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How To Choose Your Tarot Cards

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

People often ask this question and the answer is quite simple and maybe a little convoluted all at the same time. 🙂

You see, as a beginner, it’s a good idea to have a pack of Rider Waite cards just to learn the basics.

But all the cards from any pack will be, generally speaking, interpreted with the same meanings.

So the Ace of Cups with Egyptian symbology, or Greek cats, or garden fairies on it, will still have the same common meaning.

Having said that though, you’ll probably find some of the pictures and symbols will ‘speak’ to you more clearly than others.

And that’s why it’s good to buy whatever cards YOU feel drawn too.

However, most people are recommended, as a Tarot Card beginner, to start with the original Rider Waite pack of cards.

Which is why we’ve used them in our Tarot Reading foundation course – a course, which will help you get a solid start in card reading and allow you to, eventually, read any Tarot cards with confidence.

And after that, the choice of Tarot decks is totally yours…

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Basic Principles Of Tarot Reading

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Some people think that to be successful at reading the Tarot Cards you have to be psychic – well, that’s not really true…

…because you can be very successful without ever having a psychic bone in your body!

On the other hand though, being intuitive can be extremely helpful – it’s not at all compulsory, mind you, but it is very helpful.

So, what’s the difference between being psychic and being intuitive?

Glad you asked.

Here’s my: The difference between psychic’s or intuitive’s ‘in a nutshell’ explanation…

Psychic’s draw information from outside of themselves and intuitive’s know it from within.

Of course this nutshell description doesn’t apply in every case, because there’s obviously going to be some areas of overlap, but, in general, I think it works well enough.

So, what does this actually mean, in practical terms?

Well, if you’re sitting at your table doing a Tarot Card reading for someone, and you hear a little whisper in your ear giving you a crumb of information relating to your client (and, after the shock has worn off when you realise there’s nobody actually standing beside you 🙂 )…

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Tarot Spread A Super Easy Layout
For Newbies

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

So, you want to learn how to read the Tarot Cards?

Okay, let’s begin with looking at a very simple layout…

…because, whilst there are numerous tarot card spreads out there for you to use, I always think uncomplicated is best. 🙂

But please don’t forget, before you can analyze the particular layout of the cards in the right way, you should also be well-versed in their particular meanings too…

…then you can move on to connecting with them when they’re within a spread.

So, as soon as you become accustomed to each individual card begin playing around with them.

Many card readers start with an understanding of the Celtic Cross Spread. It is easy to use and lay out 🙂

But there’s no doubt that a very simple 3 card spread is an excellent solution to understanding how to read your Tarot cards in the beginning.

Now before you set about using the 3 card spread…

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