How to get a definitive answer from your Tarot deck–fast
Before we get started, you need to know that I’m telling it like it is today. If you’re in some waffling Cancer or Gemini feelings right now, look out, lest you get got by the post below.
Today we’re diving deeper into a topic we discussed in the email list recently. Read on to learn how to get your answer quickly from the Tarot, even if you’re not familiar with all 78 card meanings. (Note: like many Tarot exercises and spreads, this also works well with a Lenormand deck. Using an oracle deck may be trickier if the deck has what you’d consider mostly positive answers.)
But first, who won’t benefit from using the method below:
- You, if you’ve already made up your mind.
- You, if you don’t like the first answer you get from your deck so you decide it’s wrong.
- You, if you tell your significant other you “don’t know what you want to eat and really don’t care where you go” for dinner but then you veto their first pick. Yep. I said it.
Read through these steps before you begin, especially step #4!, so you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing. You must begin with step 1 for this to actually work. After you’ve done this once or twice, you’ll get your instant answer in under a minute.
- Make sure you have a clear question.
If you were to ask your question out loud, could someone answer with just the word yes or the word no? (Sounds basic, I know, but we all over-complicate this sometimes! Reading the Tarot with an unclear question leaves you confused or feeling like you need to draw a clarifying card–don’t.)
- Grab your deck, holding your cards face down, and shuffle while focusing on your question.
Repeating your question to yourself as you shuffle focuses your energy and prepares you for your answer.
- Pick ONE card.
Do not check the bottom of the deck, do not peek at the card below the one you drew–commit! You asked for ONE CLEAR answer. Checking any other cards will just muddy the process.
- Turn your card over. Note your FIRST reaction or the FIRST thing you see. Is it positive or negative?
This is positive or negative to you, not to your best friend or “most people”. Even if your reason for that reaction feels silly, honor it. You asked for an answer and this is how you’re receiving it.
- Your first reaction IS your answer.
Don’t second guess, don’t go with the next thing you see, don’t rationalize that you should’ve actually grabbed that other card ’cause really it’s maybe just…No. Save yourself the trouble. If you already knew what you wanted to do, trust yourself.
Now, here’s why you must go with your first answer. When you begin relying on your intuition, the way to improve your intuitive sense and the way to ruin it are two sides of the same coin. Honor yourself by following the first answer you receive, and you’ll sharpen your intuition, receiving clearer answers faster.
Reject your first answer and you reject everything you were just reaching for–your understanding of your best path, your access to your own higher wisdom, and your cards as a vehicle for instant answers.
The more you flex this intuition-trusting muscle, the stronger it becomes. *lowers shades in your direction* That means following the first answer you get.
Congratulations, you now have your own simple decision-making compass! Enjoy.