A psychic reading using tarot cards is a commonly used method. This method takes into account the divinatory meaning of a card and the proximity of other cards in relation to it. Sometimes if the card is upside down, it weakens the meaning or even reverses it. It depends on the individual psychic giving the reading on how the card is interpreted. Usually, the Psychic has the person being read handle or shuffle the cards in some manner or does it for them. The cards are then placed into a particular spread and interpreted. There are numerous types of spreads and once again it depends on the individual psychic and his or her preference. Tarot cards have different pictures on them and there are many different kinds of artistic designs and decks one can choose from.
A Tarot deck of cards contains 78 cards divided into two main groups:
22 Major Arcana
56 Lesser Arcana
The 22 Major Arcana or trump cards are comprised of:
0 The Fool-new beginnings, folly,mania
1 The Magician-skill, ability to make things so
2 The High Priestess- secrets,mystery
3 The Empress- creativity,fruitfulness, nurture
4 The Emperor-stability,power,leader
5 The Hierophant-man of spirituality, servitude
6 The Lovers-attraction or love to a person or thing
7 The Chariot-struggle or war,triumph, means of transportation
8 Strength- power energy,courage
9 The Hermit-introspection, alone, prudence
10 Wheel of Fortune-luck, success, fortune,
11 Justice-equity, balance in reason or naturally forced
12 The Hanged Man-wisdom, time of trial or reflecting,
13 Death-transformation, change, end, and mortality
14 Temperance-tempering, moderation
15 The Devil-temptations, ambitions
16 The Tower-adversity, misery, false concepts thought of as real
17 The Star-looks to the future,wishing, spiritual insight
18 The Moon-hidden enemies,emotional and mental trial
19 The Sun-triumph, happiness, mental clarity
20 Judgement-change in position, renewal, past is past
21 The World-successful conclusion, voyage, change of place, satisfaction
Please understand the above meanings are generic and not all inclusive.
The Lesser Arcana is separated into 4 suits: Wands,Cups,Swords, Coins or Pentacles
Wands-represent the element fire, passions, doing or actions
Cups-represent the element water, feelings or emotions
Swords-represent the element air, thoughts or conflicts
Coins or Pentacles-represent the the element earth, material aspects and possessions of our lives
Each suit then has the following cards:
King, Queen, Knight, Page,10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace
The King, Queen, Knight, Page, or (court cards) usually represent people in relation to the reading or question but they can be symbolic as well.
The 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace cards all have meanings as well as they pertain within their respected suit. Some readers will use numerology when interpreting these cards.
The Tarot psychic reading would be given to an individual based on the cards that came up in a particular spread and in relation to the questions that might have been asked. The reader should also receive some information through his or her own metaphysical method.