Tarot reading is not any easy thing to do. In contrast to what many people think, it is something that is not just acquired, but is learned through time. It is something that one has to practice constantly in order to master the craft and be successful at making accurate tarot card readings.
In order to master the art of tarot card reading, it is imperative for one to follow that one main rule—listen to yourself, your heart, and your intuition. After that, the following steps have to be followed carefully.
1. Choosing your deck
There are dozens of kinds of tarot decks sold in the market today. It may be very confusing to choose for the beginner. There are the traditional decks, divination decks that are based on religious themes, cultural icons, angels, and animals. However, for one who has not really tried tarot reading yet, it may be best to stick to the traditional one; one that is not based on a theme. For those who have already experienced tarot reading, the card to be chosen should be the one where the reader is drawn to.
2. Shuffling, cutting, handling
Many people often have second thoughts or hesitations about the way they handle the tarot cards. This is because they fear that handling such cards the wrong way may interfere with the accuracy of the results of the cards. The best advice here is to do what the reader feels is right to do. Perhaps, to start the session, the deck may be shuffled 5 times, cut three times and the rest follow. However, many psychics and card readers have their own way of handling the cards. The important thing is for the reader to relax and focus on the issue. Negative and inaccurate results might be obtained if the reader is too conscious about mechanics and following strict procedures.
3. Storing your cards
Many psychics and tarot card readers are very particular with the way they store their cards. To many, this would even mean wrapping the cards in a soft and silky fabric then putting them in a mystical box. This is actually not imperative. There is no need to have a specific mystical wooden box. The thing is that the cards only have to be kept well and used well for it to work. The owner simply has to give it enough care by not putting the cards everywhere. By doing so, the card will “pick up” the reader’s vibes. However, if the silky cloth appeals to the beginner, then it may still be done.
4. Upright or Reversed
More often, reversed cards are used in most decks and in most readings. However, it is really up to the reader as to which he or she is more comfortable with. It may also be interesting to consider both the positive and the negative attributes of a deck.
5. Combining multiple spreads
Using multiple spreads in a tarot card reading is not necessary though it can really be helpful. Sometimes, using multiple spreads can help the reader get more accurate and specific answers.
6. A few words of advice
Trust is the keyword. Trust that your tarot card will provide you with the most honest answers. Trust also yourself and your intuition.
7. Don’t overdo it.
The tarot card will provide answers to questions. However, it should not be fully relied upon. It may be tempting to do so especially when all the answers are accurate. It should only serve as a guide and should not be allowed to control a person.
Tarot card reading has been around for so many years already because of the help and advice it can give to the seeker. Because of its popularity, one can also seek the online tarot card reading services.