Hi and welcome to Tarot Card Mastery! If you’re struggling to learn – and remember – the tarot card meanings, you’re in the right place!
My name is Angie Green and like you, I struggled to learn the tarot card meanings and use tarot in my daily life for YEARS. It wasn’t until I gave up on doing what I was “supposed to do” that I was able to throw away the rules and finally learn the cards.
I use the tarot every single day to gain a deeper understanding of myself, my problems, and the world around me. My goal is to help you get to a place where you can confidently read the tarot using your own deep knowledge of yourself and the cards.
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If you’re new to tarot, then you might be as overwhelmed as I was when I started. Remember – there’s no right or wrong way to learn or read tarot. There’s only YOUR way.
Keep reading for my Step-by-Step guide for learning how to read the cards…
Get a good tarot deck. I strongly recommend a deck like the Rider-Waite deck from U.S. Games or the Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot deck, which is based off the same traditional images in the Rider-Waite deck. I personally prefer the images on the Llewellyn’s Classic deck, but the U.S. Games Rider-Waite deck is more popular.
Get a disposable tarot deck. This can be a second copy of your “main” deck or you can photocopy your tarot deck onto cardstock and use that.
You’ll want to have a deck you can write on, color all over, take notes with, and generally treat like flashcards. You’ll destroy this deck in the process of making it yours, so don’t choose something “too beautiful” or too precious.
Once you have your decks, start by doing a Daily Draw, and recording what you learn in your tarot journal.
The idea is to pull a card each day asking something like, “What do I need to know about today?” (or whatever question feels right). You then interpret the card by looking at the visual symbols, using your intuition, or referring to reference material.
Then, the next day, before you pull a new card, you check in to see how the previous day’s Daily Draw and your reading of it played out. You can record these “reflections” in your tarot journal as well. Were you correct in how you interpreted this card? Did you miss anything? Did anything happen that will help you remember the story of the card when it shows up in your life again?
Using a tarot reference book or this listing of the tarot card meanings is not cheating! That’s how we all learn.
And remember – there’s no right or wrong way to use the tarot. The cards are tools that help you access your intuition. You can’t possibly do anything wrong when you use them.
As you’re learning, it really helps to join an online tarot challenge to kick-start your commitment and share what you’re learning. I’m highly partial to the (totally free) 7-Day Tarot Mastery Challenge. 🙂
When you join the 7-Day Tarot Mastery Challenge, you’ll spend 10 minutes every day with your tarot deck, exploring the tarot journaling prompts found in your daily email. The included printable PDF tarot journal pages will guide you as you use the tarot as a tool for creative self-discovery in your daily life.
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