Learning Tarot is one of the most sought after skills on the internet and there are many avenues open to the
prospective student. One method that is very popular involves working your way through your Tarot deck a
card at a time and spend a time frame with each. Write down what you think the meaning of the tarot card
is but not what you expect it to be. If you get a feeling about the card then this will stand you in good stead
so write it down.
Once you have passed through each card then get out a good Tarot guidebook (you must have one if you
have purchased a good tarot deck of cards). Iwould also recommend buying or borrowing a second tarot
guide book that is different from the first. Next work your way through the Tarot deck again using the
guidebook as a reference and source.After looking carefully at the picture on the card look at the
guidebook entry for that card. Write down the sentences that stand apart for you. Next look for an essential
word or two within each sentence you copy down. This latter step will help the meaning of each card stay in
your memory and function as a focus for recall of the card when reading live.
The next step is to compare similar cards from Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups the four Tarot Suits.
Look for what each suit card has in common and then where the main differences are. Do this for the Major
and MinorArcana writing down the similarities and differences for each card group.
Finally read about the Major and MinorArcana and understand the meanings of each group. Find out what
each suit and grouping symbolises and why they are in a particular order. Try and understand the
underlying theme behind each suit. Write this down and you must now have a detailed summary of card
meaning sand their duty individually and the suit they are in.
When doing a live reading you need to not refer to the guidebook at all but concentrate on the imagery of
drawn cards and the spread you are using. You need to then want to relate the cards to the situation at
hand, namely the problem the client is bringing to you. Use your intuition to focus on most important and
applicable aspects of the situation and problem.