When first starting out understanding tarot cards it is useful to undertake simple readings to familiarise yourself and to become in tune with readings.
Here is the first simple card setup. It's definitely simple: One Card a Day. Yep, just one card to begin with. It's always necessary to focus, to put your mind to the task of asking for and receiving a message.
So find your serene place, geographically and mentally. Shuffle your deck. Shuffle as long as you like, and use that shuffling to consider what you want to receive a message about. Maybe you just want some general wisdom, or maybe you wonder what you need to know to understand your love life, or your next career move. But while you're shuffling, find your question. Then cut the deck into three piles, and restack them into one.
You're ready now to pick your one card. There are three ways you can do this; in all three, the cards are face down, and of course you choose only one method at a time:
i)Fan the deck out so you can see the edges of all 78 cards. Run your hand (preferably the left) across the fanned deck, eyes closed, until you feel your fingers are over the the right card. Put your finger down, open your eyes, and pick up the card the finger is on.
ii)Cutting the deck. For this, you must first determine whether you're going to go for the card on top of the pile left on the table, or the bottom of the deck in your hand. When you know this, cut the deck with your left hand and pick your card.
iii)The simplest of all: choose the card on top of the deck. For this, you may want to do the initial cutting into three and restacking into one pile three times rather than one. Then, with your left hand, pick the card off the top.
Once the card is picked, read about it. Think about it. Consider how it applies to you. Review your day and see what events might apply to the card. You may pick more than one card a day, of course, if you're so moved. But not more than one card in a sitting." Get to know all 78 stories, one at a time.