About the cards
A tarot card deck consists of 78 cards in total with each of them depicting a particular picture and symbol. The standard tarot consists of twenty two cards known as the major arcane or trumps. Another set referred to as minor arcana of pip cards consists of four sets of 14 cards each.
Understanding Tarot spread
Tarot spread refers to the preset pattern meant for laying out the Tarot cards. A spread can be understood as the template that guides on how to place the cards so that they can give some views on a particular topic.
To start with, a particular number of cards are laid out. The remaining ones are kept aside as they shall not be used now. In the set of cards that are laid out, the dominating suite shall tell several things.
For instance, if there are too many wands, the inference is that the person needs to adopt a change in the course of life. If there are too many cups, they indicate love and goodness confronting a person. If there are too many swords, the suggestion is an impending strife. Also, in their dominance, Pentacles imply there is an intrigue or political action.
The person shall ask questions depending on his expectations and the questions might fall under different categories. The questions could be on relationships, material things, psychic matters, spiritual matters and some personal interests.
Understanding tarot Vastu
The ambience in which the reading takes place plays a vital role in tarot card readings. It is advised that the place where tarot cards are read must be peaceful and quiet. Preferably, a separate place can be set aside in the home for tarot reading. It is also essential to use the same spot repeatedly for tarot readings so that the energy is built up in the spot during each time which shall reinforce your practice.
Create an atmosphere that is aesthetically appealing and also meaningful. It is a good idea to place some objects that are of special interest to your around the place of reading. Some of such items could be shells, crystals, stones, plants and others.
For storing the tarot cards, use a silk drawstring bag with some nice embroidery of stars, moon and some celestial bodies. It is also said that the tarot cards actually pick up the tendency and character of the person using them. Therefore if you are practicing tarot reading, tarot card reading guide advises that you have a separate set for you that shall not be used by anyone else.