Think that Tarot is all about crystal balls, psychic
powers, crushed velvet and 1-800 numbers? Sure, that
all exists, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Many 'normal' people use the Tarot cards on an
everyday basis for self-development and personal
insight. Crystal balls and crushed velvet don't even
come into the equation.
In fact, the Tarot is incredibly powerful for
uncovering layers of a deep and almost subconscious
level of your inner psyche.
Want to know why you're lacking direction?
Why your relationship isn't working like you want it
to? How you can become more fulfilled in your daily
work? How you can honor your true self?
How you can better connect with your loved ones?
All of these types of questions are perfect for the
Tarot. And the Tarot is perfect for understanding more
4 Ways to Use the Tarot for Personal Insight
To use the Tarot cards for personal insight, try some
(or all) of these activities:
1. Draw a Card a Day
Draw one card at the start of the day asking, "What
do I need to know about today?" Think about what this
card is telling you - what events or situations to
expect, what you can learn during the day, what you
need to watch out for, where your best opportunities
At the end of the day, reflect on how this card related
to your actual experience and take note of what you
Over time, you will form an even stronger personal
connection with your cards and you will find that your
cards offer you profound insight, even on a day-to-day
2. Get to Know Yourself with the Major Arcana
If you're feeling 'lost' or directionless, then
exploring the Major Arcana in relation to yourself can
be a very helpful way to rediscover your direction. Use
the "Get to Know Yourself with the Major Arcana"
questionnaire to ask yourself some of the deeper
questions about your life path. You'll find it at:
Or, work with each Major Arcana card, tapping into the
life lessons that each has to share.
3. Use Simple One Card Readings
If you're facing a dilemma or you need insight into a
personal situation, use a simple one-card reading to
provide insight. First, clearly frame your question.
Ask, "What do I need to know about___?" or "Where
do my best options lie?" or "What do I need to take
into account when making this decision?"
Then, draw one card, and one card only. Go deep into
that card by exploring the symbolism, elemental and
numerological associations, and your intuitive
Resist the temptation to draw 'clarifier' cards
that often only serve to complicate the reading. And
resist the urge to keep asking the same question in the
hope of finding the answer you want. The key is to stay
focused on the one question and the one card.
You'll be amazed at the depth you can gain with just
4. Meditation with Tarot Cards
This final activity is incredibly powerful and will
help you to build a very strong and personal connection
with the cards.
Select a Tarot card from the deck, then start by
relaxing your body and your mind. Softly gaze at the
Tarot card, and without thinking, just observe what you
see in the card.
Next, step 'into' the card and experience what it
is like to be a part of the Tarot card.
- What does it feel like to be the main character
in the card?
- What are you touching, feeling, seeing, tasting
- What emotions does it bring up?
- What thoughts come to mind?
Use this meditation with the Tarot cards to tap into
your subconscious mind and explore the universal
energies associated with that card on a very deep
So next time you need insight into what's happening
in your life, pick up your Tarot cards and use these
simple techniques to connect with your subconscious
mind and tap into your inner psyche.