What is a good way to learn to read Tarot? I have this lovely deck but am stuck because I'm not entirely sure how to go about learning

arcanemysteries:

Shuffle your deck really really well.
Flip a card. Say what you see. Don’t think just say what you see. Don’t worry about reversals right now just say what you see in the card.
Pretend it is a movie scene. Draw another card, say what you see. Go through your whole deck.
Don’t be scared of being wrong. You cannot be wrong. There are no preordained rules that you must follow.

Here are some posts from my MASTER POST which you should bookmark!

How To Read Tarot Cards!

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Tarot Learning Tips
How To Read Tarot Card Combinations
Three Boxes Tarot Exercise

183 notes   •   October 19 2014, 09:40 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Divination Services from Readings by Shelby

readingsbyshelby:

Rules for Readings

  • On accuracy, remember that if you decide to do something different than the path you are on now, it could void the reading, thus rendering it inaccurate.
  • Consent is a big deal. I will not read for anyone who is not present for the reading and cannot give their consent.
  • If you ask a yes/no answer, I will still do the reading for you, but I will not tell you yes or no. The methods I use do not work with those types of questions.
  • I reserve the right to add rules as I see fit.
  • I will draw and read the cards for you. I am not responsible for your interpretations and your actions based on your interpretations you made.
  • Readings are for -entertainment purposes- only.

Types of Readings

Free readings: I will only be taking three free readings per day. These are free, one card readings. They are limited to one question per ask and do not include pictures. They may be private or public; anon readings are always public. If you wish for your reading to be private, please let me know, otherwise they will be public. Free readings are done in my spare time. I will try to get to them as soon as possible. I hold the right to deny a free reading for any reason. 

If you are pleased with your reading and wish to do so, you may donate using the donate button along the side to make a monetary donation.

Paid Readings: If you want a paid readings, please accompany your PayPal payment with which reading you want, your question or request for a general reading, and an email to which I may send your reading. In the email I send you, you will receive: an explanation of the spread and which position which cards are in, a detailed explanation of your reading, and a picture of your reading. If you prefer, I also offer my readings through Etsy.

The “Donate” button along the side, doubles as the payment button.

  • Antler Casting Reading - $8: Example | Feedback
    This reading is performed by casting antler slices with symbols onto a flat surface, which can be seen here. The up-facing tiles are read. This method is best for general questions and how things will go. It will not answer which deities are trying to contact you or what spirits are trying to tell you. This method looks simple, but takes a little bit longer to interpret and read.

  • Three Card Tarot Reading - $6:
    This reading is conducted by using a Tarot deck of my choice and a basic three card spread. The spreads best fitting for three cards are past/present/future and present/near future/far future- answering general questions.
    Sometimes more cards may be added, doing so does not affect the price.
    Decks that I may choose from include: Wild Unknown TarotShadowscapes TarotAnimal Wisdom Tarot, etc.

  • Directional Reading - $6: Example | Example | Feedback
    The Direction Readings is a three card spread. This spread provides a great snap shot of what has happened, what may happen, and where to focus. The two outside cards are the past and the future. In between them is the directional card, indicating which direction you should be focusing on.
    Sometimes more cards may be added, doing so does not affect the price.
    Decks that I may choose from include: Wild Unknown TarotShadowscapes TarotAnimal Wisdom Tarot, etc.

  • Looking for Love- $8: Example | Feedback
    This is a four card spread, designed to help prepare the you for a new relationship. Card One is who/what you should be looking for in a partner. Card Two tells what you can do to prepare for the relationship. Card Three crosses Card Two and represents possible obstacles that may come up in obtaining the relationship. Card Four is the best possible advice that can be given at the time of the reading.Sometimes more cards may be added, doing so does not affect the price.
    Decks that I may choose from include: Wild Unknown TarotShadowscapes TarotAnimal Wisdom Tarot, etc.

