Shuffling the cards
Once you have made the decision of performing tarot reading, bought the tarot cards and developed a quiet atmosphere it is the times for questions. The questioner should be asked to shuffle the cards. There are number of tarot card decks and some of them are very large. So, it is awkward to shuffle such large deck. It does not matter how the cards are shuffled by the guest. Then ask the questioner to cut the cards. It is also necessary that while performing this step the guest think about the question to be asked. There are number of spreads that can be used and it depends on you which one to use.
Some of the common spreads are 3 card spread where the 3 cards are spread. The cards are from left to right and they indicate past, present and future. Another famous spread is 5 card spread where 5 cards are spread in the upright arc. The cards are displayed from left to right and each card represents the present position, desires in present scenario, unexpected, immediate future and outcome. The next type of spread is Celtic cross where 10 cards are laid out and each card represent the present position, immediate influence, life, root, past influence, future influence, feelings, outside influence, hopes and outcome.
Choosing and arranging cards
Then ask the questioner itself to choose the card for each position in the spread. There are many of the tarot practitioners who ask the questioner to pick the card and lay it down and they do not even touch the card or the deck. After this is done the next step is to interpret the cards. There are two sections in the deck of tarot game major Arcana and minor Arcana. In the major Arcana there are 22 cards and in some of the decks these cards are numbered except the fool one. The different cards represent different stages of life, different aspects, situations that you will face and the abilities that you possess.
The minor Arcana contain 56 cards and they are divided into 4 suits of 14 cards each. They are similar to the normal playing cards. The suits are the wands, pentacles, cups and swords. Each of the suits contains 10 numbered cards and 4 court cards. The cups suit is also known as the chalice suit and is linked with hearts suit. The wands suit is known as staves suit and is linked with clubs suit.