tarot card meanings

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Can anyone give me a good tip for memorizing the tarot cards meanings?

I’ve been practicing daily, but that’s a lot of cards to memorize and could use some help.

Answer by Kristy
I’ve been doing them for years and still need my book. It just takes time. Kinda feels like school huh.

Answer by bearlet3
tarot cards are a load of hogwash!

Answer by registrations001
Every card can have several meanings. Forget it – it takes years of working with tarot cards.

Answer by John E. Smokes
Mainworthy can paste a long-winded answer to this one, but only if his ego is coaxed.

Practice, practice and more practice.

Answer by vidamc2
yes here is a tip DON’T they are a tool of the devil and I would not mess with them There is nothing real about them
Just my opinion

Answer by misstressmars
I love to read the cards. If you lay them out face up in order and look at their meanings next to each other, you’ll start to see trends. For instence, The Cusp of Cups leans toward the relationship sides, and Wands toward business. It isn’t always the case, but it will help you learn many of them rather quickly. Then the reversed meaning is the opposite. Use your cards daily. AFter some time, you’ll know them well.

Answer by jacartamonkey
Just make it up as you go along!
Everyone else did.

I just love: A tool of the devil, but not “real”.
Which is it?
let me guess.. you aren’t in law school are you honey.

Answer by stikgirl
Stay away from them.They are forms of witchcraft and you are playing with the devil! GET AWAY FROM THEM!

Answer by Erin
My suggestion is to go day by day with each individual card, keeping your book handy. Each day take a different card and study it. Look at all the details in the card. What are your impressions based on the image? Maybe you can meditate on the card. When you have a solid impression in your mind, go to your book and read what the meaning is. How close to the book’s description are your impressions? If you were off from what the book is telling you, take another look at the card. Do your impressions change? If so, you may need to spend more time with the card to understand it’s meaning. If your impressions do not change after having read the description, then do not follow what the book says. If you spend enough time with them, you can form a relationship with your cards and the meanings of each card are personal to you, and therefore accurate for you.

Answer by dark_firmament
The meaning of cards is open to conjecture. One person will say that one card means this, another will say it means that. I have been reading for years and I still get stumped from time to time. All I can say is practice! sorry 🙁 It sounds terrible, but it’s true. I usually get that the kings and queens of any suit represent people rather than situations. Try the book below, it may help or see if a shop near you is holding a class .

Answer by seraphina75
I’ve been trying to do the same thing for years. Cards can have different meanings in different positions, so it’s almost impossible to keep the meanings straight. I keep my book handy and reference it as needed. It can be a pain, but it’s the easiest way, for me, personally, to do an accurate reading.

Ignore the hellfire and brimstone, they crave attention.

Answer by Joolz
It helps to write down the associations, there are very clear patterns to the cards. Seperate out the major arcana cards as they tell a story in their own right, so study them for a while.

Then look at the suits and their characteristics:
Pentacles/Earth.
All things of an earthly nature; health, physical body, career, money, possessions etc.

Swords/Air.
Mind, thoughts, ideas, intellect, mental clarity. Often symbolises difficulties.

Wands/Fire.
Action, will, drive, creativity and spirit.

Cups/Water.
Emotion, feeling, psychic ability, spiritual belief.

Some numbers show a trend throughout the suits. Five is always a negative number, where as six is always a positive card.

Generally it helps to go through each suit, number by number and write it all down as you go (writing it down helps it sink in better).

It’s worth getting a tarot pack with a clear story through out. The Mythic Tarot Deck by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene is good for this. They also do a book which correlates directly with that tarot deck, which should help understand the imagery.

Other than that, use them frequently and after a while you’ll find you need the books less and less.

Answer by Licinius
First off, the meanings that are traditionally ascribed to tarot cards are only the baseline for understanding what each card means. So, my first suggestion is that once you’ve read through whatever tarot book you’re reading then just toss it out.

Tarot is not something that is best approach by static meaning. It is a symbolic system that is highly open to interpretation (depending on the deck you’re using). Look at the images, and what do they evoke within you? Let your intuition be your guide.

The best thing to do would be to look at the cards as if it were a window. Visualize yourself in that space and then talk to the person who is in there. Let the presence of the card speak to you and let them tell you what you need to know. Additionally you can look at the minor arcana in sets by numbers. That will really open your eyes to some of the meanings in there.

Answer by hayabusalvr11
I too still have to refer back to my notes now and then. Some meanings stick better than others.

