PHASE 1

Get acquainted with Tarot.

It looks much like pulling a card or several cards in a spread then going straight to the guidebook or an online resource to help you interpret what the card(s) are communicating.

This is where you get an inkling of how the cards work for you while learning the meanings of the cards. Look at the traditional meanings or intended meanings of each card as a loose blueprint. As you get acquainted with the Tarot you will develop your own additional interpretations of the cards which you should keep note of. 

 

PHASE 2

Establish a foundation.


If you’re looking to really develop some skills around the Tarot then you’re going to need to start retaining the meanings of each card so you don’t need to resort to external resources as frequently. You can start by memorizing a general meaning of each card. Before you get overwhelmed by this step, notice I wrote general meaning. Attempting to memorize an entire library full of interpretations of every single card is only going to set yourself up for failure. Also, Tarot was consciously created, the more you study the cards in its entirety you’ll pick up on some patterns which will help you memorize the cards. 

HERE’S A MEMORIZING TECHNIQUE THAT WORKED FOR OUR CREATOR

You’ll need 78 notecards. Write the name of each Tarot Card on each notecard. You should have a notecard for each Tarot Card in a Tarot Deck.

Take a couple of days to look through a guidebook or an online resource you align with and just skim through the meanings of each card. On the back of the notecard write down your summarized meaning of that Tarot Card. You can include some bullet extra points about that card as well. 

Take a week to quiz yourself daily on the summarized meanings of each Tarot Card. 

You’ve now began to establish a foundational meaning to each Tarot Card. The importance on establishing a foundational meaning of each card is so that you flow through the cards without stopping which invites your intuition into the process. 

A COUPLE OF HELPFUL TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED

PHASE 3

Developing your Tarot craft.


Like many things in the Occult, Tarot is a lifelong journey. This final phase will span for however long you want it to. Experience is what makes you a good Tarot Reader, it’s how you see the cards in a different perspective and retain more ways the cards can speak to you.