Those of you who are new to tarot probably have a ton of questions when it comes to tarot cards and readings, one of the main ones being how tarot works and how you can utilize it to your advantage.

Well you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’re going to cover all the ins and outs of how tarot actually works, as well as all the ways you can implement it in your everyday life.

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What’s Tarot and What is it Used For?

Along with astrology, numerology and other similar practices, tarot is a very popular spiritual practice or divination tool used to gain insight into someone’s life, personality and often times their future. So if you want to find out more answers about yours or someone else’s life in relation to you, you can give tarot readings a try and see how you like it.

Here’s how tarot cards actually work:

Tarot cards are used to make predictions about future experiences and events, by measuring and evaluating all possible outcomes, as well as current influences that are surrounding the person or event in question.

The way these predictions are made is by identifying all possible outcomes and through close examination of the person in question as well as the issue at hand. Tarot cards are thus very accurate in making predictions and helping people make an informed decision.

Here are some of the main benefits you can expect to get from a reading:

  • Help in making an informed decision
  • Advice on a subject you’re struggling with
  • Insight into your current situation
  • Help in improving and transforming your life
  • Clarity and peace

Now that you’ve gotten more familiar with what tarot actually is, and what some of its main benefits are, let’s take a closer look at how it works and what its main principles are.

How Does Tarot Work?

Although to the layman, tarot is seen as a tool used to predict the future, a professional and experienced reader will be able to tell you that although that can be true to some extent, the true use of tarot is to help give you insight and advice on a particular problem or situation and guidance as to how you should approach it.

Learning how to master the tarot takes time, but it is not impossible. Alternatively, today there are many brilliant online tarot readers who are knowledgeable and experienced in the field and could provide you with a professional tarot reading. Best of all you won’t even have to leave your home to get a reading.

If you want to learn to read tarot cards yourself, or you’d like to know more about how it works, here are some of the basics you might be interested to know.

A tarot deck typically has 78 cards, although there are some variations used by different readers. The standard deck has two different types of cards, Major and Minor Arcana.

The Minor Arcana is the one that’s more similar to a regular deck of playing cards, since it has four suits. The Major Arcana on the other hand, is comprised of unique, stand-alone cards who each have their own specific meanings.

The way these readings work is the reader starts off by dealing a series of cards arranging them in the form of a particular spread. In the spread, each card has its own meaning depending on the position.

It’s the reader’s job to interpret the cards, and offer some insight and advice on the particular question at hand.

Tarot Spreads

There are many different spreads used by tarot readers worldwide. You can always try one of the basics, or even create your very own spread as you become more advanced.

The most commonly used tarot spreads include:

  • The Celtic Cross Spread. Although it’s quite complex, this spread has remained one of the most popular ones to this day. This spread is quite useful when you’ve found yourself at a crossroads, or you’re trying to figure out a solution to a difficult situation.
  • The Horseshoe Spread. This spread consists of 7 cards, spread out to look like a horseshoe. Each of the cards represent a different period or different influence and action making this spread very useful in determining what you’re next step should be.
  • The Three Card Spread. We started with a difficult one, but we’ll close things off with the simplest spread of all, the three card spread. Although extremely simple, it’s also quite powerful, and if used properly it can be the quickest way to find out the answer to a particular question that’s on your mind.

Does (s)he love me is one of the most commonly asked questions during a tarot reading. 

Since most of us have often found ourselves in such a predicament where we weren’t sure what our partner’s true feelings towards us were, we’ll go over some of the main benefits of getting a love tarot reading in order to determine whether your partner, love interest or crush is in love with you or not.

Can The Tarot Be Used To Predict If Someone Is In Love With You?

Although many use the tarot to get answers to difficult questions that have been preoccupying their mind, getting an answer to this particular question can sometimes be a bit challenging.

Here’s why that is.

First of all, not everyone has the same definition of love. Not everyone feels and experiences it the same way as well. That’s why, although the cards may show that a person is in love with you, their definition of love may be different than yours, they may also be in love with someone else in addition to you, or they might love you only in a platonic way. 

These are all possible outcomes to this type of reading and should be taken into account so you don’t get disappointed if it doesn’t turn out exactly as you imagined it.

Here’s how a typical reading of this kind might go:

How Does a Love Tarot Reading Work?

While many of us have wondered whether or not a loved one reciprocates our feelings, not everyone decides to consult a tarot reader to get the answer.

Here’s how a professional tarot reader approaches such questions.

First off, they try to think about the reason a client wants to find out their partner’s or loved one’s true feeling towards them. 

Next, they try to find out more about their client’s feelings as well, in order to figure out why they were having doubts in the first place.

And finally, they ask their client to rephrase their question so it’s more specific, depending on what exactly they want to find about their loved one.

Here’s what you can expect to get from such tarot readings:

  • A better understanding of you and your partner’s relationship 
  • A closer look and examination over both yours and your partner’s intentions
  • A in depth look into your relationship and its future
  • An answer to most of the questions and doubts you had about your relationship and more

Sometimes during a love tarot reading, the reader might notice that the fear and insecurities seeded in the client are simply just that – fear and insecurities. They don’t have to indicate that their love is not reciprocated or that their partner isn’t on the same page as them. They can simply mean that the client needs to address the root cause of their fear and work on learning how to build trust with their partner and loved ones in order to get over whatever it is that’s causing them to stress and worry.

Should You Get a Love Tarot Reading?

Although, as we mentioned before, all relationships are different and have different dynamics, which is due to the fact that we’re all different and not all of us experience love the same way.

Taking this into account, if you’re having doubts about your partner or your crush, and want to know for sure if they reciprocate your feelings, a love tarot reading is definitely the right choice for you. 

A professional tarot reader will be able to give you clarity and advice on your current situation and will be able to finally shed some light on your relationship and your partner’s feelings towards you. Just remember that not all insecurities indicate that there’s something wrong with your relationship. Nor does it mean that you are unlucky in love. Therefore, before you start examining your relationship, don’t be so quick to dismiss the fact that those insecurities may sometimes say more about you than your partner. 

Nowadays thanks to many free online psychic sites, you can get a completely free tarot reading in the comfort of your own home, and without breaking the bank.

What If You Get the Wrong Answer?

With almost all type of readings there’s always a chance that something can be misinterpreted or presented a different way than it is in reality. The same is possible in this case as well.

As we mentioned before, because we’re talking about a very complex emotion, when it comes to love readings, it may sometimes be difficult to interpret someone’s true feelings or their true intentions.

That’s mainly because we all see and interpret this emotion in a different way, and these types of experiences are very unique and often felt differently by people.