How To Read Tarot: A Beginner’s Guide

The art of tarot is an ancient and often misunderstood practice.

Tarot Started As A Game, But Quickly Changed

Although the practice started as a game in 18th century France, tarot cards became a tool of divination. Perhaps, because their centuries of use gave them a mystical element.

There Are Two Types Of Tarot Cards

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana

22 major arcana cards reflect the driving forces and transformative events that shape our lives, as well as the universe at large.

Major Arcana


The minor arcana is made up of 56 cards in four different suits: Swords Wands/Staves) Coins/Disks) Cups

Minor Acrana

The Minor Arcana Suits Each Symbolize:

– Wands: Associated with fire, these cards represent creativity and conviction. – Coins: Associated with the earth, these cards signify material possessions or experiences. – Cups: Associated with water, these cards symbolize passion and emotions. – Swords: Associated with air, these cards express reason and dominance.

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Minor arcana cards signify the shades and tribulations of an individual’s experience.

In the 20th century, the Rider-Waite deck became the Western world’s most popular tarot set. It is the deck you most often see in movies and television shows.

Choosing a Tarot Deck


Read Tarot For Yourself!

Now is the right time for you to learn to read tarot. Don't wait until someone else gives you permission, just go for it!  Tarot can be a meditative exercise, a means of self-reflection, or simply a bit of mystical fun.

To learn more about what each tarot card means

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