Do you long to be an intuitive and confident Tarot reader? Do you wish you could lay out the Tarot cards and the story would just flow, without you really needing to think about it?
Want to know the secret? It's all about creating a personal and intuitive connection with the Tarot cards.
And to do that, one of the most effective ways is by keeping a Tarot journal.
Imagine – a place where you can record your readings, validate your intuitive hits, create your own Tarot card meanings, and ultimately, form an intimate relationship with the Tarot and your intuition.
In this post, I'll show you exactly why every Tarot reader should keep a Tarot journal.
Why You NEED to Keep a Tarot Journal
If you're like nearly every other Tarot reader I know, you want to read Tarot from the heart, not the book.
And to do this, you realise that you need to put the book down and learn how to connect on a personal and intuitive level with the Tarot cards.
But putting the book down can be a little scary. What if you get the reading wrong? What if you draw a blank? What if you get totally stuck?
That's why you need your own Tarot book. Your own Tarot journal.
Because writing a Tarot journal will help you to create your own ways of working with the Tarot cards and will put your intuition on speed dial.
Here's exactly why you need to keep a Tarot journal if you want to read Tarot with confidence:
1. You can connect on a ‘soul level' with the Tarot
The Tarot is so intensely personal. It goes way beyond any meaning you'll read about in a Tarot book. Instead, it reaches deep into your heart and your soul – if you allow it to.
When you commit to writing a Tarot journal, you give yourself permission to truly experience the Tarot cards on a deeply personal level. You go beyond the book meaning and you discover what the cards mean to YOU. And that's so incredibly powerful.
What's more, you begin to unlock your own inner wisdom and you discover new aspects of yourself that can be deeply healing, transformative and enlightening.
The Tarot is no longer about these pesky cards that you need to memorise. It becomes a part of you and a reflection of who you really are.
2. You can create your own personal library of Tarot card meanings
Sure, you can look up the Tarot card meanings in your favourite book. But the real magic comes when you create your very own personal meanings of the Tarot cards.
Remember when the Five of Cups came up in that reading for your friend's failed relationship? It wasn't about regret or loss like the book told you. It was all about building a bridge and getting over it! Your friend was blown away – it was exactly what she needed to hear.
Now imagine if you were creating your own personal library of Tarot card meanings that you've personally experienced or observed in your Tarot readings – just like the Five of Cups. No more robotic, generic or boring Tarot readings! Instead, your Tarot readings would be highly specific, insightful and accurate – and people will be lining up out the door to have a reading with you!
3. You can validate (and increase) your intuitive hits
Learning how to trust your intuition can be a huge sticking point for many people who want to read Tarot. I mean, how do you know if that niggling feeling during a Tarot reading is actually something, or nothing?
Recording your readings in your Tarot journal and reflecting on those readings months later will help you to see where your intuitive hits are bang on, or if they've missed the mark (and how you can improve).
For example, you might see the Three of Wands in a reading about finding the love of your life. Intuitively, you get a feeling that it's a sign you need to explore internet dating – but you're not sure. You write it down in your Tarot journal anyway and come back to it a few months later… only to realise that, whoa, you just met your new boyfriend online!
With this kind of validation, you'll become a master at reading the signs and picking up on those intuitive hits.
4. You can see your progress as a Tarot reader
Learning Tarot is a life-long journey. From the time you open your very first Tarot deck to when you do your thousandth professional reading – you're constantly learning.
Now, let's face it. There are going to be times as you learn where you feel totally overwhelmed and on the verge of giving up.
But imagine if you've recorded your journey in your Tarot journal and you can flick through the pages and see how far you've come? It might just be the one thing that will keep you going.
Maybe you've just tried out the Celtic Cross Tarot spread, but you're struggling with a Court Card in the Outcome position. You're feeling frustrated with yourself and questioning whether Tarot is really right for you.
You look back at your Tarot journal and realise that just one year before, you didn't even know what the Fool Tarot card meant! But here you are now, trying out a 10-card Tarot spread, and getting most of it right. You're doing so well!
Over to You
Think about it this way – if you want to create a personal and intuitive connection with the Tarot cards, can you afford NOT to have a Tarot journal?!
Get started today by writing your first entry into your Tarot journal, whether it's about a Tarot reading you've done, a new Tarot card meaning you've discovered, or a reflection of how far you've come as a Tarot reader.
But are you wondering what to WRITE in your Tarot Journal? Tune back into the blog next week and I'll share exactly what you should jot down!
And if you want to learn how to master the Tarot card meanings and put your intuition on speed dial when reading Tarot, then check out my signature Tarot training program, Master the Tarot Card Meanings. I'll show you how to read Tarot from the heart, not the book, making you a more confident and intuitive Tarot reader.