I wouldn’t let that worry you. As you give more readings, you’ll get better; it’ll just take time.

I don’t see any shame in having to have a reference handy.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Tarot Card interpretation – I asked “What is my Purpose in Life, and how will I fulfil it?” I got these cards-?

Does anyone know what they mean, or how to interpret them…?

Purpose:

Empress
Emperor
Chariot

How to fulfil purpose

10 cups
Ace of cups
3 wands
King of Cups

If there is anyone who know how to interpret spreads and the cards meanings as a whole, i would be really grateful if you could message, many thx
Thanks for your ‘constructive’ advice so far…..!! have you anything else to do?

Answer by My Evil Twin
Tarot cards are a fantasy designed to fool the foolish into believing they have some control over their destiny via a deck of mystical playing cards, which can be interpreted by a self-proclaimed “expert” … for a price.

There is no meaning, no interpretation. Write your own destiny via self-determination and the power of your own will.

Answer by drumsolo44
you are the empress. your task is to give all your money to the emperor, which, coincidentally, is me.

here is my bank account number. 8675309

send it in.

Answer by Republackan [♥]
I work with playing cards..not tarot..but ill give u my iterpretation

Purpose:

Youre the empress..and once you meet your emperor everything will come together. The guy you are meant to be with is your opposite.

How to fulfill purpose

Be personable and happy with what you have and marriage will come. Stick to your guns…and dont be easily swayed. Be strong wise, and communicate

Answer by _illyanna
The major arcana (Emperess, Emperor, Chariot) are things beyond your control. Things you might influence but not necessarily command by your will. Bare that in mind.

Emperess represents a female force of considerable power or hierarchy. Maybe Mom, maybe boss, who knows. If it was a 3 card spread I would view it as your past. If it was more than three cards involved I would need to know the layout you were using and how they were laid.

The Emperor represents a male force of considerable power. Maybe Dad, or boss, or maybe even lover/spouse. in a three card spread, I would call that your present.

The Chariot represents moving forces, maybe war or conflict or strife. Or on the otherside it can represent moving change or uncertainness since the battle has not been fought yet and has no known outcome. This would be the future in the 3 card spread.

If I were to interpret it based on the information here, I say in your past there was a female entity of some sort who had or has power over you. You are currently in a struggle with a male entity of some sort who sways their power over you which will lead to to some sort of conflict that has no definitive result. It is a very boring answer to your question. You have a life like everyone else and your purpose in life is the same as everyone else’s, to ask questions and seek answers.

Your 2nd question can not be answered at this time without more information. Sorry. Four cards is not a typical spread and can have many different reasons for the layout.

Cups generally mean love or happiness….aka contentment.
Wands generally mean power, knowledge, rulership, growth/renewal.

check the tarot deck you have, they usually come with a booklet that gives basic information. If it’s not there then seek out ye’ ol’ Bookstore and find a book that spells it out for ya’ until you understand the tarot better for your own more personal readings.

Answer by SadharaSatguru
MK1

Did any of these sets of cards have positions?

You can place your layouts in our forum for interpretation, link below.

Sadhara

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Meanings of Tarot Cards?

My mother in law just bought a deck of Tarot cards (Wheel of Fortune Deck) Now me and my sister in law are trying to do readings but we need to know what the cards meanings are

1 through 7 of swords
1 through 7 of wands
1 through 7 of cups
1 through 7 of stars.

Only answer if your sure of what they mean.
Well now I am pissed. Did I ask you to comment and give me your fucking opinions? No. So Garbage? That’s your opinion I was asking for a friend. And Uhh No I am not a witch and I am not trying to be one either. Not to mention that that’s a MOVIE. How would you document someone going to hell when you can’t see hell until your dead???? Someone spend their life being a couch potato and watching tv?

Answer by Thor is a loving God Too.
garbage

Edit: You asked the meaning of Tarot cards and I gave you an HONEST answer. They are utter “garbage” and it’s not my opinion, it’s the FACT that there is no evidence to support the idea of CARDBOARD and INK having “magical” powers. Pull your head out of your as$ , do you think the toy companies use “special” ink and cardboard? LOL. You might as well be using playing cards.

Answer by John Quill
All things have their likeness.

Answer by geessewereabove
Have you ever watched “The Lazarus Phenomenon”? it is on DVD and Free over the Internet. It is about Life after Death and Everyone that had been a Witch in their life on Earth go to hell burning in fire alone forever and have the extra punishment of having to eat themselves over and over. Is this your real want or aim?

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