A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about how to connect with your Tarot deck in three easy steps.
This article has proven to be the most popular article on my site, consistently getting the most views and comments – so I thought I would expand on the topic for those of you who are ready to take things a step further!
My favorite thing to do when I get a new deck (or if I am just feeling disconnected from an old deck) is to interview it. This sounds a little kooky at first, I know, but hear me out…
I like to think of my Tarot deck as a close friend – one who knows all my secrets and who gives fantastic advice when I need it most.
And like a close friend, I would never just dump all my problems on her and then walk away without asking how she’s doing or what’s new in her life. So why would I treat my Tarot deck that way?
Truth of the matter is, sometimes I start thinking of my Tarot deck as just a stack of paper and I forget to treat it like a good friend – and that’s when my readings go to shit.
So take the time to get to know your Tarot deck. Ask it some deep questions.
- What is your main mission or message in this world?
- What is most important to you?
- What do you want to share with me?
- What would you like me to know about you?
- Do you have a favorite card in this deck?
- What is your biggest fear?
- Which card sums up your personality?
- What can I do for you that would ensure we have a good relationship?
When I asked my Crystal Visions Tarot deck “what is most important to you?” I got The Hermit, which I interpreted as meaning that meditation and deep contemplation were meaningful things for this deck.
When I asked the same deck “what can I do to ensure a good relationship?” I got the Six of Pentacles – a card about give and take and helping each other. I often see this card as being about being able to receive help from another, so this card could mean that gratiously receiving the help that this deck will give me is what will ensure a good relationship.
But what if you get a weird card?
For example, you ask “what is your main mission in this world?” and you get The Devil. Good god! What does it mean?
Look at your cards in the most positive light possible. The Devil is all about addictions and having the opportunity to bring awareness into the cycle of addiction so that you can rise above it. So this could mean that your deck’s mission is to help you break out of destructive cycles in your life.