I got my first tarot deck from my mom when I was about 12 years old. I still have it, along with about 20 or so others now.
While I've always been fascinated by the tarot, I took a long time to truly get into it. Mostly, I was intimidated. I was thinking things like ...
There are so many cards ...
I didn't interpret that the way it's described the book
What if I'm wrong?
The truth is, every tarot deck has different symbolism, and that symbolism can lead to different interpretations depending on which deck you use. And every reader will interpret things differently. There is no "wrong". There are, however, some fundamentals common to all decks, and when I started focusing on the fundamentals, everything made more sense.
Now, there is no way to learn to read tarot without putting in the work. It's just like learning anything else -- you have to study and practice. But there are ways to make it easier.
I explain the first two fundamentals -- numbers and suits -- in my new eBook. You can grab your free copy right here! What's cool about this guide is that you can even use the techniques to do readings with playing cards. You don't even need a tarot deck to get started.
I'm working on guides to the court cards and the major arcana as well, so stay tuned for those.