Can You Read Tarot Cards For Yourself?

People who are studying the Tarot or working with their own psychic development often ask if it’s really possible to read Tarot for yourself. The general issue seems to be whether you can remain objective when it’s a reading for you as opposed to when you are giving a psychic reading to someone else.

The short answer is, yes you can indeed read Tarot for yourself!

I love Tarot cards as they are filled with the most profound symbolism, but for me they are just a jumping off point to another level of consciousness where we can see things more clearly and often catch glimpses of the future.  The symbolism, can spark any latent psychic ability you have and therefore the magic is within you, and not in the cards which are, after all, just coloured pictures on pieces of cards, So maybe the question we really have to start with is, how tuned in to your own psychic intuition are you before you pick up the cards and start using them?

Psychic development involves practicing tuning in to our intuition and paying attention to it as a source of information that is just as important as anything you might see or hear.  Often it can be more important, because we can distort what we see and hear, whereas our intuition is usually crystal clear.

We can dull our ability to tune in to own psychic intuition simply by not paying attention to it, either because it’s not really valued in our ‘rational’ society, because we drown it out with the hustle and buzzle of everyday life, or because it goes against what we want to be the case.

One way to get a better reading for yourself may be by  keeping a tarot journal to chart your journey when you do readings for yourself. Scribble down absolutely everything that springs to your mind without second guessing or censoring yourself.  Just put it all on paper.  You’ll get used to sensing whatever is coming in is from your own psychic intuition and when your own voice is starting to creep in.

Alongside that, make a note of how you were actually feeling when you did the reading.  Were you calm and open to messages?  Were you excited, upset, or otherwise finding it hard to concentrate?  How did you feel about what you saw in the reading?

Over time, you’ll be able to look back and actually measure your progress by noting whether future events have unfolded the way you saw them.  That direct feedback will help you see where you are doing well and where you might need to improve.  What you’ll probably find is that when you are calm and open, you are more able to listen to what your intuition is trying to tell you and that you do a better reading as a result.

In this way you can start experimenting with how to become focused and centred before you pick the cards up.  Regular meditation helps with this.

Experiment with this method for a few weeks and see what happens!

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Posted on Tue 19th Apr 2011 10:23:21