When it comes to meditation, there are many different ways to do it. Some people like to sit with their eyes closed and focus on their breath. Others may choose to focus on a mantra or a certain word or phrase that they repeat over and over again. And still others may prefer to use visualization techniques in order to quiet the mind and achieve a state of concentration.
If you already own tarot cards, your tarot deck may be a great way for you to explore your conscious mind with meditation. Meditation can help lead to a deeper understanding: of yourself, of the cards, and of the vibrant internal journey that you're on.
Are you ready to learn how to do some tarot meditation? We hope so! We'll guide you through some basic exercises so that you can get started.
Step 1: Get comfy!
When it comes to tarot meditation, it's best to begin by finding a comfortable seated position. You may want to use a cushion or a yoga mat to make yourself more comfortable. Once you're situated, take a few deep breaths and simply allow yourself to relax.
Since this is tarot meditation, we'll want to make sure that we can access our tarot cards during the meditation session. The card's energy is a way to keep your conscious mind occupied despite your present circumstances, so be sure that your tarot cards are in easy reach.
Step 2: Master the basics of meditation
If you've never meditated before, combining tarot reading with meditation might be challenging. Meditation is a great way to cultivate personal growth, so spend some time learning the basics of meditation before you try to meditate while reading tarot cards.
The easiest way to get started with meditation is to focus on your breath. Sit with your eyes closed and simply begin to notice the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body. If your mind begins to wander, that's okay! Just gently bring your attention back to your breath.
When you're first starting out, it may be helpful to set boundaries around your meditation time. Setting a timer for five minutes can help you find success in meditation
Step 3: Start reading tarot cards with your meditation practice
Your subconscious mind has a deep level of knowledge about tarot cards and your well being. As you meditate with your tarot cards, trust that the messages you receive will be helpful.
Begin by shuffling your tarot deck and then pull out three cards. Hold the first card in your hand and take a few deep breaths. As you look at the card, allow yourself to really see it. What colors do you see? Try your best to be a neutral observer in this meditation practice. You'll have time to write down your reflections later.
Think about the card's meaning
Think about what it might be telling you. Once you have a general understanding, set the card aside and pick up the second card. Again, take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to really see the image on the card. What does this card mean to you? What is the message that it's trying to communicate?
Once you have a focal point and understanding of each card, use your own intuition as you also breathe and focus on your body. What sensations are occurring in your body? Are those contributing to your tarot card meanings? Or are you truly a neutral observe of each single card?
Step 4: Reflect in a tarot journal
You can use any journal for this, but for spiritual growth, it's best to keep all of your tarot knowledge in one central place. Spend some time in a practice called free writing, which is really, writing whatever pops into your head. The best tarot reader is a conduit for these thoughts and feelings.
After you've completed your meditation, take some time to write down your reflections in your journal. What was the meaning of each card? How did you feel during the meditation? Were there any sensations or images that popped up for you? Write it all down! This is a great way to track your progress as you continue to meditate with tarot cards.
Step 5: Keep practicing with your tarot cards!
Meditation and tarot readings are both best done daily. You'll be able to connect with each tarot card, be it Major Arcana or Minor Arcana, if you're engaging with it on a daily basis. Your tarot cards will become attuned to you, and your meditations will begin to grow in success and time.
Other considerations for combining meditation with tarot cards
As you grow in your tarot practice, be sure to spend time looking through tarot books, reading about Major Arcana cards, and just expanding your knowledge about each tarot card in your deck. The card's meanings are going to change through time, and the more you know about them, the more your intuition can lead you while you're meditating.
Did you enjoy meditating with your tarot cards? Let us know in the comments below! I love this type of activity and find myself doing it all the time. Until next time, friends!