We all want the ability to peek into the future at times. Maybe we want to know if you will get that desired position, if your ex will give you another chance, or if your money situation will change. For centuries, the tarot has been used to gain access to messages about the future.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can use tarot to predict future events.
Tarot and the Art of Fortune-Telling
Tarot cards are a deck of 78 cards that are used in divination and fortune-telling. The cards are believed to have originated in Italy in the 15th century and have since been adopted by various cultures worldwide.
The deck typically consists of 22 major arcana cards representing major life events or influences and 56 minor arcana cards depicting everyday events or influences.
In a tarot reading, a practitioner will shuffle the deck and lay out the cards in a specific pattern called a spread. The position and meaning of each card in the spread are interpreted to offer insight into the person’s past, present, and future. The practitioner may also use the cards to answer specific questions or offer advice.
It is important to note that tarot is not a science, and its interpretations can vary greatly between practitioners. The use of tarot for fortune-telling is often viewed as a form of entertainment or personal exploration rather than a source of factual information.
However, many spiritualists and psychics swear by the effectiveness of the tarot in predicting future events. Ultimately, it is up to your personal belief to decide whether it is possible to peek into the unknown. Let’s look at five ways tarot cards can be used to predict what is coming next.
#1: Tarot spreads for fortune-telling
Tarot spreads are arrangements of cards used in a tarot reading. They provide a structure for interpreting the cards and can be used for divination and predicting the future. It is the most straightforward way of getting answers about the future using the tarot deck.
The most important thing is to start the reading with a clear intent to predict the future; without the intent, the tarot reading will not be fruitful.
Some common spreads for gaining information about the future include the 3-card spread that explores the past, present, and future. Another common spread for fortune-telling is the Celtic Cross.
In the mentioned spreads, the cards are assigned a specific meaning, and the reader will use their intuition and knowledge of the tarot card meanings to interpret the spread and answer the question or issue.
All the spreads have an element of future predictions and information about the present moment; this helps to understand the future card.
I recommend going with the straightforward Past, Present, and Future spread to explore the future if you are new to tarot. The cards will give you insights into how past events lead to future happenings; This will empower you and give you an understanding of the situation.
It’s important to keep in mind that Tarot is a tool for personal reflection and growth, and the future is not set in stone. Every time you make a decision, small or large, destiny changes. This is why future predictions sometimes seem incorrect.
If you want to learn more about the Past, Present, and Future spread, read the article below. It describes how to use the spread it in-depth.
Related article: Three-card tarot spreads: Complete beginners guide
#2: Work with your psychic abilities
Tarot readings can be interpreted through intuition and not tarot card meanings alone. This allows you to tap into your inner wisdom and connect with your higher self to gain insights into the future.
The Tarot deck is a tool to help readers access this intuition, not a magical instrument that works by itself. When performing a reading, please take a few moments to quiet your mind and focus your intention before shuffling the deck and selecting cards for the spread.
Once the cards are laid out, you can use your intuition to “read” the cards’ images, symbols, and energy.
You may receive impressions, emotions, thoughts, or messages about the situation or question. Use these insights to understand the situation and future events better.
It’s important to note that the future is not set in stone, and tarot readings are meant to offer guidance and perspective, not definite answers. Additionally, intuition is a personal and subjective experience.
Different readers may have different interpretations of the same spread. This is why it is hard to trust your readings at times.
#3: meditate on a tarot card
Meditating on tarot cards is a way to use the cards to gain insights into the future. I use this method myself as it allows me to tap into my psychic space and gain deeper insights.
Below you will find a simple process for doing so. Remember that it takes a little practice to get the hang of it. Don’t give up if you fail the first time you try it,
How to use meditation and tarot cards for predicting the future
- Choose a tarot card: Select a tarot card that you feel drawn to or relates to the question or situation on which you’re seeking guidance.
- Find a quiet space: Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths.
- Focus on the card: Hold it in your hands, or place it before you. Focus your attention on the image and symbols on the card. Take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to sink into a meditative state.
- Visualize the scene: Imagine yourself in the scene depicted on the card. Observe the characters, their actions, expressions, setting, and other details. Allow yourself to become fully immersed in the scene.
- Ask for guidance: Ask the Universe or your higher self to show you what the card is trying to tell you. Listen for any messages or insights that come to you.
- Reflect on your experience: When you feel ready, slowly open your eyes and reflect on the insights and messages you received. Write them down if you wish.
Remember that meditation is a personal experience; different people may have different experiences when meditating on tarot cards. The goal is to use the cards to connect with your intuition and inner wisdom to gain insights into the future.
#4: TAROT CARD SUITS AND NUMBERS
Int tarot, symbols, and numbers are important aspects of the cards and can be used to make predictions. Here’s how symbols and numbers are used in Tarot for divination:
- Symbols: Each card in the Tarot deck is filled with symbols and images with specific meanings. When interpreting a spread, consider the symbols on the cards, their placement in the spread, and how they relate to each other.
- Cycles: The number of each card is also considered important in tarot. For example, the Aces are associated with new beginnings. The number 10 cards are associated endings. The Aces are the start of a cycle, and the tens are the ending. The number on a card can tell you a lot about where you are in a cycle and indirectly what might be up in the future; The same goes for the Major Arcana, where the Fool often is regarded as the beginning and the World the end of a cycle.
- Numerology: Consider the number of each card in the spread and the overall numerology of the spread.
- Court Cards: Court cards hold information about personalities and persons. They are very useful when it comes to predictions as they can indicate who the event is about,
It’s important to keep in mind that Tarot is a tool for personal reflection and growth, and the future is not set in stone.
The symbols and numbers in the Tarot cards can offer guidance and perspective. Still, the interpretation of the symbols and numbers will vary depending on the reader’s experience and understanding of the tarot.
Additionally, Tarot readings should be approached with an open mind and a willingness to explore different perspectives and interpretations.
If you want to learn more about court cards and how to decipher personalities, I invite you to read the article below.
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#5: advice and guidance to shape the future
Using tarot as a tool for guidance can help you understand your current situation and the potential outcomes of your choices.
By reflecting on the messages and insights received during a reading, you may better understand your life path and the patterns that influence your decisions and actions.
With this understanding, you may be able to make more conscious choices and take proactive steps toward a desired future outcome.
For example, if a tarot reading reveals that you have been holding onto negative thoughts and beliefs, you may choose to work on shifting these patterns and adopt a more positive mindset. The future will then most likely hold more positive vibes and happenings due to the law of attraction,
It’s important to remember that the future is not set in stone, and Tarot readings should not be used as a crutch or excuse for inaction. Instead,
Tarot readings should be seen as a tool for personal growth and reflection, and the guidance received should empower you to take control of your own life and create your desired future.
TAROT SPREAD FOR PREDICTING THE FUTURE
If you want to peek into the future, a general tarot spread is the easiest route, as you don’t have to rely on psychic insights.
This is my go-to tarot spread for predicting future events. The best thing about this spread is that you get advice on changing the desired outcome.
There are so many ways you can use tarot to predict the future. If you are a beginner, I recommend starting with a general tarot spread where the card positions and meanings tell the story.
If you are more advanced, I invite you to try psychic tarot readings, as they can access deeper knowledge than a general reading can. For some, intuitive messages come naturally, and for some, it might need a little training to get the messages flowing; the great thing is that anyone can learn,
THE DEFINITIONS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE BASED ON THE RIDER WAITE DECK AND SYSTEM.