It does seem strange that an innocent pack of playing cards can be traced back hundreds of years.
It does need considerable skill to use the cards to do a reading and it does require that the person having a reading chooses a variety of the cards in order to get a good all round reading too.
There is a ritual that needs to be done before the reading commences.
Does the client want a general reading or to go into a particular aspect of their life?
If for instance the client wanted a reading on love and romance then a particular spread of the cards would be used.
They can ask several questions from the same spread.
It is important that the client handles the spread and puts their vibrations on them and to also shuffle and cut them thoroughly.
It is also important to have a relaxed atmosphere whilst doing the reading.
You need a warm room rather than a cold room and sometimes burning candles, or a burning joss stick can achieve a lovely atmosphere.
After the reading is completed it is important to thoroughly shuffle the cards and return them to a secluded place of safety, ready for the next reading.
A learner of Cartomancy must first use the literal meaning of the cards to do a reading.
It is an advantage to have a sensitive nature and empathy for people, but not absolutely necessary to be a good reader, however this can develop over time with working with the cards.
However it may take longer to grasp the psychic side, which will kick in and override of the cards eventually.