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What are tarot cards used for?

Last Updated: July 26, 2022

What does the future hold for you? Will you be rich or poor? Will you find love or will you be alone? These are the kinds of questions that people have asked about their future for centuries. Divination practices were born from a deep desire to know what the future holds, and how to best prepare for it. Tarot belongs to a form of divination called cartomancy, and in this article, we will explore what tarot cards are used for.

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Gaining insights into personal relationships

Love is a complex topic and one that people have been trying to divine the future of for centuries. One popular use for tarot cards is to gain insights into your current personal relationships. This could involve asking questions such as whether it will last or if there are any potential obstacles in the way.

If you are single, tarot cards can be used to gain insights about a future relationship, and what you can do to make it as successful as possible. Apart from romantic relationships, tarot cards can also be used to gain help you navigate certain situations involving your family and friends. After all, human connection and a sense of belonging are two of the most important aspects of our lives so it’s really no surprise that we seek help in order to strengthen these relationships.

Seeking guidance in times of need or confusion

The Tarot, especially those decks created using a Rider-Waite-Smith system, has a structure and symbolism that provides clear and concise answers. This can be extremely helpful when you are feeling lost or confused about a particular situation in your life. The tarot can provide guidance and clarity, helping you to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

Additionally, tarot can help you to connect with your intuition and higher self. This is because the interpretations you pull from the cards each time can vary and relate psychologically to different parts of your life. Whether this is from projection onto the cards or a deeper connection to your spirituality is not clear, but either way, it can be helpful in gaining a different perspective on things.

Understanding your spiritual nature

Spirituality is another complex and personal topic and one that often leaves people feeling confused or lost at first. Everyone’s spiritual journey is different and our path to clarity takes different forms. However, tarot cards can be a great way to gain insights into your spiritual nature. This could involve questions such as what your life’s purpose is, if you are on the right path, or how you can connect with your higher self. Tarot is a practice that encourages you to look inward and explore all aspects of your being, so it is a perfect way to gain insights into your spiritual nature.

Exploring your subconscious mind

The introspective aspect of tarot reading gives us an opportunity to explore our subconscious minds. This could involve delving into our shadow selves or those aspects of ourselves that we suppress or keep hidden from the world. It can be painful to confront these parts of ourselves, but it is often necessary in order to grow and develop as a person.

The tarot can help us to understand our subconscious minds, and how the various elements relate to our conscious lives. This can be an extremely helpful tool in times of personal crisis, as it can help us to understand the root cause of our problems and find a way to resolve them.

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Practicing a form of meditation

When you read tarot, especially for yourself when there is no one around, you can use this time for meditation and relaxation. I usually set the atmosphere by burning some incense, lighting some candles, and playing some calming background music. This is a great way to get into a relaxed state of mind and pull some tarot cards. The cards will often give you insights about yourself that you were not aware of before, and this can be a great way for you to gain some self-awareness. 

Doing this every few days has helped me to become more in tune with my subconscious mind, and as a result, I have been able to keep my mind more clear and focused during the day.

Accessing your intuition

Intuition is a big part of who we are as human beings, but sometimes it can be hard to listen to that little voice inside our heads. Tarot cards can be a great way to access your intuition and to get guidance from it in times of need. This could involve questions such as whether you should take a certain job offer or if you should move to a new city. 

Practicing tarot is a way to exercise your intuition more often. Just like any other muscle in our body, the more we use it, the stronger it becomes. Over time, you could become so intuitive that reading tarot will become second nature to you. At that point, you could even consider reading tarot professionally.

Predicting the future

Personally, I do not believe that tarot cards predict the future. I do believe that the cards can predict our future behavior, and discuss with us a conversation regarding different situation outcomes based on our behaviors and patterns. The tarot can give us a great deal of insight into our future behavior, but it is ultimately up to us to decide what we do with that information. We can use the tarot as a tool for making decisions about our lives, but it is important to remember that we are in control of our destiny.

Opening yourself up to new possibilities

Nowadays, many people use tarot cards as a means of exploring all the different possibilities that are available to them. Tarot cards can help to open your mind up to new possibilities and encourage you to think outside the box. Sometimes we can be too caught up with secondary details that we forget to look at the bigger picture. 

When you use tarot cards, you are encouraged to take a step back and look at the situation from a different perspective. It’s especially true for people running their own businesses alone, as tarot cards can be really helpful in times when they feel stuck and they don’t know what to do next.


In conclusion, the tarot is a very versatile tool and those are just a few of the many ways that tarot cards can be used. If you’re interested in learning more, then I encourage you to give it a try. I have several tarot spread for beginners that you can try today. Trust your intuition and let the cards guide you on your journey.


I have been reading Tarot for more than 15 years. I have always enjoyed using my intuition to provide clarity and insights to others. Tarot is one of my favorite forms of divination, and I love sharing that passion with like-minded folks.

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