How To Read Thoth Tarot Cards

The Thoth Tarot deck is quite beautiful, to be honest. The designs are just incredibly original and distinct from the majority of conventional Tarot cards. The deck looks still so fresh and contemporary, in my opinion, for something that was created in the 1940s.

Although it has its own aesthetic and themes, it is essentially a Tarot deck. There are some clear differences if you are familiar to the Rider-Waite deck.

How do Thoth Tarot cards work?

According to Aleister Crowley’s directions, Lady Frieda Harris painted the Thoth Tarot, a deck of cards used for divination. Crowley called this deck The Book of Thoth and published a book with the same name in 1944 that was meant to be used in conjunction with the deck.

How can I interpret tarot cards on my own?

How to Conduct Your Own Tarot Reading

  • First, make the space.
  • Step 2: Discover the question’s core.
  • Choose the layout in step three.
  • Step 4: Sort the cards and shuffle them.
  • Read the cards and tell the story in step five.
  • Answering your question is step six.

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.

What should you do initially while using a tarot deck?

What to Do First:

  • Get out your tarot deck.
  • The cards are in your hand.
  • “Knock or tap the pile of cards numerous times while holding them in your palm to disseminate your energy throughout the deck.
  • Shuffle the cards completely.
  • The cards are divided into three heaps, which are subsequently reassembled into one pile.

Is there a true Book of Thoth?

A short narrative from the Ptolemaic era in ancient Egypt called “Setne Khamwas and Naneferkaptah” or “Setne I” contains a fake Book of Thoth. The book, written by Thoth, contains two spells, one of which enables the reader to view the gods themselves through understanding the language of animals.

The book was said to have been locked up inside a number of boxes guarded by serpents and concealed at the bottom of the Nile at Coptos. The gods punished the Egyptian prince Neferkaptah for stealing the book from Thoth by killing his wife Ahwere and son Merab after he successfully fought the serpents and obtained it. Along with the text, Neferkaptah was entombed after committing suicide. Years later, despite resistance from Neferkaptah’s ghost, the story’s main character, Setne Khamwas (who was modeled after the real-life prince Khaemwaset), steals the book from his grave. After meeting this attractive woman, Setne is led to murder his children and humiliate himself in front of the pharaoh. Setne returns the book to Neferkaptah’s grave after realizing that this entire episode was really an illusion he and Neferkaptah concocted. The bodies of Neferkaptah’s wife and son are also discovered at his request, and Setne inters them in his tomb before sealing it.

The tale embodies Egyptian notion that knowledge of the gods is not for human possession.

When did Thoth Tarot have its start?

triumph was the release of The Book of Thoth (1944), in which he interpreted the new tarot deck he had created with artist Frieda Harris, known as the Thoth.

What is the Tarot’s most potent card?

The Fool is typically seen as a card from the Major Arcana when performing a tarot reading. Contrary to popular belief, the Fool does not fall under either category in tarot card games. Instead, the Fool serves a function that is distinct from both the simple suit cards and the trump cards. As a result, the Fool has no number assigned to it in the majority of tarot decks that were initially created for playing games. Although Waite assigns the Fool the number 0, in his book, the Fool is discussed between Judgment (number 20) and The World (number 21). The Tarocco Piemontese is the only traditional game deck that numbers the Fool 0. Since the 1930s, the corner index for the Fool in Tarot Nouveau decks has frequently been a black inverted mullet. The Fool is one of the most expensive cards in practically all tarot games.

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.

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!