Connecting with your Tarot cards requires you to really bond with them. There are many ways from journaling, to pulling a card a day, to forge a bond with your cards. One of the best ways to create a truly deep connection is to immerse yourself, or enter, your cards. This weeks Tarot for beginners will show you one way to go about entering your tarot.
The very first thing you need to do is make sure you will not be disturbed in any way. Turn off your phone, find a quite space central to your home so no outside distractions will pull your attention away and make sure you have a notebook and pen near by. (You will need to have it handy after you’ve finished your meditation in order to record what you saw and experienced. This is very important because you should record everything right after you have experienced it so that you don’t leave out or forget stuff.) You will also need to select your card, this can be done purely by intuition, your deck will know which card you need to connect with.
Either lie down or sit comfortably in a chair. Once you are comfortable, hold your selected card in front of you and look at it. Notice every aspect of the card’s image. Pay attention to the colors, the landscape, the scenery, the elements within the picture, the animals, the birds, the people everything. Now close your eyes and visualize the card. If you can’t see the picture clearly, look at the card for a few more minutes and then try visualizing it again. You may have to consult the card and try to visualize it again a few times to ensure you are pulling its true image into your mind’s eye. Once you have the card in mental clarity visualize that the card is getting bigger and bigger and bigger until it reaches the size of a door. This card becomes a portal or a doorway you can step right through it and enter the picture. Go into the picture and look around you for a few seconds. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the card: is it warm or cold? Does it smell nice? Do you hear anything? Notice everything. Now, slowly start walking towards the person that is there in the card. Greet that person and thank them for letting you visit. Ask them any questions you have. Clear your doubts. And accept their answers. Once you have finished speaking with them be sure to thank them again and ask if its okay to visit again later. Now, turn around and slowly come back to the place where you started. See the boundary of the card and step out of it. Visualize the card slowly becoming smaller and smaller and smaller till it becomes so small that it fits back into your hand. Take a few minutes and then slowly open your eyes.
Make sure to record your experience in your journal so you can consult it any time you need to. The more often you connect like this with your cards, the more familiar you will become with each individual card and your deck as a whole. We look forward to helping you develop your connection and understanding of Tarot every Tuesday.