and the nuances, the ability to bring clarity to a situation that is frustrating you is empowering. (more…)...
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The Celtic Cross Meaning in the Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

The Celtic Cross Meaning in the Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

Celtic Cross Meaning in Tarot The Celtic Cross meaning in tarot refers to a divination spread that is one of the oldest and most popularly known tarot card spreads used for divination. Many seasoned tarot readers site this spread as one of the first ones that they learned, but it is also very polarizing. Many love it and rely on the Celtic Cross tarot spread as a reliable go-to resource. Others passionately dislike it and are vocal about their reasons for not using it. (more…)...
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