Using the Ryder Waite cards are the easiest because there are so many books that depict the pictures on the cards. But, if u have something else, u can still use them.

THE MAJOR CARDS consist of 22 cards. These are karmic cards
THE MINOR CARDS consist of 56 cards. These tell of everyday life events.



Before reading ask for divine guidance to clear any negativity. Ask for the pure, holy golden white light of our Creator.


WAND/FIRE Business – personal growth Fair -light hair/ skin, eyes

CUPS/WATER Emotions,, marriage Medium – brown hair, hazel
colored eyes

SWORDS/AIR Struggles/power Gray hair/mature/olive skin

PENTACLES Money/security Dark skin tones/dark hair
dark eyes


1 New beginnings
2 Birth of something, cooperation, partnership
3 Solid, steadfast, safe, union
4 Squared away or foundation
5 Change or uncertainty
6 Stability, harmony
7 Spirituality, finding yourself or others looking for their spirituality
8 Karma, rebuilding
9 Endings
10 Starting over but, with god power help

PAGES Young man/woman or child messengers
KNIGHTS Young people, protectors, bring transition
QUEENS Adult women
KINGS Adult men

Now to learn these in a easy manner, take all of your minor arcana cards and starting with the aces separate them into 4’s. Put your 4 aces together. So, u would have the ace of cups, the ace of pentacles, the ace of wands and the ace of swords together. Do this with the 2’s in the deck…the 2 of cups, the 2 of pentacles, the two of wands and the 2 of swords etc. This will take a while to do but, it is very helpful in the long run. After separating them this way…look at what all aces represent…new beginnings. Think of its meaning. The cups would mean new beginnings of something emotional, then ace of wands….it would mean new beginnings of something regarding personal growth or business. Go thru them learn them by this method. (I only did a few and got the general idea). When learning the above meanings of the suits and the numbers, you are off and running. Practice with these cards. After studying them shuffle them and mix them up. Then do a reading with them and see what u have learned. A good spread to do for these as a beginner is past,present and future.

Shuffle the cards, then lay out 3 cards to represent past, present and future. Say u put down an ACE OF CUPS, a FOUR OF WANDS and a NINE OF SWORDS. Now reading them as past, present and future what would u get out of these?

I would read them as…the ace of cups…..in the past, because the first card represents the past and the card is 1 cups, the client started a new love relationship, in the present (4 wands), it brought personal growth and gave the person a strong foundation along with personal growth and 9 swords there will be no more need to struggle. See how easy it can be. Until next time…Light and love


Carolyn Shilt – Psychic Medium and Teacher of Psychic Development 292932_231176790260260_6757819_n