I am a Sensitive who uses her intuition to interpret tarot cards; here is my brief guide on interpreting the Rider Waite deck.
The cards are a tool, to be used along side using one’s intuition. Using a guidebook alone cannot interpret a reading as each spread is individual and each query will have different circumstances surrounding it. It’s not easy to teach people to read tarot cards, for the people I have read for, key elements come through but sometimes the answers are not what people want to hear and the cards can only tell you what it necessary. Most of the time, it reaffirms what you already know and think, or it can confirm a doubt.
I do believe in reading a spread as a whole and to look at factors like repetition of numbers or an abundance of major arcana or a suit. I have divided the cards into categories that answer the main queries when doing a reading. Use them as a guide and look at the cards that stand out the most or ones you feel drawn to. Tarot cards as a divination tool should be used as a guide; they don’t provide answers but guidance. They can also show what is important despite what you think. On a personal level I don’t read reversals, this is because depending on what other cards are in the reading, it can change a message by itself. Whenever I read for others, I read all the cards together. A message is like a jigsaw puzzle; it is only complete when it is whole.
(Alpha Omega) Full Circle Cards – The Fool, Judgement, The World, 10 of Swords.
(Fate) Cards of Change – Death, The Tower, Wheel of Fortune, Strength, The Hanged Man.
(Soul) Journey Cards – The Hermit, 8 of Cups, The Chariot, The High Priestess, The Fool.
Warning Cards – The Tower, The Devil, Five of Swords, Seven of Swords, Three of Swords.
Reflection Cards – The High Priestess, The Devil, The Moon, Justice, Judgement.
Power Cards – The Sun, The Emperor, Strength, The Magician, The Hierophant,The Star.