Hey everyone! I've owned a tarot deck for almost two years, and I haven't done much with it. I've decided that 2015 is the year to develop my divinatory ability, and I'm going to start with my tarot deck.
Here is my plan:
Each day, I will shuffle the deck and draw a new card. I will research the card and record what it means to me in a notebook (or a thread on here, if people would be interested in sharing their interpretations to further my learning). I will also attempt to interpret what the card might mean today, in my life, and why I may have drawn it. When I feel that I have a firmer grasp on reading just the one card, I'll start trying out different spreads to see what works best for me.
Today, I drew the King of Cups (I am using the Rider-Waite deck).
Keywords I resonated with include: wisdom, consideration, disciplined emotions, and intuitive. I gathered these words from various websites as well as the two books on the tarot that I own.
After studying the card and its associated meanings, I think it is actually a little funny that it was my first card in this process. I think it is an encouraging sign -- that I should keep with this exercise and develop my intuition. I've always tended to go with my gut, but diving into tarot and divination seems like taking things to the next level. I'm excited to see what will happen!
The idea of the disciplined emotions and consideration struck a chord in me as well. At the end of last year, I decided I no longer wanted to take Prozac for depression and anxiety, after being on it for over two years. I wanted to remember who I really was again, and I felt the medication was blocking me from being my whole self. It has been several weeks since my last dose, and I feel wonderful. Every now and again I get a little down in the dumps, but this card reminded me that I have control over my emotions. I can keep them in check, and I know that a balance of positive and negative emotions is actually a good thing.
What are your thoughts on this (both the process and my first ever reading)? Do you have any other ideas on how I might go about this?