Updated: Mar 24, 2021
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Do you want to expand and deepen your understanding of the Tarot? Whether we are new to the practice or a seasoned Vet, we can all benefit from developing our understanding of the cards.
One of my favorite things to do is pull a Tarot card of the day. My favorite time to read Tarot is in the morning just after I've woken up and have had a few sips of coffee. I feel like my logical brain is still a little bit asleep and my intuitive brain is able to take over and work in high gear. Sometimes I just shuffle quickly look at the card and put the deck away and forget what I pulled by the end of the day. There is nothing wrong with this but if you want to deepen your understanding of the cards take time to reflect and giving yourself the same attention as you would if you were doing a reading for someone else.
I've created a tool that you can use to help master the Tarot card meanings. If you head to my shop here you can download the Tarot journal for free! To use huis document first ask yourself a question. Perhaps you want to know what the energy of the day will be, or maybe where you need to focus your attention today. Then pull the card. Write down the card you got in the 2nd line. Then go down to the next section and write down YOUR initial impressions of the card. This is probably the most important part of the entire journal. Yes, we can all run to our books or search the internet where the Biddy Tarot card meanings pop up first. But, this is not YOUR interpretation. Jot down what stands out to you. Is the sword really standing out on the Page of swords or perhaps you are focusing on the blue sky in the background. This is important. Write this down. Next, this is where you can rely on the traditional interpretations of the cards.
At end of the day jot down what actually happened. Now, compare that to your impressions of the card and the traditional meaning of the card. Which one was more accurate or were there elements from both columns. Finally, on the last line write down YOUR new meaning for this card. Add this to your database of card meanings. Still need a Tarot deck to get started? I recommend the Rider Waite Smith decks all day every day! This one is perfect!