meaning of tarot cards

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Do you believe that tarot cards interfere with natural energy?

Meaning that they attract negative energy into your life. Also what about using a pendulum to answer questions. Is this considered interfering?

Answer by akumaxkami
No, because each of these methods tap into the great Cosmic energy of all things and the energy within yourself. So it’s completely natural.

Answer by whydontyoutakeaseatoverthere
Yes I agree, completely natural. Like the huge dump I took this morning.

Answer by HappilyPagan
As someone else already said, they are simply a tool for you to use to focus the talent and energy that you already have. They are just as disruptive as using dining utensils to eat, or glasses to see if your own eyes don’t work properly.

Answer by Marquis de LaDeaux
No, these instruments merely give you a better idea of what you’re dealing with. It makes it easier to figure things out from your energies. They will not harm you.

Answer by SafĂżre
No! I’ve been reading the Tarot for many years, and they are nothing more than a tool. Same as a screwdriver. It can be useful to put a piece of Ikea together, or a weapon used to harm someone. Tarot cards are nothing more than a tool, to help people either see a situation in a different light, or maybe to shed light on another possible outcome that the querent may not even be aware of. But Tarot cards have no power in themselves.

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
Do you believe looking through a microscope at diseased tissue is interfering with the healing process? Do you think that birdwatching attracts negative energy?

Being observant and using your intuitive mind is not interfering with anything or attracting negative energy. It’s stretching a muscle that you have at your disposal. NOT doing it may even e more harful then doing it since you are ignoring signals you may be getting.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What does it mean if you do a tarot card reading and most of the cards come from the major arcana?

I did a reading the other day. I was doing a celtic cross reading and 5 of the 10 cards came from the major arcana. Does this have any significant meaning?

Answer by yyyyzz (wise)
Yes, if the reading was for someone else – important factors* to be considered. No, if you are reading your own – means nothing. Can’t read your own cards, you are very, very biased.

* major arcana’s are easier to interpret.

Answer by auntb93
One of the first things you should do in any reading is count the number of major arcana. If there are more major than court cards and pips put together, the reading is more a character analysis and less divinatory. If there are more major arcana and court cards put together than pips, it may be divinatory but pretty important. If the pips dominate, you are looking at a pretty directly divinatory reading.

Answer by Miss 6
When I was learning to read tarot the Major Arcana cards indicated that it was more immediate. I also agree with auntb93 the reading does become more of a character analysis

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How can I use regular cards as tarot cards?

What do the cards mean and what are some spreads I can use?
Thanks 🙂

Answer by auntb93
You can’t. There are fortune-telling schemes that involve regular poker decks, but they are not Tarot. It would be missing the Major Arcana, and would have three court cards (King, Queen, Jack) instead of four (King, Queen, Knight, Page or Princess).

So buy yourself a real Tarot deck if you want to learn Tarot.

Answer by thecityoftownsville_2000
Tarot cards are playing cards. One may play card games with Tarot cards as well as the conventional 52 card deck and one may also tell fortunes with both conventional playing cards and the Tarot.

Divination is possible with any deck of cards. Cartomancy is the name for a wide variety of card based divination which includes the use of conventional playing cards, Tarot cards, or purpose built oracle decks such as Angel cards. It is also possible to practice divination with dice or any other item capable of producing randomness. However it would not be correct to call a reading with conventional playing cards a “Tarot reading” To do a Tarot reading, by definition, one needs a Tarot deck. It is also a gross over-simplification to always equate Tarot with divination as that is not the only use nor is it the original use of Tarot cards. People also play games with Tarot cards.

Properly understood, the Tarot is essentially a variant deck of playing cards. Playing cards appeared in China long before Tarot cards. Shortly after the introduction of playing cards to Europe, the Tarot began to appear in northern Italy to be used for a card game similar to Bridge or Spades. The Tarot was not originally designed for divination. Not only was the Tarot originally designed for card playing, there are people today mostly in continental Europe playing card games with Tarot cards. The European Tarot cards for these games often differ in appearance from the type of Tarot cards used for divination. In recent years, the internet has made it possible for those outside Europe to discover actual card games played with Tarot cards.

Prior the use of Tarot for divination, people used the conventional playing card deck for cartomancy. The popular meanings often given to certain Tarot cards originated with the meanings often given to conventional playing cards. Whether one uses Tarot for game playing or for divination, the Tarot is still a variant deck of playing cards. Prior to the 1960’s it was actually much more common to use the conventional playing card deck for divination than it was to use the Tarot for this purpose.

Answer by Kel
There’s a method called the Gypsy method that uses regular cards as fortune-telling cards. (You’ll have to look it up, though)

Answer by KdS
There’s a book called The Cartomancer’s Key by Talia Felix, which has spreads and the method for reading with Playing Cards. Here’s the card meanings from the book:

HEARTS: indicate affection and contentment.

King.—A good-hearted, emotional person; melancholy and frustration.
Queen.—A loving and lovable person; devotion.
Jack.—A well-liked person, as a friend or relative; admiration and respect.
Nine.—The Wish Card. It is the sign of happiness and success.
Eight.—Material goods; also, friendliness.
Seven.—Lovesickness and similar distress.
Six.—Unexpected good luck.
Five.—Jealousy and envy.
Four.—A fortunate change of position.
Three.—A lack of prudence and tact.
Two.—A warm partnership.
Ace.—An introduction.

DIAMONDS: indicate financial concerns.

King.—A successful or wealthy person; success or wealth.
Queen.—A gold-digger; greed or flirtation.
Jack.—A fickle person; a matter that should not be relied upon.
Ten.—Prosperity and fulfilment.
Eight.—Material goods.
Seven.—Gossip, scandal, or arguments.
Five.—Unexpected but generally good news.
Four.—Fine living.
Three.—Renown, not necessarily positive.

CLUBS: indicate hard work and competition.

King.—A high-minded, honest person; wisdom and virtue.
Queen.—An intelligent, understanding person; confidence and help.
Jack.—A generous, trusty friend; a sure and dependable matter.
Nine.—Gain and achievement.
Eight.—Confusion and contention.
Six.—Investment or loss of money.
Five.—New things or people.
Four.—A warning against falsehood and double-dealing.
Ace.—Good news.

SPADES: indicate unhappiness and strife.

King.—An ambitious and ill-tempered person; wrath.
Queen.—A sad, unscrupulous person; desperation.
Jack.—A well-meaning, lazy person; shiftlessness.
Nine.—Trouble; illness, especially mental.
Seven.—Sorrow and loss.
Six.—Small changes; a minor stroke of luck.
Four.—Misfortune, but not lasting.
Three.—A journey.
Ace.—A terrible tragedy.

Answer by emilsignia
I have used regular cards as Tarot cards. Keep in mind, though, that it IS the same as Tarot cards, ONLY there are no Major Arcana, and no Knights. Everything else is the the same, including the Tarot meanings for its particular card.


Clubs are Wands
Hearts are Cups
Swords are Spades
Diamonds are Pentacles

Without the Major Arcana in them, the reading will seem very everyday and basic. “I see a tall dark man!”

I use The Bed You Lie In Spread. You draw four cards and put each corner under the others until it looks like a bed. Then you read them all together for a snapshot picture.

Have Fun!

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