Hello everyone, I'm new to Tarot as well as this forum.
I have a big question - how, exactly, are the cards chosen for readings?
The books and sites I've read tend to skip that little yet important bit. They tend to say, "lay the chosen cards like this..." then go on to explain the spreads.
They seem to take it for granted that everyone should know how to choose. Boohoo, is it really that obvious?
Do I just pick the first card on the top after shuffling, and then the second, third, etc?
28 Sep 2002
Hi Meow, welcome!
It's really up to you, how you choose the cards. Whatever works for you... (this is an answer you're going to get a lot here... ;) )
I always shuffle the cards, then cut them, and then I start dealing from the top.
Other people fan the cards and choose the cards from the fan.
Just try several methods and see what works best for you!
BTW, here's another thread on how to choose the cards that might be helpful.