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Meanings for Tarot Cards
Are You Confused About the Meanings for Tarot Cards?
Well, then you are definitely not alone!
It can be really confusing to figure out the meanings for individual tarot cards, especially with so much conflicting information out there.
I have been reading tarot cards for over 30 years, and I know that I can help you get a clearer idea of how to interpret the meanings for tarot cards.
Which Meanings For Tarot Cards is Right?
How to figure it all out.
It doesn't matter if you are a tarot card beginner or someone who has been reading the cards for years. With so many different tarot decks, books and information available, figuring it all out can be really confusing.
I was reading tarot cards for years before I even realized there were different kinds of decks from the one I had. Then I started reading all these different books, that all had conflicting meanings for each card. I started second guessing everything that I thought I knew about tarot cards.
The more information I learned, the more confused I became. Soon my readings started to suffer. The more I "learned" the more inaccurate my readings became.
Then I realized that I had too much information. When I read the cards I found myself trying to sort out the dozens of possible meanings for each card abd trying to force those meanings into the reading instead of letting my intuition guide me to what the card actually meant.
One I realized that there were no "right" or "wrong" meanings for tarot cards, my readings became accurate again.
Why Are There So Many Different Meanings For Tarot Cards?
Why isn't there an easier explanation?
There are hundreds of different tarot card decks and even more books on the subject.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different and often conflicting meanings for tarot cards?
It is because reading the tarot cards is intuitive and everyone interprets the cards in their own unique and personal way.
Because the tarot is such an interesting subject and inspires creativity. Many people over the last 200 hundred years have designed their own tarot decks. Even more people than that have written books that reflect their own personal intuitive interpretations of the cards.
Now we have hundreds of tarot card books that all have similar yet conflicting meanings for each card.
Mystic Mama's Advice
For Tarot Card Beginners
If you are just starting to learn to read the tarot cards, then the very best advice that I can give you is to "keep it simple!"
Choose one method for learning the meanings for tarot cards and stick with it. Don't even look at the zillions of other books and stuff out there until you feel comfortable with the basic meanings of the cards.
Reading the tarot cards is more about intuition and learning to listen to your own "inner voice" than memorizing meanings for tarot cards
Develop your Intuition
Here are some excellent books to help you develop your intuition.
Sixth Sense - Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power
Intuition - Awakening Your Inner Guide
Intuition Workout - A Practical Guide to Discovering and Developing Your Inner Knowing
Awakening Intuition - Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing
Tarot Tips & Tricks
For learning the meanings for tarot cards
Really learning to read the tarot cards is more about feelings and intuition than memorization. Each tarot card can have a totally different meaning from one reading to another, depending on who you are reading the cards for.
The basic meanings for tarot cards that you find in the books are more like suggestions, than rules. Once you have the basic meanings memorized, the next step is to actually build a personal relationship with each card and create your own personal interpretation for each card.
There are a lot of different exercises that you can do to help facilitate that process. Meditation, journaling, rapid word association and the one card per day method can all help you develop a personal relationship with your tarot cards.
I personally use all of these methods from time to time, just to keep fresh and in tune with my cards. Especially if I get a new deck. I find that just as I may read the same particular card differently for different people, that I also read the same particular card differently for various decks.
Finding the right tarot learning system can make all the difference. I find that workbooks with learning exercises work the best.
The Tarot Workbook - A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering the Wisdom of the Cards
The Tarot According To You - A Workbook
Tarot for Your Self - A Workbook for Personal Transformation Second Edition
Rapid Word Association Exercise
The First Step For Beginners
This is always the very first exercise that I use with students when I teach a tarot class or workshop. It is also the first thing I do whenever I buy a new deck of tarot cards.
1.) Get a notebook and pen or pencil and write down the numbers 1-78, give each number at least one line.
2.) Take your deck of tarot cards and set it in front of you with the cards face down.
3.) Turn over the first card and write down the first thought that pops into your head. Then write down the name of that card.
4.) Do this for every card in the deck.
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When doing this exercise it is very important to quickly write down the very first thought that pops into your head, no matter how strange it may seem.
This can be difficult if you are already familiar with the basic meanings of each card, but you really have to put everything you already know in the back of your mind and just let your intuition take over.
When You are done you should have a list that looks something like this:
1.) heartache - 3 of swords
2.) playful fun - the fool
3.) freedom - Ace of wands
4.) wealthy - 9 of pentacles
When you are all done, go back and look at each card again and think about why that particular card gave you that particular thought.
I like to keep a notebook just for this tarot exercise. It's really fun to see how the same card can give you a totally different result on different days.
This exercise not only helps you get familiar with the cards, but it also helps you learn to trust your intuition.
If you compare your results with the meanings given for each card in just about ant tarot book, you will often see how close your first impression of each card is to the suggested meanings for each card.
This exercise teaches us to hear and trust our "inner voice" and helps us to do the same later when we are actually reading the tarot cards for someone else.
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