Interpreting Tarot Cards by Isabella
Interpreting Tarot Cards by Isabella
Interpreting the Tarot cards is an attempt to acquire knowledge of the
past, present or future through insight and intuition. Being able to read the
patterns from the card images is the key to revealing what is happening beneath
the surface and what is likely to result from this.
Because of the complexity of the Tarot cards, card readings should not be
hurried. It is important for the reader and the querent (person asking the
question) that they feel comfortable with each other. If the querent is
sceptical, it will show in their voice and in their non-verbal cues. It is
difficult for both parties to relax under these circumstances; the querent may
be putting up an invisible wall around themselves which makes it hard for the
reader to pick up on the correct cues. The reading may reflect this by showing a
lot of negative cards or by not showing anything much at all and this will then
reinforce the sceptical view point of the querent. On the other hand, the reader
also needs to be aware that the querent may be nervous or anxious and they
should do all they can to set the person at ease.
The complexity of the Tarot Cards although on the surface you may see an
image which represents something familiar like the 6 of Swords – the person
ferrying people over water – this seems fairly straightforward and would
indicate that a journey will take place, possibly over water. On further
investigation you may find that the journey may not be a physical one, it may be
a spiritual journey that needs to be undertaken, or then again it could mean
that you will be leaving difficulties behind or solving a problem.
‘The Empress’ card is another example of how involved readings can be as
there are many ways to interpret this card. It can mean Motherhood and the
abundance of nature, or it can mean a happy mature relationship, or it can
indicate pregnancy and then again it might mean security and the guidance of
parents. So how do we interpret it? This is where the skill of the reader comes
in. We cannot assume it means one thing or the other until we have looked at the
patterns in the cards of the spread. How do the cards relate to each other? What
kind of theme do we see developing? What is the nature of the other cards
surrounding The Empress?
It follows then, that if we are looking at pregnancy, we could expect to see
other cards in the spread that show a young person (any Page or Knight cards) or
a family card – the Ten of Pentacles or the Ten of Cups, and perhaps The Four of
Wands (building something strong for the future – marriage etc), but then again
we might also see The Tower which could indicate that perhaps it is an unwanted
pregnancy, that can spell disaster, and sudden change. If the 9 of Swords is
also present this would show there is worry, guilt, anguish and sorrow present
or surrounding the querent.
Readers need to build an ongoing rapport with those who seek their guidance.
I have found that many of my regulars constantly have the same or similar cards
running through their readings whenever they are in crisis or they are
experiencing a new romance. These cards are cues to what is happening and where
they are placed in the spread indicates how their influence is changing or
evolving and what is the likely outcome given what has gone before. Because of
the special nature of the relationship that exists between reader and querent
(trust, familiarity, belief) it becomes easier over time to interpret the cards
The Writer Isabella used to write for Universal Psychic Guild the online
psychics and astrology sites which offer private psychic reading, phone psychic
reading, psychics advice and a lot more.
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