tarot card meanings

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do I memorize the meanings of cards in my Tarot deck?

I’m trying to learn how to do Tarot card readings but I find it challenging to memorize their meanings. Any tricks or hints?

Answer by Chris Ancor
Just do it. Even though it is a waste of time.

Answer by Praire Crone
Concentrate on one card at a time. Maybe do one card per day or something like that. Then work with them in groups of no more than two or three for a while until you feel comfortable working with them in the more complicated lay outs. Good luck. I love my tarot cards and collect specialized decks.

Answer by No Chance Without a Kiss
You can see the meaning in the symbolism.

Answer by PaulCyp
Once you reach the ripe old age of 8 years or so, you will realize that silly pictures on a deck of cards don’t have any “meaning”. Grow up!

Answer by Charlie
Since most people here are jerks and do not respect others with the exempt of one or two just write them down over an over

Answer by Alex Nero
Start by associating two or three words with each card,like “financial loss”,or “change of residence”.Once you do that,you can clarify the more unique characteristics in greater detail.Once the meaning matches up with the symbolism,you will make the association in your mind without thinking.

Answer by George
This is single most common mistake made by tarot beginners.

The shame is that every book on Tarot has a page for every card in the deck (all 78).
This is the authors own experiences with each card.
It is misleading, but it sells books!

Tarot card meanings are dynamic and fluid, they do not follow rigid set rules.

It’s a bit like the letters of the alphabet you learn at school, a,b,c,d,e,f…
Then later you learn how the letters combine together to make up words like the ones I’ve typed in here.
Tarot cards are like the letters.
You’ve got to learn to read the words, which is the cards combined into a single story, situation or possibility.

If you want to learn the a,b,c,d,e,f… of Tarot then learn to understand the elements and numerology of each card. Once you have a good understand of each cards symbolism then you can free your mind and let your intuition take over with reading the “words” of tarot.

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
You don’t.

You don’t need to memorize the traditional meanings if you understand WHY this card might mean X, Y or Z. Cards don’t usually mean the exact same thing twice anyways. It’s an interpretive art. If cards had set meanings, they would have them written on the card, not have those cool pictures that you have to interpret. Reading cards is not like reading a book, you need to use your intuitive mind to figure out the meaning.

One effective method of learning tarot is to journal. Go card-by-card through your deck in order and spend some time with each card. Study the image on the card and record your impressions. Break down the symbolism (out loud if you have to) and record what you think it means. Then get out your books… the guidebook that comes with the deck and any other book you have with tarot meanings (at least having one other book can be helpful. I recommend either “Tarot: Your Everyday Guide” bu Jenina Renee or “The Tarot Workbook” by Nevill Drury) and read through the entries while examining the picture on the card. Record whatever information seems important or relevant. When you are through with the deck, go back through your notes and study them… compile a short statement about the card, maybe a couple of sentences describing what you think it means… then see if you can break this down further into a keyword or two that describes the card… this will help the meanings you see by studying the cards stick in your head a little.
The next thing you might try is comparing the numbers. Take out all the aces and compare what they mean… the things they have in common will refer to the essential meaning of “ace” and the things that are different about them will refer to the essential meanings of each suit. Go on and do this with the twos, threes etc until you’ve gone through all the minor arcana. I found this to be extremely helpful, myself. Next find a reference for the “Journey of the Fool” and the story about the major arcana and why they are in that particular order and what they symbolize in our greater life’s journey. Journal about the Journey and how you feel about the major arcana… these things were all very helpful to me in my training.

The most important thing you’ll probably learn while studying the traditional meanings of the cards is that the traditional meanings are not the “real” meaning. As I was studying the cards, I was trying to learn the traditional meanings, but instead, I figured out how to get my own meaning from the cards. I think that’s more important.
-Scarlet

Answer by Tea
My advice would be to separate your deck into five piles: 1. The trump cards 2. The suit of Swords 3. The suit of Cups 4. The suit of Pentacles 5. The suit of Wands.

Randomly pick one card from each pile. These will be the 5 cards you will concentrate on learning and working with for now. Research their meanings in books, on the internet or even ask questions about these cards on tarot sites. Compare other people’s ideas about what those five cards mean…then decide what you think the card means for you and write it down on a piece of paper.

Once you feel comfortable with the general meaning of those 5 cards, set them aside in their own little pile and pull 5 more cards to work with. It may take you several days to feel comfortable with the meanings of those 5 cards or it may only take a few hours. Just feel it out for yourself and go at your own pace.

