Hi and welcome to Learn Tarot With Me! If you’re struggling to learn – and remember – the tarot card meanings, you’re in the right place!
My name is Angie Green and like you, I struggled to learn the tarot card meanings and use tarot in my daily life for YEARS. It wasn’t until I gave up on doing what I was “supposed to do” that I was able to throw away the rules and finally learn the cards.
I use the tarot every single day to gain a deeper understanding of myself, my problems, and the world around me. My goal is to help you get to a place where you can confidently read the tarot without help from books, resources, or anything outside of your own deep knowledge of yourself and the cards.
I don’t have all the answers – YOU do. There is no right or wrong way to learn (or use) the tarot. There’s only your way. I’m here to support you in finding the ways that work for you.
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If you’re new to tarot, then you might be as overwhelmed as I was when I started. Remember – there’s no right or wrong way to learn or read tarot. There’s only YOUR way.
Keep reading for my Step-by-Step guide for learning how to read the cards…
Get a good tarot deck. I strongly recommend a deck like the Rider-Waite deck from U.S. Games or the Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot deck, which is based off the same traditional images in the Rider-Waite deck. I personally prefer the images on the Llewellyn’s Classic deck, but the U.S. Games Rider-Waite deck is more popular.
Get a disposable tarot deck. This can be a second copy of your “main” deck, or you can photocopy your tarot deck onto cardstock and use that.
You’ll want to have a deck you can write on, color all over, take notes with, and generally treat like flashcards. You’ll destroy this deck in the process of making it yours, so don’t choose something “too beautiful” or too precious.
Once you have your decks, start by doing a Daily Draw, and recording what you learn. You can use an old notebook or a fancy tarot journal for this.
The idea is to pull a card each day asking something like, “What do I need to know about today?” (or whatever question feels right). You then interpret the card by looking at the visual symbols, using your intuition, or referring to reference material.
Then, the next day, before you pull a new card, you check in to see how the previous day’s Daily Draw and your reading of it played out. You can record these “reflections” in your tarot journal as well. Were you correct in how you interpreted this card? Did you miss anything? Did anything happen that will help you remember the ‘story’ of the card when it shows up in your life again?
Using a tarot reference book or this listing of the tarot card meanings is not cheating! That’s how we all learn.
And remember – there’s no right or wrong way to use the tarot. The cards are tools that help you access your intuition. You can’t possibly do anything wrong when you use them.
As you’re learning, it really helps to join an online tarot community to ask for help and share resources. I’m on Instagram (@learntarotwithme and #learntarot), and spend a lot of time in the private LTWM Facebook group.
It might take you awhile to find your tarot tribe, but don’t give up! I’m totally not into mystical New Agey bullshit, but I’ve been able to find some amazing communities of people who are tarot-friendly and awesome. You’ll find your people, too.
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