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Understanding Tarot Cards Can Lead To A Better Understanding Of Yourself

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The idea of psychic readings seems pretty straight forward, but what about tarot card readings? The whole process of a tarot card reading can seem very confusing. If you're thinking about getting a reading or just interested in how the whole thing works, here's what it is all about, and what the specific cards could mean.

What a Tarot card reading is.

A Tarot card reading is typically done by a medium or psychic, but you don't need any "special powers" to be able to do a reading for someone. Anyone can learn how to read Tarot, it will just take a lot of practice and memory.

Tarot cards are a deck of cards with pictures, symbols, words and numbers painted or printed on them. You may think that they are used to tell you the future, but actually the cards are suppose to help you connect with your higher self.

That doesn't mean the cards won't tell anything about your future, but they are more likely to help you answer unanswered questions, and get you in touch with yourself.

Traditionally there are 78 cards in a deck but this can vary from deck to deck. There are many different variations of card decks. No deck is right or wrong because the types of cards, the suits and their meanings are the same, it's just the illustrations that vary greatly.

Decks are based on various themes such as nature, animals, fantasy, dragons and others. No matter what deck is used, it will work the same as long as whoever is doing your reading is very familiar with the deck being used.

The most common deck used in the US is the Rider-Waite-deck which was created in 1909 and was the only deck available in the US for a very long time.

During a reading, the person being read usually shuffles the deck. This is supposed to connect the individual with the cards for a better reading.

The reader then lays the cards; the meaning of the cards depends on what card it is, what cards it is layed with, the order and organization they are in, and whether they are right-side or upside down.

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