tarot card meaning

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Can anyone explain these tarot cards i drew?

i have been having issues with my friends (of like 4 years) lately, i just feel like they have gotten really shallow, mean, and distant. anyways, i decided to ask the tarot cards about it. i did the past, present, and future reading. i have the psychic tarot card deck and i drew: Past-temptation (usually the devil in regular cards) Present-fertility (usually the empress), Future-harmony (usually the lovers)
what do you think that means?? can anyone decode that for me? thanks!

Answer by possession
well the Devil card usually means a person who is prankish or addictive type of personality. It can also mean a relationship/friendship that has that same type of qualities. So it’s kind of like you’re not exactly good for me but I can’t seem to be apart from you type of issue. It can also mean a chaotic but at times successful partnership. Empress can mean motherly nurturing type of person and this can also be good or bad (will explain later)/ Lovers card is mainly about making a choice or it can also mean two opposites coming together.
However, in this spread I would say that because of the Devil card and the Empress card either you or your friend can be a tad overbearing or too motherly and this could be why it is causing the distance, she may feel smothered. The Lovers card indicates a choice- either stay with it or walk away.

Answer by Cindy
Here’s another way to view your three-card spread:

1st card: Your friends
2nd card: Your relationship with your friends
3rd card: you

Your friends, as represented by the Devil, don’t seem to be very good for you. And since they have been making you feel badly (about yourself, them, the relationship) maybe it’s time to ease away from depending on them for friendship.

2nd and 3rd card, the Empress and the Lovers. Looks like you have been doing the nurturing in the relationship. The Lovers card is also about deciding what your values are. If you feel your friends are being shallow, mean and distant, it sounds like you have already decided you don’t agree with their values.

I don’t like to end friendships because people can always come around, but I would certainly not hang out with people who didn’t treat me well because the cost to me is too high.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do I remember the meanings of Tarot Cards?

What are some methods used to remember the meanings of all 78+ Tarot Cards? Am I supposed to memorize all their meanings?

Answer by Jimmy C
You can buy books on the meanings

Answer by catluva
it may be cheating but I use a deck that has basic meanings printed on them. When I draw a card I try to figure how that relates to the person with the added information that I sense from the person.

Answer by Just Plain Bob
look at the symbols, feel the cards. let them tell you what they mean. What the cards say to you may not be exactly what the books say, but the what the cards say to you is more important since you’re the one reading them.

Answer by Pigpen 1
It really dose not matter………….. just make stuff up…….it will work just as well………………………….

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
Work with them often and you’ll remember more. Then again, the idea isn’t really to “memorize” what the cards mean… they are interpretive tools meant to guide your intuition with their symbolism.

That said, I find that the best way to remember things about the cards is to do the following… first learn what the suits mean… what do cups mean? they are associated with water, right? What does water mean? What topics would water symbolism be talking about. Now swords… etc…
Then, learn numerology… what does 1 or 2 or 3 suggest? What about kings, knights etc? Then combine the meaning of the number with the meaning of the suit with the images on the card with your own intuitive sense and you’ll have a pretty solid interpretation going there.
When it comes to the major arcana, there is another method… there is, of course, the numerology, but more, there is the journey of The Fool. Cards 0 through 21 describe a fascinating and enlightening journey through the occult and alchemy. Find a book that will walk you through the journey of The Fool all the way till s/he/you become The World. Once you have traveled or studied that journey, it will be fairly easy to remember what each of the individual major arcana cards mean, then you have another tool to add to your interpretive and intuitive skills.

It takes quite some time and I’ve never really mastered the cards.

Answer by George
You don’t memorise, if you do this you block the intuitive part of the mind as you engage the logical/reasoning part.
That’s the whole point of Tarot, it’s to open up your mind to your sub-concious/higher self and let it communicate with you through imagery and symbology.
Everyone does this already when they dream, Tarot opens this channel of communication without the need for sleep.

So just look at the pictures and see what story they are telling you, thats how the good Tarot readers do it. All the books they have written are based on what they saw when they looked at the cards.

I’ve been writing an series of articles on this very subject over the last few days.
One thing that is important to learn is the Elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) and what each elements symbology means. Fire is Rods/Wands, Earth is Coins/Pentacles, Air is Swords & Water is Cups.

The other thing that is important to learn is the symbology of the numbers, the Numerology of Tarot.

That’s just 13 things to learn (4 elements, numbers 1 to 9) rather than 52 (4 suites of the minor Arcana).
Elements and Numerology also apply to the Major Arcana for example the first card is the Magician which is card 1. This card is about creation, new starts just as number 1 is in Numerology.

I’ve published my article on the elements and should be finished the numerology of Tarot in the next day or so.

Answer by Amma’s Child
I’m learning about Tarot cards at the moment. I had been wanting to learn it for awhile, but always felt intimidated by how much there was to memorize for all the cards. Most books on Tarot didn’t make me want to continue reading or had the right vibe for me. I came across “Tarot For Life” by Paul Quinn ( http://www.amazon.com/Tarot-Life-Reading-Everyday-Guidance/dp/0835608794/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277224871&sr=8-1 ) which is a 2009 publication with 4.5 stars. I’m a bookseller and was going to sell it online, but this particular book intrigued me. I just loved it! The author does not overwhelm you with too much knowledge about each card, but rather teaches you to better understand the symbols of each card and encourages you to trust your own intuition, imagination and interpretation. Like for example, when I was looking at The Empress card before reading the chapter about it. On this card, I see a motherly figure that is so giving and loving and loves having comforts around her (pillows, cushions) and with her jewels it showed she likes to surround herself with attractive things. And the background has a forest and wheat field below her which represents: earth, abundance, food, life, giving, nurturing, wealth, etc. I got the sense that she is Mother Earth, Universal Mother, and so on. Reading the chapter showed me that I was on the right track in interpreting its meaning.

