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How do you use regular playing cards as tarot cards?

I heard that you can, but I don’t know how.
Please don’t answer if you don’t know!


  1. You would just put the cards down in similar layouts like tarot cards. If you need help with what tarot spreads look like there are numerous books on the subject. To help translate the cards, the suits correspond as such.
    Diamonds are the tarots coins or pentacles
    Hearts are cups or chalices
    Spades are swords
    Clubs are rods
    You can have the Jack/Knave of playing cards be either the Knight or Page of a tarot deck.
    From personal experience I have found regular playing cards to be harder to read from. They can be a good place to start if you do not want to spend the $20 or more on a tarot deck. I didn’t buy my first tarot deck until after I noticed I could read playing cards.
    Also you can take a tarot deck and use it as playing cards. It is how I helped myself get a feel for the slightly larger deck and different pictures.

  2. 1. Cut the deck up into three parts. Be sure to make a wish before cutting the third part.
    2. Take seven cards from each of the three parts. Make a seperate deck out of the 21 cards you just drew.
    3. Deal the cards from the 21-card deck into 7 seperate catagories. The catagories are (in this order):
    To yourself
    To your family
    To your wish
    What you expect
    What you don’t expect
    Whats sure to come true
    4. When you’re finished you should have 4 cards in the first three catagories and 3 in the rest. Flip the cards over one by one and read them for each catagory.
    If you need a guide to what all the cards mean, just email me. My email address is on my profile.
    Blessed Be,
    Btw, I’ve learned that tarot cards are MUCH less accurate than playing cards. Even though playing cards are harder to read, you shouldn’t use tarot cards if you want an accurate reading.

  3. Buy the only true Tarot card: “The Ancient Tarot de Marseille” you will have many answers to what you want to know. If you only want to play cards, simply buy a game of playing cards and play cards.
    This is the best advice I can give you so as to avoid…. to go through a lot of rubbish. Good luck with the real thing.

  4. Im interested in knowing exactly what each playing card means if you can please e mail me with the results I would appreciate it..


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