Free tarot uses a deck of cards to gain insight into past, present, and future circumstances about the love in your life. The practice gained popularity in the late 18th century, when mystics and occultists began using tarot decks in attempts at divination and psychic reading. In the present day, many online websites and other sources offer free tarot readings.
There are 78 cards total in a tarot deck—four 14-card suits comprised of ten pip cards (numbering from ace to ten) and four face cards; a separate 21-card trump suit; and a single card called the Fool. Psychics use these decks to read the future or discern other information, usually about an individual.
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The concept behind free tarot is simple. Each card contains a pictogram and a title that represents a specific concept; the cards that are dealt to an individual will be somehow relevant in regards to that individual’s past, present, and/or future circumstances.
There are several methods of interpreting cards during free tarot readings, but each method starts with having the individual shuffle and cut the deck. The psychic then chooses the spread he/she intends to use, and the individual selects a card for each position in the chosen spread. Some common spreads include:
- The three-card spread, in which three cards are laid out to represent (left to right) the past, present, and future.
- The five-card horseshoe spread, in which five cards are laid out in an upright arc to represent (left to right) the present position, the present desires, the unexpected, the immediate future, and the outcome
- The Celtic cross, in which ten cards are laid out in a specific pattern to represent the individual’s present position, immediate influences, life, root of the reading, past influences, future influences, feelings, outside influences, hopes and fears, and outcome.
After the cards are dealt, the cards are turned over one by one, and the psychic interprets each card according to occult practices and the various free tarot reading methods. There is no single “right” way to perform a free tarot reading; instead, readings may vary according to the psychic’s interpretation. One method, for instance, claims that the cards have different meanings depending on whether they are dealt upright or reversed; however, not all psychics agree on the nature of this significance. Some claim that a reversed card means the opposite of its established upright meaning. Other claims state that a reversed card represents an undeveloped trait, or an issue that requires greater attention.
Some believe that, in these readings, the psychic is guided by a spiritual force; others believe that the cards allow them to access a collective unconscious or their own subconscious. Either way, tarot has been put to a variety of uses—fortune telling, communicating with paranormal beings, tapping into the unconscious, and more. The practice has retained its popularity throughout history and continues to this day.