Reading the tarot with playing cards?

Reading the tarot with playing cards?
I’m interested in learning how to. The biggest difference I’m aware of from classical Tarot is the omission of the major arcana entirely, except for the fool, and there being three court cards instead of four. Because there are fewer cards, each one seems to have their own unique subtleties and a blend of traits from some of the absent cards wrapped inside of them.

I’ve got to start somewhere. Could you give me the general meaning of each playing card when they’re used in fortunetelling? Or can you give me a link that has a description of each one.

Suggestion by Eystavros Levine

I use to do card readings. I taught myself how to read I-ching, Runes, Tarot, Tea Leaves and some other mediums

Suggestion by philebus
You can find a brief description of reading with playing cards here:

Of course, different readers attribute different meanings to the cards, so you might want to look around for those that suit you best. For example, in France it was more popular to use a pack reduced to just 32 cards!

I would like to address some points regarding your question. First of all, the lack of tarot’s trumps is not an omission – 52 card packs predate tarot, which was not created until the mid 15th century and was not used for divination for a further 350 years after that (and even then, the practice was limited to France for an additional 100 years). Up until then, they were only used for playing card games – games which are still played throughout continental Europe today. When you say “except for the fool” I am assuming that you are referring to the Joker – however, this card is not related to Tarot’s Fool in any way but was a 20th century invention by US card makers for the game of Euchre.

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Is there any one who reads tarot cards with regular playing cards?
want someone to read free tarot cards with regular playing cards online

Suggestion by ♠ Hot Mess
Why not get a legit Tarot Card set.
People who are actually serious about this reading thing would rather use legit decks than playing cards because playing cards can’t tell as much. The legit decks have pictures and details all over it.
Well anyways I don’t know what to say, I heard people can read with regular playing cards, but I don’t know, I’m a bit skeptic on it.

Suggestion by Rev. Lynn D.
Tarot cards are tarot cards and playing cards are playing cards. Either can be used for readings but they are not the same.

Look online for free readings. I haven’t myself seen any online playing card readings.

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