Four Essential Tips for Studying Tarot

Whether you’re a novice or intermediate student of the Tarot, chances are you could use some practical guidance about how to get the most out of this amazing system of symbols.

We all have to get used to the fact that, when it comes to the Tarot, there will always be something new to learn, consider, integrate, and be intrigued by. But here are four things that can help make your Tarot journey a little simpler, more effective, and more enjoyable.

1. Find a deck that suits your sensibilities.

It’s hard to have fun at a party if you’re in an uncomfortable outfit. Same holds true of your Tarot deck: you’re not going to have a mental/spiritual/emotional connection with a deck that feels awkward in your hands, or that doesn’t please you esthetically, or whose world view doesn’t reflect your values. Take the time to find a deck that suits you.

2. Keep a journal.

This will help with what I call “the ongoing science experiment that is the Tarot.” Keep track of the questions asked, the cards drawn, and your interpretations, both the rational and the intuitive ones. You will see patterns, you will see consistencies, and you will see our own working relationship with the cards develop.

3. Be willing to take risks with intuition.

It’s OK if you miss a few fast balls, but keep swinging. Some of the best conversations at the Tarot table happen when a flash of insight is followed to its point of motivation. “Why am I thinking of dirty dishes while we’re having this reading?” “What do apple trees have to do with your relationship with your mother?” “Why does my stomach get all tight when we talk  about your work?” These are the whispers of the intuitive voice … give them a chance to be heard.

4. Get clear about why you’re at the Tarot table in the first place.

Figure out your WHY. Why am I using the Tarot? What do I hope to get from this? What is the goal? What aspects of myself/spirit/inner wisdom/higher powers am I seeking? What’s the point? Answering these questions to yourself will help keep a clear head while all the other mysteries and complexities of the Tarot unfold around you.

OK, got it?

Now go and be fabulous!

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1 Comment

  1. Josephine Mori said,

    August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Love that Number 4.

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