My first tarot deck, which is currently my only tarot deck, is by Kim Krans. It contains a tarot guidebook that is easy to read and the deck. The deck has beautiful artwork, as you can see from my tarot readings I show weekly! There are multiple different things you should know first before getting into the world of tarot.
Major and Minor Arcana
The major arcana are powerful cards and should never be taken lightly. There are a total of twenty-three major arcana, and each one can dive into our psyche and identify or indicate deeply rooted problems.
There are themes, characters, or actions that might block us and hold us back, or they can set us free. The Major arcana can make up these objects and help interpret what they mean and what to look out for.
The minor arcana consist of fourteen cards for each of the four suits (wands, cups, swords, and pentacles, which will be discussed later). The last four of the fourteen are often an actual person represented in out lives.
These cards bring context to the Major arcana, as well as a complexity and depth that the Major arcana can’t provide. Each suit has it’s own characteristics as well to help identify what goes on in the card.
Related to our ambition, goals, and dreams that mark the beginning of all ventures between mind and spirit. Wand cards represent the element of fire, creativity, and inspiration. Many wands in a reading indicates a situation not in the eternal and physical world, but only in the mind and spirit.
Suit of action and intellect, which point to constructive and destructive tendencies within us. The swords are ruled by air and address change, conflict, and power. Any reading dominated by swords indicates a situation of turmoil and distress.
Ruled by the element of water and the suit of emotion. Cup cards address our connections and relationships, see the quality of them. Do they speak of love, friendship, or of anything in between? Several cups indicates situations that involves that heart and emotions.
Often speaking to issues involving our personal lives and worldly possessions (home, money, career). The pentacles reflect upon the greed and generosity we give to others. Ruled by the earth element. When many in a reading, the focus is on material things.
When you do a reading, there is a certain energy the cards will pick up from around the room. I like to use a cloth under the deck to help focus the readings a little more. This is still something I am learning a little, so bare with me. I might end up making a separate post about this later on and talk about just energies, but for now I will give you what I know off of experience and from talking to others.
Anyways, this is what I have experienced. Any time I have done a yearly reading for myself only 20-30% of the reading has been correct. But, anytime I have done any reading for ANYONE else, it has ALWAYS been 80-100% correct. The once a day ones for me are sometimes right and are helpful for learning for just my personal ones. But any time I do a reading for anyone else, it is majorly correct.
I feel like if there are other energies in the room at the time and I’m not fully focused on just my reading, that might be why mine isn’t going correctly. But, I just wanted to share this little bit because I thought it was a little interesting.
I hope you all enjoyed this weeks Witchy Wednesday! In the near future I will go into detail about different tarot layouts after getting confirmation that I can use readings I completed on my family members. I will also do some more research on energies.
Next week though! Look out for a special post of something I am learning on the side of witchcraft that I want to incorporate into my craft.
Blessed be! 🌛🌚🌜