Learning Tarot

Here, you’ll find resources here about learning Tarot. There are better ways to learn Tarot than memorizing card meanings. For me, the best and most enjoyable way to learn Tarot was through stories and patterns. So, I’ll show you some of my ideas on how to learn that way here!

Click for the post on each strategy. Use it for inspiration and a jumping off point, and then sit with your cards and find your own patterns, too!

Tarot Rituals – Things to do with your cards before, during, and after reading.

Elemental Patterns – Each suit has a corresponding element – Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Earth is Pentacles, Air is Swords, Fire is Wands, and Water is Cups.

Number Patterns – This applies to the minor arcana, not the major arcana. Each suit goes through a journey, and there are some patterns in the journey among the suits. For example, when you see a 5 – you know that it represents conflict. So, if you have a 5 of Swords, you know it’s a conflict with thoughts, or communication. This number patterns strategy is great jumping off point in your tarot learning journey. Rather than memorizing 40 different card meanings, you can learn the number pattern and apply it generally across the Four Suits. The suits mostly follow this pattern, although the Swords is a slightly different story.

Getting Deeper into Tarot – Musical Tarot Associations

The Fools Journey – This follows the first card (The Fool) as they start their journey and learn lessons along the way. This covers the Major Arcana.

The Major Arcana – Brief Introduction about the Major Arcana.

The Minor Arcana – Brief Introduction about the Minor Arcana including the the Court Cards and the Suits in Tarot.

Decks for Beginners