Try using only the Major Arcana cards for your one card spreads when you’re brand new to tarot. These cards have distinct meanings and will typically give you clear answers.
If you don’t understand a card, sit with it for a moment and stay connected to your power. If you still don’t understand, pull a “clarification” card. If you’re still stumped after that, journal about it and see if the meaning becomes clear. If it doesn’t, just let it go without judgment or worry.
If you get a “bad” tarot card, stay calm and remind yourself that there are no truly “bad” cards. Every card has an upside and can illuminate a path to growth. If you pull a bad card, spend some time exploring how that card can shed light on your situation and create positive change. Also, keep in mind that a tarot reading is a “snapshot” of what is currently happening. The outcome can change depending on your choices. You have the power, and the tarot cards can help you make the best possible decisions.