If you’ve been reading this book from the beginning, by now you’ve done plenty of preparations. You’ve read about the concepts of spiritual awakening and intuition, and how the two are so intimately linked. You’ve learned a brief history of tarot and taken a glimpse at the perfect structure of the tarot deck. You’ve gathered your supplies, consecrated your deck, and mindfully considered the Eight Primary Virtues of Spiritual Awakening. Finally, you’ve taken the time to plan when and where to establish your own personal sacred tarot practice. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished so far.
Your daily sacred tarot practice is your special time each day to awaken to the divine gifts of wisdom and love inside of you. It is the time to be fully present with yourself, free of outside distractions and influences. It is within this practice that you will learn what the cards mean, develop your intuition, and experience the “Aha!” moments of epiphany that will awaken you. With your daily practice you will develop your “intuition muscles”, meaning that you’ll become stronger and more confident in hearing your inner voice. With some time and patience, your voice of intuition will be heard and trusted more fully and easily.
By now you’re probably feeling more than ready to start working with your cards. Okay, now it’s time to have some fun! In this chapter I offer suggested procedures for your tarot practice, including how to handle the cards, how to start selecting and interpreting them, and how to use this information to awaken to your divine source of wisdom and love.
Now let’s do this!