1. Find a Deck
The first consideration for you when you start your road to learning Tarot should be to find a deck of cards that feel right for you. There are so many packs available today in all different shapes and sizes that this chore might be harder than it first appears. Most of my students usually start on the Rider Waite deck and then when they become the proficient in those they can learn or use other packs. I strongly believe that you should pick your own pack, because a the end of the day you will be the one using them. In the old days it was believed that the pack should have been picked by someone else and given to you. It reminds me of most Christmas’s when people will choose presents that they thought you would like and next day you’re taking it back to the store for credit. So listen to what your body says and be guided by the ones that feel comfortable for you.
2. Practice makes Perfect.
Over tea or coffee every morning, draw one or two cards out of the deck to see how your day is going to go. Look at the picture of the cards, are they happy cards or sad cards. What emotions do you feel when you look at the pictures. Are the colors bright and cheery or are they dull and listless. Remember practicing every day will open your intuition as well as giving you regular contact with the cards. I personally find mornings better than evenings for the simple reason you a generally quieter and more relaxed after waking up. Most of us know the feeling of coming home from a stressful day at work – not really a relaxed state to read from, is it?
3. Start a Journal.
Starting a journal it is a great way of getting answers and see the tendencies and direction of your life. The journal does not have to be elaborate it can be as simple as an exercise book ruled. Draw some columns with the date, the question you asked, and which cards you drew. Also record what response you felt were in those cards and how are they answered your questions. At the end of a month or so, look back through the journal and see your concerns and whether you addressed them or not. If any problems remain, you may need to rethink your position or goals. Take a note of which cards come up more often, there will be a hidden meaning in them.
4. Learn about Energies.
Learn about how energies affect us. We all have energy fields surrounding us and by getting close to other people we inter-react with their fields. Ever noticed how in a riot or a crowd situation how anger and violence builds up as the crowd gets bigger. The same energy is at work when a comedian works an audience up to hysterical laughter, we are picking up on everyone else’s laughter, through our interacting energy fields. The more you learn about energy and how it works the more intuitive you can become. When I read for someone I am. picking up their energy field and that is how I connect with them to help.
5. Relax and have Fun.
The most important lesson you need to learn is to have fun and relax. After all isn’t that what life is supposed to be like. Do readings with friends and acquaintances, have a laugh, you’d be amazed how accurate you will be with your predictions. So get out there and dust off that old tarot pack and have some fun.
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