So the best way to approach learning tarot is to UNDERSTAND the meanings of all kinds of symbols on them. Colors are associated with chakras. Find a good book or website and take your time to understand what each card is all about and get a feel/sense for it. Don’t stress over memorizing. That will increase over time as you work with them frequently. Practice reading for yourself using a small spread such as 1 or 3 cards. First get a feel of its message, then look up what it means. Keep a Tarot journal to take notes for each card, so you can refer back to it.

Also understand that Wands represent fire, swords=air, cups=water, and pentacles=earth. In the book “Tarot For Life”, he gives keywords for each category to get a sense of the themes around the cards.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Do you need to be Psychic to read Tarot Cards?

I’m really interested in learning how to read these Tarot Cards. I’m planning to buy a deck soon. But I’m not sure if I could learn it.

Answer by Sundown
Just take some acting lessons and pretend like you have special powers and you will become just like one of them.

Answer by tudybug
Ive been reading tarot cards for about 8 yrs now, and its really fun!
there’s alot to know before you start.. you should know all of the sun signs, you should know numerology,.all the characteristics of each sun sign, and rest will come from you and your deck.. I read from the Renaissance era, because they felt good to me, when they were given to me…. its not psychic abilities its more of a higher perception on things… but you do have to be a little bit… you’ll see what i mean when you start!
good luck and be very responsible with your

Answer by Sweet
Whats that Well I say NO

Answer by Elvin Rose
just buy a deck, they usually come with an instruction booklet anyway. and not many…if not NO people are born psychic, you develop it through time and study and openmindedness. learn more about the divine arts, or as retarded wiccans call it “magick” and the concept of “magick” and you’ll be fine, even tho that is a life long lesson. start off with oracle cards or somethin. good luck =]]

Answer by Life Is…
No, you do not need to be psychic to read tarot cards. The tarot deck is a complex psychological and spiritual system. It can take years to fully learn all the meanings of the symbols on the cards, but it is a fascinating journey. If you decide to get a deck, choose one that has traditional symbols, rather than an art collector’s deck. Also, get a book that outlines these traditional meanings. There is a video on my website about how to choose a deck. http://www.cassystarot.com
You might find some of the articles in my blog interesting as well. Good luck in your journey, and enjoy the tarot.

Answer by ChainLightning ⅜
That is the general idea. Tarot cards are one type of divination. Astrology, palm reading, and tea leaf reading are also. What all most have in common are “props”. These prop are things that depend on random events. Birthdays, dealing cards, and unique palm lines that are also completely random.

If you have ever played poker, you know how rare it is to get a royal flush. Not impossible, but very difficult. There are many possible combinations with poker cards. Tarots have more cards and position becomes important. The odds that you will get the same spread twice is much greater than winning the lottery. It is totally random. The “reader” uses this randomness along with “cold reading” on their clients.

Tarot cards are usually read by a fortune-teller, though in these days of New Age Enterprise, anyone can buy a deck with instructions on how to discover your real self and actualize your true potential. Why anyone’s fate would be mysteriously contained in playing cards is a mystery; although, sympathetic magic seems to play a role.

There is a romantic irresistibility to the notion of shuffling the cards and casting one’s fate, to putting one’s cards on the table for all to see, to drawing into the unknown, to having one’s life laid out and explained by strangers who have the gift of clairvoyance, to gamble on the future, and so on. The idea of staring at a picture card and letting it reveal the future or mirror the soul is not one that austere critics are likely to find tantalizing, but the thought of such visionary mysticism obviously has its attraction. Centuries of scientific advancement and learning have not diminished the popularity of occult guidance systems such as the tarot, Ouija boards, astrology, I Ching, palmistry, iridology, reflexology, ink blots, graphology, enneagrams, crystal balls, tea leaves, and the like.

Answer by David
Yes you can learn how. Ive been reading tarot cards for a while now, and no you dont have to be psychic to read them. tarot decks normally come with a book that tell what all the different cards mean, and after a while youll remember what they all mean. But its not hard at all. Hope this helps

Answer by Angela
Yes, you could learn, however in my personal opinion, I would question the accuracy of the reading. Someone who has psychic abilities will be able to interpret them a lot clearer. Psychics are able to interpret the meaning of the cards right out of the box as if they were speaking to them, as if they were real people explaining their purpose.

Written by Anabella

Hi! I’m Anabella. I’m the owner and operator of Seerchat.com. I have been a professional online psychic for over 5 years now. I created this site as a source of information for people looking to learn about the business of webcam psychics.

I began realizing at age, 7, that I had the gift to see past & future events. This became a controversial family matter since my dad didn’t understand it. He had me visit a priest thinking I was possessed. I’ve been actively using my gifts for the past 20 years. “Tools” that I may use during a reading are tarot or pendulum to assist with helping to find answers.