Ensure when you start a tarot reading, you won't be interrupted. Peace and quiet are necessary as it allows you to tune in to your cards, angels, and guides to ensure an accurate reading.
Opening a window or using a sage stick to remove unwanted energy before reading is a positive way to start.
Holding the cards, ask your guides and angels to help provide a clear reading for yourself or your client.
Knocking three times on the tarot cards is known to release any energy from previous readings.
Shuffling & Cutting Cards
Take your time shuffling. Remain calm and ask your guides, angels, and the cards to relay clear messages to the questions that will be asked. You can ask as many questions as you feel necessary until you are happy you have received a clear answer, good or not as good as hoped.
You may like to offer your client to hold the deck, shuffle, or even pick several cards - this is optional.
After setting your intentions, begin shuffling. You may notice cards leap from the deck, pay attention to these cards and use these in your reading. Another way of choosing cards for readings is splitting the deck in half or piles of three. Place them on the table, then collect the individual piles back up differently from how they were laid out. Another option is to fan the cards out on the table face down left to right and pull the cards you feel most drawn to.
Laying Cards Out
Three Card Past, Present, Future
Card 1 - Past
Card 2 - Present
Card 3 - Future
The Star (6 Cards)
Card 1 - Changes in Life
Card 2 - Triggering the change
Card 3 - Action to take
Card 4 - Relationships
Card 5 - Outcome
Card 0 - Signifier - You
(start with this card)
Yes or No
Shuffle / Choose three cards you are drawn to. Yes is represented with positive cards, No is represented with negative cards.
Ten Card Celtic Cross (most popular)
Card 1 - Current Situation
Card 2 - Issues in Life
Card 3 - Best the can expect at present
Card 4 - Your question
Card 5 - The next event
Card 6 - Past events
Card 7 - How do you see yourself
Card 8 - Your environment/people in your life
Card 9 - Hopes and fears
Card 10 - Outcome
I hope you have enjoyed learning tarot readings through the six steps. Have fun choosing your decks, be warned; there are so many beautiful decks out there, you will most likely end up with quite a few 😆 There are also many oracle decks out there too that can be combined with tarot cards to increase an accurate outcome of each reading.
Wishing you lots of luck with your new hobby.
Sending love and light.