When you learn how to perform a Tarot card reading for yourself you always have a tool available to help show you how to navigate your life and clarify your intentions. Whether you’re looking for love, chasing a new career, or simply interested in learning more about yourself, the Tarot is here to guide you.
That being said, you can’t always rely on others to read your Tarot for you. If you want to perform a tarot card reading for yourself, you’ll need to learn how to do it right.
In this post, we’ll teach you how to conduct a personal tarot reading and master the art of Tarot. Unleash your power, unleash your life.
How Do You Use Tarot Cards Yourself?
First, shuffle your deck with both hands.
You can perform a personal tarot reading by yourself if you have an understanding of how the cards work and what they mean to you personally.
To perform this kind of Tarot card reading for yourself – without any other assistance from others – start by shuffling your Tarot deck.
Then, simply lay out the Tarot cards in front of you and ask the deck a question.
Your question should be clear and open-ended. Don’t use phrases like, “Will I…” as they force you into a passive role in your future. Instead, try saying things like, “What is the best course of action for me to take?”
Allow yourself time and space to interpret the reading. Don’t rush it! Take your time and allow yourself to be open and honest with your interpretations. When you’re ready to proceed, start by looking at the cards one by one and interpreting their meaning.
Remember, Tarot cards can be interpreted in many different ways – trust your intuition when interpreting the cards, and you will be able to gain insight into yourself, your past, and your future.
Did you pull a Queen of Cups? A Two of Pentacles? What do your cards say?
This is your first step in understanding your future.
How Many Cards Do You Pull For a Tarot Reading?
If you perform a tarot card reading for yourself, the cards will usually be laid out in a cross-shaped pattern. This is called “the Celtic Cross” or the “four corners.” The most common layout of this configuration consists of ten pots, and each card represents one part of your life.
You can also use a three-card reading for past, present, and future.
The first card is the past, which represents what has happened in your life. The second card is for the present time and how you are currently feeling about yourself. Finally, the third card will be a prediction of where things may go from here.
You can perform different variations of this reading by only drawing three cards or adding more.
If you want to know about the week ahead, pull seven cards.
Decide which card represents each day of the week before turning the cards over and reading your results.
Explore The Benefits of a Personal Tarot Card Reading
Tarot card reading for yourself can be a great way to make your day-to-day life more manageable. It is an easy and accessible form of self-care that many people have found to provide valuable insight into their lives, relationships, or career questions.
By performing a personal Tarot card reading, you can gain insights into different aspects of your life that may be difficult to see on a daily basis. The Tarot cards provide reflections on how you are presenting yourself and what messages others might interpret from your words or actions.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to performing a personal tarot reading.
After all, there are always so many subtleties to appreciate in any deck. If you really want to delve into the Tarot symbolism I suggest reading Tarot by the Moon, by BY VICTORIA CONSTANTINO, or check out her article on using the Tarot for Guidance at Llewellyn.com Try a few ways and keep experimenting!
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