The Blank Tarot

Blank Tarot Cards
I’ve been on a bit of tarot deck spree lately. It started at the Readers Studio and hasn’t stopped yet. What fun! Among the new tarot decks and oracles I’ve bought, is a blank set of cards, which I’m calling the Blank Tarot, thanks to my Facebook Friend, Deb Frueh. She kind of challenged me to read with my Blank Tarot this morning, and so I did!

Using a very familiar tarot spread, the Celtic Cross (I was in unfamiliar waters here, so a little life jacket was a comfort…), I began thinking about a question. I’ve been adding sales pages to the blog recently, offering tarot readings and soon numerology readings. I’ve also been considering buying astrology software to sell charts and profiles, so it made sense to enquire about my current and future business activities via the blog. I simply asked:

What is the likely outcome of my business activities around the blog? What do I need to know with regard to these business activities?

I thought it best to focus on one card at a time. Seeing as this was going to be a psychic reading, a tuning into the Universe like I’ve never done before. I laid the cards face down and concentrated on one at a time, turning it over and allowing whatever tarot card image and name came to mind. I then wrote this card down and moved onto the next one. Before I knew it, I’d done a whole reading, just me, the Blank Tarot an the Universe for company. Oh, and my spirit and angel guides to help me.

The Answers to my Questions

And so here’s my reading in its entirety, complete with Blank Tarot images… ok, that wouldn’t be fun. But I’ll tell you what was – the mulitple decks I saw images from, so we’ll use them instead:

  1. The Heart of the Matter – Queen of Disks from the Thoth Tarot
  2. What’s Crossing You – The Sun from the Medieval Enchanted Tarot
  3. Root Cause – 7 of Pentacles from the Rider Waite-Smith
  4. Recent Past – 8 of Pentacles from the Rider Waite-Smith
  5. Potential Outcome – Queen of Wands from the Quest Tarot
  6. Immediate Future – 7 of Wands from the Rider Waite-Smith
  7. My Own Influences – 2 of Disks from the Thoth Tarot
  8. Environmental Influences – 3 of Swords from the Rider Waite-Smith
  9. Hopes and Fears – Judgement from the Rider Wait-Smith
  10. Final Outcome – The Moon from the Medieval Enchantment Tarot

Blank Tarot Reading from Multiple Tarot Decks

Wow, so not all hearts and flowers, which in a way I’m pleased about – it shows I had little influence over the choosing of these cards. The Final Outcome card was nearly left blank as an image and a name didn’t come to me for a while. Now that might have been nicer than the Moon, at least now though I’ve got some thinking to do about my plans, adjusting them and then doing another reading with the Blank Tarot – yay!

So there you go, that was my little foray into the magical and mystical world of psychic tarot reading with blank tarot cards and the Universe. It was actually a lot of fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be.

Why don’t you give it a try too? If you don’t have any blank tarot cards, one thing you can do is deal your cards out face down and don’t turn them over, or simply visualise the spread of your choice, position by position and write down what tarot card comes to mind, and before you know it, you’ll also have a psychic tarot reading in front of you – done by you! It’s a great way to help develop your growing psychic skills and ability.

Have fun and let me know how you also get on with your psychic tarot reading – can’t wait to hear from you!

Get a blank set of cards cards here so you can begin your psychic development today!



Author: Catherine

I use tarot to help me navigate life and understand myself better. As well as tarot, I enjoy using aromatherapy & herbalism to improve my health & well being. My spiritual seeking lay with Gaia, the environment & what my senses engage around me.

8 thoughts

  1. That’s an interesting technique. Very cool.

    One thing that I like to do is this: think of a question, pull a card but don’t look at the card. Write down interpretations. Then forget about it for the day. At the end of the day, turn the card over. See what you picked up on, what you learned from your day, how does it apply to the card you picked or your own intuition. It’s another great psychic practice.



    1. Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for your comment, and interesting technique too – the more the merrier! I used to pull a card at the end of the day to see how tarot could describe my day in one card, kind of like a card-a-day in reverse. I found it helpful in growing my tarot vocabulary. Perhaps I should blog about that too – thanks for the inspiration!

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂


  2. Hi, Catherine!
    I’ve been doing face down readings for the last few weeks as I notice, especially in the Celtic Cross spread, that the querent’s attention is drawn away from the card I’m reading to later cards in the spread. I do try to feel what the card is before I flip it (always left to right so if there is a reversal, it stays that way). I’ve hit on a few which was very cool. And, the client pays more attention and stays in the moment easier.
    Love, Stacy 😀


    1. Hi Stacy – thanks for you comment! I also generally keep the cards down side until I get to it – it’s not just the client who zero’s in on the end cards! I agree about the flip too – something my mentor, Paul Hughes Barlow made me aware of and perhaps something we should blog about?

      Thanks for stopping by!



      1. I had never done it that way before, Catherine. I learned it in Nancy Antenucci’s book Psychic Tarot, one of many excellent exercises to practice to enhance your intuition and really stay focused on the card in the moment. She teaches to flip the card left to right to maintain the integrity of the reversal…IF you are a reversal reader, which I am. That I learned from Barbara Moore. I think its very important to listen to techniques other more experienced readers do & always be open to new ways and to push yourself, psychically, just that much more. Learning should never end, especially something as fluid as tarot.


  3. I’m really surprised that Paul would teach you to keep the cards face down until you get to them in that layout. He’s big on elemental dignities, which really require you to deal with adjacent cards. I personally think each card is influenced by its neighbors, no matter what the layout.

    Let me ask you a hypothetical question. Say you’ve dealt a Celtic Cross layout face down. You don’t know it yet, but cards 7, 8, 9 and 10 are aces. When you get to card 8, will you be surprised at 2 aces, or will you ignore the pair since you’re focusing on single cards? And the third and fourth in a row? Are you going to read each ace separately, or will you deal with them as a group? As the group grows, does the importance of the each newly upturned ace grow or reduce in importance?


    1. Charles,

      Your first sentence supposes that Paul taught me everything I know about tarot. He did not.

      Your second sentence supposes that I don’t know anything about Paul or elemental dignities. I do.

      Your third sentence seeks to establish your knowledge after you question mine. What an ego.

      After seeking to belittle me on my own blog, and position yourself as expert, you then seek to challenge me. How rude.

      Please don’t come back to my blog with this approach again.


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  4. Wow, Kate! I am definitely going to try this technique. This is a fantastic acknowledgement of all the intuitive readers out there. And, the fact that it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns shows that when we let our souls speak & we listen, we then learn. Fantastic 😀

    Love, Stacy


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