Modern Tarot for Beginners
When you think about a tarot reading, you might envision a smoky parlor with a mysterious tarot reader swathed in shawls and mystery. In our increasingly digital age, this is no longer the case. You can connect virtually with your tarot reader from the comfort of home or your favorite coffee shop with your cell phone handy. You can talk or text with a psychic anywhere you choose.
Once you’ve started your conversation talking or texting with your tarot reader, you can expect to start with a brief overview of how that practitioner works. Your reader may introduce you to the particular tarot deck that they use or explain some of the basics of tarot for beginners. Detailed, descriptive information about the cards and spread the reader is looking at can take the place of watching the reading in person.
Setting Your Intention
Before you connect with your reader, you should privately set your intention for the reading. Focus your thoughts. Bring to mind the feeling that you’d like to have at the end of the reading. This is typically a sense of peace, inspiration, or stability.
Addressing Your Question
At the beginning of your session, you can expect your tarot reader to ask if you have a particular question or topic that you’d like to address. Some common reasons to get a tarot card reading include:
- Finding inspiration when you feel stuck.
- Exploring a relationship.
- Deciding whether to take a new opportunity.
- Understanding how to plan for a major life change.
- Gaining insights for personal growth.
Revealing the Cards
Your tarot card reader will select a spread and reveal the cards one at a time. They will discuss what each card means in that particular position. Tarot cards are very complex, and they can convey several different messages. For example, the Fool can represent an individual with a carefree approach to life, an opportunity for travel, or a new start depending on where it appears.
Interpreting the Tarot
Once your tarot reader has revealed all the cards, they will begin to look at them as a whole. The meaning of a card may change based on the cards that appear around it. A king will carry masculine energy. If you pull multiple kings in your spread, this reinforces the masculine side of the issue, while pulling a king and queen together can indicate more balance. A skilled tarot reader will walk you through the many ways your cards build on one another to create a complete picture.
A tarot reading is a great way to look at life from a new angle. The cards tell a story that may illuminate future possibilities based on your current course. If you or someone else in the story changes that course, the outcome can change. Examining the tarot may help you decide how best to move forward.