5 Tarot Reading Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do to Get Clear and Accurate Readings

Everyone knows what the Rider-Waite Tarot deck is and it’s the most popular tarot deck since the 1910s. It’s filled with simple yet meaningful images that are abundant in symbolism and interpretations. It’s basically divided into two sections:


  • The Minor Arcana
  • The Major Arcana

But reading Tarot cards for yourself is pretty difficult — professional or not — and this would often result in unclear and inaccurate readings. Yes, a lot of people can read other people’s Tarot cards but have a hard time reading their own. What causes this? There are actually several factors and it differs from one individual to another.

We’ve gathered some of the most common Tarot reading mistakes to help you read Tarot for yourself!


1. Interpreting Tarot Cards to Get What You Want to Hear

Probably one of the most common mistakes that you may be guilty of. It’s true that we can often have biases when reading Tarot cards for ourselves — after all, who likes hearing bad news?

Often times, we can get too emotional that our own beliefs tend to alter the true interpretation of the Tarot cards. Especially, if you’re looking for a certain outcome, you may have a hard time gathering clear and accurate readings.

If you’re unsure about your readings, it may be a good idea to have a friend or a professional read your Tarot cards!

2. Doing Tarot Reading When You’re in an Emotional State

Are you feeling stressed or depressed right now? Being in an emotional state is a bad time to do Tarot card reading since emotion can highly interfere with your interpretations. When your emotions are running high, there’s a higher chance that your readings will be either misdirected or inaccurate.

So, it’s a better idea to hold off Tarot reading until tomorrow when you’re in a better mood. Or you may also ask a professional or your friend to read your Tarot cards.

3. Sticking to One Topic and Doing a Number of Tarot Readings

This is something that most of us are guilty of. Sometimes we don’t believe in our interpretations that we tend to do multiple Tarot readings/spreads to figure out the accuracy of our readings. Though it may seem like a good idea at first, it’s not. This will only confuse you more and you’ll never be able to understand what your cards mean.

It’s better to do a Tarot reading on the same topic after a month or if something significant has changed. Try to read your Tarot cards once in awhile to maximize the accuracy of your readings!

4. Researching the Specific Meaning That You Want

While it’s true that each Tarot card has dozens of meanings, simply searching for the meaning you want most will only result in inaccurate interpretations. Tarot card reading is based on gut feeling and a sense of what the cards truly mean. Never research all the different meanings just to come up with a positive reading for yourself!

5. Drawing Extra Tarot Cards to Clarify the Message

We’re not saying that drawing extra Tarot cards is completely wrong. It works well in some cases (take note of the word “some”). This is completely useless if you keep drawing extra Tarot cards to simply alter the reading and get what you want. Aside from confusion, you may also get disappointed with the results if they don’t tell you what you want to hear.

Only draw clarifying Tarot cards if they make sense, otherwise, you’ll have to stick with your interpretation.

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