5 Simple Steps to Read Tarot with Confidence

7 Steps to Developing Your Intuition With Tarot Meditation

By May 23, 2012Everyday Tarot

blog-20120523-7-steps-to-developing-your-intuition-using-tarot-meditationMeditation offers a way to go even deeper into the meaning and symbolism of each Tarot card as it allows us to bypass the conscious mind and dive into the subconscious mind and connect with your intuition. By relaxing our mind and letting go of our constant thought processes, we open up the pathway to our subconscious mind and begin to tap into a higher level of knowledge and insight. We allow our intuition to guide us and in doing so, we build a much deeper understanding of the meaning of the Tarot cards.

A Tarot meditation typically begins with a general relaxation of the body and the mind, before going deeper into the image of the selected Tarot card and exploring the messages of the imagery.

Tarot Card Meditation in 7 Steps

Step 1: Select a Tarot Card

If you are using the Tarot card meditation to simply learn the Tarot card meanings in more detail, then randomly select a Tarot card or select a card you want to connect more deeply with.

You can also select a Tarot card based on a particular topic that is top of mind. For example, if you are single and want to bring love into your life, you may select the Two of Cups or the Lovers. Or, if you were on a path of spiritual development, you may select the Hermit.

Step 2: Set up the Environment

Choose a time and a place where you will not be disturbed for at least 20 minutes. Make sure you’re comfortable, the phone is off the hook, and all other distractions are out of the room.

You might like to play a meditation CD or simply have silence. You could burn some essential oils and dim the lights.

Sit in an upright position. (Lying down will most likely just put you to sleep!) And have your Tarot card in front of you.

Step 3: Focus on the Breath

Once you are comfortable, bring your attention to your breath.

Breathe in through your nose and as you do so, notice the sensation of your breath on your nostrils. Take a deep breath in, and then breathe out, through your nose, again focusing on the sensation in your nostrils.

Continue breathing and focusing your attention on the sensation of the breath.

At this stage, if you notice any random thoughts coming into your mind, just observe them and then imagine them floating away like clouds. Bring your attention back to your breath.

Step 4: Relax

Now, shift your attention to your body. As you breathe in, feel the oxygen entering your body and filling you with pure energy. And as you breathe out, imagine relaxation simply flowing through your body.

Scan your head, neck, shoulders, arms, torso, hips, legs and feet, and feel the relaxation flowing through all the way down to your toes.

Now, you are relaxed and at peace.

Step 5: Focus on your Tarot Card

four_cupsBring your attention to the Tarot card in front of you. Gaze softly at the Tarot card and take in five deep breaths. Again, if you notice any thoughts coming into your mind, just observe them and then imagine them floating away like clouds. Bring your attention back to your breath and the Tarot card in front of you.

Imagine the card growing larger and larger until the figures and the imagery are almost life-size. See yourself stepping into the card. Look around you. What do you see? Who is in the card with you? What objects are present? What colours stand out to you?

Take a moment to touch an object in the card and feel its texture. What do you hear? Take a deep breath in and smell the air. Is there something edible in the card? Taste it.

Now, imagine yourself as one of the figures in the card. Become that person or that archetype. What does it feel like, being this person? What does this character think and feel? How do they move and behave? What is their attitude towards the present circumstances?

Begin to speak as if you are that character. What do you have to say? What is your message? What advice do you have to offer?

Take another look around you. What makes you feel good? What gives you energy?

What, if anything, makes you feel anxious, concerned or upset? Notice any sensations in your body at this point and release any tension that may have formed.

Look for the different objects and symbols in the card now. How can they be used? What are they here for? What is their symbolic meaning?

Look around you one last time. What do you see now that you didn’t see before?

Your work, now, is almost complete. Step out of the figure and then step out of the Tarot card. Watch as the card becomes smaller and smaller, returning to its normal size.

Step 6: Awaken

Acknowledge the work that you have done, and know that you can return to this place of peace and insight at any time.

Begin to bring your attention back into the room, taking in two deep breaths and feeling the energy returning to your feet, your hands and your body.

