Basic Tarot Etiquette For BEGINNERS
18 February 2021
As a beginning Tarot reader, it can be hard to know where to begin. The deck feels overwhelming and you want to know exactly what to do with it. How are you supposed to know where to begin? In this new era of digital, Tarot is more accessible than ever.
However this is a few mistakes I've seen beginners make and would love to send positive advise your way to help smoothen your journey,
1.Trying Complicated Spreads
The Celtic Cross is a very powerful spread. However, it's not for beginners. This spread requires you to know each card inside and out and be able to find the meaning in the spreads without searching for it. Most importantly not all questions need a 10 card spread to answer. For my students I always tell them to start with one card and work up to the random three card spread.
2.Asking Yes/No Questions
Lets take a step back, and think if you would ask a friend for advise. You would probably word the question in a more open end method. Its the same for tarot, we need to walk through the steps and process to get to a conclusion. Please note that some answers in life are black and white but most of the time its grey. So all beginners should appraoch the one card reading with focus on the energy than trying to extract a Yes or No answer.
3. Timing an action/answer
Here's the truth tracking timing is very complicated. It takes a lot of experince. And even then there are many actions that can prevent the future from happening as it should. Then there is also the technical method of reading time, each tarot reader will read time different. For mee I have three different ways to read time depending on the reading experince and the question.
4.Reading for important events when you don't understand the cards
Here's the truth unless you were super lucky to find a metor that was able to teach you to read the symbols of the cards in an afternoon. You'll probably need to look up the meaning of the cards every now and then. Its a learning process that takes time. I advise against doing readings for important events. The problem is when unfamiliar agressive cards appear, it can be unnerving and counterproductive espcially if you didn't take the time to understand the meanings and keywords of the cards.
5.Auditing new deck and reading booklet
This is the mistake that I wish someone had told mee. When you get a new deck always read the booklet and see how it varies from the classic Rider-Waite Deck. Then you need to audit the deck of your compatability by asking questions.