At the end of the day, an app—even the best—should be a stepping stone in learning, or an on-the-go way to center yourself, and not necessarily the only way you ever use tarot if you’re truly interested. As Porsche Little, a Brooklyn-based artist and witch (who has a very informative YouTube channel), explained, apps are fine for learning the meaning behind the cards, particularly if you don’t have a deck of your own. But it’s important to remember that “tarot is pretty sacred and there’s a lot of connection involved,” she said.
With that said, it’s nice to have the option to try something out without committing to spending a ton of money, and if you’re just out to have a little fun, apps are a solid entry point. So if you’re ready to learn to read tarot cards, we rounded up the best tarot apps available right now.
It’s important to remember that tarot is a helpful hand and guiding light. It cannot predict your death (no, the death card doesn’t mean you’re doomed) or set in stone what’s in the future for you. The answers you find with a reading are already inside you, they just need help coming to the surface. And if you don’t like the answer you get, you can change your path.