6 Tips to Mastering Tarot for Beginners

Melissa Herb
7 min readSep 16, 2021

You can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty…

A bunch of the Rider Waite Tarot deck cards spread around.
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Tarot cards have been around for a very long time, and hold many mysteries. But with the help of this blog post, you will be able to figure out how to use tarot cards in your own life. We go over 6 tips that will help anyone who is just starting out with tarot learn more about this ancient wisdom tradition.

Research the Tarot deck you want to use

Research the type of Tarot deck you want to use. For me, I prefer the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck. Why? Because many people who do teach go by the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck. So it is good to start out with this deck, and once you’re familiar with this deck, you can branch out and try other types of decks.

The Rider Waite Tarot Deck is one of the most popular Tarot Decks in use today. The deck was created by Arthur Edward Waite and painted by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909.

You should also consider buying a book that has information on your specific type of cards too! For example, I have quite a few books for my Rider Waite cards which are very helpful when I am trying to figure out what certain symbols mean or how they are used within divination practices.

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Learn about the different types of decks and how they work

There are many different decks out there to purchase. Learning about the different decks before you buy one will help ensure that it is right for your needs. You can start by reading tarot card reviews on a site like Goodreads or Amazon, as well as asking friends and family if they have any recommendations based off of their own experience with cards.

Before purchasing a deck from anywhere online, make sure to read over the return policy. This way you do not end up buying something that isn’t right for you only to find out later on down the road! When…

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Melissa Herb

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