Tarot is a viral tool for divination, and it’s easy to see why! The cards are beautiful, and the meanings can be interpreted in many different ways. But there’s one thing that makes them so unique — they’re all about love.
Soulmate Vs. Other Relationships
In general, when using the tarot as a means of divination, we look for clues about relationships between people or things. What kind of relationship do you have with yourself? Is there someone who has always been there for you? Someone who loves you unconditionally? Or something else entirely?
With a tarot spread, we’re trying to figure out if the person sitting across from us is likely to become our soulmate. They could be our best friend forever or an ex-lover we would never speak to again without remorse. But regardless of our feelings towards them, they have certain qualities which make them the perfect partner for us. What kind of traits would you expect to find in a potential mate?
Before drawing cards, take some time to think about what type of relationship you’d ideally like to have with another person. It doesn’t need to be romantic, but it should be positive, loving, and supportive. When you’ve got a clear picture of what you want from a partner in mind, you’ll be much more likely to use the tarot accurately.
What Does Your Reading Say About You?
Once you’ve chosen the relationship type you want to examine, you need to decide what part of that relationship you want to investigate. This is because every card has its meaning and personality, each associated with a specific situation.
You’ve decided to draw a card representing a close friendship. You don’t necessarily care whether or not this friendship turns into anything more than just a good friendship. All you want to know is if there’s anyone out there who could be a future “bestie.”
First, lay out a few cards representing the relationship you’re interested in exploring. Then ask the question you want to be answered. Here’s an example:
“I’m going to draw three cards. The first card I drew is the Lovers. Who do you think the Lovers represents?”
If you were to draw three cards from the Lovers deck, you’d probably end up with something along the lines of Two Lovers (two people who are deeply in love with each other)
One Lover and One Hanged Man (a single person who is in love with someone else)
Two Lovers and Two Hanged Men (two people who are in love with each other)
Now that you’ve drawn your cards, you should read the meaning behind them. You’re already halfway there if you’re familiar with the major and minor arcana! You won’t have any trouble interpreting these cards.
Let’s look at each of them individually:
Lovers: In the tarot, lovers are usually depicted as men and women holding hands. However, sometimes they’re shown as one couple kissing or even having sexual intercourse.
The Lovers card often represents a deep connection between two people, such as friends or family members. Sometimes, it can also symbolize romantic love. The Lovers card is the most standard tarot card representing romantic partners.
Hanged Man: The Hanged Man card is a grimacing skeleton wearing a hood in most decks. He’s often described as a person with a mental illness, although he doesn’t always suffer from depression. Some tarot readers interpret him as a lonely or introverted individual who has lost hope for true happiness.
Other readers see him as someone who has given up on life altogether. Regardless of how you view this card, it’s pretty obvious what it represents — someone who is down on their luck.
Two Lovers and Two Hanged Men: These two cards represent a couple who are both deeply in love and suffering from mental illness. This particular combination is scarce, which makes it especially meaningful. It’s interesting to note that this is the only configuration where you get three hanged men. In this case, the two lovers maybe two close friends dealing with depression.
After seeing how each card relates to the situation you’re asking questions about, you can decide what to do next. Let’s say you chose to explore a romance. After that, you must select the suit that you want to wear. Several options include cups, pentacles, swords, wands, disks, and hearts.
When deciding which suit to go with, consider what sort of relationship you want to focus on. The case you choose should reflect how you approach your question. For example, if you’re hoping to meet someone through work, you may want to pick the suit of Wands.
If you want to find a soulmate online, you may want to select the suit of Disks. It’s important to remember that the claim doesn’t directly determine what the card means. Each case has its special symbolism and rules.
The tarot has four suits: wands, cups, disks, and pentacles. If you’re unsure which case to pick, consult a book or website dedicated to tarot readings. Many websites offer free tarot readings, so you should easily be able to find one near you.
A Tarot Card For Every Relationship Situation
As long as you understand how to interpret the meaning behind each card, you can use the tarot to answer almost any question you want. Remember that the tarot isn’t a magic wand that will instantly reveal the future. It’s a tool that can help you gain insight into your past, present, and future by helping you learn about yourself and others.
It’s also important to remember that tarot readings aren’t meant to predict the future. Instead, they’re intended to provide information about your current state of mind. For example, if you’re worried about the health of your relationship, you may want to check your tarot reading to find out if there’s anything you can do to improve your situation. On the flip side, you may want to check your reading to see if you feel great about your relationship’s direction.
As you learn more about tarot reading, you’ll discover many ways to use the cards to help improve your life. Let’s take a look at some more examples.
Tarot Cards Are More Than Just Love Divinations
Although the tarot is primarily known for its ability to tell you about your partner, it’s also used to advise about other aspects of your life. For instance, tarot cards can help you identify the areas in your life that require improvement.
You can also use them to predict events that are happening now and even to gain guidance about the future. While tarot readings aren’t infallible, they’re worth a try if you’re interested in learning more about yourself and improving your overall outlook on life.