  • Six Card Tarot Reading - $12: Example | Example | Example + Feedback | Feedback
    This reading is conducted by using a Tarot deck of my choice and a six card spread. With the six card reading we can look ahead at the influences and possibilities for the coming year, give you insight into a job or career choice, choosing between two options, and where you should be focusing your energies on your path.
    Sometimes more cards may be added, doing so does not affect the price.
    Decks that I may choose from include: Wild Unknown TarotShadowscapes TarotAnimal Wisdom Tarot, etc.

  • Your Energy Reading - $12: Example | Feedback
    This reading is conducted by using a specific spread called “Your Energy” and using the Energy Oracle Cards (photo from triciabreidenthal.com). “Your Energy” is a six card spread designed to help you focus and develop your energies. The first card is the current state of your energies. The second and third cards tell where you should be focusing your energy. Cards four and five are potential block that may arise, preventing you from focusing your energy. The fourth card blocks the third card, the fifth card blocks the third card. The last card, six, is the outcome of focusing your energies as indicated in cards two and three.

  • What’s the Situation? - $16: Example
    "What’s the Situation?" is a spread consisting of eight cards and four positions. The first position describes the situation. The second indicates potential problems and challenges. The third position tells of advice that may be helpful at the time of the readings. The last position, number four, describes the outcome. Each position gets two cards, which helps to describe each of them better and give a little more insight into each.
    Sometimes more cards may be added, doing so does not affect the price.
    Decks that I may choose from include: Wild Unknown TarotShadowscapes TarotAnimal Wisdom Tarot, etc.
17 notes   •   October 19 2014, 09:20 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

hellboundwitch:

Here’s a spread I’ve been sitting on for awhile. I’m posting it now as a…gift? A thank you? I’m not sure. Technically, this is a draft of a spread, not the final version though…

But anyway, awhile ago, gullveig (♥ ♥ ♥) suggested a spread to realize one’s special talents. This is actually a very simplistic spread — don’t let the number of cards fool you.

Basically the left hand side of the spread is about talents you already have and the right hand side are about undiscovered talents. The 9th card in the middle is the glue that holds everything together.

Cards 1 and 3 are the already present talents. These may be things that you know you can do, but they may be things you haven’t fully explored yet and aren’t aware that you’d actually be really good at them, or things you don’t really think of as talents, but they are

Cards 2 and 4 are what you can do with that talent (Card 2 is for Card 1’s talent, Card 4 is for Card 3’s). You could, for example, use your talents to develop some new talent, which was my original idea. But it’s also a good way to see how you could be using your talents in ways you hadn’t thought of.

Cards 5 and 7 are new, unknown talents. Note that you may not necessarily be immediately brilliant at these things, but they’re areas that you should explore and would do well in.

Cards 6 and 8 are how you can develop those talents (Card 6 for Card 5’s talent, Card 8 for Card 7’s). I think these cards are particularly important because it’s one thing to be like “Huh, so I could be really good at this thing?” and another to actually know where to start in that area and what to do with it to get better. Those are the kind of answers you can find in these two cards.

Card 9 is how to bring these talents together — perhaps pointing to some new venture that can use your developing skillset. But, Card 9 can also be used to narrow your focus as well. If you’ve got a lot of different options thrown down, it can be overwhelming. So if you want, Card 9 can point to the area you should devote your attention to. I usually wait to deal until after I’ve read the other cards, so that I know which direction I want to take the card in.

I’ve been testing this spread since just before mid-July and I’m pretty happy with it. So now I’ll give it to you guys and hopefully you’ll like it as well! And of course any feedback is appreciated :D

875 notes   •   October 18 2014, 09:40 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

lunahour:

earl-grey-and-the-empress:

Trying to sort out my muddle of a life with some nice, solid grid spreads. 

I threw together a simple spread for thinking about the future of a relationship when things seem a bit iffy. It’s a 3x3 grid.

The first row is you, alone - this could be your strengths as a person, or how you imagine you’d fare without your SO

The second row is them, alone - similarly, their strengths as an individual, or how you’d imagine they’d fare without you.

The final row is us, together - what do you need to make it work? How do you imagine your relationship looking in the near future?

