Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do you feel about Tarot Cards?

Do you Believe?

Answer by Tango55
No. Each card have an standard meaning. You memorize each card and bang you are a Tarot card reader.

Answer by Hanna
I don’t believe them I guess cause I hear about so many people trying to do it. I think it all depends on your level of spirituality!!

Answer by hayabusalvr11
The cards themselves are merely a tool. The skill and ability of the reader is what matters.

If you’re considering having a reading, try to find someone reputable in your area. That may sound like an oxymoron, but not everyone is out to dupe others. There ARE those who believe in what they are doing.

My advice would be to check your local yellow pages under metaphysical. Avoid the ones who go by names like Princess Whatsit, Queen Mystica, or Cassandra. Look for Julies, Karens, etc. The less outer trappings, the better.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What are some tips to learning tarot cards?

Answer by Ishamael
Open mind is a must. Perseverance is another one. But parochiallyspeaking, start doing readings right away. You will be looking u the meaning in your books for awhile which will help you mmemorizethe basics. Do not be afraid, after some practice time, to follow your intuition. Also, try to look at each card carefully before you go to sleep. Some interesting ideas could arise from that.

Answer by tarot_realms
First read the book / booklet that came with the deck. Look at the pictures, see where they are coming up with those keywords or thoughts. Study picture symbolism, use your intuition.. visit sites and organizations that run teaching classes.. ask professional readers questions or find a mentor.. and practice practice practice.. then after all that, continue learning the cards by studying other systems that relate to the cards, such as, astrology, numerology, crystals, alchemy, etc. 🙂

Hope that helps

Answer by The Seer
well you got to be open minded. gotta be focused. well there’s always having the natural gift for it. being clairvoyant helps. just keep trying. it takes practice to get it

Answer by Jasmine Moon
Hi, I have been reading cards for 15 years now and here are some of the tips I give all beginners:

-throw out the book that came with the deck, the art of tarot is in how you interpret the cards.

-take each card, one a day is a great way to do this, and study it in depth. Look at the colors, the picture, the background, symbolism and emotion in each card. Read it like a story and meditate on what the card means to you. Getting to know the cards personally is very important.

-Don’t worry about spreads… the best way to read for a beginner is to just start pulling cards and reading them. Some times a past present and future 3 card draw is the best reading someone gets!

-if you have cards that fly out of the deck while you are shuffling, or you are drawn to very strongly.. then pull it out and read it! the card obviously wants to tell you something 🙂

-Find a way to personalize your deck and keep it working with your energy on it… a special bag or tie for it.. lots of shuffling.. keeping crystals around it.. how ever you wish to express yourself into them. I am currently working on a “color your own tarot” for this reason.

-Do not be stalled by a deck that doesn’t fit you… even the deck that features your favorite color and spirit animal and all that jazz can not call to someone and speak to the reader.. keep trying different decks till you find one that you are really comfortable with.. I have been using the same deck for 13 years now.. and its all old and worn now.. but man I couldn’t find a better one 🙂

Good luck!

ETA- start off with readings when ever you are comfortable. I would practice as much as possible and with people who are patient enough for you to sit and find the meaning. I would also make sure you feel comfortable with the person you are working there is no pressure.

Answer by vid
Well, a good book is a must. I often suggest to those starting out to get the book “Power Tarot” and the reason I suggest it is because there are several areas–love, work, finances, etc.–that the book has definitions on. However, after time you will learn that you have completely different or expanded meanings for the cards. You’ll most likely find that at least one card has a different meaning for you.

Also, you must be patient and keep practicing. Tarot is not something you’re going to master in a matter of days. It takes years of practice to become good at Tarot.

Answer by Jaderak
Read the book that comes with the deck, especially if there is a certain theme associated…understand the story or mythology associated with the deck. This is essential in understanding most decks.

Sit down and also write what you think about each card…what do you think it symbolizes? Write down one or a few key words for each card. Sometimes key phrases will help. Some people like to actually write down a key word on each card.

Read the tarot over and over, for yourself and others, to try and get a feel for the deck. Try more than one spread too, most people use the celtic cross spread, but it’s not for everyone.

Also, try and figure out the associations of the numbers of the numbered cards. What do 5’s generally depict? What do Aces mean? Also, try and understand what each suit represents. This may be different for each deck, so read the book. A lot of people don’t like reading the book, but I feel it’s important. Just don’t rely completely on it…the most important thing when interpreting symbols is getting a feel for what YOU think they mean, and sometimes you will get sudden Intuition that doesn’t have anything to do with the traditional meanings. Also, if your book is very small and doesn’t give a very detailed description of each card, try and get the book Pictorial Key the Tarot, which is for the Rider Waite Deck, which is what ‘most’ modern decks are based on.

Also try and just go through the entire deck when you feel more comfortable and try and say what each card is, and look it up to see how close you were.

Another thing, try and think of times in your life that you can relate to for each card…this will help you understand what each card means, and remember it. It can also help when your reading for others…you can give an example in your life how that card is significant.

Answer by SadharaSatguru

Eat, sleep, walk & talk them.

To truly learn them you have to dedicate to them, fine a deck that you really love & practice as much as you can.

You can join us if you wish, we have 5 tarot rooms & plenty of tarot folk to share with


Answer by Elaine M
The site is excellent.

Pick the STYLE of deck you want to learn. They break down into three major groups–

Rider Waite decks
Marseille Decks
Oracle decks.