Keep doing this process until you’ve done it with all the cards, making sure to review the cards you’ve already learned at least once a day. You will come to a point where all you have left are trumps, so just work with trumps at that point.

Once you feel fairly comfortable with the meanings, start doing at least three readings a day (keep the piece of paper that has your card meanings written on it close by). Do readings for anyone you know who is willing to be supportive and patient with you. Don’t do readings for naysayers or rude people…they’ll only discourage you and make the process less fun. If you don’t have anyone to do readings for, then just do them for yourself or your cat or your goldfish, etc. You’d be surprised how much you can learn about your pet through tarot readings that you otherwise would not know.

After just two weeks of doing three readings a day, you’ll be surprised at how good and comfortable you’ve gotten at reading your cards. It really doesn’t take that long to learn the cards if you do it in a methodical and repetitive manner.

By the way, the reason I recommend learning a card from each suit instead of concentrating on one suit at a time is that it introduces variety to your learning experience and is less likely to cause you to get bored or burned out.

Most people have the hardest time learning the face cards and the aces…so spend a little extra time on those cards if you find yourself getting confused or stuck on them.

Answer by Wiki
A beginner should use a deck of classic tarot.

Indeed, the classical symbolism of the cards allows you to not have to memorize their meanings.

Example: the hermit.
The hermit has a lantern in his hand. And the lantern is the lantern that lights the “reality of the facts”. The symbol indicates the need to orient themselves with clarity. Also of course the hermit is the symbol of the need for time to pause, to reflect on their own.

For cards of wands, cups, coins, swords, is slightly more difficult, but not too much.

You have to use the numerology, for example odd cards indicate instability, even ones stability.
The number 2 is the couple.
3 is the perfect number.
etc…

To this you need to associate the symbology of the suit of the cards, for example, cups refer to love and creativity, are the cups of life. Coins are for earning. etc…

Good luck!
🙂

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : tarot reading -Knight of cups, 8 of cups and judgement card meanings?

I asked my cards if I would see/hang out with my guy friend and I drew these three cards. I don’t know their meaning together. Any tarot card readers care to help me?
I can’t call or text him..why I asked my cards. I use this for entertainment and I was curious. Ya um jesus christ..still waiting on him to come and judge me…so don’t waste your time.

Answer by Slave2Christ
tarot is the tool of satan you need to stop playing with it! put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ

Answer by Upasakha Jason
You know…it would have been easier just to call, text, or e-mail your friend and ask him.

That being said, The Knight of Cups is your friend. 8 of Cups is disappointment, and Judgment is finality.

Your guy friend will learn that you have been asking your tarot cards if he will hand out with you rather than him and be sorely disappointed in the lapse of judgment on your part.

Answer by K Zomo
Notice how God feels about these things, since you are in the religious section I will give a biblical response.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 ” There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah, and on account of these detestable things Jehovah your God is driving them away from before you.”

If you care to learn more please email me or check out the website below for further info.

Email: Reasoningfromthebible@yahoo.com
Website: www.watchtower.org

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Tarot card reading meanings?

If I have the moon, star, and the lovers card in my reading, what does it mean?

Answer by Slightly Amused 7th Account
Not good. Not good at all.

Answer by me
I would have to see how they are laying. It depends. Look it up.

Answer by LHOOQ
You marry a muslim and he burns your face off with acid.

Answer by Missme
Bad relationship. Fights over money.

Answer by Dubh G
Without actually seeing them, it is impossible to say.

While each card has it’s own meanings and qualifications, they can change, depending where they are, which way up they are, and what is near them.

On top of that, as much of the reading is intuitive, as is actual translation of the individual cards, so if the person who reads them, isn’t the person who laid them, the translation can be meaningless.

Then of course, if you are not using the full pack, the reading will be distorted anyway.

Answer by Web
depends of the order you got them, i read them the last as the first, the second as second and the first as the last. In this order, if it is moon, start and lovers it means :
uncertain about what u are referring to, than worryings, than indecision, otherwise, lovers, star, moon means passion, hope, a lot feelings and uncertainty.

Answer by Maralee Fox-Heins
Hello,

The answer will depend upon what your question was but just looking at this combination of cards points to a situation where you do not have all of the necessary information to make a truly informed and clear decision because there is a lot going on behind the scenes that you are not aware of. Also, be aware of wishful thinking.

Joy to you,
Maralee Fox-Heins
http://www.maraleefoxheins.com

“Find your own Tarot path soon because the longer you follow another’s way, the less likely you’ll ever find your own.” – MFH

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