Can You and Your Friends Read Your Own Tarot Accurately?

Going to a professional psychic may be one of the more exciting things that you’ll get to do, but it can have its issues. Since they are gifted at what they do, they can often end up costing a lot of money. Whether you’re going to go to your local magic shop or log into your favorite Tarot reading site, you’re going to have to throw some money down. Aside from money, it could just be intimidating to go to someone that you don’t know and ask a very intimate question. Something about your job, love life, or family life isn’t a normal topic for strangers to discuss. While a good psychic would never taunt you, it’s understandable that the first step toward trust is a hard one. So instead of doing it all at once, why not start off and do your readings at home? With your friends you can still manage a decent set of tarot cards and their interpretations will most likely make sense.

The Setup

"Arrange the cards in this exact way"

“Arrange the cards in this exact way”

Most average people don’t really know much about the Tarot other than the basics. Cards have meanings, there are spreads that you can use to divine something, and there’s something about concentrating to connect with the cards. When you buy (or receive) a tarot deck, make sure that it comes with a booklet that explains all of the different meanings from the cards. You can generally get a pretty decent idea about what each card means just by looking at it, but you’re not going to get a clear answer to your question without knowing as much as possible. After you’ve gotten the book handy, concentrate on your question while shuffling the cards. You’re mixing your energy into this reading and deck, so make sure to be serious about it.

The Layout

"As you are beginners, so start with a simple spread"

“As you are beginners, so start with a simple spread”

Don’t try to get crazy and do a huge layout that tells you about the next year ahead. Keep it simple when you’re doing your Tarot readings with your friends. You’re a group of beginners, so for everyone you should be using a simple spread. A Situation card with three cards underneath (Interpretation, What to Do About It, and Perspective) going from left to right will answer almost all basic inquiries. Lay these face down (mostly for effect, but also to keep from getting distracted). Then flip them over one-by-one. By sticking to this setup you’re going to gain confidence and fear professional consultation less.

The Telling

This is by far the hardest part for amateurs. Unfortunately you’re not going to be able to get a totally detailed reading, but if you keep your question in mind and use those three parts to decipher how the card relates to your issue, you’ll get enough. It’s really fun to see what you can come up with on your own. Plus, the card still tend to be very accurate and your friends will be amazed with how much they can find for an answer in such a simple spread with four cards.


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