Many people think that getting tarot cards readings are interesting and often rewarding experiences. There is not doubt among the people who believe in the tarot that these tarot cards readings are accurate and very helpful in helping them figure out which course of action they should take next or why certain things are happening. Tarot cards readings can be a very personal experience and if you are thinking of going to a tarot card reader, you should know a little bit about what to expect before you go.
Many people picture stereotypical fortune tellers when they picture having their tarot cards read. They picture dark rooms, tables shrouded in dark colored table cloths, candles and a woman with wild hair and bony fingers turning cards over and gasping dramatically. In reality, though, accurate and insightful tarot cards readings can happen just as easily in a brightly lit room, outside or anywhere. You can even get your cards read online, but those will not be nearly as accurate as the readings you can get from a live person.
When you have tarot cards read for you, the Reader will ask you to focus on a question or an issue that you need help with. Focus all of your energy on this question or issue while the Reader shuffles the cards. The Reader will then ask you to cut the cards. As you are cutting the cards, ask your question or state your issue out loud. This helps center the card Reader on you and what you are searching for.
Next, the Reader will lay out the cards any one of a number of tarot card spreads. The easiest spread, especially if you have never had a tarot card reading before (and are skeptical) is the three card spread. This spread has three cards—one for the past, one for the present and one that gives you guidance for the future. As the Reader deals each card they will tell you what that card represents and how its position plays into the general meaning of the card.
You then, are left with your feelings and thoughts about what the cards have told you. Any decent Reader will tell you that tarot cards do not provide immediate answers and that they cannot predict the future. What tarot cards do is shed light on things you already know and help you to face this knowledge even if you had previously been avoiding it. To figure out exactly what the tarot cards are trying to tell you will take time and reflection. Spend some time thinking about what the cards and what they mean (this can be done after the reading has been completed and you have gone home). Eventually the cards will lead you to an answer.
Tarot cards readings can be fun, rewarding and often illuminating experiences. The best way to get a reading is to visit an experienced Reader and have them spread the cards for you. Of course, if you know about tarot, you can do your own readings as well.