Any Tips For A Newcomer To Tarot?

  • Hi, I'm Fynn, I got my first tarot deck (the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti) two months ago and my first crystal (a quartz) two days ago. I've slept with the tarot under my pillow, and have been trying to associate myself with the cards, and I bathed my Quartz in moonlight, but is there anything else I need to know? Or any tips that could be helpful moving forward with tarot?

  • Welcome to the Tarot Realm...
    There are some amazing sites and info for Tarot... Start with creating a Tarot Journal where you record daily readings, any info you gain from choosing one card and looking at the card and writing down all what you see, and feel about that card .. look at the character, the colours, how the card makes you feel... What info resonates from the book that came with the deck... ..!0_1550889519288_00.jpg

    Describe the Fool ... a Juggler with his foot through a hoop and what appears to be a baton with ribbons that are multicoloured. He appears to be juggling the Zodiac signs with the full moon behind him. wearing a three pointed hat bells attached, coloring the top part of his face (a mask) Blue with yellow stars palms on both hands facing up wearing gloves matching his vest knee high pants yellow and blue .. stocking legged .. blue slippers on his feet .... ..

    Now take a moment to look again at the card and close your eyes and step into the card.... speak to the Fool and listen to his message.... What does he say? How does it make you feel?

    this is a great way to learn each card, it may take awhile but I found it really helps with any new deck I get.

    Things you can do also it to write out The Fool's Journey as he travels through each suit .. what does he do? who does he speak to? What does he see and touch, smell and hear?

    lay out any three cards and write (tell) a story about what you see and how they interact....

    Check out all the information on this site....and the articles written about Tarot ....Write down what resonates with you ...

    Hope this helps you as you move ahead on your Tarot journey ...

    Take Care

  • @hekatesxing
    very good information.

  • @jayann Thank you ...

  • Welcome to tarot @Fynn and may you stay on the path ever more! If I had one simple piece of starting advice for a newcomer, it would actually be to take your time researching decks by meditating on different decks a card at a time - before buying. I can't tell you how much money I spent in the beginning with little information to go by. Luckily you can see lots of decks and their cards right here on

    Tarot decks will become a part of your family over time and I think that is something that can't be understated.

    Ian Bryant | American Tarot Association Member | Los Angeles, CA

  • Hello flynn ... I'm new here too , but not to tarot. The others on here gave you great advice, which I used when I started out years ago ...and which is given to all newbie's that ask.

    I tried the pillow thing ...didn't do anything for me personally. What worked for me, personally, was working with ONE card at a time - as was described by another reader here -
    and keeping a notebook/journal. The more often I looked at the card, and more often, started to bring results. I also thought about "who" if anyone did I know that this card reminded me of, and wrote it down and filed it away in my mind. I'd think about the card off and on all day as I went about my business and when I did dishes or cooked, etc. about a "bird" in the background - its meaning- and remembering everything associated with this card, the season, the number, colors, symbols, meaning, etc. I would work with it at LEAST a week. Then I would work with a different card.

    And every time I did a practice reading on myself or someone else ...I would write everything down - day, time, lay-out, question, deck used, etc. And how I interpreted it.
    I would go back from time to time to see how accurate it was. And would ask for feedback
    from the person I read from. And write this down how accurate it was and how long it took to manifest.

    Even though your working with one card at a time .... you can still put it in the deck and do readings ...just make time to work on one card "mentally" for a period of time. You and the deck will slowly become "attached" on different levels of communication.

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