The practice of tarot reading is one of the most popular forms of divination around and, with a wide variety of designs available on the market, it’s also incredibly accessible. To beginners, these 78 card decks can seem intimidating and overwhelming but becoming a reader is much simpler than you think! If you want to try out tarot reading for yourself, we have 3 easy tips on getting started!
1: Choose a Tarot Deck
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There are many different tarot decks out there to choose from. Some people find the classic Rider-Waite deck to be sufficient but, while there is beautiful imagery on each card, not everyone has the same tastes and you may find that you are pulled towards a different deck. This is absolutely fine! To get the most out of your readings, you need to choose a deck that resonates with you.
2: Get a Feel for the Cards
We suggest making yourself comfortable and brewing yourself a nice, warm cup of tea for this one (perhaps even one of our new Queen of Cups Blends, oh ho ho). Sit down with your deck and analyse the imagery on each card individually. Pay attention to any symbolism, thoughts and feelings that arise while immersing yourself in the artwork. Refer to the cards’ meanings in the guidebook that came with the deck. Take as much time as you need to really take in the energy of each card.
3: Practice Reading Daily
Include drawing a single card as part of your daily morning ritual. Simply sit with your deck, shuffle the cards and ask your deck whatever you would like to know such as “what do I need to know today?” and meditate on its insight. To build an even stronger connection with your cards, journal the cards you pull and reflect on its guidance at the end of each day.
Keep this up and you’ll feel more confident in your readings and energetically linked to your deck in no time!
Need a tarot deck? Check out our range here. PLUS every order made between the 4th and 31st of May 2022 will receive a free Tragic Tarot card! Simply scan the QR code on the back of the card to reveal your free reading <3
Written by Mel B, Tragic's Witchy Consultant.