That may be a bold claim: A 5 minute exercise to change the way you read tarot forever? Let me explain.
I started my Tarot studies when I was 18 - about the same time that I also started my University studies.
Being a successful University student meant reading lots of books, memorising what the 'experts' had to say, and studying every topic within the chosen subject. It also meant devoting several hours a day to studying in the hope of passing the final exams with flying colours. (Yes, I was a very driven and disciplined student!)
When it came to learning Tarot, I applied the same concepts. I read lots of Tarot books, memorised the meanings of the Tarot cards according to the experts and studied as many different systems and topics related to the Tarot as possible. I also invested hours and hours into my studies in the hope that I would finally be an amazing Tarot reader just like the Tarot experts I had read about.
But there was just one problem.
It didn't work.
You see, unlike University (or school or any other formal educational institution), memorisation, rote learning and hours and hours of study will not make you a better Tarot reader. I found this out firsthand.
I still fumbled my way through Tarot readings with cards in one hand and a book in the other. I struggled to connect with my intuition because I was hell-bent on getting the card meanings 'right'. And my readings were stilted and never really 'flowed'.
What I ultimately learned was that to be a better Tarot reader, all I needed to do was study just 5 minutes a day. Yes, 5 minutes a day.
You may already know the technique that I'm about to share with you. But what you may not know or realise is just howpowerful this technique really is.
In fact, it is so powerful that it changed the way I read Tarot forever. I believe it can do the same for you.
As soon as I started using this technique, my connection with the Tarot cards sky-rocketed and learning the Tarot card meanings became SO much easier and quicker. More importantly, I became a more confident and intuitive Tarot reader because I was finally connecting with inner wisdom and listening to my inner voice.
So, are you ready to become a better Tarot reader and discover this 5-minute exercise? Here it is...
The 5-minute exercise that changed the way I read Tarot is the Card-A-Day exercise.
Here's how you do it in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Randomly select a Tarot card for the day.
Step 2: Gaze at the card. What comes to mind immediately? What imagery do you notice? What energy do you pick up from the card? What words come to mind? What do you sense intuitively? Write it down.
Step 3: Now go about your day as normal. But what I want you to do is look out for people and situations that embody the energy of the card you drew. Let's say you drew the Page of Swords. Does the young, chatty guy down at the coffee shop remind you of the Page? Talk to him today and see what he can teach you about the Page. And how about that new project you started - can you feel the Page's energy there? Pay attention to everything you do and experience and watch the Tarot card come to life.
Step 4: At the end of the day, come back to your notes and write down your personal experiences for the day. You'll be amazed at how much you've just learned about the card, without even opening a book!
This simple, 5-minute exercise literally changed the way I read Tarot because it gave me personal, real life examples of how the Tarot cards work and it encouraged me to trust to my inner wisdom rather than relying on an external source (i.e. books).
So go ahead. Pick a card and watch that card come to life right before your eyes.