Free tarot reading with some of today’s wildest tarot decks and the top vintage decks. Learn about reading the cards on this site through their hidden symbolism. When you are ready to do a reading, select your cards and spread, and think of a question.
Tarot reading is a method of divination in which a reader uses a visual type of esoteric symbolism to help nudge repressed or subconscious awareness into conscious focus. The reader focuses on a question and draws a card to fill each position with the layout chosen to answer that question. Contrary to popular belief, it has little to do with prophetically seeing visions of the future.
As a tarot reader discovers more about themselves, new awareness can make it seem like the world around them has changed. Well-practised readers are sometimes thought to deliver psychic readings, but the magic lies in knowing the esoteric language of the cards. Typical tarot decks have 78 cards with five suits, which comprise the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana: the greater and lesser secrets.
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Readings with only Major Arcana and Minor Arcana are also available. This can help to focus one’s attention on learning the cards. One can learn to awaken their innate psychic abilities using Tarotsmith.com.
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How to Interpret Cards in Readings:
As a picture book of the macrocosm, having a deck of tarot cards is like holding the key to the world in the palm of one’s hand. When doing a reading, the symbolic imagery of the cards can be analysed in the same way that dreams are interpreted. Like a prophetic dream, what is focused upon in the cards during readings can set captives of the subconscious mind free, as in times intuition needs to inform one’s conscious awareness to focus upon something meaningful. Learning tarot is a great way to help transform psychic potential into psychic skill. Intuition gradually develops over time.
Reading can be used to help uncover and overcome subconscious distortion patterns that interfere with a person’s focus in life. At the core, we are creatures of emotion. Emotions are like thoughts, but they exist on a deeper level of consciousness that motivates conscious thought. If conscious thoughts are those of the rational mind, then emotions or unconscious thoughts represent a person’s consciousness on a deeper level: intuition. The interpretation of a reading can indicate more about subconscious patterns that may be hindering their progress in life, like following breadcrumbs that lead back to the source of a problem. How can one break free from an unknown barrier?
The methods on this site allow questions and concerns of every variety. A spread acts as the framework or template for a tarot card reading. Depending on which position a card appears in the layout, the aspects of that card adapt accordingly. Certain rules governing the interpretation of esoteric imagery should be observed. As with dream interpretation, these rules are pretty flexible, as they more or less depend upon a person’s intuition.
When someone begins reading, an excellent method is to focus on the question or concern they wish to address. The reader should hold this thought in mind, perhaps with eyes closed, to keep this in focus for a moment. To avoid corrupting readings with conscious thought, it is important to flush the mind before drawing any cards. The idea is to ‘blank out’ for just a moment, perhaps envisioning only the colour black or the colour white, to suddenly forget about the question. When initiating a reading in this unbiased, ‘clear’ frame of mind, it is safe to look at the cards drawn and consider how they apply to the question. This method can help someone who is struggling to understand their readings by stopping them from simply telling themselves what they want to hear. Divination is about locating hidden stumbling blocks to gain more control over life.
Not every tarot deck creator on this site has written lengthy comprehensive text card descriptions for readings because esoteric artists normally believe the messages should mostly be derived from symbolic imagery within the art. Too many words can sometimes corrupt a message, like a story lost in translation. The most important thing about interpreting readings is to ask: ‘What does this card mean to you? And what vibes do you get from its image?‘ With practice learning to trust intuition, the cards come to be understood in ways that words cannot describe.
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