Woman Reading Tarot Cards

Giving relevant and useful readings is easier to do if we are not bogged down by our own biases. This exercise, from Your Tarot, Your Way, is a good way to start identifying your own blind spots. Once you’ve done that, you can work on healing your relationship to that archetype so you can see it more objectively.

Love, Hate, Neutral
Go through your Major Arcana cards and divide them into three piles: ones you love, ones you hate, and ones you are neutral toward. Do this quickly and without a lot of analysis; just go with your first reaction. Keeping the piles separate, shuffle each one, and randomly draw one card. So now you have one card from each pile. Get out your notebook, so you can write about each card. You don’t have to write a lot, unless you want to, but try to write at least one paragraph. For the card you love, why do you love it? What does it seem to promise? For the card you hate, why do you hate it? Does it evoke fear or anger or something else? For the card you are neutral about, why does it seem to bore you? For all the cards, find connections in your life, past, or present.


Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...