A Guide to Learn the Basics of Reading Tarot Cards

A Guide to Learn the Basics of Reading Tarot Cards

Knowing how to read the Tarot cards may be both thrilling and intimidating, especially at first. Tarot is a resource that anybody may use to help them make better choices and conduct more powerful actions in their lives. While many novice Tarot readers lack confidence, you don't need to be a visionary, speak to fairies, or remember all 78 cards and their different meanings to study and interpret Tarot for yourself or others. There is an alternative. You'll be interpreting the Tarot like a professional in no time if you use your intuition and connect with your Soul's wisdom.

Read From the Heart, Not the Book

A book is an excellent resource but memorizing a Tarot card meaning won't take you very far. When you put far too much emphasis on remembering the meaning of every card, you risk turning off your instincts. When it comes to learning to read and comprehend the Tarot, your instinct is the most effective advisor you can have. Instead of reading from a book, practice reading from your heart.

Understand the simple fundamentals of Tarot Reading

The more you use a Tarot deck, the more acquainted you will get with its energy and significance. Nevertheless, there are common systems and characteristics that transcend decks and learning these systems is much simpler than memorizing all 78 card-deck and their handbook interpretations.


The numerals upon every card are established on numerological concepts. They symbolize a material and spiritual development process that starts with 1 and concludes with 9.

Number one, for instance, is about fresh starts, possibility, promise, and inspiration. The number nine represents fruition, achievement, completeness, fulfillment, generosity, charisma, aspiration, and the source of knowledge or inspiration. If multiple 9s appear in readings, it may indicate that the issue is approaching conclusion.

Suits & Elements

Comprehending the components (fire, water, air, and earth) that lie beneath the Minor Arcana Tarot Suits is a simple method to read your cards fast. These components form the Minor Arcana and provide a distinct kind of power to each Suit.

For instance, the component of water correlates to the Suit of Cups. Water is fluid, nimble, yet it is also strong and formative. It may be delicate and soft or strong and aggressive. 

It represents fluidity, sentiments and feelings, instinct, connections, restoration, and purification. The Suit of Cups, meanwhile, deals with the emotional plane of awareness and is linked with love, emotions, relations, and bonds.

Primary Symbolism 

As you can see, Tarot is full of symbolism. The symbolism's origin differs based on whatever deck you use, who developed it, and what their relationship is to each symbol, as well as their goals in putting symbolism in the cards. Symbolism from various religions may also be found. There's your relationship to the symbols you perceive. Trying to understand all of the symbolism may be daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

Learn how to read the cards

Now that you understand the fundamental principles underlying each card, you may apply what you've learned to your reads. Pay attention to the details easily accessible to you when reading each card. How does it make you feel? What thoughts come to mind? What else do you observe about the symbolism? What are the elements and numbers represented?

Examine the image. What is going on? What is the cause of this? What is the story's ethics? Then connect it to what you're going through. What might the card's narrative teach you regarding your life presently? What fresh knowledge can you pick up? And, maybe more significantly, what does the card represent for you and the scenario you're reading about? Believe in your instincts.

Make It Happen

Make Tarot a part of your daily routine. Experiment with each card and its meaning. Experiment with embodying the personalities shown on the cards. When we have a special attachment with our cards, we make room for our instincts to come into play. You may find personal instances of Tarot cards in your everyday life.

Which of the following cards best represents your day today? Which of the following cards describes your closest friend? Not every Tarot card is instantly relevant. For example, the Court Cards — we no longer have Pages and Knights, but you may play with the archetypes portrayed by such cards. Look for individuals who are exhibiting a fresh aspect of their personality. Is it possible that you are that individual?

Begin Tarot Reading

Starting is the greatest approach to study Tarot. Make time every day to practice reading the Tarot. I suggest beginning with one card each day. Daily, ask the Tarot, "What energy do I need to concentrate on today?" and consciously create that energy all through the day.

Alternatively, ask the Tarot, "What could I observe today?" and then compare your experience after the day to what you understand about the card you picked that day.

Making a note of the card you drew and what you observed about it each day may be extremely beneficial. What did your gut instinct tell you? What systems and symbolism did you realize? Make a note of it to think on later.