The number one struggle I hear over and over again is that learning (and remembering!) the tarot card meanings is HARD. But it doesn’t have to be.
I promise, using just one little tool – the simple Tarot Card Meanings Cheat Sheet, you’ll be able to start reading the cards easily and with confidence. It won’t make you a master overnight, but you’ll be on your way to tarot card mastery in no time.
You can get your own printable, full-color copy of this tarot cheat sheet PDF by entering your email below:
Once you have downloaded your copy, print your it in color at 100%. You can laminate it (or have it laminated for you for under $5 at your local office printing store).
Now that you have your own copy of the tarot cheat sheet, I’m going to show you a few creative ways how to use it, with tips on how I use it myself.
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First, if you want to start reading tarot spreads immediately, even if you don’t know anything about tarot, use the cheat sheet.
Trying to memorize the tarot card meanings is a frustrating way to approach learning the cards. While knowing the card meanings does help with reading them confidently, it isn’t even really necessary when you are first starting out.
Instead, as a tarot beginner, use the tarot cheat sheet combined with a tarot deck that has keywords written right on the cards (like The Simple Tarot Deck). The combination of the two will help you easily find the “thread” or the story that runs through your tarot spread, making it easier to read the cards even if you don’t know what each card means individually.
Once you get a little more familiar with the tarot card meanings, you can use the tarot cheat sheet when you want to quiz yourself and help remember them.
Although memorizing the tarot card meanings isn’t useful when you’re just starting out, eventually you’ll want to find some way to remember them all. One of the best ways is by using spaced-repetition, just like you would use when learning new words in a foreign language.
Use the tarot cheat sheet to “quiz” yourself on the tarot card meanings. Shuffle your tarot deck, pull one card and write down a word or two to describe its meaning, then check yourself using the tarot cheat sheet.
Set aside the cards that you feel confident about, and then repeat the process with the cards you struggle with, until you get them all correct. To make it even more fun, use a timer and try to come up with the meanings for each card before it goes off.
It’s a bit like homework, but it’s a super effective way to learn to quickly recall the tarot card meanings, especially when the pressure is on.
What about using the tarot cheat sheet when you get a brain fart during a tarot reading?
It happens to everyone, even professional tarot card readers! You KNOW the meaning of the card…it’s just there, on the tip of your tongue…but you can’t pull it out…everyone is looking at you…now the pressure is on…and oh no what do you do????
You cheat, that’s what! Use the tarot cheat sheet (discreetly, if you need to), to help trigger your brain when you can’t quite remember the difference between the Eight of Swords and the Nine of Wands or whatever.
No one ever needs to know that you needed a tiny bit of help.
Get your copy of the tarot card meanings cheat sheet today
Learning tarot doesn’t have to be frustrating or difficult. You can make it easy.
Using a cheat sheet is helpful when you’re beginning to read the cards AND when you have some experience by aren’t feeling confident in your tarot readings. You can use it when you read for yourself alone AND when you read the cards for others.
The Simple Tarot’s cheat sheet can be used with ANY Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck, so even if you’re using a different deck, it’s very likely that the meanings will translate.
So, just enter your email right here to get your (totally free!) PDF printable copy of the tarot card meanings cheat sheet, and start reading the cards with confidence today.
And if you want a printed copy or PDF of the full 2-page tarot card meanings cheat sheet (with BOTH upright and reversed card meanings), click here.