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Free Tarot Card Readings

Updated on July 29, 2013

The Cards

The Cards All Tell A Story
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Understanding the Tarot

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what the Tarot really is. Most people think it has something to do with dark magic or some thing equally sinister. It is nothing of the sort.

The tarot is essentially a set of cards which are used to guide you. There is no preset life that you must live. Every day you make decisions which will affect how the rest of your life plays out. What we do is that in times of difficulty we turn to the Tarot for guidance.

It is a way to connect with your higher self which is so much more in tune with the spiritual universe from which we all stem. We are sent signs in everyday life which we ignore, so when we want help it is difficult to know how to ask for it. This is where the tarot helps streamline things.

It is a guide. It does not predict the actual future, It only shows you what will be the possible future should you take a set of actions that you are contemplating. There is also a huge difference in the readings done by a professional and any person who is dabbling in the Tarot readings as a hobby.

So remember gettiing a free tarot reading is not always the best way to get introduced to the tarot. At the same time there are some automated online Tarot sites that offer tarot readings.

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The Tarot Reader

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Getting a Tarot Reading Done

The process of getting a live Tarot Reading is naturally very different from getting a Tarot online reading. Naturally you have to fix an appointment, but besides that there are a few things you can do to ensure a good reading.

First free your mind from any other doubts and fears that you may have. Relax with some deep breathing and remind yourself that nothing is binding and final. You are here for guidance which is just the same as getting advice from a friend. You may or may not decide to act on it.

Get to know your Tarot medium better as a person as it will make it easier for you to connect with her or him. There is no need to tell all your inner secrets or desires to this person. In fact some Tarot readings can be done without even revealing the question to the Tarot reader.

Ask about these techniques if you want to ensure full privacy, but such readings are open to many interpretations and the reader may not be able to give a very accurate reading. It is best to share the question with the psychic medium so as to avoid any ambiguity.

Learn Tarot

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Teach Yourself Tarot

The basics of the Tarot are availble on the internet should you choose to acquaint yourself with them. You can start with the two links that i have provided, but they are just the beginning in a very interesting journey.

Learning from a teacher is always the best thing for an esoteric science, but many of us will shy away from it. The cost of the course is just a small reason, we are actually unwilling to leave ourselves feeling so vulnerable with a stranger. I know I was not. I learnt from my aunt and still was reluctant to share parts of myself with her.

So it was easier for me to pick up books on Tarot and browse the net for resources. I must say initially it was very frsustrating as it was all hit or miss. The trial and error manner did pay off eventually, partly because I feel I was ready to recieve the knowledge. Anyway, today I regularly do Tarot Readings for friends and family and they say I'm quite good.

As with any esoteric science you can not take with out giving back, so I charge a single buck for my readings. That way both sides can relax and enjoy the reading without it being a financial strain. But the easiest thing to do is to get yourself a deck and start learning.

Tarot Decks

Angel Guidance Cards

For a while I had lost touch with who I was, and then by sheer coincidence an aunt of mine came into my life. She did a tarot reading for me with the Angel Guidance Cards that she happened to be carrying with her at that point of time. The card I drew was the Ocean. She told me it was time for me to get creative.

So taking a cue from that I decided to revisit my old hobby of creative writing. I thought I would write a book. Then I decided to make it a cook book, but it was getting blocked. So I decided to let the guidance come from the universe when it seemed fit.

Again a friend of mine introduced me to blogging. This was easier, just writing what I felt about. I began blogging and loved it. Then she told me there are people who have posts ghost written for them, and if I was interested I should freelance. Simple enough advice which I followed.

I discovered that at each step I got stuck the Tarot Cards would guide me. The modest success I enjoy today is in no small way because of the Tarot readings I do on a regular basis. Perhaps the best measure of its effectiveness is the fact that today I have friends asking me to do their Tarot Readings for them.

There are Angels waiting to guide us all the time. All we need to do is turn to them and ask. It has worked beautifully for me. I find that using a Tarot deck makes it easier to get the message from the Angels. Personally I use two decks - the Raider Waite and the Angel Guidance cards.

