f you're new to psychic readings, the variety of options can be overwhelming. Should you look into tarot card readings or schedule a meeting with a numerologist? Honestly, you can try it all if you want, as each form of fortunetelling has something different to offer.

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What Are Tarot Cards Best for?

Tarot cards can reveal the future through layouts called spreads. Different spreads answer different questions:

  • Three-Card Spread: This spread uses three cards indicating the past, present and future.
  • Seven-Card Spread: Using seven cards, this spread gives detailed answers to a specific question.
  • Celtic Cross: One of the most complicated spreads, the Celtic Cross utilizes 10 cards to answer a specific question while uncovering obstacles that stand in your way.

The tarot is incredibly structured and has a history dating back to the 13th century. While many variations exist, every deck has 78 cards: 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana. The minor arcana has four categories of 14 cards each:

  • Pentacles/coins
  • Swords
  • Wands
  • Chalice/cups

You can read using the combined deck or only the major arcana.

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What Do Oracle Cards Show You?

Oracle cards are similar to their tarot cousins but more flexible. Decks have no limit on the number of cards or categories, so some vastly differ from the original tarot.

Oracle cards also have a much shorter history, emerging in the late 16th century. Their illustrations don't have as strong a connection to symbolism as tarot cards, so there's more room for interpretations. Psychics who rely on their abilities may prefer oracle cards since there's less emphasis on historical study.

You can also find oracle cards that fit your practice or style. The Goddess Deck is one great option for anyone looking to connect with their feminine strength and reslience. You can also find more whimsical oracle decks based on characters or culture like the "Pop" of Love Oracle Deck or The Audacity Deck, or beautiful aesthetic decks like the Poesis Oracle or the colorful Booming Cat Oracle.

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What Is Numerology?

Numerology chart readings for life path & traits utilize special life numbers to determine your future. Your birthdate and name are the most significant, as they have unique ties to your identity.

Numerology is an ancient practice that originated in India, Sumer and Egypt. The process is relatively simple: You take your special numbers and add them together until they reach single digits. The only exceptions are master numbers, which are repeating double-digit numbers that hold spiritual significance.

Destiny Number

Your destiny number comes from your official government name. To calculate it, you replace each letter with its assigned number and add them together. For instance, Peter Pan becomes 7+5+2+5+9 and 7+1+5. Add, and you get 28+13, which equals 41. Then, add 4+1 to get 5.

The final number is your destiny number. It indicates your natural talents.

Life Path Number

To find your life path number, follow a similar process with your birthdate. First, add the month and day. For instance, if you were born on December 27, 1994, you'd add 12+27 to get 39. Next, add each digit of the year together: 1+9+9+4=23. Then, add 39+23 to get 62. Finally, add 6+2 to get 8.

Your life path number reveals your biggest challenge. By overcoming it, you can gain knowledge in this life.

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That's your brief introduction to tarot cards, oracle cards, and numerology readings.

Now that you know the basics, it's time to experience these fortunetelling methods yourself. You can easily schedule tarot, numerology and oracle card psychic readings online. Choosing a virtual reading allows you to talk with a psychic in the comfort of your home, on your schedule.

Apr 20, 2024