Tarot Cards That Often Get Misinterpreted By Beginners

Everyone stars somewhere when it comes to reading the Tarot. No one starts off as the perfect reader, and it can be very easy to make mistakes with a reading in the beginning. One of the main causes of this is using a deck that doesn’t speak to the reader. Some cards can be more vague than others and might not leave the reader with enough room for interpretation. But, assuming the reader has the right deck and they connect well with it, there are a still a few ways that one can botch up a reading the first few times. One of the biggest ways to do this is not exactly knowing what some of the cards mean. While the Tarot can be vague and mysterious at times, some cards may appear to be very to the point. But, not all cards are straight forward. Below are some of the most commonly misinterpret cards that beginners should be aware of.


"Death card represents the end of the major phase of your life"

“Death card represents the end of the major phase of your life”

The Death card is likely one of the most misread cards in a Tarot deck. Most know that the card doesn’t represent literal death, but many beginnings to interpret it as something negative. They might read the card and meaning that something important in their life is about to pass on and, while that could be true, the card usually doesn’t have a negative meaning unless it is reserved. Usually, the death card represents a big change in general. This could be anything from changing jobs to changing apartments.

The Tower

The Tower is another card that is usually seen in a negative light. This card often depicts someone falling high from a tower and appearing to fall from grace. But, while it may seem as though someone is leaping to a worse fate with this card, often times it can mean that the person is actually escaping something. Usually this card signifies that someone is about to escape a situation that they might not have even realized was harmful to them.

The Two of Rods

"The two of rods - This card represents loneliness"

“The two of rods – This card represents loneliness”

The Two of Rods can often be seen as a card that is mean to represent solitude. Many beginning will interpret this card to mean that someone is lonely and is dealing with the weight of the world, but this card doesn’t necessarily have such a negative meaning behind it. While the card can represent new responsibilities that might put a little more mental or emotional weight on a person, it shows that new and better things are coming with this change.

The Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords usually depicts a person who is bound and blindfolded, surrounded by swords. Most beginners see this card in a negative light and automatically assume that it must mean there is unseen danger in the future. While this might be the case some of the time, very few beginners realize that another big meaning for this card is that no matter how unsure someone might be of a situation, and no matter how much potential danger may be present, there is nothing here to hurt them.


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