How do you know which of the tarot card meanings is correct? Part 1

Six of Swords
5 min readJul 9, 2021

Nobody needs to be psychic to do this.

Interpreting tarot cards can be a tricky task. It is common when starting, to get lost among the multiple meanings of each arcane, without understanding the reading message.

My recommendation, in this case, is: don’t give up! I have THREE GOOD NEWS for you.

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The FIRST is it gets easier as you go deeper into the study of each card. Yes, there are 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana, seventy-eight cards. But there are tricks, or rather, connections you make between them that, little by little, turn this mountain climb into a gentle walk in the countryside.

A few years ago, I decided to learn Tai Chi Chuan. I watched videos of people practicing and they looked so serene and happy that it piqued my curiosity. After a long delay, I went to the first class.

A disaster. That seemed impossible to learn. But I looked at the other students and it was like they levitated around me. It looked so easy! Was the problem with me? I don’t know if due to persistence or stubbornness, I decided to take one more class.

This time the disaster was a little smaller. The moves still looked difficult, but not impractical.

In the third class, finally, things started to flow. And, having learned some fundamentals, I was able to experience the feeling of lightness and tranquility that Tai Chi provides. Even the classes in which new moves were added were no longer rocket science.

The same principle applies to tarot. If you look carefully, you will see that each card tells a story. The Magician is the beginning of the journey, The High Priestess ends the Magician’s tale and begins the Empress’s. The Empress is the beginning of The Emperor’s tale, and so on until The Fool, which can be at both the beginning and the end of the story.

When you learn to see tarot as a book, each new page makes it easier to interpret the remaining pages.

With the minor arcana, it is no different. They also tell stories, with their nuances varying in each element: fire, water, air, and earth. By the way, we’ll have an article to…

Six of Swords

A seeker. Tarot, hermeticism, luck, or destiny. You choose.