Reading tarot cards is something anyone can do with the help of a guide book and practice, but if you really want to improve your confidence then it’s important to build the habit of doing a daily tarot card reading for yourself.
Daily draws are a fantastic way to not only develop a relationship with your deck, but also recognize areas for improvement within your life.
Build Your Tarot Card Reading Confidence With Daily Practice
Sure, the jury is still out when it comes to reading tarot cards for yourself; some say creates bias in your tarot card reading, others say it’s perfectly acceptable. The thing to remember here is you’re not doing a full tarot card reading with an entire spread of cards. For the purpose of daily meditation you’ll draw a single card and contemplate its symbols, colors, deeper meaning, and ways in which it may have an influence in your life. Soon you’ll find you no longer need to reach for reference material to glean the basic meaning of a card, you’ll simply know with a glance because it will feel like a conversation with a trusted friend.
Look for Patterns – Or Not
Keep a log of your daily draw, a spreadsheet works well for this. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated, something as simple as a list of all the cards in the deck and a means of tracking the date each card was drawn will suffice. The goal here is to simply see how often a card appears in your daily tarot card reading. Likewise, it can be insightful to see which cards are not rising to the surface in your meditations.
Other patterns may reveal themselves to you as you continue to keep a daily log, such as repeated numbers in the minor Arcana, a prominence of court cards, a decided lack of Major Arcana – all of this will not only help build your relationship with your deck but improve your tarot card reading skills as well. When it comes to reading tarot cards, daily practice makes perfect.
Timing the Draw
Drawing a card in the morning is a bit like browsing your daily horoscope while sipping a cup of coffee. You’re given a hint of what things may come, what things to watch out for, and what potential hurdles to avoid as you rise to navigate your day in the most productive and positive manner possible. Many find that drawing a card in the morning is an easy way of building the habit of daily tarot card reading, especially during that in-between stage of lucid dreaming and being fully awake when the unconscious mind is ripe for interpreting symbols.
Consider this the half-time pep talk of tarot meditation. Reading tarot cards in the middle of your day allows you to not only reflect on the influences of the morning, but also prepare for continued influences throughout the remainder of the day. Center yourself, regroup, and get back in the game! If there’s one downside to drawing a card at this time of day it’s because the habit isn’t really easy to build. Not everyone carries their tarot deck everywhere they go, which is a shame because the best way to build a relationship with your deck is to treat it as a constant and trusted companion.
Drawing a card for meditation in the evening is an excellent way of reflecting on your day. How many times during your day did this particular influence appear? In what ways did you recognize this influence taking place? In what ways could you have used this influence to make your day more prosperous and productive?
Similar to reading a horoscope a day late to judge for accuracy, drawing a tarot card at the end of the day helps establish a deeper appreciation for the archetypes that are actively at play in your life. It’s also a great way to develop your intuition. When drawing a card before bed, hold the image in your mind’s eye and drift off to sleep contemplating the ways you can utilize the message of the card for increased power in your waking life.
Write Down Your Tarot Card Reading
In addition to reading tarot cards daily, and keeping a log of your daily tarot card readings, it’s wise to keep a journal. This is where you can really delve into the nitty gritty details of your daily draw. For example, if your daily log shows a surplus of swords, and a noticeable shortage of cups, turn to your journal to contemplate ways to get out of your head and more in tune with your heart. Over time, with daily practice, your soul will open up and your tarot card readings will become more intuitive and accurate.