Patterns in tarot readings learning cards2019-12-24T09:28:32+11:00

“Patterns in tarot readings” learning cards

Welcome to “Patterns in tarot readings” learning cards, a deck of 22 cards designed to help you keep track of the patterns of tarot cards, and their meanings, that can appear in a tarot reading.

Reading tarot cards can give us profound messages. Reading the patterns that may appear in a tarot reading or spread deepens these messages even further. Beginner tarot readers can find it difficult to see or keep track of the patterns in a reading, so I created these learning cards as a prompt to help train yourself to automatically see the most common patterns possible in a tarot reading.

Each card has an illustration on the front to represent the type of pattern you may see in your spread; on the back is the name of the pattern.

There are also two blank cards for any patterns you find that aren’t included in this list.


  • 20 x learning cards
  • 2 x blank cards
  • 1 x instruction booklet

Reference sheet:

Download here.

Best for:

This resource is designed for beginning tarot readers.


Inspired in part by Appendix B of Deborah Lipp’s fantastic book, Tarot Interactions by Llewellyn.


  • Size: 2.75” x 2.75” (70mm x 70mm)
  • Number of cards: 22
  • Card stock:310gsm (linen)
  • Packaging: Plain white tuck box

How to use:

  • Start your reading in the way you prefer.
  • Place your cards in the same layout as the tarot spread you’re using, or freeform.
  • Interpret the meanings of the cards, including in context of the positions each card is in.
  • To add the next layer of meaning to the reading, pick up the Patterns in tarot readings learning cards.
  • Starting with the first Patterns in tarot readings learning card, study the tarot cards before you to see if that pattern is appearing in your reading.
  • If you do see this pattern in the reading, place this pattern card on the outside of the spread where you’ll see it clearly.
  • If you don’t see this pattern in the reading, put the card at the bottom of the deck, and continue with the next pattern card.
  • Keep going until you’ve been through all of the Patterns in tarot readings learning cards.
  • Look back at your cards again, noting what patterns you’ve found.
  • Refer to the reference sheet over the page for help with understanding what these patterns might mean to your reading.

Note: This is a teaching resource only to help you learn how to read patterns in your tarot readings, until you become practiced in automatically seeing the patterns, and understanding what they mean.


I suggest using a tarot guide book to help you learn more about the traditional meanings of each card, and the symbolism and correspondences assigned to each of the 78 cards of the tarot. My top three current favourites are:

  • The Tarot Bible by Sarah Bartlett, published by Godsfield Books.
  • Seventy-eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack, published by Thorsons.
  • Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova, published by Llewellyn.

To help you develop your understanding of the interactions between cards and how this can add depth to the messages you receive from your readings, I highly recommend:

  • Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp, published by Llewellyn.

New! The mini version:


  • Size: 2” x 2” (50.8mm x 50.8mm)
  • Number of cards: 22
  • Card stock:310gsm (linen)
  • Packaging: Plain white tuck box

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