As long as you trust the cards and your guardian Angels you will get an accurate reading. So go ahead and speak to the universe that is waiting to hear from you. Ask for help that it is willing to give you, and see how the very quality of your life changes.

2013 Update

Its been a while since I wrote this hub and so I am now updating it. Since I began using the Tarot cards I have added another deck to my collection. The Daily Guidance and Raider Waite are still being used, but I have also got the Life Purpose deck now. That one is also from Doreen Virtue, who I find is an excellent guide.

Request a Free Tarot Reading

If you wish to get a free tarot card reading please contact me for details on my Tarot Reading site . I pick one request each month and do a free Tarot Reading for that person.So enter the monthly contest for a free reading by asking your question in the form provided on the site.

If you do not want to risk missing out on a reading and want one done, you can also get a Tarot Reading from me at Fiverr. (Its the second gig on the page.)


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      GwennyOh 5 years ago from LaLa Land

      Interesting article. It certainly is getting a lot of response. I see how it could easily inspire someone curious about Tarot reading to want to know more. Great job!

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Its been a while since I did a tarot hub, will write one soon.

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      jamila sahar 6 years ago

      awesome hub! i love the tarot and look forward to reading more of your hubs !

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Hi Ananya, I answered your question on the other hub. Hope that helps. All the best in your new venture

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      ananya 6 years ago

      hi cashmere iv been practicing tarot since past 4 years but never thought of taking it up professionally, though i do readings for my frenz & family & tarot has always been faithful in guiding them in the correct directio0n , can you guide me how can i start it up professionally

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      It is very true, the more you play with them, the better and more accurate your readings will be. Also they do connect with you, so its good to keep your set for yourself and not allow others to handle it.

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      waes-hael 6 years ago from The Netherlands

      Thanks for such a good hub.

      I use Tarot as a means of getting to know myself. What I've noticed that the Tarot cards started to really "speak" to me only after a number of months that I've played with them. Also, I notice that Tarot seems to reflect the mood in which I draw a card. If I am happy I oftentimes draw the Sun, Ten of Cups or similar happiness cards. If I feel somewhat gloomy I tend to draw much more grim cards. It's amazing how Tarot can reflect who we are inside!

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Well if you ever feel the need, get in touch.I take more than a single reading in the month when I have the time.

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      Peter Silva 6 years ago

      Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I do one free reading each month Mel.

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      mel 7 years ago

      is this free?

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you starvagrant and tarot experience. It is always good to consult the cards and get a tarot reading done before you make future plans. Gives you invaluable guidance and insight

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      tarotexperience 7 years ago

      Within the current economic uncertainty it is not surprising to see that tarot readings have increased. It is good to see this well written article which obviously reflects a true understanding of this subject

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      starvagrant 7 years ago from Missouri

      I would agree with you that Tarot represents a good tool as opposed to some mysterious force. Truth be told I've done multiple readings on a single question and received basic the same result, meaning the mind singles out what you need to know.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I'd be happy to Jewels!

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      Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

      Cashmere, I need guidance. Spread the cards for me.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Very true Lisa. The Tarot does improve one's own self greatly by the guidance received.

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      Free Tarot Card Readings 7 years ago

      I think the best thing about tarot is that it can be done by anybody. It's very easy to learn and get started with. And it's a great test of your own ability to challenge yourself.

      Wouldn't it be nice if more people did tarot? We would all be better for it. A lot more would get done in the area of helping one another.

      Thanks for the post, I like it.


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      Mary Christianson 7 years ago

      I'm glad you read it.

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      Carolyn 8 years ago

      Great article on the basics!!!! Tarot has changed my life:)

      The Tarot is a method for meditation, contemplation, clarification, spiritual development and problem solving. It enables us to tap into the collective unconscious and universal energy that often can not be accessed through our everyday experiences. They always offer a new outlook or perspective on the issues we face day to day.

      Best to you,


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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      I agree Angel, what previous generations accepted as natural is considered witchcraft today. They have forgotten the true healing nature of some substances.

      Thank you Carolyn, I visited your site. I'm not very clairvoyant, just learning to hone my skills.

      Tarot experience your site looks interesting too. Have never ordered my Tarot cards online though, I prefer to see them and feel the vibes they give me in person before I buy them.

