A 10-Step Beginner’s Guide to Reading Tarot

Deviant Moon tarot cards, all photos are by the author.
The Fool, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

1) Choosing a Deck

Kinokuniya in Bangkok, Thailand has a huge tarot section!
The Magician, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

2) Getting To Know Your Deck

8 of Pentacles, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

3) Tips for Remembering the Meaning of the Cards

3 of Pentacles, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

4) How to Shuffle, Pull Cards, and Pick the Right Spread

The Deviant Moon spread with Mildred’s secret pocket oracle in the middle.
The High Priestess, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

5) How to Ask the Right Questions

A) Are there any obstacles right now that are preventing me from getting this job?

B) If I get this job, what will I need to be mindful of in order to have a good experience in this new job?

C) What are my strengths that will help me become successful in this new job?

D) What energy should I be channeling more of when it comes to being happy with my career?

F) What do I need to do now to become a ____ in the future?

A) What do I need to be mindful of right now?

B) What do I need to be grateful for?

C) What are some things in my past that are still affecting me negatively right now and how do I overcome these issues?

D) What does my shadow side want me to know?

E) What’s a hidden or untapped talent I have but am not aware of yet?

F) What do I need to know about my love life/career/spirituality/family/etc. right now?

10 of Pentacles, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

6) When to Start Reading for Others

Queen of Pentacles, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

7) When to Start Reading for Money

The Hermit, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

8) “I can’t connect to my deck anymore, HELP!”

8 of Cups, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

9) The Proper Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Decks

6 of Swords, from the Deviant Moon tarot.

10) Friends and Family Not Supporting You Reading Tarot

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