My Tarot Reading Process: An Example

I’ve decided to start offering tarot readings here on my blog! I have 2 tarot decks and a set of oracle cards, and I think it’s about time I did some readings for other people. 

Many people have misconceptions about tarot or are concerned that it and other divinatory practices are scams; I want to say up-front that I don’t use tarot as a fortune-telling tool. I can’t predict your future, but I can offer you some insight or bring to light some options that you may have been ignoring. My style of tarot readings may be a little different than other peoples’, and that’s fine. I use the cards to help with mindfulness. It’s a very meditative process for me, and I hope others find it helpful.

For anyone who’s curious about tarot and thinking of getting a reading, but maybe has some doubts about how I, personally, conduct mine, I’m going to do a 3-card spread for myself right here. This way you can see my method clearly and know what to expect if you want to take a chance! 

The 30-card spread I use involves Card 1: the problem, Card 2: the short-term solution, and Card 3: the long-term solution. If I’m having trouble deciphering these three cards, I’ll add in an Oracle card to guide me towards the answer. 

The first step is to think about an open-ended question. For this example, I’m going to ask what my next blog post should be! I’m not expecting to get a definitive answer here, just some general insight into the direction I’m going to go. 

The Problem Card: Seven of Wands

The Seven of Wands represents standing your ground and facing a challenge head-on. In the context of the Problem Card, this could mean that it’s time to confront a more difficult topic in my next blog post. It could also just mean that as I’m constantly generating new blog ideas, it’s becoming more of a challenge to find something new and fresh to write about. 

The Short-Term Solution: Strength

Strength is pretty self-explanatory; not just physical strength, but endurance, courage, and a fierce approach. This furthers the idea that my next blog post will be challenging, but I have the strength and mental fortitude to pull it off. 

The Long-Term Solution: Knight of Swords

The Knight of Swords is all about intense focus and determination in getting what you want. It indicates a passionate approach to a project, which I’m taking as a very good sign. As the long-term solution card, it’s a sign that I’m on the right path with this blog as long as I stay passionate and dedicated. 


All three of these cards speak of determination, passion, and rising up to a challenge. What I take from this is that my next blog topic might be difficult emotionally for me to write about, but if it’s something that I’m deeply passionate about, it will be worth it in the long run. This has given me a few good ideas already! 

This was just a very quick tarot reading for myself, and to show you how I do it. If you decide to get a tarot reading from me, it’ll be much more in-depth and insightful. If you’re interested in a reading, check out my page for details!

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