How do you use regular playing cards as tarot cards?
I heard that you can, but I don’t know how.
Please don’t answer if you don’t know!
Suggestion by Moonsilk
You would just put the cards down in similar layouts like tarot cards. If you need help with what tarot spreads look like there are numerous books on the subject. To help translate the cards, the suits correspond as such.
Diamonds are the tarots coins or pentacles
Hearts are cups or chalices
Spades are swords
Clubs are rods
You can have the Jack/Knave of playing cards be either the Knight or Page of a tarot deck.
From personal experience I have found regular playing cards to be harder to read from. They can be a good place to start if you do not want to spend the $ 20 or more on a tarot deck. I didn’t buy my first tarot deck until after I noticed I could read playing cards.
Also you can take a tarot deck and use it as playing cards. It is how I helped myself get a feel for the slightly larger deck and different pictures.
Suggestion by Forest
1. Cut the deck up into three parts. Be sure to make a wish before cutting the third part.
2. Take seven cards from each of the three parts. Make a seperate deck out of the 21 cards you just drew.
3. Deal the cards from the 21-card deck into 7 seperate catagories. The catagories are (in this order):
To your family
To your wish
What you expect
What you don’t expect
Whats sure to come true
4. When you’re finished you should have 4 cards in the first three catagories and 3 in the rest. Flip the cards over one by one and read them for each catagory.
If you need a guide to what all the cards mean, just email me. My email address is on my profile.
Btw, I’ve learned that tarot cards are MUCH less accurate than playing cards. Even though playing cards are harder to read, you shouldn’t use tarot cards if you want an accurate reading.
Suggestion by JINX
Try these sites.
They can help you with spreads and meanings.
What do you think? Answer below!
are there any good tarot site for beginners?
i did a celtic cross reading and the cards were knight of cups(reversed), 5swords(R), 5rods, queen pentacles(R),4swords, 2cups, 8pentacles, 8swords, tower(R), and the 6 of cups.
Suggestion by William
The tarot is NOT for beginners.
Suggestion by No Splash Without Log
Congratulations! You played with some pieces of cardboard with pictures on them!
Suggestion by Crystal clear
The Celtic Cross spread is a really intricate layout for someone just learning how to read tarot. I would suggest starting with more simple three card spreads. I took physical classes from experienced readers to learn how to better understand and interpret the tarot, especially in larger layouts like the Celtic Cross. It’s going to take you some time and practice, as well as learning to trust in your own intuition to learn to interpret the symbolism of the cards.
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