First you need to buy a Tarot deck that has pictures that resonate with you. After purchasing the deck it’s a good idea to place it under your pillow for 2-3 days to absorb your energies. After 2-3 days count the cards and make sure you have 78 or 79 depending on the deck. Then shuffle and shuffle more to really mix up the cards. Many folks don’t like reading reversed (or upside down) cards so you can shuffle in a way to make sure the cards end up standing straight up. I myself, only read reversed cards if they happen to come out that way. The reason I do that is because there are already enough negative cards, you don’t need to add even more negative cards to a reading.
Your First 3-Card Spread
You are now able to set out the 3-card spread. The past, the present, and the future and after you’ve mastered that you can go to the Celtic Cross—there are many versions of this and I came up with my own way of spreading the cards in the Celtic Cross on accident, but it works for me. What works for one might not work for another so experiment until you get it right—there are no wrong ways with Tarot the cards talk so to speak.
Mastering the Tarot Takes Time
Tarot is an art and reading and interpreting the cards takes years and years of practice. But once you learn the cards you can read for anybody. Personally, I’m clairvoyant, but I start all my readings with Tarot as it helps me to connect quicker with an individual. The best way to start with Tarot and the interpretations (besides reading books) is to consider the pictures and your first instinct with what you see is usually the correct interpretation (depending on the question). Tarot is a gift and it is full of beautiful imagery. The deck I constantly go back to (and I have numerous decks) is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. It’s the best to start with if you do not resonate with any other deck!