- Find a Deck.
The first consideration when you start your path 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 and this chore might be harder than it first appears. Most of my students usually start on the standard deck and then when they become the proficient they can learn or use other packs including the oracles. The Radiant Rider / Waite pack is the one I recommend to people, as it has more vibrant colours to work with in your readings. I strongly believe that you should pick your own pack of cards, because at 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. If memory reminds me, most Christmas’s when people will choose presents that they think you will like but next day you’re taking it back to the store for swap or credit. So listen to yourself and be guided by the pack that feel comfortable for you.
- 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 colours bright and cheery or are they dark, 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? Again work with what time suits you.
- Start a Journal. Starting a journal it is a great way of getting answers and see your bigger issues. 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 feltfrom those cards and how they answered your question. 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 also be a hidden meaning in them.
- 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 for friends and acquaintances, have a laugh, you’d be amazed how accurate you will be with your predictions once you get practice. So get out there and dust off that old tarot pack or buy a new one and have some fun.
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Written by Steve Parker – Spiritboy.
Author, Professional Reader, Psychic and Workshop Facilitator.
Phone 0418773614 or email