Learn Tarot in a Few Basic Steps
Learning to read the Tarot is easier than you think. People tend to make it much more difficult than it really is. It really is not hard to learn to read the Tarot. The more consistent time you spend at learning to do psychic tarot readings, the sooner it will become automatic. You didn’t learn to tie your shoes overnight and it is much the same when learning how to read the Tarot. Be easy on yourself when taking on a project like this.
First you need a plan. Decide how much time you are willing to devote a few times per week. This will set the stage for learning just as if you were going out to take a class. Tarot is much like learning to play an instrument. I may seem like you’ll never get it, but you will as long as you stick with it. The more time you put in, the more proficient you will become.
To start, it is
important to get a basic Tarot deck like the Rider-Waite deck. The pictures are simple and the explanations are short and clear. While there are other decks, if you start with a good basic deck, it makes it easier to pick out another deck later on. Make it as easy as possible and use a standardized deck while you are learning.
I really recommend getting a good book like Idiot’s Guide To Tarot. The people who wrote it did a great job and really simplified what are the most important things
to focus on for the beginner. Not only do they have a great sense of humor, but they are masters at breaking down what you need to know at first. They make it interesting while you are learning and take the fear out of an otherwise complicated task.
Internet books stores are the most efficient way of purchasing a guide book and a new deck of cards. A used deck is not worth buying as they can be difficult to work with for two reasons. One, they can stick together and two, they have other people’s energy in them. You want a new deck to be clean, clear of other’s energy, crisp and eas
y to shuffle. They tend to be large and learning how to shuffle them efficiently can take practice if you are not used to it. Used books are fine to purchase. I’ve seen them as low as $2. New decks run anywhere from five to thirty dollars.
I recommend starting with a basic layout like the Celtic spread because it is widely used around the world. Once you have memorized this spread, it will be easy to move on to
some of the others.
When you first begin, I suggest taping four pieces of computer paper together to make a large rectangle. Then, using your guide book, write down each of the positions where you will be laying your cards and label them. Each position has a meaning and it is important to memorize this basic step before moving on. Once you have mastered and memorized each of the positions, the rest comes fairly easy.
It won’t take long for you to just automatically know what each position in the layout means, however, at first, make it easy on yourself and just draw them on a large piece of paper. Each new deck comes with a small booklet and bas
ic explanations for each card. I really recommend The Idiot’s Guide To Tarot. The information will be invaluable not only in the beginning but as you get further into the Tarot, this book can take you there. It is not only for beginners, and you can grow into a very proficient Tarot card reader using this well-written guide book. The information in it is excellent and they take the mystery out of learning the Tarot.
Our brain can only absorb so much information at one time and that is why I highly recommend just 20-30 minutes at each practice session in the beginning. Take it a little at a time until you have the meanings of each position in the layout memorized. Each time you practice will build on the last session until a
few months later, you will be able to do Tarot readings without the book. Once you feel you do not need the book for each card (only for reference once in a while) you will also find the added benefit of your psychic ability and how much it has improved.
Be kind to yourself and take it slow. Learning to read the Tarot is a process that cannot be rushed. Once you know the basic meanings to each of the 78 cards, you will be well on your way. You never know where it might lead. Plenty of people started out with an interest in the Tarot as a hobby and ended up making money doing psychic tarot readings.
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