There are many ways to practice reading tarot cards, but if you’re like me, you find it tough to read for other people.
Instead of embarrassing myself by getting stuck in the middle of a ‘real’ reading, I practice each week by pulling a 3-card spread for a pretend reading. I make up the question, the situation, and the story, but the spread is real.
If you’d like to join me, pull out your deck and let’s get started…
Practice Reading Tarot Cards With Me
Let’s pretend…one of your best friends has started a small business selling beaded and embroidered clothing, and she’s rented a booth at a local street fair and art market.
To draw in traffic, she asked you to give readings in a corner, charging whatever you like. During a slow moment, she asks you to read her cards, and this is her question…
I am juggling so many things, and I’m starting to feel burnt out! How do I get more energy, so I can do everything I want to do?
Here’s the cards, as they are laid out:
What Tarot Spread Do You Use?
Each week, for practice, I choose a different 3-card spread from this list. Feel free to use your favorite spread, or something different than me.
For this reading, I picked a 3-card spread with this interpretation:
- Card 1 – Opportunities
- Card 2 – Challenges
- Card 3 – The likely outcome
What Do You See?
I see one major arcana card (the Strength card – one of my favorites!), which indicates that this is an important question. I also see lots of leaves.
What Do You Feel?
I feel positive and happy with these cards. They seem friendly – they want to tell me a story.
Putting It All Together
Here’s what I would tell my friend…
You are being pulled in many different directions, and you are trying to do too much. Just because you can do anything doesn’t mean you can do everything – and certainly not all at once.
The challenge will be self-care and putting yourself first. To succeed at those things that are the most important to you, you’ll have to make some tough choices. And you’ll have to make sure that you are showing yourself as much love as you show to your family and others.
You need to be your first priority. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be in a strong position to do the work, with a slow and steady and sustainable energy.
What do you think? How would you have interpreted these cards?