Free guide

       to Tarot meanings

My advice, if you are new to or learning more about Tarot, is to use a simple colorful deck like Riders Waite Tarot deck or Celtic Tarot deck.
Get to know your cards very well, study the meanings but also read and feel what they mean
to you when looking at the pictures.

It’s like having a story book with no words only pictures to tell the story. When reading the cards, pay attention to what is jumping out to you in the picture, this is your intuition or the energies around you showing the true meaning for the person you are reading for.
I have given you a basic meaning for each card, but each card will have different values depending on where in the spread it is and what cards are around it. I will explain this in more detail in my book

”‘Inside Tarot’ the secrets to Tarot explained”.

 

Also in my book, I will talk you through a step by step guide on how to use your intuition, give you 20 do’s and don’ts when reading the Tarot, meanings of symbols within Tarot and examples of 3 spreads that I use successfully. As you become a more experienced reader you will start to trust your intuition. This process takes time, so ask people to be patient with you as you learn to read Tarot with intuition. If you need some extra guidance with this. You can book an appointment with me to discuss further development over Skype. I will also be running regular workshops, to help with this face to face. Keep visiting my web page/ facebook page/ or follow me on Twitter for updates on this.

About Tarot

Tarot is one of the popular methods of divination used today.
The exact origin of when and where it first started is still unproven,
but it is thought to have been used as a method of foretelling the
future in far spread countries all over the world, like ancient Egypt, China and India. There is proof however that the Tarot was used in Renaissance Europe in the 14th or 15th Century. The Tarot deck,
as it has always been, consists of 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The word: Arcana means secret or mysteries. I have chosen to work with The Rider Waite and Celtic
Tarot deck, for the purpose of teaching you about Tarot. There are many different decks of Tarot out there, some have very easy to read pictures on them which are bright and colourful and some are very dark and not so pleasant to read. When picking a Tarot deck for yourself, choose the ones that you feel most comfortable with.

The Minor Arcana cards are very similar to that of today’s
playing cards, in fact todays playing cards have derived from Tarot cards. The four suits in today’s playing cards are similar to the four suits in Tarot.

 

Hearts = Cups, Swords = Spades, Pentacles = Diamonds, Clubs = Wands.

 

Like today’s playing cards each suit of cards are numbered 1 – 10 but Tarot cards have four court (face) cards instead of three: Page, Knight, Queen and King. Each number and face card represents different meanings. (Please read the Tarot meaning page to read the meanings of each card).

 

The suits are also aligned to Astrology sun signs, which will be important when learning to read the cards.

 

Earth signs are: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo .
These earth signs are represented by the suit of Pentacles.

 

Air signs are: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra
These air signs are represented by the suit of Swords.

 

Water signs are:  Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio .
These water signs are represented by the suit of Cups.

 

Fire signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius .
These fire signs are represented by the suit of Wands.

 

The suit of Pentacles (Earth) are generally associated with money, material possessions, business, property and work. The court (King, Queen, Knight and page) cards are usually sensible and careful with money but generous, trustworthy, stable, practical
and down to earth. They are not generally overly emotional, but don’t tend to cope well with long periods of intense stress. Unfortunately
due to their need for financial security they often work long hours at work, which can often impinge on their mental health and family.
They are very tactile and nurturing people who have big hearts and love animals, family and children, they will always greet you to their home with a warm welcome.

 

The suit of Swords (Air) are generally associated with communication, swift action, courage and conflict. The Swords court cards are intelligent, quick thinking, funny, humanitarians and very talkative. They will want to tell you everything they are thinking and feeling. They have a fantastic zest for life and new ideas, however quite often change their minds the next week. They quite often will have a strong

love of books, movies and the dramatics of theatre. Anything that is a bit unusual will appeal to the Swords. The Swords can be easily offended, but don’t seem to realize that they often hurt others with their sharp tongues. You could be left feeling wounded for days after a sword has said something unpleasant – whilst they will have forgotten all about, as they will be charging ahead with their next goal/project.

 

Your guide

       to Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana cards are very similar to
that of today’s playing cards, in fact Pentacles. Today’s playing cards have derived from
Tarot cards. The four suits in today’s playing
cards are similar to the four suits in Tarot.

 

Hearts = cups, swords = spades,
pentacles = diamonds, Clubs = wands.

 

Like today’s playing cards each suit of cards are numbered 1 – 10 but the Tarot cards have four court (face) cards instead of three: Page, Knight, Queen and King. Each number and face card represents different meanings. (Please read the Tarot meaning page to learn the meanings of each card).

There is an upright meaning and a reversed meaning to each card.

The suits are also aligned to Astrology sun signs, which will be important when learning to read the cards.

Click the tarot cards for their meanings >

The suit of Cups (Water) is generally associated with love, romance, and affairs of the heart, family, friends, and creativeness.

The Cups court cards are very deep thinkers (waters run deep within). They love being creative, with music, art materials or with home/garden décor. Family are really important to them, they are very loving and giving, but not so good at receiving love. Cups are very intuitive and know when you need a hug. They tend to be very set in their ways, though and can be secretive about what they are really thinking and feeling. These are very complex people and emotions can run deep within them. They can hold a grudge far longer than is reasonable.

 

The suit of Wands (Fire) are associated with power, forcefulness, charging ahead and growth of ideas and business.

The Wand court cards are people who are always busy, sometimes juggling with many different projects at a time and they can take an immense amount of pressure, in fact they seem to thrive on it. They are warm, funny, generous, charismatic and full of life.
They can be brutally honest with their thoughts and often fail to
see others perspectives. They don’t seem to suffer fools gladly and sometimes their attitude is unforgiving. This keeps the milder mannered people at bay.

Earth signs are: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. These Earth signs are represented by the suit of Pentacles,

 

Air signs are: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra. These Air signs are represented by the suit of Swords.

 

Water signs are: Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. These Water signs are represented by the suit of Cups.

 

Fire signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These Fire signs are represented by the suit of Wands.

Click the tarot cards for their meanings >

 

Phone Maggie on: 07850 634470 or email: maggie@maggietarotguidance.com

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