It is amazing how many books on Tarot one can find these days, one better than the other! These books offer insight not only to the divinatory meanings of each card, but also amazing ways to do different readings for different purposes! I really can’t get enough reading sometimes and there is always a little treasure I get to add to my BOS. Although I am a huge fan of books around the Tarot and how to read, I believe it is always better to get in touch with them yourself first. The way to do so is really easy, the only thing you need is time and patience. This can be really helpful whether you are new or experienced.
You can choose to do it card by card (which is what I prefer) or divide them into groups (eg. Aces, Twos etc). Take each card and look at it. Watch carefully as every detail counts. What do the images, the colours and the people or animals on it tell you? Are there any symbols you find significant? What does the number and the suit (if we talk about the Minor Arcana) or the number and the card name (if it is about the Major Arcana) tell you? How does the card make you feel? Take notes of everything you notice, even things you cannot yet explain. There are always Internet sources or books to tell you about the colours signification or the symbols. Don’t read anything yet, though. If a symbol or an image mean something to you, just note it down. Then look carefully at the picture one more time and meditate on the card. Just let your intuition and instict do their work…Don’t rush it up and don’t expect anything in particular…Just let yourself free! Note down anything that came up during the meditation. Try to find key-words for the cards. It is always easier to remember your key-words than someone else’s. After this, you can read books on the cards, or look in the Net. You will be pleasantly surprised and amazed at how much you already know!
Leave enough pages to add information later, because it is almost certain that everything you read will have something more that you will like…
And don’t try to memorise anything…It will come with time! A nice way to get to know your cards easier is to pick a card each day, randomly and note down the message you think it holds for you. Later on, you can read those notes again and come up with even more conclusions!
In Love and Light always!