How long it may take to perfect – nobody can really know. Even after years of practice, you can still learn something new, get new insights and ideas. It is all part of your personal experience and path.
To learn the basics of tarot card reading, you need a good tarot deck. By good I mean deck what you like so that you can connect with it. The deck which has pictures, because pictures tell a story. Avoid decks which are way too abstract or exotic because such decks often differ from traditional cards meaning. Stick to decks which are common and widely used so that you can easily find books and material for reading and be able to exchange thoughts with other readers. Such deck is the Rider-Waite deck, it is traditional, many people have it, and there are plenty of books and online material about it. If you don’t like the style of Rider-Waite deck, any other more modern deck which is based on RW will work well.
In the very beginning, stick to the book and theory. When you get to know basic card meanings you will get more comfortable with interpretation. When you become more comfortable with the cards meaning, try to connect them with real-life situations and people. It will come naturally and you will probably notice some patterns. It will lead you to develop more personal meanings of the cards.
Practice daily if possible, but do not overwhelm yourself. Find a balance between reading for yourself and reading for other people. It is important for gaining objectivity in readings. Practice with friends and family and ask them for honest feedback.
When you learn the basic meanings, you can start going through deck again and observe the cards one by one. Chose the card and just look at it. Pay attention to colours, surroundings, if there are people on the card, if yes, how do they look like, etc. Try to gain an overall impression of the card, how it feels like. Then try to make a short story based on the card image – nothing complicated, few sentences are enough. After some time, do the same with two or three cards – connect them in a coherent story. Practice this thoroughly and you will be on your way to become a professional tarot card reader.
Before everything, make sure to know the basics about the suits and elements, about the division between Major Arcana and Minor Arcana and basic correspondences between tarot and astrology. Tarot is the system, and like any system, it has some structure and rules. Knowing it will make farther learning easier for you. The rest is the practice and experience.
One last thing… Don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel super intuitive in the beginning. Your intuition will also develop through the time, with practice and experience.
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