The other day I was on a radio show (click HERE to listen to archive) and a listener reminded me of an exercise I wrote about, so I thought I’d share it with you.
Learning the meanings of the cards is the first step in learning to read the cards. The next step is developing the skill to form cards into coherent stories that convey a useful message about the question. There are lots of ways to practice this skill. A common one is to shuffle and lay out 3 – 5 cards and simply tell a story, starting with the first card and ending with the last.
One thing readers learn is that certain card combinations will come up for similar situations or answers. This exercise will help with the story-telling skills that make a reading coherent as well as begin developing your personal dictionary of tarot card combinations.
This technique is not uniquely mine. I read about it in Sasha Fenton’s SUPER TAROT: New techniques for improving your tarot reading.
Best of all, it is easy and fun.
Think of a situation that you experienced recently and then go through your cards, picking out the ones that illustrate or tell that story.