Each reads a different way. Pick one and learn that type (the learntarot site is for the Rider Waite). Each card has a basic theme, and it hasl 6 or 7 meanings in reverse. The sequence also has a theme, which helps in learning the cards.

When you lay them in a spread, the position the cards are laid in also has meaning, which gives depth, but for the actual cards themselves, learn each one separately then how each compares to the card on both sides of it in the sequence it falls in in the deck.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Tarot Card Readers?

tarot card readers what is your favorite type of deck to use or brand of cards to use? and why? and where do you get them?

Answer by SNAP!
i don’t read cards, but i thought i’d tell you about a cool website…you can get your cards read for free….it’s ….they also sell all kinds of different decks….check it out, you’ll be able to look at all your different options

Answer by Radagast97
I hate using tarot cards.

I have never ever gotten a full house, straight, or a flush with a tarot card deck.

And do get me started on trying to play Bridge with them….

Answer by Tirya
This is going to sound dumb, but the deck I currently use the most and have the best connection with is the deck that came with the $ 4.99 “Tarot Kit” from Barnes and Noble. The book is worthless, but for some reason I’ve connected with the deck.

My favorite deck overall was an Ancestral Path deck that I lost due to various reasons.

Answer by TheMysticOne
My favorite deck is the deck of my own design, of course. But I do quite well -and enjoy using- the Universal Waite deck. The re-coloring of the standard Rider deck is superb. I also do past life readings, and for that I use the Sacred Circle deck for it’s depth and clarity. I want to get the Gilded tarot, though, as I am so attracted to it, and every time I see it, it seems to call out to me.

Answer by Rena B
My favorite cards are the Thoth deck. They are very powerful and accurate. I got them from a store in Colorado called Isis Books. I believe they have a website. You can buy Tarot cards at any Barnes and Noble Booksellers or Borders Bookstore. For a beginner, I recommend the Rider-Waite deck or the Marseille deck. If you go someplace with several decks to choose from, pick the one you feel most drawn to. Good luck, and happy hunting!

Answer by drampor
My favorite is Madame Endora’s fortune cards, they’re way cool!!! Most any deck will do though. I really like the Angel cards from Doreen Virtue as well. My Girlfriend has a lot of diferent types and I’ve made myself comfortable with most of them as well as all the books that explain some of the lesser known nuances. You get them from occult shops or book stores in any decently populated town or city. Take care.

Answer by Broken_upon_wheels
The thoth deck is good for a broad,deep ,reading but I like the vampire or green witch’s decks for the artwork.

Answer by Sid B
Favorite deck mythological tarot, because I have a good knowelege of the greek myths so know the stories behind the art.

Answer by rosevallie
The one deck to avoid at all costs is the Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Deck
he included some pretty perverse symbolism that skews the readings unless you are a strong personality that can overide it.

Answer by raven blackwing
Gothis tarot. Got it from on-line store.

Answer by BlueManticore
My fav deck is The Shakespearian Tarot Deck. I really like the artwork. Got it from an Amazon auction.

Answer by Nelly
I prefer the Rider Waite because I like the pictures. They help me to interpret the meaning easier. It was the first deack I learned with. And the one I get my best readings from. I got my first deck as a gift. I got replacement decks at Borders Books, including a mini pocket deck, a playing crad size deck, and extra large deck. I like the mini because I can easily carry it around with me.

Answer by psychic-junkie
I like the Hanson Roberts deck, the Robin Wood Tarot and the Connolly Tarot Deck, because their imagery works well for my readings. I don’t like the darker cards like Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, but each to their own.

The many different tarot decks available will all portray symbolic imagery which must then pass through your psychic senses and, given the context of the questions asked, bring forth a tarot card meaning that significantly answers your question.

I am a professional psychic and always have at least 4 different decks on the go at any one time. When a deck get’s a bit too well worn I buy a new deck (often from eBay). I prefer to work with as new a deck of cards as possible so the shuffle and deal smoothly and quickly. I usually sell my old decks on eBay too. Here’s a live RSS feed for Tarot Decks on eBay at the moment.

You can use this four minute video as a brief meditation on the tarot that, repeatedly viewed, will help you learn how to read tarot cards psychically.

Here is a free download demo for a great Tarot program. To keep the size of the demo manageable it contains the Rider/Waite deck, the actual program will have 10 complete decks. This Demo version of Tarot is a full working copy for 30 days. So you get 30 days to study meanings and spreads!

Answer by kara3967
I use the Unicorn deck. I was looking for a deck and one day when I was in Salem, this one called to me. It’s not one I would have selected for myself, but you can’t ignore that pull.

This deck is the one I used for a reading that really freaked me and the inquirent out. He had a question in mind and the answers I was giving him had nothing at all to do with it. Instead it was telling him of an impending betrayal by a very close person in his life. Nothing that was going on at the time would have lead him to even think about this, but sure enough within 2 months, the betrayal happened and it was his mother that did it. Needless to say, I now know that this deck is the one I should use for any reading I perform.

I do have a ferret deck that is a limited edition that I have tried to work with, but I don’t have very much success with it.

Answer by jetblackhairdownmyback
♥♪♦♫ I will tell you what I use that is a regular playing deck of card they are the most powerful cards that I have ever used they are on time and they are the most efficient deck of cards. ♥♪♦♫ I hope that I have helped you. ♥♪♦♫

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