How to Get Better at Reading Tarot

How do you get better at reading Tarot cards? Do you want to improve your Tarot reading skills? Do you wish to learn how you can blow your seekers away with your uncanny ability to read Tarot cards? If you wish to give better Tarot readings, and read like a pro this guide is for you! 

There are no hard and fast rules stating how to get better at Tarot; the way which you go about it will depend on how you learn and your preferences. Obviously, in time everyone who reads Tarot will become better at it, but there are a few things which you can do to speed up the process. 

 How to go from beginner to professional Tarot reader in these steps! If you want to give better card readings, follow the tips in this cheat sheet. Card deck is the Rider Waite Page, Knight, Queen and King of Cups - divination and fortune telling. 

In general, if you want to improve your Tarot reading skills, then you should involve other people whether that’s through practicing on them, or learning from them. The reason why, is because working with others will get you out of your own head and into the real world. 

So, here are the 4 steps you need to take to get better at reading Tarot.  

Step One: Don’t Waste your Time

This step may seem pretty strange, but it is the first place you should start if you want to get better at reading Tarot. You have to focus on getting better at the things which speak to you and make sense, or you’re wasting your time. 

Many readers often waste their time with things which they don’t really believe in just because they have been told that learning it will make them better readers. For example, they learn all about Tarot and the Kabbalah because experts tell them they should, even though they have no interest in following that path. If you’re studying something but can’t do it whole heartedly, then it is not going to help you. 

The same goes for anything which you feel you cannot easily apply to your Tarot practice. Speaking from experience, if you feel blocked and cannot see how something is helping you, then it isn't. For years I would read books which included Tarot and Astrology correspondences, but none affectively explained what learning these correspondences had to do with my Tarot reading. If you feel as though learning something is a waste of your time, do not do it. 

Step Two: Practice

Pretty obvious, right? But if you want to get better at reading Tarot (or any divination system) you have to practice, practice, practice. 

There are a couple of ways you can get practice in. The first is obviously to read yourself, your friends and family. Ideally, however, you should be reading strangers. On Divination & Fortune-Telling’s Facebook page I post practice readings so that likers can: 

A. Practice reading for an imaginary seeker without the stress of being wrong. 

B. Watch how other readers interpret the readings so that they can learn from them. 

Also, I should point out that the individual you practice on doesn’t always have to be a real person. You can watch dramas or soap operas on TV and give readings on ‘who done it’ or what the outcome is going to be. Any practice, is better than no practice. 

Another thing you can do, is draw a card of the day. However, do not draw it at the start of the day, draw it at the end of your day and try to relate the card to events which have happened to you in the last 24 hours; doing this can help you to add an extra layer of meaning to your Tarot. 

Step Three: Find a Teacher

The third thing you can do if you want to get better at reading Tarot, is to find yourself a teacher. Now, this teacher can be someone you hire who teaches you one-on-one, or it can be someone who you admire and follow online, watch their YouTube videos, read their blogs and so on. 

Teachers (well, good ones lol) have been through the ringer. They are at a different stage in their development and can get you to where you want to be much faster than if you do things on your own. Teachers take away the guess work and prevent you from wasting your time. 

Don’t be too proud to turn to a teacher for help. Everyone is at a different stage in their development with everything, so everyone needs help with something at some point. Divination and Tarot are massive subjects so there are masses of people which need help. 

This may surprise you, but my website gets nearly a quarter of a million hits every month from people who wish to get better at reading Tarot, improve their divination and, even, grow their reading businesses. That’s a whole lotta people needing help. And technically I am teaching these diviners, because they are learning something new every day but they are not forking out money to do so. 

However, there will be a time when you need to go beyond the free resources. For example, you might need a step by step process or all of the information in one place to achieve a particular goal - this is especially true if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. 

Step Four: Take a Course

If you’re ready to move past the free resources and are struggling to find the information you need all in one place, then you can enroll in a course to help you get better at reading Tarot. There are face to face courses and online courses, whichever you take will depend on your preferences.

Many people wonder why they should enroll in a course when there are free resources out there which claim to help you get better at reading Tarot. As I said earlier, this information is often disorganized and all over the place; your chances of finding out everything need from all of the millions of resources out there is minimal. It is so much easier if you just walk through a system in the form of a course. 

Also, the quality of information is not that great. There are thousands of Tarot blogs, books and YouTube channels but they are not all brilliant. You’re going to have to dig through a lot of crap before you find the information which will help you improve your Tarot reading skills. By contrast, if you take a course which promises to advance your Tarot reading ability (such as Tarot Techniques), you’ll receive quality guidance you can’t find anywhere else. 

Finally, you probably don’t know what you’re actually looking for. You might have no clue what to punch into Google when you’re wanting to find out more about reading Courts, or using boxing techniques. Courses can put a name to the face of advanced Tarot techniques. 

If you would like to improve your Tarot skills, get more detail and give memorable readings which keep your clients coming back for more, feel free to check out the free PDF guide below. It's free and instantly downloadable on mobile, tablet and computer! 

Cards used in this post are from The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck. And oracle cards by Black and the Moon


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 Illustration: How to go from beginner to professional Tarot reader in these steps! If you want to give better card readings, follow the tips in this cheat sheet. Card deck is the Rider Waite Page, Knight, Queen and King of Cups - divination and fortune telling. 

Illustration: How to go from beginner to professional Tarot reader in these steps! If you want to give better card readings, follow the tips in this cheat sheet. Card deck is the Rider Waite Page, Knight, Queen and King of Cups - divination and fortune telling.