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      tarotexperience 8 years ago from UK

      Brilliant and encourages new readers

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      Carolyn 8 years ago


      Well put! You make it all sound so easy. Yeah!

      Best to you,


      Fellow Tarot Reader

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      Angel Ward 8 years ago from Galveston, TX

      Thank you so much Cashmere. I know all the people around me misunderstand the pure nature of tarot because some have perverted its use for fun and games. I use it to help me meditate and write in code in my journals so that only I understand personal things. The intent for Tarot is good and even considered to be used by early saints. I have a real love for my deck and I wish the christian culture and family that I deeply love would see the truth...There are many things in the old testament that would be considered witchcraft now! LOL...putting salt in the Jordan river to represent God's healing power...that is called wiccan now, to use salt... The Urim and Thumim (articles used when the High Priest asked God's counsel for all Israel)..and the breast piece of decision covered with small objects,symbols to confirm the truth of oracles to others....etc is in the human to be one with the Spirit, but we are taught to deny its power....

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      I agree Dr Marie, after the first reading they realize its nothing strange or mysterious.

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      Dr. Marie 8 years ago

      Greetings Cashmere:

      I really enjoyed your Hub. I read Tarot Cards for folks and have found that some people are just scared of them. Fear of the unknown I guess. Any, thanks for a good read.

      Dr. Marie

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks blonde morticia for that insightful look into how much tarot has meant in your life.

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      BlondeMorticia 8 years ago from Grants Pass, Oregon, USA

      According to my research the Tarot cards go back to being put in Egyptian hieroglyphics, then traveled around until they go to Europe, and all over the world. The first 22 cards are the Major Arcana and are designed from the Jewish Biblical information about the stages we go through in our lives. The other 56 cards are the Minor Arcana and discuss the details of what might happen, in the Court cards like the Kings, Queens, Knights, Pages, who might be involved in our lives or affect our lives. Kings are older men, Queens older women, Knights Younger Men or Women, Pages, Messenger cards and even younger Men or Women. Those are the basics. I use the Robin Wood Tarot deck a Witches version of the basic Ryder Waite card deck, which is one designed by a lady, and one of the most widely used decks in the world. The Ryder Waite deck shows more details on the cards than the Robin Wood deck if you find books on how to read the Tarot. The favorite I'm using now is, "How To Read The Tarot," by Sylvia Abraham who is a very informed author. When I do go to a Metaphysical store I thumb through the book and see if I like the details, if it shows a picture of a card on it, as it helps you visualize, if it has Key Words or Phrases, as those will help you keep in mind, when you're reading for people, as you say, like for the 9 of Swords card for instance, "Oh Sleepless Nights? Having problems sleeping lately?" Kind of shows you even if you're reading it out of a book, you basically know the theme of each card. I have so many books, I can't memorize them all, but even though I read out of books, I still get impressions and tell people as I go, as it is a responsibility, to tell people the truth always. I read all cards upright, as the meanings come out even still, and I think reversed are so negative! I've been doing Tarot readings for my friends, family and myself for about 14 yrs. now, and I still read the answers out of the books, and choose which ones I like more at the time, usually a book that is more informative, like one that includes astrological information a bit in it, refers back to the Major Arcana cards numerologically, and as a connection to other cards, Etc. So hopefully that helps. I never charged for readings as I use books, and I've heard sleep with the deck under your pillow to learn it, and that didn't work for me. Ha ha ha.... So I just keep buying books, and using different ones, and I have predicted two pregnancies in my town, break ups, divorce issues, thefts, deaths (unfortunately), and the Death card can also stand for ends of situations, ends of a way of life, end of a current relationship, Etc. not just the end of a life, although in my life, in my family, it has stood for the death of my only brother, parents, and recently this year, my ex husband last month in October, and my Father this last March this year in 2009, so not pleasant there. Also I have predicted proposals, would be romances upcoming, spouses cheating on each other, Etc. So Tarot as books will tell you, is not a Parlor Game. I did hear of a friend in Morocco, who does play games with their Moroccan Fez deck, and there are a ton of decks, the best thing is buy the deck that calls to you, look at the sample deck, check out the cards, and if it seems like the one buy it. The Sylvia Abraham books use Ryder Waite decks as pictorial examples as in the How To Read The Tarot, so Ryder Waite is a good place to start. I also have Oracle cards, which are nothing like Tarot, but do predict things just the same. I have the Avalon Oracle which is exciting to me as I love King Arthur stuff, and it is about the Avalon Priestesses who could "part the mist to get to Avalon," and who had blue crescent moons and stars on their forehead, and the female author had that too, and I have a tattoo I had my ex tattoo on my left hand, as I used to write it in pen ink and decided to get it tattooed not knowing it was the sign of the Avalon Priestesses, so I was thrilled to find this out after buying the deck, needless to say! Well anyways I just joined here today, so hopefully that helps others also besides your wonderful Hub Cashmere! So that deck called to me for a reason. I read my own cards also. I start off with Avalon Oracle then go on to the Celtic Knot reading like you showed with the Robin Wood deck. I relax, put on witchy poo music, (I've been called a Natural Witch-but a good one lol), light incense, a candle, line up my crystal ball, and some sea salt, (for the for directions and elements)then I'm in the mood for magic in my life. You can also buy books about casting a protective circle around yourself or your friends to read, so as Fallen Angels won't disturb you in your relaxation mode, and it feels very warm and safe in one, I used to do that more often, not as much lately. But the four elements of course and directions are this:

