How do i go about giving myself a tarot reading?

tarot reading

How do i go about giving myself a tarot reading?
I have the Rider-Waite tarot deck? And is it true that an ordinary pack of playing cards can also be used?
Oh, and it’s a reading for love. ( :

Suggestion by baronvonstrudel
Well I’d imagine that you shuffle and cut the deck, and then lay the cards out in the correct spread.

Ordinary playing cards… eh well you could I suppose substitute them for the minor arcana, but what about the major arcana?

Nice choice in deck, by the way.

Suggestion by Lady Amethyst
You can use ordinary cards, but it makes it hard if you aren’t familiar with the suites. My suggestion follow the instructional booklet.

Suggestion by ~*C☼J*~
ok first u get a lighter and go in a circle around the bottom of the deck then the top and be careful not to burn yourself or the cards and the shuffle them and while shuffleing think deeply about what u want to know then when u feel the need to stop shuffleing u do the lay out that u want and wala u got ur reading if u need more help just email me

tarot reading

Can anyone help me interpret a tarot reading?
I did two past, present, future readings asking about the status of a relationship.
First Reading: Past 2 of Wands, Present 5 of Wands, Future Queen of Wands.
Second Reading: Past Wheel of Fortune, Present Ace of Pentacles, Future High Priestess.

Thanks so much for your help.

Suggestion by James B
I’m picking up a major balance of power issue in this relationship. One of the people involved (the feminine one, which still could be a male, I don’t know for sure) in the past was feeling either dominated or overwhelmed by the other person, signified by both the 2 of Wands (domination and command) and the Wheel of Fortune (looking for a change in circumstances). In the present I see the struggle has lessened (the 5 of Wands) and the relationship is starting to take root and blossom (Ace of Pentacles). In the future, I’m seeing a need for both parties to speak up and communicate their true feelings to each other (High Priestess) but it definitely seems like there is a good chance that the relationship will work (Queen of Wands).

Hope this helps!

Suggestion by Cherry_Red
Your first reading:

2 of wands in reference to the past: a great deal of independence in your past and leading into your present as a result of the experience you have gathered throughout the years. This card tells of a wealth of resources that have been available to you as well as the self confidence and determination that all you to yield them. Considered to be a peaceful interval before you continue upon your journey. This is a card of choices and decisions as well as struggles.

5 of wands in reference to your present: this card symbolizes competition and suggest a competitive time in your life. Unfocused energies can result in conflict with others or within yourself in which both parties are equally strong and equally blind to one another. This is a trying time in your life that requires strength. However keep in mind that cooperation is the key.

Queen of Wands in reference to your future: The Queen of wands is known to be a woman of passion and intensity who can command attention. People are drawn to her as if by magic. Magnetic and willful she will inspire you to utilize your imagination and always speak the truth. You will use the advice you are given and make reasonable decisions.

Note: The suit of wands tends to generally symbolize work, ambitions, business and/or property. Seeing as your entire reading came out as such, I feel as though your inquiry was specifically directed to those aspects of your life.

Second reading:

The Wheel of fortune in reference to your past: The universal symbol for destiny and karma. The wheel represents luck and chance and perhaps a carefree or hands off attitude in your past. Suggests a major turning point and a time for advancement that requires risk taking that proceed a time of aimlessness.

Ace of pentacles in reference to your present: Symbolizes reward. Any project or situation associated with such a card is assured to be successful. Wealth in return for past efforts. Considered to be the best money card in tarot suggesting a prosperous financial situation.

The High Priestess in reference to your future: This card suggest a time of following your gut and allowing your intuition to guide the way to the right answers. The High Priestess holds a divine power to guide and protect. The card is a lucky one suggesting good things to come in time and may require patience. Go with feelings above all.

This is the best I can do without doing an actual in-person reading. I normally suggest that the person I read for think of a general question or situation for which they are seeking insight. It gives me as well as the reading a better idea of what to look for when doing the reading. Additionally, I personally suggest to do no more than one reading in a 3 month period to avoid discrepancies, so enough for now.

Hope I could help

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