Spiritual Awakening Path

Spiritual Awakening Path 


Tarot is nothing without you. All of the energy, all of the meanings, and all of the intuition comes from YOU. Not the cards – they are just a 

tool, a mirror of where you are. By the way, Tarot doesn’t predict the future because you can make different decisions and direct your path in a different direction. It does, however, reflect the most likely path if you continue on in your current manner. 

10. Don’t fixate on Doing it right

As you get to know different tarot readers, you’ll discover that there are many effective ways to read the cards.  Some readers are intuitive, which means that they tend to use the card images to stimulate their imagination in a reading.  Others do cold readings using fixed, memorized meanings for each card.  Both methods can work extremely well.

If you decide to stick with tarot, in time you’ll soon discover your own style.  Give yourself permission to learn, grow, experiment and try different methods.  Be easy on yourself.  Before you know it, your confidence in your own personal technique will grow.

9. Throw away the Little White Book

The Little White Book (LWB) is the small pamphlet that comes with most tarot decks.  Some provide interesting background information. For learning tarot they are worse than useless.

Ignore the little white book completely if you want to learn to read the cards.

8. Choose one good tarot Deck
While you will find thousands of tarot decks in market, I would suggest you The Original Rider Waite if you are a beginner.
7. Don’t read a lot of different books (at first)

If you look online or at the bookstore, you’ll find a jubilee of tarot books.  Not only don’t you need these books, but purchasing them is a big mistake as you try to make sense of tarot.  Don’t give in to the temptation to buy a lot of books.  You’ll tend to get distracted, which will slow down your progress in learning the cards.  The seeming differences between authors may damage your trust in your own abilities.  Finally, too many of these books are marginal at best.  Reading a lot of books will waste your time.  See the next item.

6. Learn a keyword or key phrase for all 78 cards

As legendary tarot guru Le Fanu has said, memorization has fallen far out of favor.  While this may be true for others, you can choose to go against fashion.  Following this one tip will jump-start your ability to read effectively with the cards.

Keywords in and of themselves are only a small portion of the meaning of any particular card. When chosen well they act as seeds growing inside you.  Each one will become a tree of knowledge and associations linked with its particular card.  Keywords serve the same function as training wheels in learning to ride a bike.  When you learn to ride, the training wheels go away.  Same with the keywords.

Remember always that tarot is alive.  The meanings for cards change, develop and grow.

5. Keep a tarot journal

Start a journal used only for your tarot learning.  Some people use a 3-ring notebook with pages for each card.  Others use a simple spiral.  Whatever is easiest and works best for you will be just fine.  Include realizations, dreams related to the cards, quotations from your one tarot book, sketches and anything else that strikes your fancy.

4. Do a daily draw

More days than not you should pull a card out of your deck.  If you miss a day, let it go and start again when you remember.  Think about the card during the day.  Keep the card with you if possible.  Meditate on the image.  Write about it in your journal.

3. Engage the spirit of tarot

Whatever you may believe about how it works, there is an order and intelligence behind tarot.  While the cards themselves are paper, the life behind them is something more.  Befriend the tarot. Treat tarot with respect, and it will treat you with respect.

2. Carry your deck with you

Get used to glancing through your deck in spare moments.  Put them on the table next to you when your working at the computer.  Keep them in your bag.  Put them under your pillow when you sleep, or on the table next to your bed.

The time you leave your cards behind will be the time you regret not having them.

1. Learn from those who know

Aeclectic Tarot Forum is a friendly community of tarot people.  The Using Tarot Cards area can be a source of wonderful information for you as a new tarot reader.

Wishing you great happiness, adventure and success on your tarot journey.  


1. Aries-I do!
2. Tauras-I resist!
3. Gemini-I think!
4. Cancer-I feel!
5. Leo-I order!
6. Virgo-I analyse!
7. Libra-I balance!
8. Scorpio-I posess!
9. Sagittarius-I travel!
10.Aquarius-I research!
11.Capricorn-I collect!
12.Pisces-I contribute!

“As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”.
Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship…Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.
We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.

What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.
If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative,
then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

“Wherever you go, there you are”.
For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change – and not the people, places or things around us.
The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES
and that is the only factor we have control over.
When we change who and what we are within our heart
our life follows suit and changes too.

Whenever there is something wrong in my life,
there is something wrong in me.
We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
We must take responsibility what is in our life.

Even if something we do seems inconsequential,
it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,
As they were both needed to accomplish the task.
Past – Present – Future
They are all connected…

7. THE LAW OF FOCUS – You can not think of two things at the same time.
When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

If you believe something to be true,
then sometime in your life
you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned,
into actual PRACTICE.

Looking backward to examine what was,
prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.
Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…
Prevent us from having new ones.

History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD – All Rewards require initial toil.
Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on it’s own time.

You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.
The true value of something is a direct result of
the energy and intent that is put into it.
Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.