The deep psyche has wisdom to share with us, but it is non-rational and needs to be properly translated for the conscious mind to understand it. This is why our dreams need careful interpretation, and should not be taken literally. But dreams are not the only screen upon which our subconscious’ messages may play out.
Seers have often used tools like crystal balls and scrying mirrors as a backdrop for their own inner vision to project itself. These practices are subtle and tricky, which is why the Tarot is a much more popular starting point for those wishing to deepen their relationship with their intuitive nature.
The Tarot cards themselves are simply a collection of symbols that your psyche can use to make itself heard. That means that it is important to create a connection with your deck. When you receive a new deck of Tarot cards, find a beautiful fabric to wrap them in. Silk is traditional, but whatever material seems protective and sacred to you is perfect. You may then wish to sleep with the deck under your pillow for a few nights-- you might visualize your dreams having a polite conversation with the cards, downloading information into them.
Once you’ve given yourself a chance to connect with your deck, the best way to get to know the cards is to start a daily practice of drawing a card for the day and journaling about your gut reaction to the artwork on the card. That evening, reflect on the events and themes of the day and make some additional notes to your journal if need be. This way, you can organically work your way through the deck and get to know the cards one at a time as they present themselves.
There are already many references and charts about the meaning of Tarot cards, and so we won’t attempt one here. Rather, we urge you to read the book of your own soul and trust your intuition to guide you to the right answers. The more you listen, the more confident that inner voice will become! Enjoy the journey.