Free Tarot to Go: Pick a Card


There are times when you just want a quick nudge in the right direction, and you want it now. If you have to wait too long, you might miss an opportunity. In situations like these, I find it helpful to draw one card. Here, the tarot either confirms my own inclinations, or it shows me what I might “know” deep down but which I haven’t let surface. With one-card readings like these, I’m not trying to understand anything with depth or (probably) make life-changing decisions. If you don’t know before the card appears what you want, and you have to make a decision quickly, it probably shouldn’t be a major decision, and one card might do just fine.

Because not everyone can afford a personalized reading and not every decision warrants a paid reading, I post free #pickacard readings on my @hermitsmirror Instagram account on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These help people add to the tools they have in their decision-making without getting into the gritty details or as in-depth analysis of each card. As shown here, there are typically three cards face down, and the follower is asked to think of a question, focus on a topic, or just ask for general advice before picking one card (or multiple cards if that suits them). Then I “reveal” the cards in a later post (usually 4–6 hours later), along with the message I get from each card for whoever’s picked that card. This message includes advice or questions that can help the reader think about their situation in a new way, with new information to consider or a new angle from which to consider existing information; often, it serves as confirmation of what they’ve been feeling all along.

It’s a quick and easy way to see the intuitive aspects of tarot reading, and it’s also free because these are not tailored to the energy of an individual reading and a client’s specific situation. It’s all general, but a lot of people find important resonances and, for a free one-card reading, that can be an amazing and efficient deal. Swing on by my Instagram page for examples of these free tarot readings. You’ll see that the initial posts encouraging you to pick a card show some or all of the cards facing down (as shown here), and the bleached, pastel-colored, or black & white versions of the same image with the word “reveal” on them show the messages for those cards. Give it a try!

The cards pictured here are from the Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot by Pamela Colman Smith and Arthur E. Waite, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. © 2009, 2015.