Although, Tarot card reading is usually done by psychic readers, you can also do it. All you need to do is to arm yourself with the right knowledge. You also need to be confident in your skills. To guide you here are tips on how to go about reading the cards.
Understand how the deck works
The Tarot deck contains 78 cards where 22 are major arcana while the rest are minor arcana. The cards have different meanings. For example, the Major arcana contain pictures that represent life and stages in life the one goes through. The cards here are meant to tell a story that one goes through in life.
Card in the minor arcana resemble the traditional deck of playing cards. The cards are in four suits that represent four elements: cups (water), swords (air), wands (fire), and pentacles (earth). The cards describe people, events, circumstances, and feelings that people encounter in life.
Be familiar with spreads
A Tarot spread is a pattern of cards or a configuration and this is what provides the framework for a tarot reading. You should note that each position of the tarot cards in the spread has a specific meaning.
For example, there are some positions that represent the past, others represent the present, and others represent the future. There are other positions that represent specific challenges, internal feelings, and external factors.
You should experiment with different spreads and for ideal results you should choose the ones that encourage your imagination and intuition.
Start with a three-card spread
When reading the cards you should start with a three-card spread. This spread is ideal for giving answers to uncomplicated questions thus ideal for beginners. The spread will help you in understanding whether a situation is past, future, or present. You will also know where you are at the moment and where you aspire to go.
Do the complex work
After completing the three-card spread you should now do the complex work. Here you need to first separate the Major Arcana from the minor Arcana. You should then create a spread by shuffling each set of cards and then write down impressions. You should then look at the pictures on the cards and identify what they suggest to you.
These are tips on how to go about reading tarot cards. You should remember that mastery of the subject takes practice and dedication; therefore, you should always work hard and you will definitely be good at it.