My Daily Tarot Routine

daily tarot reading spread

So, I do a daily tarot reading as a way to center myself and set goals. Sometimes it is part of my morning routine, and sometimes it is part of my evening routine.

I use it to check in with myself, my goals, and how I’m feeling. Incorporating tarot into your daily routine is a wonderful personal development tool. It helps me stay on track and push forward.

For this type of reading, I  pull one card, but you can pull as many cards as you need. Now, I don’t do all of these every single day. I pick whichever one “feels” right. It’s important to let your intuition be your guide.

Morning Reading

With a cup of coffee in hand, I sit down and pull out the deck. So, I usually think about what’s on the agenda for the day and what I want to accomplish.

I stop shuffling the cards when it feels right. I lay out the card, consider it’s meaning, take a sip of coffee. It’s almost meditative.

Mindfulness Reading

If I’m having one of those days, I do a reading in the afternoon.  You know the ones where you wish you’d just stayed in bed? It’s a great way to center myself and get in touch with my emotions.

I keep a cute little pocket tarot in my purse I can pull out when I need a couple minutes to myself to practice mindfulness. These little guys have been a lifesaver on more than one occasion.

Then I ask myself a helpful question. What do you need right now? How can I make this situation better? What’s behind your stress? I shuffle the cards and pull one. Again, I consider the card and decide what it’s trying to tell me.

After I’ve done this, I’m calmer and able to think more clearly. Maybe I can’t solve the problem right away, but I can control my reaction to it, which makes all the difference.

Evening Reading

At night, if I’m feeling restless and upset,  I’ll pull out my tarot deck and shuffle the cards, while I think about the day I’ve had.

This kind of reading is about reflection. I choose a question that’s been on my mind.  What did I learn today? What was the purpose of (blank)? Or maybe I’ve been feeling sorry for myself  and it’s important to redirect my thoughts to something more positive.  What did I accomplish? What did today teach me?

How do you incorporate tarot into your daily life?