In the previous chapter we went shopping for the items we’ll be using in our sacred tarot work. I hope you enjoyed the process of procuring those items and that they’ve found a nice home within your home!

Now we move to the internal preparations, which are just as important but much easier to overlook. By internal preparations, I mean setting intentions and laying the mental groundwork for all that’s to come. Many tarot newcomers buy a deck and start using it without putting any mindful intention into what they’re doing. As with so much in life, intention is huge. And when learning a new intuitive method like tarot, taking special care with the internal preparations will empower you to do much more effective work. Mindful intention will help activate the awakening process, leading to faster, easier, and longer-lasting results.