Let’s start with the good news. Using tarot as an everyday guide for meditation, self-improvement, and growth is wonderful. You can easily set up a routine around tarot for self-help and motivation. Reading the tarot cards yourself makes it quick and easy to connect with your inner guidance so you can get the answers you need.
How do you combat this? Instead of asking a friend to interpret the tarot cards you’ve just drawn (remember that each person creates their own language with the tarot), you should do readings for each other. Learning to read tarot for yourself is invaluable, especially if you want to access your inner wisdom, get crystal clear guidance, and enrich your life, all with tarot as a guide. Contrary to popular belief, most tarot readers don’t just do random readings where there is free space. Just because it’s okay to read tarot yourself doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is going to do a good job.
When I was learning to read tarot, my teacher laughed once when I received a particularly confusing answer from the cards. That’s almost true, but the tarot doesn’t tell you what’s going to happen, it tells you what could happen, and more importantly, how you should do it. The trick to this is to create sacred space before consulting the tarot cards so that you have an open mind and heart when interpreting the cards. Meditation and mindfulness are essential skills today, and tarot is a way to build both.
There are many exercises you can do that you can learn from reading other people over time, but reading your own cards will help you build a closer relationship with your intuition, especially the tarot. If you’re interested in guest posting on the Tarot Avenue blog, you can find the guidelines at this link. As a tarot reader, I was hesitant to accept the importance of spreading it and decided to ask another tarot reader for advice. There are dozens of tarot spreads to choose from, starting with the simple 3-card spread to the complicated Celtic Cross.