I have some other relationship-focused spreads in my head that I may share if they solidify

Love this! Reminds me how I have been meaning to give myself a reading as well. Love the journaling. :).

35 notes   •   October 18 2014, 09:20 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

wishbow:

I did a second printing of my Urban Divination Deck! This time it’s black ink on black paper and it totally sets the mood. As always, in the shop

202 notes   •   October 17 2014, 09:40 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

hellboundwitch:

The actual cards from the Harry Potter Tarot.

443 notes   •   October 17 2014, 09:20 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

forestferncreations:

My mother recently gifted me the tarot deck it seems I had been waiting for my whole life. I could not be more thrilled to have found one that speaks to me!

"The NØMAD Tarot Deck, illustrated by Jennifer Dranttel, is a lovely and modern interpretation of the ancient Tarot tradition. The full deck of 78 cards includes unique graphic navy-and-white illustrations of the 22 Major Arcana, as well as ‘pip’ cards for four suits of the Minor Arcana (interpreted in this deck as Fire, Water, Air, and Earth). The imagery draws from traditions of Alchemy, Herbal Medicine, Norse Runes and myths, and Animal Totem Symbolism to update the Tarot for today’s divinatory readings."

Here is the website if you are interested in it: http://www.shop-nomad.com/product/nomad-tarot-deck

1,088 notes   •   October 17 2014, 08:56 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
coffeeandtarot:

thequeenofteacups:

I just got Egypt Urnash’s Tarot of the Silicon Dawn in the mail today, and WOW is it gorgeous!  I knew it was beautiful from the pictures I’d seen, but I am completely blown away by seeing the full deck in person.  
I also love the depiction of the King of Cups as a submarine captain, intrepid and skillful.  The metaphor of the King of Cups as a sailor or ship’s captain occurred to me a few weeks ago, so I’m so excited to see it reflected here!  After all, if Kings are “mastery” (as I’ve sometimes heard), then mastery of the heart/emotions is about navigating through them with expert skill - not refusing to dip so much as a toe into them like the traditional Rider-Waite King.
This deck and I are gonna have some freakin’ great times together.

Every post I see about this deck makes me want it more and more…which is why it’s at the top of my wishlist, even before the Wild Unknown.So awesome. Can’t wait to see readings with it if you share!

coffeeandtarot:

thequeenofteacups:

I just got Egypt Urnash’s Tarot of the Silicon Dawn in the mail today, and WOW is it gorgeous!  I knew it was beautiful from the pictures I’d seen, but I am completely blown away by seeing the full deck in person.  

I also love the depiction of the King of Cups as a submarine captain, intrepid and skillful.  The metaphor of the King of Cups as a sailor or ship’s captain occurred to me a few weeks ago, so I’m so excited to see it reflected here!  After all, if Kings are “mastery” (as I’ve sometimes heard), then mastery of the heart/emotions is about navigating through them with expert skill - not refusing to dip so much as a toe into them like the traditional Rider-Waite King.

This deck and I are gonna have some freakin’ great times together.

Every post I see about this deck makes me want it more and more…which is why it’s at the top of my wishlist, even before the Wild Unknown.

So awesome. Can’t wait to see readings with it if you share!

39 notes   •   October 16 2014, 09:40 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#reblog   #dar-jeel-ing   #queue   

If in fact the Major Arcana shows us reality, then like reality, it will not confine itself to any particular human culture or system of beliefs.

 - Rachel Pollack, Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings
46 notes   •   October 16 2014, 09:20 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#reblog   #quotes   #tarot   #quote   #rachel pollack   #coffeeandtarot   #queue   

Tarot Card for the Day October 15

thetarotlady:

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Card for the Day: Ten of Pentacles - The successful fulfillment of a goal after a long journey.  Everything this coming together.  Celebrate your accomplishments!  This is also a good day to focus on community or long term security.  What measures are you taking to create a stable future for all?  Take good care of your family by planning ahead. 

37 notes   •   October 15 2014, 10:35 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE