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.
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.
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.
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?