How To Read Tarot On Playing Cards

How should I shuffle the tarot cards?

To read playing cards, properly mix them, divide the deck in half with your non-dominant hand, and then flip the two sides over. You can interpret as many cards as you turn over.

What do playing cards in tarot represent?

The four suits are Future difficult tasks or events are represented by spades. Hearts are all about emotions, relationships, family, and home. Clubs stand for promising things that would soon happen. Money and finances are the main themes in diamonds.

Can you interpret your own tarot cards?

It most certainly is. Tarot is a technique that aids in deepening our understanding of the present moment, honoring our intuition, and predicting future possibilities. Although it might seem complicated, the technique is actually quite straightforward.

Are there any meanings on playing cards?

Each of the four major pillars of the Middle Ages’ economy is supposed to be symbolized by one of the card game’s suits: Hearts stood for the Church, Spades for the military, Clubs for agriculture, and Diamonds for the merchant class.

How should my tarot deck be cleaned?

While rearranging the cards in the tarot deck is a good approach to purify and clear their energy, there are some circumstances in which you might wish to perform a more specialized ritual. If you’re just getting started with tarot, cleaning your deck can be an excellent place to start.

You might want to clean your tarot deck for a variety of reasons, including:

  • beginning with a fresh deck
  • readings for other people
  • You think you need to recharge.
  • Your card readings seem a touch “odd” or “disconnected”
  • Your deck hasn’t been used recently.
  • Your deck has been handled by others
  • You think you’ve been utilizing your deck a lot. A LOT, especially for books with strong emotional content

Why should you cleanse or clear your tarot deck?

Tarot deck cleansing helps keep the energy flowing between you and your deck. Consider it as a little spiritual hygiene to maintain a strong and clear connection. It’s not necessary, but if you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, try a few of the energetic cleansing techniques listed below and note which ones seem to work the best for you.

How often should you cleanse your tarot deck?

This is another way of stating USE YOUR INTUITION: there are no hard and fast laws. Don’t stress if you don’t believe it is necessary for your deck. Alternately, if you like to cleanse them once per week or once per month, that’s great. If it feels appropriate to you, you can even place your favorite crystal on the balcony each night.

If you frequently place crystals on your deck and store it on an altar while not in use, you might not feel the need to cleanse it frequently because this quick ritual will likely be sufficient to keep your deck feeling nice.

There are numerous ways to cleanse your cards, just as there are numerous reasons why you might desire to do so.

Different ways to cleanse your tarot deck

Use holy smoke. Light a dried rosemary, lavender, cedar, sage, or palo santo cleansing wand until it begins to smoke. Hold the smoke a safe distance below the deck while holding the burning herbs in one hand and the deck in the other so that the smoke drifts upward onto the cards. Turn the deck so that the smoke covers it from all angles. Next, safely put your deck to the ground and put out the fire.

On the deck, set a selenite stone (or a black tourmaline or a transparent quartz). It works well to leave it like way for an hour, but I prefer to leave it overnight.

Set them on display during a new moon. The New Moon is energy of a blank slate; you can purify the deck by setting it on a window sill on a new moon night. At this moment, you can also make a brand-new intention for your deck.

Place the cards in a salty dish. A strong and stabilizing cleaner is salt. My preferred choice for a thorough cleansing is this. Allow it to sit anywhere from one to eight hours in a dry area.

Unorderly shuffle. Spread the cards out on the ground, then shuffle them around like a child playing in dirt. This method’s freedom and randomization serve as an excellent reset.

the shuffle and sort. Set up the deck in rows of seven cards across, commencing with the Major Arcana numbers 0 to 22. (see photo above). Next, arrange the cards, Ace through King, one for each suit, as follows: Swords, Pentacles, Cups, and Wands. View the deck in this configuration, then mix everything up (like the chaotic!) and shuffle it thoroughly.

Questions you don’t really want answered

Even though it might seem apparent, it’s advisable to refrain from asking the tarot cards questions that you aren’t prepared to hear the answers to. That’s because answers to these questions can reveal information you’re just not quite ready to hear.

“Tarot can definitely come off as offensive if you’re not willing to hear the truth or consider an opposing opinion. Tarot reading Nicole Fortunaso

According to tarot reader and life coach Nicole Fortunaso, “tarot may truly come out as offensive if you are not willing to hear the truth of the problem or look at an alternate viewpoint.” She advises analyzing why you’re reacting the way you are in order to reflect on how to effectively address the underlying problem if you ask the question and aren’t satisfied with the response.

After a breakup

Draw one card for each of the following inquiries if you’ve recently broken up with someone and want to know more about the reason or determine whether you’ll get back together:

  • How energetic is the partnership right now?
  • What caused the divide in the first place?
  • What do they really think of me right now?
  • What do they intend for me right now?
  • What kind of relationship will this be in the future?
  • Which action is ideal for me to take right now?

When job searching

You can use this spread to explore what kind of career guidance the tarot can offer if you’re feeling uncertain about your career path or thinking about a new employment. Draw one card once more for each query.

  • How active am I in my career right now?
  • What challenge must I overcome?
  • What is my calling in life?
  • How can I follow this calling more closely?
  • What should I do to prepare for the upcoming month?

