Can You Read Your Own Tarot Cards? Learn How To Keep The Bias At Bay

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Reading tarot is really fun and exciting! It’s a great way to get a feeling of how life is going to go in the near future, or just a way to gain insight on what’s currently at hand.

One of the first questions you’re probably asking as a new tarot reader, is can you read your own tarot cards?

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Starting out tarot, you can hear a lot of different things about what’s okay and what’s not. Which can be confusing!

There’s only so many times you can look at the tarot cards individually to figure out what they mean without doing a tarot spread too.

So Can You Read Your Own Tarot Cards?


There are some reasons when it might not be best for you to read your own cards, but on the whole, it’s fine for you to read your own cards!

Especially as a beginner, it will give you a lot more confidence in understanding how tarot spreads work, as well as being able to look at a tarot card and know what it means.

This will also be a great way to check in on yourself as you read your own tarot cards and be able to get greater understandings of the situations you’re in.

Things To Keep In Mind

There can be a few issues that arise if you’re reading your own tarot cards. So here are some common issues, and how to deal with them!

Read more: How to choose a tarot deck

You Can’t Always Stay Unbiased

Depending on what you’re asking your tarot cards, it can be really difficult to keep your brain clear and unbiased when reading your own tarot cards.

This can happen because you’re too invested in the question, so sometimes the cards will show you what you want to hear, rather than what you should be hearing.

How I like to keep my bias to a minimum when I read my own tarot cards is in 3 ways:

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  1. To thoroughly shuffle the deck while only thinking of the question in a neutral tone
  2. Using my pendulum to help me pick cards
  3. Asking someone else to do a tarot spread for me if I can’t be unbiased

You Can Misread the Cards

Another common issue if you do choose to read your own tarot is that you can sometimes add a bias to your reading of the cards. This is different from the last point, because that was about choosing cards that are only telling you what you want to hear.

Each tarot card has a few different ideas associated with it, and sometimes it takes intuition to figure out which meaning is right for the spread. Or how the tarot cards go together can be read in more than one way.

This is another place you can add in your own thoughts to a tarot spread instead of just reading what the cards are trying to tell you.

Two ways to help minimize this include:

  1. Trying to clear your mind of anything you might be thinking when it comes to the cards
  2. Or, have someone else who can do a tarot spread for you

To Summarize:

Can you read your own tarot cards? Yes! You can. Sometimes it can be hard to get unbiased answers, so the best way to combat that is to have someone else read a tarot spread for you if you’re feeling particularly worked up over the situation.

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