SGC Admin: The tarot has long been a fascination for me.. over the years I have grown to respect my cards and honour the information gleaned from them. I cannot say how they work, ( I reckon it’s spirit) but they do and on many occasions they have assisted me through difficult times… 🙂 Check out the following information on the use of Tarot Cards. Thanks for sharing Patti… 🙂 

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One of the most popular aspects of the About Pagan/Wiccan site is our information on Tarot. This form of divination is one that many modern Pagans use, and has been around for centuries. Anyone can learn to read Tarot cards, but it does take some practice. It’s a highly intuitive process, so while books and charts come in handy, the best way to actually learn what your cards mean is to handle them, hold them, and feel what they are telling you. Let’s get started by looking at some of the different ways people use Tarot.

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Introduction To Tarot Cards 

To people unfamiliar with divination, it may seem that someone who reads Tarot cards is “predicting the future.” However, most Tarot card readers will tell you that the cards offer a guideline, and the reader is simply interpreting the probable outcome based upon the forces presently at work. A Tarot deck consists of 78 cards. The first 22 cards are the Major Arcana. These cards have symbolic meanings focused on the material world, the intuitive mind, and the realm of change. The remaining 56 cards are the Minor Arcana, and are divided into four groups or suits, each of which focuses on a theme. Read Full Article
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Tarot Cards and Their Meanings 

The Tarot is a great tool for guidance and advice, as well as solving problems. Each of the cards has a meaning of its own, and as you learn the cards and get to know them better, you’ll become a more effective reader. Anyone can learn to read Tarot cards, but it does take some practice. It’s a highly intuitive process, so while books and charts come in handy, the best way to actually learn what your cards mean is to handle them, hold them, and feel what they are telling you. Let’s look at the Major Arcana, and the four different suits of Tarot cards found in every deck. Read Full Article
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How to Prepare for a Tarot Card Reading 

So you’ve got your Tarot deck, you’ve figured out how to keep it safe from negativity, and now you’re ready to read for someone else. Perhaps it’s a friend who’s heard about your interest in Tarot. Maybe it’s a coven sister in need of guidance. Perhaps — and this happens a lot — it’s a friend of a friend, who has a problem and would like to see “what the future holds.” Regardless, there are a few things you should do before you take on the responsibility of reading cards for another person. Read Full Article
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Interpreting the Tarot Cards 

Now that you’ve laid down your Tarot cards, in the spread of your choice, this is where the real fun begins. If someone has come to you as a Querent, it’s because they want to know what’s going on — what sorts of things will present obstacles to them, what positive outcomes they can expect, that sort of thing. But they also want it to be interesting. After all, anyone can flip open a book and read that the Ten of Cups means contentment and happiness. What they really want to know is how does it apply to them? Read Full Article

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