Learning to Read the Tarot The Trump Cards Traditional Meanings See Below -
If you wish to learn the tarot the first thing you need to do is learn the simplest traditional meanings of the major or 'trump' tarot cards - Learn and understand these cards first and you will soon find your self doing meaningful 'just' trumps tarot readings - The 'trumps' cards are the more spiritual tarot cards and when used on their own are for the more serous readings
The Fool in a Tarot Reading
Means......Time to take a new path. You may have come to a 'cross
roads' and must now decide which path to take. The fool may also offer
some protection but you must be aware of pitfalls on the road ahead.
-The fool has no number and can take any place - any time!
The Magician in a Tarot
Reading Means.....The Magician is no1 and he stands for 'creation', the tools and the know how are there in front of the enquirer. The magician has only to find the opportunity to put his skills into use. The magician tarot card also has a slight of hand and a cuing that can; work against you Beware of smooth talkers and tricksters when the
Magician tarot card makes his appearance in a spread
Priestess in a Tarot Reading Means.....Look with-in and you may now find the answer to that which you seek. Some disappointment or 'lessons' may now be in store as the journey with-in can often be a painful one too. Hidden knowledge is often foretold when the High Priestess appears with-in a tarot card spread.
The Empress in a Tarot Reading Means.....Fertility,
expansion, and plenty - May now come your way. A good time to start a
new project happiness and fulfillment may now be yours: But beware all
those that stand out side of the empress's matriarchal 'clan'.
The Pope in a Tarot Reading Means.....The Sacred Marriage -
Relationships may be under a positive influence. May also indicate a new
or a choice of paths And also, a parting of the ways.(The Pope
may mean or signify a group and an inner circle).
The Lovers in a Tarot Reading Means....An
encounter with someone/something that brings joy. But may indicate that
something also has to change But always remember; when the lovers
tarot card appears in a spread that there are three people in the card
and three is an 'out of balance' number!
The Justice Card in a Tarot Reading
Means....Justice and a balancing of negative to positive behavior
will now take place. Events can now go either way - depending upon the
moral integrity of the subject. This card can mean an impending lawsuit
or legal procedures of some sort.
Your luck and
your life are about to change should you draw this most auspicious card
with-in your tarot spread General a positive card (but not always!)
New beginnings - opportunities and a change in luck A new cycle.
Who will dare to heal the savage beast? - Strength from with-in must always be measured and controlled No shows of bravado here or the wrong messages may be sent The fool must do now, what the fool must - Do now.
the hanged man appears in a spread your life may be put on hold and all
in your life may just hang for a wile. There may be a feeling of loss or
a need to make a sacrifice of some kind with this card. Actions will not
be the best option, wait and look with-in or wait and see.
This card is primary all about balance harmony and moderation. With the Temperance tarot card in your spread you must now get the balance exactly right and you must now exercise moderation with in all of your actions.
The Devil card when it appears in your spread may indicate a tie or a 'bondage' to someone through circumstance. The devil tarot cards appearance is getting you in touch with your more base instincts This card has mostly to do with sex, money, power and control. You may now feel locked into this course or you may feel out of control. The devil card is at best, a stark warning!`
Do not try to hang on when the Tower tarot card appears with-in a spread. You must let go and let the Pluto card take its coarse of action. Changes of a negative, a positive or of a mixed nature are now taking place. Get your life in order - Change your planes if need be But be prepared - for all that the Tower touches will be swept away!
The Star tarot card is affectionately called the wish card. All you wish for or deeply desire may now come to fruition. A word of warning though be car full what you wish for: A positive and fruitful tarot card on the face of it.
The moon in some spreads may bring on an inner kind of depression, though not often severe. All will not be clear with-in the light of the moon, deception and wishful thinking may now cloud your out-look. Do not believe all that you are told and trust ultimately only on your inner guiding light and your feelings!
The Sun tarot card will bring joy and light in to any tarot spread. A sense of knowing or of realist ion often after a period of uncertainty or of doubt may now lift your spirits. The Sun brings a sense of joy illumination and creativity.
The Judgment tarot card brings a feeling of rising up in the most gentile way. Often following a period of lose, separation or isolation - Let the healing process begin with the card of dharma and a balancing of your actions here in this life now - Bodes well
signifies that the cycle is complete. The World tarot card indicates the
successful completion of the matter in hand. All will bond and come
together as one and a new door, a new path or a new plan will open up -
the journey ends and begins once more.
A simple exercise to start with would be to shuffle the
tarot cards (*keep the cards up-right while shuffling and shuffle them gently to you "feel" to stop - cut three times with your left hand and then take the cards from the top of the pack) and then to pull out just one card each day as your 'daily' tarot card giving you the flavor of the day. Remember when using the major cards daily you must take the meaning to be 'mundane' (every day events) and not to put too much meaning behind the card.
After a while try pulling two
tarot cards from the pack each day and practice blending or joining the two
tarot cards meanings together go with you feelings and what the images first represent to you, with in the confines of the meanings above. For more information and interesting tarot links please see -