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Daily Readings through Tarot

Updated on March 15, 2020
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Most people are very curious to know about their future. They read daily horoscopes in the newspapers to find out how the day is going to turn out for them. Instead of reading the generalized predictions in the newspaper, you can do daily reading for yourself using your personal tarot deck.

A daily tarot reading can help with any difficult decision during the day or can simply be used as a divine guidance. Starting the day with Tarot is the perfect way to tap into your intuition and it is also a very good practice to follow if you are aspiring to be a tarot reader.

Tarot helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts.

— Benebell Wen

Two ways to read Tarot cards

When you do a daily reading for yourself, you select a single card that becomes your tarot card for the day or in other words ‘your theme for the day’. The purpose of the exercise is to heighten your awareness and provide you guidance for the day.

Before I get any further, I want to share that there are two ways to read Tarot cards. The first way is to memorize all the Tarot card meanings that are given in the reference book that has come along with your Tarot deck. The second way is to use your intuition to interpret the cards by reflecting on the cards and their symbolism. Most Tarot readers use a mix of both – they know and understand the meanings of the Tarot cards, but they also use their intuition to guide them during the readings.

However, when you start with the daily tarot reading practice then you should primarily rely on your reflections and intuition. If you are totally new to Tarot cards, then don’t rush off to memorize all the Tarot card meanings. The daily tarot reading practice is aimed at making you familiar with the tarot cards and their meanings. At the same time, it helps to develop your intuition.

How to do the daily reading?

1. Shuffle the tarot deck.
2. Hold the deck face down in one hand and cover it with your other hand. Pause for a moment to be calm and centered.
3. Ask the Tarot to give you the guidance for the day.
4. Place the deck face down in front of you.
5. Cut the deck to the left and restack it.
6. Turn over the top card. This is your Tarot Card of the day.
7. Study it for some moments and write your reflections in your journal.
8. Return the card to the deck and shuffle again.

P.S. If you're drawing a complete blank about what a certain card is trying to convey, then you may check your deck's reference book for guidance on card meanings.

Beginners' Decks

One of the ways to get a good start with tarot reading is to choose a good deck. Rider- Waite deck is the best tarot deck to start with and most of the tarot readers including me will recommend this. You can also choose from the variations of the classic Rider- Waite deck like the Radiant Rider- Waite Deck, Universal Rider- Waite Deck etc. You can choose the classic Rider- Waite deck, one inspired by pop culture, a fairy deck or whatever you find interesting. But make sure that whatever deck you choose, it resonates with you.

Practice every day

Tarot card reading may come naturally to some but for others, it's a skill that is learnt. And just like any other skill you pick up, practice makes perfect. Practicing to read the cards every day is just as important as choosing the right tarot deck.

If you want to understand your emotions, the rationale behind your words so that you can treat the source of your struggles; Tarot is the solution.

— Anujj Elviis

Keep a Tarot Journal

Doing a daily reading is easy and gives you an opportunity to connect with the Tarot. It helps you in understanding the Tarot better and helps you in becoming better at your readings. It’s important to keep a Tarot journal where you write down your reflections. At the end of the day, read the reflection you wrote down when you did the reading and see how accurate your reading was. Or may be you didn’t interpret correctly what Tarot was trying to tell you? Compare it against the advice given in the reference book to see if that makes sense. The more you bond with your deck by doing daily readings, the better readings they will give.

The practice of daily readings is very good for the beginners. It’s one of the best ways to get acquainted with your Tarot deck and memorize the meanings of different cards.

How to Start a Tarot Journal + Free Journal Download

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Shaloo Walia


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