Learning to Read Tarot Cards Online

by Charlie Reese

At any tarot website, you can learn online how to read tarot cards. Designed for beginners yet useful to the seasoned tarot practitioner as well, this free online course is a comprehensive, well-designed curriculum. Before beginning the lessons, you should explore the Tarot Deck Section and read the author’s comments on buying your first deck of tarot cards. Learning to read tarot cards online is a fast, easy, convenient and enjoyable way to gain a new skill.

The only thing required for taking the course is to buy your own deck of tarot cards. Once you have browsed the section on the different kinds of decks, you will feel comfortable choosing one that you particularly like. When all is said and done, it really does not matter which deck you choose, so it is best to find one that meets your fancy. The guide on tarot.com is comprehensive and thorough, yet not too heavy or complicated.

This online course is a self-paced series of 19 lessons that begin with the basics and then move gradually into more detailed aspects of the tarot.

For each lesson there are exercises that reinforce the ideas presented. This is an especially good tool to put what you are learning into immediate practical use. Lesson one begins with an introduction, including a survey of the history and primary purposes of tarot. Lessons two through four cover the major and minor arcana and spreads. Lessons five through ten address the issues of our inner and outer environments plus the idea of asking the cards a question. These lessons also cover the step by step procedure for various kinds of readings.

Finally, the last section of the course is designed to lead you through the interpretation of the cards. Each lesson addresses specific cards, identifying the meanings and giving insight to the interpretations. This is the part of the course where the material really comes alive. When you reach this point in your study, you will want to be sure to allow yourself to intuit along side the interpretations you are learning.

The Cards section contains information about each of the tarot cards. You can refer to this section as you go through the lessons and later as you continue your practice. The spread information section is a resource for you to use as you learn about the various spreads. The course also includes supplemental reading material.

According to the author and instructor of the course, “more and more people are seeking ways to blend inner and outer realities so they can live their lives more creatively. They have discovered in the tarot a powerful tool for personal growth and insight”. It is the purpose of this course then, to equip you to become involved in this discovery, not only for yourself, but to pass on to others as you become a skilled practitioner.

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