Creating a story with Tarot cards 

You see, great tarot card reader’s knowledge to weave the story between the tarot card cards to form extremely participating and significant tarot card readings for his or her clients. They see patterns between the cards and mix these intuitive messages into a stunning story that’s distinctive to the consumer and their state of affairs.

If you wish to be an incredible tarot card reader who encompasses a real impact in your clients’ lives, then it’s essential you know one thing – how to tell the story in the cards. Today, I am sharing with you three easy techniques to inform the story in your tarot card reading.



It’s pretty obvious, I know, but if you want to tell the story in your Tarot reading, start by telling the story in the card. Every Tarot card contains its own unique story and that story will help us to understand the overall story of the reading and ultimately, what’s going on in our lives (or our client’s). Let’s work through an example.

Ask the tarot card, “What do I need to know right now?” and draw 2 cards.

For each card, describe what you see. Are there people in the card? What are they doing? What objects do you see? Why do you think they are there? What’s in the background? What’s in the foreground?

How do all of those totally different components close into a coherent story? I drew the Ace of Swords and the Six of Swords. In the Ace, I see a hand holding a sword up high with a crown at the tip. The story I’d tell is that with truth and clarity of mind there’s success.

Sure, there are mountains in the background – a sign of future challenges – but it doesn’t matter right now because life is good and the potential for success is high.

In the Six of Swords, I see a woman and child in a boat. A man rows the boat across a body of water to a faraway land. To me, the story here is that after a period of success (what we saw in the Ace of Swords), it no longer met the needs of the family and so now there is a reluctant move to a new location or a new way of life.

Even successfully, there will still be modification notably if the success is not any longer aligned with what is really vital. Why not try it out for yourself? Tell the story in each card, and then combine those two stories to create the overall story for the reading.



Many cards within the Rider Waite tarot card deck (and most different decks) feature folks. But did you recognize that the method during which they face and act with one another may be terribly revealing of the ‘story’ behind a tarot card reading?

Let’s say you’re doing a relationship Tarot reading. You place a card on the left, representing you, and a card on the right, representing the other person. Now, if there are people in the two cards, take a look at how those people interact with each other.

To show you how this works, I randomly drew the Six of Pentacles and the Four of Pentacles. The man in the Six is looking away to the left as he helps the two beggars kneeling at his feet, while the man in the Four is facing front on.

One attainable story here is that your attention has been alienated from the link and instead you’re a lot more centered on serving to people in want. Or, perhaps you’re giving away money and resources that were meant for the relationship but are now going elsewhere.

For the opposite person within the relationship, they’re ready to give the relationship the attention it deserves as the figure in the Four of Pentacles faces front on. What’s interesting, though, is that the man in this card is not looking over towards you, so he/she may not fully understand or agree with what you’re doing when you’re focused on helping others.

It certainly makes for an interesting story, hey? So why not give it a go?

Think of a relationship that is vital to you and draw 2 cards – one for you, and one for the other person. Take a glance at the means during which the folks act with one another and begin to inform the story concerning what that signifies within the relationship.



Looking for ‘flow’ across tarot card cards could be a stunning and fun technique for telling the story during a tarot card reading. I usually seek for what’s common between the cards – common symbols, colours, people, people’s stances or positions, elements (air, water, etc.), backgrounds and so on. Then, I look for how those common elements change or ‘evolve’ between the cards and what this tells me about the situation at hand.

Let me give you an example.

I haphazardly drew 2 cards – the 9 of Swords and also the 5 of Cups. Look at each of the figures within the cards – each have their head down and each seem to be sorrowing some form of loss. What’s more, in the Nine of Swords, it is night time (the dark background), and in the Five of Cups, it is day time. The ‘story’ here is that grief, sorrow and disappointment is not escapable – it’s a part of every waking hour of this person’s life. And clearly this is not a sustainable way of living. You might conjointly notice different patterns of ‘flow’ across these 2 cards. What do these patterns tell you about this situation?

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