You can do it where and when you want too. How often have you had a Tarot reading done and not got anything out of it. Something you don’t have to worry about if you are reading Tarot for yourself. The trap can be whether you trust yourself or not. The guidelines are part of the framework of learning to trust in your own interpretation of the cards. If you want to read Tarot cards for yourself be clear about why you are doing it and what you want to achieve from it. Part of my learning curve was setting my own personal philosophy about the cards and how I was going to do it.
I use the cards personally as a guide to focus on during each day. Some days I have a specific questions that requires an answer or I might be seeking a direction in career, relationships or personally.
Some of the guidelines I had adopted and adhere too are:
There are no good or bad cards so I read them as they appear without fear and this helps me be very objective in my reading. The trouble with seeing cards as ‘bad’ means that you might be tempted to make an excuse and put the cards back in the deck and start again. So you have compromised the reading. As my background is in counselling, I tend to follow Jung’s philosophy of the cards in that they are messages from my sub conscious to my conscious part of the brain. I can then take the message, acknowledge it and take action. I gain clarity and insight which I may never have had without the benefit of the cards. One of my ‘no break’ rules under any circumstances is that I read the cards that I have drawn. Card reading is one of the most beneficial factors that will help you a lot in getting the crucial information related to the top sites to read tarot cards in depth. So, you should check out the top sites in these criteria for getting the best results.
If you are very stressed or emotionally upset it is not a good to do a reading. Wait until you are in a better frame of mind before starting. If it is urgent find someone to do the reading for you. I’m always happy to help out.
You will have to decide whether you are going to accept and read reversed cards. There are two different ways to interpret reversed cards. They can be the negative meaning of the upright card or alternatively they can be what is going on internally for you which makes the upright cards the external experience. There are several ways have reversed cards in your deck, either intentionally or unintentionally. You can shuffle the cards and then split the cards into three groups which you would normally put together, if you have decided to have reversed cards you can reverse one of those groups then. I work with the unintentional method. No matter how careful I am with the cards some how some of them will become reversed. So when I am doing a reading and a reversed card comes out I will read it reversed. If you prefer not to read reversed cards that is okay just turn the cards the correct way up.
Another thing to consider is if by chance a card falls from the deck at any time you are holding the cards with an intention of doing a reading should you just put the cards back in the deck or pay attention to what the tarot is trying to tell you? I pay attention to the card and its meaning but it is not part of the reading but a consideration within the reading. I put the card to one side so it is not part of the reading.
You might like to keep a Tarot diary of your readings so you can refer to it at a later date. It can be interesting how many time a certain card comes up in readings. So a record is a great way to keep track.