How to Read Tarot Cards

Get started with Tarot, and learn to read Tarot with Bonnie Cehovet's How to Read Tarot Cards series for the Tarot beginner.

These five articles expand on the Tarot FAQ and help you easily begin reading with your cards.

Begin by introducing yourself to the journey with Tarot, then start using your Tarot deck and getting familiar with your cards. Find out how to perform a basic Tarot reading, and then learn a little more about court cards and reversals.

Begin Your Journey with Tarot

1. The Power of Tarot in Your Life

Beginning the journey with Tarot cards, and bringing the power of Tarot into your life.

"The 78 cards of the Tarot are magickal tools that we can all put to use in our lives, no matter what cultural, social or religious background we come from. The symbols of the Tarot are universal, representing archetypal qualities that we all experience in our lives."   READ MORE...

2. Learning the Tarot

How to get started with a Tarot deck and then get familiar with your Tarot cards.

"The Tarot is a very exciting tool of empowerment, but, as with anything else, you have to get to know it before you can use it with confidence. How do you develop that confidence? By getting to know the cards. "   READ MORE...

3. Simple Steps to Performing a Tarot Reading

An in-depth and step by step guide to performing a Tarot reading, from forming your question to interpreting the cards.

"So you sit down with your deck of choice. You may or may not have an idea of what you want to read for, or how you want to phrase your question. You may be at a loss as to which spread you want to work with, and you may truly be at a loss as to how to best interpret the spread once it is laid out. Time to take a deep breath, and exhale slowly. There is magick in the Tarot, but the key to unlocking that magick lies within the reader. "   READ MORE...

4. Court Cards in the Tarot

Bonnie's approachs for understanding the four Court cards, which can be the most challenging to interpret.

"Who are these people, and why are they popping up in my readings! Those were some of my first thoughts as a newly hatched reader. I had a distinctly adversarial relationship with the Court Cards, and had no real clue what to do with them, other than to try to quietly tiptoe past them. "   READ MORE...

5. Tarot Reversals

How to approach the most challenging and controversial - and optional - type of card interpretations: reversals.

"It is easy to define a reversed card as carrying the energy that is the exact opposite of the card in its upright position. This works, to a degree, but is not always true. This view also limits how a reversed card can be seen, and the role that it might play in a reading."   READ MORE...

Ready for more? Read through the Tarot Card Meanings, other Tarot articles in the Learn Tarot area, talk Tarot with others in the Tarot Forum, and look through the Tarot cards on Aeclectic Tarot.

How to Read Tarot Cards was originally published as Getting Started with Tarot and published on the Aeclectic Tarot.

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