*not my work got this from the Link;?http://www.ehow.com/how_2254013_tarot-regular-deck-playing-cards.html , this is for those that can't use a tarot deck for whatever reason or for those who just want to try something different*
If you are interested in learning Tarot, you will be very interested to learn that the Tarot originated from a regular deck of playing cards.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
things you'll need:
A deck of playing cards
An open mind
A friend that you can practice on *you can try it on yourself if wanted*
A quiet, clean place
1. Sometimes a reading on a stranger is better than reading for a friend, because with the friend, you know about them. However for practicing purposes, lets use the friend. You want to make sure you are in a quiet place with your friend.
2. Relax, breath, and clear your minds from distractions. When you are conducting this type of reading, you should not have anything on your mind. Just focus on the person you are reading for, as well as the cards in your hand
3. With in these cards, their are many stories to be told. You have alot of possibilities. We are going to first cover the possibilities for someone that is first starting out, or for someone at an intermediate level. One spread you may use, is while focusing on your friends question, or if no question is asked, just focus on your friend, and the cards that you have. Net you are going to want to shuffle the cards in your hands, like you are mixing them up. Keep shuffling until you feel you should stop. When you feel you should stop, lay out one card face down to the left, one card face down to the right, and one more card face down to the right. You may then bring your card that is on the left face up, read the meaning, repeat this step in on the second and third cards. You will then take these cards, and put them together to make a mini story.
The basic card meanings are as follows :
Ace- Love, beginnings,happiness,friendship
King: fair haired man, affectionate and generous, but impetuous
Queen: fair haired woman, trustworthy
Jack: fair haired young person, a good friend
10: good fortune, happiness
9: desires come true
8: invitations, but also partings
7: someone is unreliable
6: unexpected good fortune, generosity
5: jealousy, indecision
4: changes, possible travel or postponements
3: need for caution
2: success, friendship
Ace: harmony, property, achievements, love
King: dark haired man, honest, open
Queen: dark haired woman, strong, helpful, attractive
Jack: a reliable friend
10: money from an unexpected source, good luck or a gift
9: a new romance
8: opposition, danger of recklessness
7: prosperity, though a danger of romantic interference
6: business success
5: help from a friend or spouse
4: bad change of fortune
3: good marriage or alliance
2: disappointment and opposition
Ace: money, a ring
King: fair haired man, stubborn and powerful
Queen: fair haired woman, flirtatious, sophisticated, witty
Jack: a relative, someone not quite reliable
10: journey, changes usually bringing wealth
9: opportunities and surprises, usually financial
8: late marriage or new relationship, unexpected money
7: a gift
6: a reconciliation, a warning against a possible second marriage
5: successful meetings, particularly in business
4: an inheritance, a change for the better
3: legal or domestic battles
2: a love affair becomes more important than it was
Ace: conflicts, a difficult love affair?
King: dark haired man, ambitious, usually successful?
Queen: dark haired woman, seductive or unscrupulous?
Jack: dark haired young man, well meaning person?
9: bad luck, can mean delays or quarrels?
8: disappointments and opposition
?7: a warning against possible loss of friendship?
6: an improvement in the person's life
?5: anxiety, setbacks, interferences?
4: jealousy, business troubles?
3:?partings, possibly due to faithlessness
?2: scandal, gossip, danger of deceit
Tips & Warnings
You may use just about any spread you wish for this. I just gave an example for beginners. You need to put the story together, for example, Lets say I drew the ace of hearts, with the king of hearts, and the queen of hearts, this means someone is getting married. Their is a such thing as suite combination meanings, for example a male and a female of the same suit together in the same reading means someone is getting married, or it is talking about someone that is already married. If you ever want a professional reading from me go to http://www.saraclairtarot.com
Their are more meanings, and allot more to learn, I will continue to post articles on the subject.
Never let anyone else touch your cards
Also I'd like to add if you decipher the cards to have a different meaning then the ones posted, always go with your own and follow your intuition. Like for example I refer to the ace of spades to death in addition to the others listed beside it.