Written By Amber
Tarot is a rich and diverse tool that can be used effectively to help you understand yourself, people around you and situations. Tarot can help you tap into your sub-conscious allowing you to explore hidden emotions, emotional conflicts, and more importantly it can offer the possibility for healing.
There is no specific tarot deck that must be used and tarot deck will work, however it is best to use a deck such as the Rider Waite deck if you are new to tarot. The first thing you must do is to establish a connection with your tarot cards, get a feel for the cards, hold them, look at them and begin to identify with them.
This technique will help you find a way to establish a connection with your tarot cards
Choose a card. Look through your tarot deck, look closely at each picture, maybe one will stand out to you, or perhaps you are more comfortable with just randomly selecting a card. Spend a few minutes studying your chosen tarot card. Notice things like colours, figures on the card, their stance, animals, symbols and shapes. Try to hold the image of your chosen tarot card gently in your mind; don’t try to force the image you can still look at the card.
Getting comfortable. Find a place where you won’t be disturbed for about 20 minutes. Now either sit or lie in a comfortable position, loosen any restrictive clothes, you might even like to remove your shoes. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for 2-3 min. It may help you at this point to use a mental clearing exercise.
Connecting with the card. Gently connect to the image of the tarot card, remember what it looked like, what the image was bring into your memory all the details that come to mind. This step will become much easier as you become more and more familiar with your deck. Now concentrating on your card watch it grow bigger and bigger until it is life size, now look at the border of the card this is the door through which you can now walk, go ahead walk into your card.
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Now you are inside your chosen tarot card, what do you see, are there any sounds, what time of the day is it, is it warm, what season is it, what do you feel, what is the general atmosphere?
Now become aware of your feelings, how do you feel are you nervous, anxious or do you feel calm and at peace, look around you the scene will unfold, move around, touch, smell and notice everything, what is happening inside your card?
Connecting with the characters. Don’t be afraid to talk to the characters within your chosen tarot card, approach one and make friends, say hello, smile and extend a warm greeting. You can ask questions like what are you doing? what is your name. Once a connection is established it is time to ask questions such as what do you represent, what lessons do I need to know in this lifetime and how can you help me? Once you have your answers you will need to say thank you.
There is no rule as to when you must leave your card, you are free to spend as much time as you want in the card exploring and interacting with the characters. Once you feel ready to leave visualize the border of the card once more, this is your door back out of the card back into the room you are sitting in. Walk out and imagine the card shrinking back to its normal size. Take a few deep breaths and open your eyes.
Things you “Must Not Do”
Never analyse the feelings you get or any of the answers or information you acquire while you are in the card. While you are in the card accept the feelings you get as they come, the time for analysing is once you are back in your room and OUT of the card.
This recommendation extends to all visualization exercises – focus on your sensations, try to stop your thinking and analysis, leave it until you’re out and done.
Get yourself a diary or have somewhere to make notes of your visualization exercises, it is always best to keep notes as over time you may forget details. Write down what you felt, what you saw, the answers you were given, everything you remember, do it straight away before things begin to fade.