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Which Tarot Deck Should You Learn First?

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Lotus Tarot uses the Mythic Tarot deck for our online readings and newsletters. We like it because its imagery connects to certain theories of psychology; and this makes these cards very useful in counselling and coaching focused readings.

However, unless you have a good grasp of Greek mythology or Jungian psychology, the Mythic Tarot may be a difficult deck to learn. This is especially the case if you are a beginner in reading the Tarot.

Other decks can also be challenging if there isn’t very much imagery, or if the imagery is highly esoteric or linked to a particular belief system. Some decks can be harder to understand if they are very old, such as the Tarot of Marseilles.

If you would like to learn the Tarot, I would recommend that you first start learning with the Rider-Waite-Smith (or Universal Waite) deck. It has  clear and modern imagery and this makes the cards easier to remember and interpret intuitively.



Two of Swords ~ Peace

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Your card today is the Two of Swords. This card means to find peace in stressful situations. When you see it in a reading, it may mean that an impasse has been reached and there is a tense stalemate. You may have to step back and breathe. You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to! There’s a wonderful Polish saying in these kind of situations in life: Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Who Should Shuffle The Tarot Cards?

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If you are reading for another person, it’s best if they shuffle and cut the deck themselves. Having the querent shuffle the cards is a good way to get their energy into the reading. Ideally I recommend that you own at least two decks of cards: a public deck for clients and a personal deck just more

Ace of Swords ~ Change

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Your card today is the Ace of Swords. This is a dramatic card! When you see it in a reading, it heralds great change is ahead. Get set for new ideas, to make bold decisions, and the dawn of a brand new day.

When You Have A Damaged Tarot Card

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It happens to the best of us. Sooner or later, one or more of the cards in your deck may become damaged, especially if it is a favourite deck that you use often. I don’t think that I small amount of damage really matters. So long as you still have the card and a complete deck, you will still be able to do effective readings.

Page of Cups ~ New Love

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Your card for today is the Page of Cups. In Tarot, the Pages are known as the messengers and the suit of Cups represents the love, feelings and relationships. This card has arrived to tell you that that something new and lovely is beginning!

How to Shuffle Tarot Cards

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Tarot cards can sometimes be difficult to shuffle. Here are some easy ways to shuffle your cards gently.

Six of Cups ~ Will My Love Come Back?

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Your card today is the Six of Cups. This is the card of nostalgia. This card means that some past efforts may bring present rewards or someone special from the past may come back into your life. This card speaks of past loves, childhood sweetheart and friends. Something from that past will turn out to be of great value. You are about to take a walk down memory lane!

Practice Tarot Aloud

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It is really important to practice aloud when you are learning the Tarot. This will help you to become more comfortable talking about the cards and thinking on the spot when giving a reading to another person. It will also test your knowledge and help you identify which cards you know, and which cards you need to study.

Four of Cups ~ Psyche

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Your card today is the Four of Cups. When you see it in a reading, it means that you may be feeling a little bored or depressed right now. Perhaps you are feeling let down by something or someone and you had hoped for more? Perhaps there are others around you being negative and that isn’t helping either?