Tarot Challenge : Day 15

How much emphasis do you put on the text-book meanings for cards, and how much stress do you place on the “feeling” you get from cards through their artwork/symbolism/etc. (aka reading intuitively)? Do you do both, or one or the other? [ full list of questions here ]

When I first began working with my Rider-Waite deck, I consulted various websites such as Aeclectic and Learn Tarot to learn the meanings and symbolisms for each card.  Over time I’ve come to know what each card represents or symbolizes when by itself and with other cards in a spread. When I draw a card, I take the time to focus on each card and write down what emotions/thoughts I get from it. However, I still find myself looking up meanings when I’m stumped or feel blocked when I try to read them intuitively.

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Tarot Challenge : Day 14

For what purposes do you usually use the Tarot (self-reflection, guidance, advice, recreation, communing with spirits/dead, communication with deity, other)? [ full list of questions here ]

I use tarot mainly for self-reflection, and guidance. Once in a while, when I feel the need, I use it to gain insight on how to best open myself up and/or communicate with the Divine. Other times I use it as a checkpoint of sorts to see if I’m journeying along the right path so to speak.

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Tarot Challenge : Day 13

Is there a card that continuously stumps you when it is drawn? Why do you believe this to be so? [ full list of questions here ]

There isn’t one specific card that stumps me as most of them usually pertain to the question(s) I ask. However, once in a while a card will come up that, on the surface, doesn’t have any ties or links to the other cards. When that happens I tend to concentrate on that card more and look for the hidden meanings and/or clues.

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Tarot Challenge : Day 12

Have you ever created your own spread? If so, how effective is it? Feel free to show the spread.  [ full list of questions here ]

No I have not yet created my own spreads. That’s actually one of my goals for the new year! And I will definitely share it here when it happens. 🙂

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