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Tarot Readings and Resources

TarotThe Tarot is a remarkable repository of esoteric knowledge and a powerful tool for spiritual and psychological exploration. The cards are most often used for divination, but there is much more to the Tarot than soothsaying. Delve into the history, structure and use of the Tarot in its divinatory, mystical and psychological applications; or see what's in the cards with our wide range of free readings.
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Free Tarot Readings Try the Tarot for yourself with our extensive range of free on-line readings with full positional interpretations! You can choose from a variety of spreads and decks to cover all sorts of questions and purposes: simple, complex and calendar readings are all available here. Our readings can be consulted at any time, and you can have a free daily, weekly or monthly reading performed regularly. All of these readings can be bookmarked so that you can come back to them whenever you like. Reading options are explained below, and you can use a quick link if you already know where you want to go.
Free Regular Readings Get a quick, free Tarot reading at the start of each day, week or month. A single card is chosen and interpreted for you to cover the coming day, week or month, and you can bookmark each reading so you can refer to it whenever you like.
An Introduction to the Tarot New to the Tarot? Our introduction is a great place to start, covering the history, structure and uses of the Tarot, with links to more in-depth articles.
A History of the Tarot Follow the history of the Tarot from its first appearance in medieval Europe, through its esoteric development in recent centuries, all the way to today's schizophrenic proliferation of decks.
The Structure of the Tarot Tarot decks have a standard structure, and there have always been variant decks that push the boundaries in different ways. Explore the Arcanas, suits, expanded decks and the influence of the Kabbalah.
The Major Arcana The Major Arcana is the heart of the Tarot, and the 22 trump cards it contains are the familiar, archetypal ones, such as the Lovers, the Hermit and Death. View them all here.
The Minor Arcana The Minor Arcana fleshes out the Tarot and holds 56 cards in four suits corresponding to the elements and the kabbalistic worlds. Each suit is comprised of both numbered and court cards, and all can be seen here.
Tarot Spreads Spreads provide the framework around which a reading is built, and each is chosen according to the purpose of the reading. Spreads covered here include One Card, Simple, Triskele, Horseshoe, Celtic Cross and Calendar spreads.
Performing a Reading The ins and outs of performing a Tarot reading, from framing the question and choosing the spread, to selecting and laying out the cards.
Interpreting a Reading Skillful interpretation of a Tarot reading is a technical, artistic and inspirational feat, built on the meanings of the cards refracted through the prism of the spread and enhanced by some of the more advanced techniques covered here.
Cardly Conundrums Sometimes part of a reading is hard to place: the cards seem contradictory or just plain wrong. Some approaches to these puzzles are explored here.
Divination and the Tarot How does the Tarot work? Does it work? Maybe we should look at some of the issues surrounding the use of Tarot for divination.
Tarot and the Kabbalah The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is built from ten spheres and 22 paths, the Tarot from 22 trumps and suits of ten cards. The Tree acts through four worlds, the Tarot through four suits. The Tarot embodies the Tree.
Jung and the Tarot Some of the ideas of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung relate closely to the Tarot, including archetypes, the collective unconscious, the four functions of the mind and synchronicity.
Tarot Decks and Books There are many Tarot decks and books available, but the quality to quantity ratio is low. Our recommended decks are those that have stood the test of time, and these include a version of the Marseilles deck, which we use for our site and readings.