*you can (not) redo

50 Tips for Tarot Novices and Masters Alike!

  1. Always make sure your deck is shuffled and cleansed.
  2. There is no one way to shuffle, find what works for you.
  3. Cards that fall out when you’re shuffling may hold extra important meaning.
  4. Learning from books is good, but use your own intuition as well. 
  5. Thank your deck after a reading.
  6. Be sure to charge your cards and be nice to them.
  7. Using a cheat sheet or a book is not a bad thing.
  8. Biddytarot is great for learning basic card meanings.
  9. If you don’t have a tarot deck, you can use regular cards or make your own.
  10. Tarot and Oracle are NOT the same thing.
  11. There are a few tarot apps to help you learn (golden threat, galaxy, etc)
  12. Watch for multiple cards from one suit.
  13. Pay attention when a card follows you through multiple readings, it is usually trying to tell you something.
  14. Find the card that matches with your birth-date/you feel a significant connection to. Use it in personal readings to help strengthen them.
  15. Always be sure you’re using a deck that works for you!
  16. Pay attention to the symbolism and art of the cards.
  17. Interview spreads are great for getting to know a new or old deck.
  18. Divination is not specifically witchcraft and is not always tied to it.
  19. Don’t let anyone but you touch your cards unless doing a reading and you want them to touch them- messes with energy.
  20. If someone besides you does touch them, make sure to cleanse.
  21. Decks have different personalities, don’t be bummed if one doesn’t work out for you.
  22. Be prepared for a deck to get sarcastic and give out riddles.
  23. Keep a journal/notebook/google doc of different spreads. You can even organise them by type. 
  24. Daily draws are great, but don’t knock yourself if you can’t do them every day.
  25. Meditating before a reading can help gain clarity. 
  26. An easy way to cleanse your deck is to put them all in order then shuffle them again. 
  27. Flash cards are good to memorise meanings.
  28. Bonding with your deck can help readings be more accurate. An easy way to do this is sleep with them under your pillow.
  29. Cleansing/charging your deck can be as easy as leaving them in a windowsill, or as intricate as a ritual.
  30. You can have as many or as few decks as you want. 
  31. Making your own cards does NOT make you less of a diviner.
  32. Readings are not set in stone, take them with a grain of salt.
  33. Reversals are not always bad.
  34. Upright is not always good.
  35. The death card does not mean death. 
  36. Keep a journal to record your readings.
  37. Try to remember one keyword/idea for each card to help you learn.
  38. Make sure your deck fits in your hands comfortably.
  39. If you’re just starting out, use simpler spreads. 
  40. Past/present/future is great for beginners.
  41. Amethyst is a good stone to have around.
  42. But, letting your deck choose it’s favourite crystal is also important.
  43. Using a tarot cloth can help keep unwanted energy off of your deck, especially if divining in a public place. 
  44. Tarot bags are easy to make, just find a drawstring bag tutorial and edit the measurements to fit your deck. 
  45. Playing music while doing readings can help you focus. 
  46. It’s okay to redo a reading if you don’t feel it’s right, but keep the first one in mind. 
  47. If you practice witchcraft, you can use tarot in various spells. 
  48. You don’t have to read reversals!
  49. If tarot doesn’t work out for you but you still want to use divination, try other forms such as oracle, scrying, pendulums, cartomancy, and more. 
  50. Practice!!!