Questions About Tarot Cards

How Many Tarot Cards Are There? How many cards tarot deck?

There are 78 tarot cards in a traditional Tarot deck.

22 Major Arcana Cards

56 Minor Arcana cards which are divided into 4 Suits:

Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Each suit has 14 cards. Ace through Ten, plus 4 Court cards, Page, Knight, Queen, King


How to Cleanse Tarot Deck?

There are many ways to cleanse your tarot cards, it is best to do what resonated with you. Here are some examples, place them in the moonlight, use the some from local herbs, place them with a piece of selenite crystal, visualize white light surrounding the cards. Sunlight is also an option, but too much sunlight can fade your cards.


How to Use a Tarot Deck?

There are various ways you can use a tarot cards, from pulling a card a day to using tarot spreads.

Tarot involves using a specific system to understand the card meanings. It best to start to learn the basic generalized meaning for the cards. From there, allow your intuition to flow, and trust what comes up for you.


Does It Matter What Kind of Tarot Deck You Use?

There are many styles of Tarot decks available. It is best to use a tarot deck that you feel connected to. The artwork speaks to you. 


Which Tarot Deck to Start With? Which Tarot Deck is Best?

Using a Tarot deck that draws your attention is a great way to start. The most well-known system of Tarot is based on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot system. When beginning, it is best to choose a tarot deck that follow this system because there are lots of resources out there for leaning. Once you understand this system you can use any deck that follows this system. Over time you will figure out what tarot decks work best for you, and for their specific reading purposes. 

The Naked Heart Tarot & The Familiar’s Way Tarot both follow the cards meanings based on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot system. 



Is It Bad to Buy Your Own Tarot Deck?

This is an old “not so wise” tale. If you sit around waiting for someone to buy you a tarot deck, you may never end up getting one. Tarot is very imitate tool. If you have the choice to buy your own tarot deck, go for it! Then you can choose one that appeals to you and want to connect with!


What Tarot Deck is Best for Beginners?

Any tarot deck that follows the Rider-Waite Smith tarot system is a good place to start. You could own one tarot deck that you feel a connection with the artwork and follows the Rider-Waite Smith Tarot system. And, own the actual Rider-Waite Smith deck. You can use them together to learn the tarot. Any deck that follows the Rider-Waite Smith tarot system is a good place to start for beginners because there is a lot of resources available for learning.  


Which Tarot Deck is Right for Me? How To Choose the Right Tarot Deck For You

Any deck you feel connected to will allow your intuition to flow. Have fun collecting them and see what happens. The worst case scenario is you own a lot of art.


How Often Should You Read Your Own Tarot Cards?

You can read your cards as often as you like as long as you are getting something from the cards you are pulling. 

Your cards may get tired of answering you, if you are doing back to back shuffles, and repeatedly asking the same question because you either don’t understand the answer, or are not getting the answers you seek. Repeatedly asking the cards the same question is not going to be helpful. It will most likely cause you a lot of confusion. 

If you don’t like what the cards have to say or it doesn’t make sense, sit with the answers for a little bit, more clarity may unfold. 


Does It Matter What Tarot Deck You Use?

It is best to use a Tarot deck you feel drawn to.


How to Shuffle Tarot Deck?

You can shuffle you cards in anyway that feels best for you. Styles include overhand shuffling, mixing the cards up, or bridge style shuffling. Treat your cards with care. They are made from paper and you want them to hold up. 


How Many Tarot Cards To Pull?

You can pull a card a day, use three card spreads, or more cards depending on questions. For beginners it is best to start with a Card A Day. This will help you build a bond with your cards as you get to know them better. Then move on to a 3 card spread as you learn to chain the meanings of the cards together. 

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How Often Should I Cleanse My Tarot Deck?

If you share your cards or allow others to touch them, it is best to cleanse them after every readings. Remember just like humans we can get bogged down by our external environment. Tarot cards are sensitive to energy, they also get bogged down, so nourish them with the love of cleansing.