I get a lot of people asking me what the best way to learn Tarot Cards is. Then before I even get a chance to answer them, they say something like, “Should I get a book? Should I memorize the meanings of each card? Should I make index cards?” And the questions go on and on. Well, let me set the record straight here in this article. All of the above are okay methods for learning Tarot Cards, but if you really want to learn the cards in your deck, there is one method that works above all others and by using it, you’ll never forget the meanings of the cards. So sit back and get ready to learn the Tarot like you’ve never learned it before.
Let me start out by saying that this method of learning works best with a Tarot Card deck that is illustrated as close to the meaning of the card as possible. When I explain what I mean, you’ll understand. In the meantime, if you want an easy deck to learn the cards using the method I am going to teach you, I recommend getting the Rider Waite Tarot. It is by far the best deck to learn using the method I am about to reveal.
Okay, let’s begin.
Let’s face it. The best way to learn anything in life is through visual. There is a reason why they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s true. Sometimes a picture can tell you everything you need to know about a subject.
The Rider Waite Tarot has the most accurate illustrations in regard to the actual meaning of the cards themselves. The best way to explain this is with some examples.
Let’s take the 3 Of Swords. The illustration shows 3 swords piercing a heart with rain coming down from the clouds in the background. This card’s meaning is one of deep sorrow and loss. This should be more than obvious by looking at the illustration itself since we associate sorrow and loss with a broken heart. By fixing yourself on the illustration and associating it with what is actually happening in the illustration, you should have no problems remembering what this card means.
Let’s take the 8 Of Swords. This illustration shows a person tied up with 8 swords around them. The meaning of the card is that the person in the spread feels very restricted and is unable to make any decisions. You can think of being restricted in the same sense as being tied up. If somebody ties you up, you’re unable to do anything. This is an excellent illustration for the meaning of this card.
Let’s take one final example, the 6 Of Pentacles. This illustration shows one person dropping coins into another person’s hands. This card means that you are going to finally enjoy the fruits of your labors and deserve what is rightfully yours. Again, an excellent illustration for the meaning of this card.
The Rider Waite Tarot is a perfect deck to learn by using this method. Once you’ve done this, you can then read any Tarot deck in existence simply by transferring the visual of the Rider Waite illustration to the deck that you’re reading.
It does take a little practice and time, as with anything, but this is a much better method than just trying to memorize the meaning of each card. I have no doubt that by using this method, you’ll be reading Tarot cards faster than with any other method in existence.
To YOUR Divination Success,