When deciding between two options

This spread can highlight the benefits and drawbacks of each option, guiding you toward the best decision if you’re using tarot to pick between two possibilities (two job offers, two apartments, perhaps a love triangle???). Getting the deal Per card, ask one question.

  • What is the fundamental cause of this fork in the road?
  • What is the likely result of choosing option A?
  • What is the most likely result for option B?
  • What more should I take into account that was overlooked?
  • What’s the best thing I can do right now?

When something is off with a friend

If you’re concerned about the state of a friendship or feel like something is wrong but are unable to pinpoint the cause, you might be interested in seeing what conclusions and solutions this spread offers. Ask one question per card, once more, I repeat.

  • What makes this friendship so crucial?
  • What led to this sudden change in tone, and why?
  • What has changed, in my friend’s opinion?
  • What can I do to make this matter more urgent?
  • What is the future of this friendship?
  • What should I do at this moment?

You *Just* Had a Tarot Reading

Unless the reading is about a completely new and specific subject, I suggest waiting at least three months between professional tarot readings. Before returning to the cards, let things to develop and alter.

You Want a Redo

I frequently observe people attempting to “chase the right answer.” People will visit several tarot readers or ask the same question repeatedly to the same tarot reading until they receive the response they desire (which, by the law of averages, does happen eventually). This is basically useless!

Your Question Is About Someone Else

Tarot readings are not the solution if your entire line of inquiry is about another person’s thoughts and actions (such as what your ex is up to). Tarot is meant to help you gain understanding of *yourself,* not other people. (A better option would be to reconsider and rephrase your query as if you were looking for help on how to move past your split.)

You’re Looking for Medical Advice

Simply said, neither physical nor mental health concerns can be diagnosed or treated using the cards. Some things are better left in the hands of medical specialists rather than tarot readers!

How do you determine your future?

Astromancy, horary astrology, pendulum reading, spirit board reading, tasseography (reading tea leaves in a cup), cartomancy (fortune telling with cards), tarot card reading, crystallomancy (reading of a crystal sphere), and chiromancy are examples of common fortune-telling techniques used in Europe and the Americas (palmistry, reading of the palms). The latter three are traditionally linked to the Roma and Sinti people in popular culture.

A different type of fortune telling, often known as a “reading” or “spiritual consultation,” does not rely on any particular tools or techniques but instead relies on the practitioner giving the client counsel and predictions that are purported to have been given by spirits or in visions.

  • By interpreting atmospheric conditions, we do aeromancy.
  • Alectromancy: by watching a rooster eat some grain.
  • Using flour for aleuromancy.
  • Astrology: based on the motions of the stars.
  • By the stars: astrology.
  • Augury: caused by bird flying.
  • By the hour, day, month, and year of birth, or the four pillars of Bazi.
  • Bibliomancy is the study of books, usually but not always religious works.
  • Using playing cards, tarot cards, or oracle cards is known as cartomancy.
  • Using patterns in melting or dripping wax, ceromancy.
  • Chiromancy: based on the lines on the palms and the shape of the hands.
  • By determining auspicious and unlucky days, chronomancy.
  • Clairvoyance: the use of inner sight or spiritual vision.
  • Cleromancy: the casting of bones or stones, or the drawing of lots.
  • Using audible and visual cues to do cold reading.
  • Scrying is another name for the practice of crystallomancy.
  • Extispicy: involving animal organs.
  • Through variances in face and head shape, one may read a person’s face.
  • By earthy harmony, says feng shui.
  • Gastromancy: using ventriloquism on the stomach (historically).
  • Markings in the ground, sand, dirt, or soil are used in geomancy.
  • Haruspicy: by the livers of animals offered as sacrifices.
  • Astrology at the moment the question was posed is known as horary astrology.
  • by water, or hydromancy.
  • Using yarrow stalks, coins, and the I Ching, one can perform a divination.
  • Using numbered bamboo sticks that are shaken out of a tube, Kau cim.
  • Lithomancy: using jewels or stones.
  • molten metal thrown into cold water to induce molybdomancy
  • By moles, scars, or other physical characteristics, naeviology
  • Necromancy: performed by the dead, by their spirits, or by their souls.
  • Nephomancy: using cloud forms.
  • by numbers, or numerology.
  • Oneiromancy: dream magic.
  • naming: nomenclature.
  • Lines and bumps on the hand are used in palmistry.
  • By parakeets picking up tarot cards, parrot astrology
  • Origami is a popular medium for fortune-telling games.
  • Pendulum reading: using an object hanging and tracking its motions.
  • Pyromancy: using fire as a medium.
  • Rhabdomancy is rod-based divination.
  • using runes for runecasting or runic divination.
  • By gazing into or into reflected objects, or scrying.
  • Planchette or talking board for a spirit board.
  • Taromancy: Tarot card use is a sort of cartomancy.
  • Using coffee or tea grounds for tasseography or tasseomancy.

What do the two diamonds mean?

A contract bridge convention known as “Multi coloured 2 diamonds,” or simply “Multi,” requires that the opening offer of “2” reveal a variety of potential hands. A weak-two bid in a major suit is always included in these, and the additional meaning might be a powerful balanced hand (often 2021 high card points) or a 2022 three suiter.