It is not very difficult to learn something if you know the step by step process of learning it. Here you will learn how to give yourself a meaningful, intuitive Tarot card reading, regardless of your level of experience in reading Tarot.
There are two ways to read Tarot cards. First way is to memorize all the Tarot card meanings from any Tarot book. The second way is to use your intuition and psychic abilities to interpret the cards. Most Tarot card readers follow both processes – not only they know and understand the meanings of the Tarot cards, but they also use their own intuition to guide them.
The method of Tarot reading that I am going to explain here is based primarily on using your intuition. So if you are totally new to Tarot cards, you don’t need to rush off and memorize all the Tarot card meanings. Before you begin this exercise, make sure you are sitting comfortably with your deck of Tarot card. Have a notebook and pen handy.
Step 1: Relax your mind and soul
The soft voice of your intuition can be heard, when you are relaxed and your mind is quiet. Make yourself comfortable and begin by taking deep breaths in through the nose and out through the nose or mouth. Relax your body by breathing into any areas of tension or discomfort and exhaling the tension until your body feels warm and calm.
Step 2: Clear your Tarot Deck
Tarot deck absorbs the energies of your last reading or of the last person who touched it, so it is important to clear any residual energy from the deck of cards. You can do this by shuffling the cards. When you shuffle your deck, hold it in your hands and give it a “light bath. This not only clears your deck, but it helps you connect more strongly to your Tarot cards.
Step 3: Ask Your Question!
Now, ask your questions silently in your mind or out loud. Imagine that your question is traveling from your mind, down your arms and into your Tarot cards. Let your question settle into the deck.
Step 4: Cut the Deck
Using your left hand cut the deck in half and places the top half on the left. Now place your Tarot deck on the table in front of you. You should have two piles of cards now. Choose the card that is on the top of the right pile and turn it over.
Steps 5: The Reading
For this part, you may want to get out your pen and paper…
Steps 5.1: First Impression – Remember what your first thought, feeling or reaction is when you turned the card over. Sometimes, our first impression is loaded with intuitive insight.
Steps 5.2: Body Messages – Notice if you get any physical sensations as you look at your Tarot card. Your intuition will often communicate with you through physical feelings, like a tight stomach or tingly feeling in your hands.
Steps 5.3: Say the card’s name out loud – Open pathways in the mind by saying the cards name. it is giving you access to new insights and information.
Steps 5.4: Color – Notice the colors in your Tarot card. Is there a mix of color, absence of color or mostly one color?
Steps 5.5: Action! – This one factor can often indicate the issue you are dealing with and its solutions. What is going on in this Tarot card? Are people communicating or struggling? Is there a lot of movement or stillness?
Steps 5.6: Symbols –Tarot cards communicate to us through symbols and many “hidden meanings” can be discovered when we take the time to meditate on the symbols. What symbols stand out to you? What do those symbols mean to you?
Step 6: Closing the Tarot Reading
When you feel it is time to end the Tarot reading, hold your deck in your hands and silently thank it for all the insights and guidance it has brought to you today. You may want to enjoy a brief moment of silence just to let the reading settle in.
Reshuffle your Tarot deck and return it to its resting place.