Using Tarot Cards at home can seem like a difficult task, but with a little understanding of the deck and how to deal spreads, anyone can learn about their life through Tarot.
There are 78 cards in the Tarot deck: 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana are important cards that represent our personal progress on a wider scale, such as major fateful events in our lives, and people who personify a quality or archetype to you. The
Minor Arcana cards represent the events, energies, thoughts, behaviors and people that come in and out of our lives on a daily basis.
USE YOUR INTUITION:
One doesn’t need to know the literal meaning of every card in the deck in order to make sense of the Tarot. Using your intuition is one of the best ways to interpret cards for yourself and for others. There are strong symbols on each card, and by focusing on the card’s elements, symbols, people, numbers, colors, activities and energies, your intuition will guide you to the meaning of that card in it’s position, and how it relates to the question at hand. The Tarot represents your journey in the context of the question you ask.
Many people like to use the Tarot as a relationship guide and tool. All relationships are complex and unique, and often go through different phases at different times. Not only can Tarot help you find understanding in your romantic relationships, you can also learn about friendships, family relationships, work relationships, and also just as important, your relationship to yourself through a relationship spread!
TRY THIS AT HOME:
The Relationship Spread (Major Arcana only)
This spread represents the major functions of your current relationship. It can shed light on it’s positive qualities, as well as things to work on. It is used with only the Major Arcana cards, so separate the deck beforehand. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and shuffle the cards with the person and your relationship in mind. Ask for your higher intuition to help you understand and intuit the card’s meanings.
Card 1: The relationship’s current energy
Card 2: Communication in your relationship
Card 3: Your relationship’s greatest strength
Card 4: Your relationship’s weakness
Card 5: The reality of your relationship
Card 6: Your relationship’s passion
Card 7: The key to the relationship’s future
Sample Relationship Spread:
Card 1: The Hanged Man – The relationship is going through a change, is at a crossroads, or is becoming static.
Card 2: Strength – You and your partner communicate with each other well, and are honest in your discussions.
Card 3: The Magician – Your relationship’s strength comes in your awareness of who each other truly is, and the drive to maintain it through communication and action.
Card 4: The Fool – Weakness forms in your relationship due to impulsiveness, blindness or avoidance.
Card 5: The High Priestess – This card represents secrets, or the unknown; it is possible you or your partner is living in illusion, or refuses to face reality.
Card 6: The Chariot – Your relationship finds it’s passion through your strong desires, and your willpower to succeed emotionally and physically.
Card 7: Justice – The key to your relationship’s future is remaining balanced, staying fair and honest to each other, and taking responsibility for your actions within it.