      1) West-The Water-Ocean-A Chalice of Water/Dish/Crystal Ball

      2) South-The Fire-A Candle

      3) East-The Air-Incense

      4) North-The Earth-Sea Salt/Dirt/Plants

      Take care and have a good day, goodnight,


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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      let me know if you are serious about a reading. will be glad to do one for you.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Oh cashmere I am so glad and I think blessed that I found you. This is a subject which I am really interested in. At the moment I am in great trouble financially and i you don't mind I really like a reading.

      I met two readers in my life who were absolutely fantastic. One told me all my life and every bit came true. The other lady read my mother in 1945 or there about and she predicted, now sit tight, that NY a hugh building will be destroyed. I nearly fell off the chair when I saw it on 11 Sept 2001. She also predicted many other things ref to my mother. Ever since I belief you can see the future in Tarrot cards. Some people are gifted and very good.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      If you like elainevc, I could do a free reading for you online.

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      elainevc 8 years ago

      Never tried but I must say I am a little curious...

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      I know what you mean Dolores. The online course link that I have given, really helped me do my own readings.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Very well done, loved to have mine done!


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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Cashmere, this was well written and informative. I'd like to learn a little about the Tarot. I started to learn some years back, but stopped because I never got past the this-is-too-close-for-comfort stage.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      If you want more details let me know.

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm glad that I had read this and not go through with a Tarot reading?! To be honest, I didn't know what it is until I done more research.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Hi Mireille, I do more of my own readings than friends and family combined :)

      If you want a reading done, shoot me your questions.

      No I don't know how to play the game. Teach me?

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      Mireille G 8 years ago from Kansas

      Besides using the cards for reading people's fortune, do you also play the game? I like to play, but I don't have anyone here who knows how. Perhaps it is time for me to get a reading. Can you do a reading for yourself or is that not kosher for whatever reason?

      Nice hub, nice topic!

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      That's why the online guys are making so much money JamaGenee. There is total impersonal interaction and the cards still tell you what you need to know.

      I personally don't charge for my readings, as I believe I should just help friends out when they need guidance.

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      Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Glad to know I'm not the only one who had reservations about opening myself to a tarot reader.

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      cashmere 9 years ago from India

      Thanks richard

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      Richard Bivins 9 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I've always been curious about Tarot readings. This is an interesting hub.

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      cashmere 9 years ago from India

      I'll be posting more Hubs on Tarot jayb hope you will find them as interesting.

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      jayb23 9 years ago from India

      Iam interested in Tarot Card Reading, although I know about astrology and numerology. Good hub. Looking forward to read more of them

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      cashmere 9 years ago from India

      Hope it inspires you to take up the Tarot Candie

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      Candie V 9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Interesting lesson, Cashmere! Thanks!


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