Where can I learn how to read tarot cards?

Where can I learn how to read tarot cards?
I’ve had many readings done and it always comes true. I really want to learn how to read tarot cards for myself. I’m looking for a really useful website. Can anyone help me?

Suggestion by Misty❀Dawɳe
There are many websites that can help you and there are usually directions that come with the box of cards

Suggestion by guyster
If you can read English, you can read Tarot Cards.

But if you think they give you supernatural powers, you’re sadly mistaken.

Suggestion by Mae B
Yes, this is a good site to learn tarot http://www.shops-flower.com/recommends/UltimateTarot.html

It’s designed for beginners and you don’t even need a pack of tarot cards.

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What kind of store would one find tarot cards?
I’m looking for a nice deck of tarot cards but in honesty I don’t know where to find them.
I’m not a witch or psychic so I would appreciate if people left their smartass comments elsewhere.
I just want a nice deck of artful tarot cards and I need to know where to look.

Suggestion by kaserak
You could go with a specialty (occult) store but why bother? You can find them at any Barnes & Noble in the New Age section (at least I think it’s in that section, just ask them). They usually have several different decks, from basic to ornate. You could also get them online – Amazon has plenty to choose from.

Suggestion by Jessy
Hi I don’t know where abouts you live but most large towns will have a kooky little shop that sells items assosiated with the occult, I got my first pack from a car boot sale, and if all else fails, try online shops or ebay, however as far as I know there are no Highstreet shops that sell them. x x

Suggestion by Kel
Most bookstores carry them.

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How do I find the meaning of Tarot Cards?
i have a deck of Tarot Cards and know how to do them, but i don’t have a book on their meanings. like you know, ‘seven of swords’
i just want to do a standard diamond set up (past, present, future, advice)
and tell what they mean. Is there a website that will give me the meanings?

Suggestion by Smeezle
try this site: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/ it has a very good section on learning to read tarot. It also has hundreds of deck reviews and pictures. Don’t forget to look in your library for books on tarot, there are loads.

Suggestion by Jeramie M
pick a search engine and type in Tarot Spreads and cards meanings, thousands of site will appear.

Suggestion by philebus
If you look at the many books and internet sites about tarot, you find that people interpret the cards differently, attributing different meanings to the various cards, even giving them different names. The reason for this lies in the cards’ history. Tarot cards do not have an occult origin, instead they were invented in 15th century Italy for use in a card game. They were created by adding a fifth suit to the then standard pack of playing cards, this extra cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence they were called trionfi, meaning triumphs, and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games.

It was not until the very late 18th century that people began to use tarot for divination and the meanings attributed to the cards were the product of invention based upon erroneous beliefs about the cards’ origins. For example, The Hanged Man is often described as self sacrifice – well no one in France or the English speaking world quite knew what else to make of a man suspended by one foot! However, in the cards’ native Italy, this card was known as The Traitor – because that’s how they killed their traitors, suspending them upside down and leaving them to die slowly and publically.

In the 19th century, French occultists began to attribute new origins to the cards and with them new meanings – the most important was the belief that they were Cabbalistic. Over time, new occultists interpreted the cards according to their various occult systems, be they of The Golden Dawn or the OTO to name just a couple. However, gradually, the design of the occult cards became rather more post-modern, with little regard to strict systems and a greater emphasis on personal interpretation. These days, anything goes, which, given their real origin, is more fitting. Just look at the picture and go with whatever feels right to you.

Personally, I do not believe that fortune telling is possible – however, were it so, it is hard to believe that some card with ink on has any special powers, so any foretelling of the future is coming from the reader, not the cards. The long and the short of it is this, whatever you believe about the possibility of knowing the future, the books on tarot meanings are meaningless.

On a side note, I will point out that tarot games are not a thing of the past but are still played throughout much of continental Europe and those of us who play them think that they are the best card games in the world – so if you tire of fortune telling, do check out the games!

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