Read Tarot Cards Like a Professional – by Nicky Alan

2nd October 2023

How to Read Tarot Cards Like a Professional Reader

Hello, dear seekers of wisdom and truth! I’ve been a Psychic Tarot Reader for decades, and today, I want to give you a glimpse into my world of tarot. If you’ve ever been interested in diving into the rich tapestry of classic tarot cards, specifically the Classic Tarot deck, you’re in the right place. Let’s go beyond the veil to learn how to read tarot cards like a professional!

Why the Classic Tarot Deck?

The Classic Tarot Deck is a cornerstone in the world of tarot. Its symbolism is rich and layered, making it the ideal deck for both novices and seasoned readers alike. This deck serves as the foundation for many modern tarot interpretations and is incredibly versatile, and applicable to a wide range of readings.

Reading the Tarot Cards

Understanding the Symbology when Reading Tarot

Tarot is a language of symbols, and to be a professional reader, you must become fluent in this language. Each card in the Classic Tarot deck is packed with symbols—each color, image, and even the direction a figure is facing holds meaning.

Major Arcana

The Major Arcana cards symbolize significant life events or spiritual lessons. To read them like a professional, delve into the mystical representations and archetypal imagery. For instance, ‘The Fool’ isn’t just about recklessness or naivety; it can signify new beginnings or a spiritual journey.

Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana cards focus on day-to-day events. Cups generally represent emotions, Wands are about inspiration, Pentacles deal with material aspects, and Swords reflect thoughts or conflicts. Understand the nuances; for example, the ‘Four of Cups’ not only indicates emotional withdrawal but can also signify a need for introspection.

Read the Tarot


Connecting Intuition with Knowledge

As a Psychic Tarot Reader, I can tell you that knowledge of symbology is essential, but your intuition is your most powerful tool. Before each reading, center yourself and allow your intuitive energy to connect with the cards. Sometimes the cards may suggest different interpretations than textbook meanings, and that’s okay. Trust your intuition; it’s a divine tool.

Read Tarot Cards: Spreads and Layouts

There are multiple ways to lay out the cards for a reading, and the choice of spread can greatly influence the reading’s depth and focus.

Three-Card Spread

The simplest spread and a great one for beginners. This usually represents the past, present, and future.

Celtic Cross Spread

This is more complex and offers a comprehensive view of a situation or question. It delves into underlying issues, outcomes, and even the querent’s hopes and fears.

The Celtic Cross Tarot Reading


Asking the Right Questions

A critical skill in professional tarot reading is the ability to guide the querent in framing their question. Open-ended questions are more empowering and enlightening than yes-no questions. Instead of asking, “Will I find love?” a better question would be, “What can I do to attract love into my life?”

Read Tarot Cards for Others

When reading for others, especially as a professional, it’s vital to create a sacred and comfortable space for your querent. Make sure to be respectful and non-judgmental, especially when the cards reveal sensitive or challenging information. The cards are a tool for insight, not for passing judgment.

Read the Tarot with Celtic Cross


The Importance of Continuous Learning

The world of tarot is deep and ever-changing. Even after decades, I still find new layers of understanding. Always be open to learning, whether from books, courses, or other tarot professionals. Continuous learning enriches your practice and keeps you aligned with the spiritual energies that guide the tarot.


Reading tarot cards like a professional is a journey that blends knowledge, skill, and intuition. The Classic Tarot deck, with its rich symbology, offers a perfect starting point or a deep well for ongoing exploration. Remember, the true magic of tarot lies not just in the cards but in the reader’s ability to interpret them. So, connect with your inner psychic, trust your intuition, and let the cards speak to you. Until next time, may your path be clear, and your cards ever insightful!

Read the Tarot Cards


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I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post. Keep a look out for more blogs from me, coming soon!

Keeping it Real as always,

Nicky x

Nicky Alan

Psychic Medium

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