More On One Card Pulls

More On One Card Pulls

I have had a few people contact me in response to an earlier article I wrote on one card pulls. They were concerned that they would be doing it the “wrong” way if they continued to use one card pulls as often as they did.

Now I am a firm believer in one size does not fit all and just because I tend to use a Celtic Cross rather than a single card on most occasions does not mean that you have to. My article was mostly aimed at making a reader (particularly an inexperienced one) think about what was being asked of a single card. Was the question appropriate for a single card, or not?

There are times when a single card is a very useful tool such as a “cloudy” reading and clarification is needed and that situation is an ideal one in which to pull a single card. Incidentally if one card does not clarify the answer sufficiently then don’t be afraid to pull a second, or even a third.

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How Do You Shuffle And Cut Your Tarot Cards?

How Do You Shuffle And Cut Your Tarot Cards?

How Do You Shuffle And Cut Your Tarot Cards? I was asked recently by a visitor if she “had” to shuffle and then cut her cards as so many sites she had visited recommended that this was always done. She wanted to know if she could go with her gut feeling rather than follow a rigid protocol.

My answer was basically “yes” because I don’t believe there is just one right way of shuffling and cutting. I do recommend that tarot cards should be shuffled prior to doing a new reading but how long you spend doing so and whether (and how many times) you cut the cards is entirely a personal choice.

Personally I open myself to spirit and trust them to nudge my intuition when the time is right for me to stop cutting or shuffling and to deal the spread. The process is never identical and varies in time and the number of shuffles and cuts I use.

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Choosing a Love Reading

For those of you who want to know the possibilities!

Choosing a love reading to see if there is real potential between the two of you is not quite as straightforward as you might think even though there are several tarot spreads out there that could answer the question.

For the purposes of this article I am going to consider the following two  dedicated love and relationship tarot spreads:

  • Is He/She the One?
  • Magical Love

Personally I am not a huge fan of “Magical Love” as a spread even though at first glance it might seem to be a good one because it can be used as a “Will I find True Love?” reading or an “Is He/She the One?” reading simply by altering the first question. I am going to talk about this spread in the context of its “Is He/She the One?” usage. Which is:

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Interpreting Time In The Tarot

Whether you are pulling a card to answer the question or whether you are looking at a specific card within a specific spread interpreting time in the tarot is not a simple matter. It does get easier with experience because your intuition starts to kick in and point you in the right direction, but for someone starting out it can be a very difficult proposition.

Being realistic we can ignore seconds, minutes, and hours but even so that still leaves us with days, weeks, months, and years. Without intuition to help you then as a beginner it is hard to know which unit is the correct one.

Now some readers I know don’t read more than a year ahead and so effectively they only ever work in weeks and months. So if they pull a card in relation to a timeline and it is (for the sake of argument) the 3 of Cups they would treat the timeline as being between 3 weeks and 3 months.

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One Card Pulls

Should you or shouldn’t you use one card pulls to do a reading? The answer is far from being black and white particularly for beginners. Most people when starting off reading tarot cards will find a spread that suits the question or situation they have and then they will pull the cards required to use it.

The trouble is that even with multiple definitions (such as the ones we have at Tarot Time) it is very difficult for learners to turn those definitions into a useful and meaningful interpretation. As a result many will resort to using a single card instead. If that sounds like you then that is when you need to ask yourself whether a single card is appropriate or not.

If all you need is a quick and dirty yes, no, or maybe type of answer then a single card may be appropriate. I say “may be” because if the question is in any way important then how you ask your question will be critical or you may as well not bother.

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