Open your eyes (if they were closed), feeling refreshed and energised.

Step 7: Take Note of Your Insights

Immediately after your Tarot card meditation, take note of what you saw, heard, thought or felt during the meditation. Enter this directly into your Tarot Workbook or notebook.

Experience the Power of Tarot Meditation… for FREE!

If you’re ready to take a deep and profound journey with the Tarot cards as your wise guide, then I invite you to download my FREE 23-minute guided meditation with the Fool Tarot card.

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What experience have you had with Tarot meditation? What works best for you? Please share your comments and insights below.

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  • Richard Palmer says:

    Thank you for your excellent insights into the techniques of Tarot meditation. I value your blog postings and look forward to the next one!


  • Johnny says:

    An incredible way to get in touch with Tarot in a deeper level.
    Thanks Brigit!

  • Amit says:

    Hi, I love all your posts, every lesson is clear, to the point, covers in depth details in a plain and simple manner, it makes tarot learning so easy and not at all complicated. the best part is that major key issues and obstacles in learning the art is covered. I have numerous books and have read all of them, but nothing can match Brigit’s way of teaching, it is like a heart to heart talk with simplicity and easy understanding.
    Thanks a lot.


  • Miss Drew says:

    Thank you so much Biddy! There are cards that really lack meaning for me and I don’t just want to look them up in a book – I want to feel it! Thanks for the great questions to ask yourself when meditating.

  • Louise says:

    Another good article Biddy!

    I have done a lot of these tarot meditations over the years, and have found the insights from them often profound. Sometimes they take me in a slightly different direction to before, or they show me a new aspect I had yet to consider. I still remember a lot of them, years and years later, whereas often a book interpretation is forgotten as soon as the book is placed back on the shelf!

    I’d like to share one of these meditations with the Four of Swords. It wasn’t that the figure in the card spoke to me, or anything moved or changed or came to life, but when I went into the meditation my eye was drawn to the black line that runs down the center of the stained glass window in the card. Then I was shown the black line under the Knight’s tomb, and really, that was it!! Sounds really simple and uneventful, and would be easy to dismiss as useless and pointless, but it proved beneficial to my understanding because I hadn’t paid attention to these black lines before!

    I came out from this meditation and thought “humph! that wasn’t very impressive”, but instead of dismissing this detail as trivial or unworthy, I began to really start to work with it. This meditation was many many years ago now, and to this day I still remember the “lesson of the black line”! My inner teacher showed me that no detail on the tarot should be overlooked, no detail is arbitrary! The black-line is important to a deeper understanding of the card, for it separates the saint from his kneeling subject in the window picture, and with very close observation it can be distinguished that the letters PAX appears above the head of the saint, the old roman word for peace. The saint has peace, the kneeling follower is separated from it by a thick black line! Similarly, the Knight is separated from his fourth sword by a thick black line under his ‘tomb’, and it shows us that the Knight and the follower in the window do not have inner peace, but they are trying to find it.

    I guess all it really did was confirm the book reading of the card, but it has given me a personal understanding which got into my brain at a much deeper level. I haven’t forgotten it, and the thick black line always jumps out at me on this card. It confirmed the meaning in a personal way, and showed me that our inner world CAN teach us. After all, the word intuition when broken down is inner-tuition, the inner teacher.

    Again, a wonderful article for your readers Biddy! You are creating a wonderful interactive experience here for your readers to share.

    • Brigit says:

      Brilliant!! Isn’t that so true… even the most mundane symbols or images on the cards can bring up such deep and meaningful insights.
      The more I let my critical mind relax, the more I notice the little things on the cards. The other day I was reading for a lady and suddenly noticed a pumpkin on the card (can’t remember which one it was), and the thing that came to mind was Halloween! She wanted to know when her son would get a visa for the US, and so I suggested around Halloween.

  • chris says:

    Hi Brigit,
    I throughly enjoy your blogs, the meanings for the cards, the helpful insights regarding directions on placements and meanings that cards may depict during readings, Your site, and insight are particularly thought provoking. Thank you.

  • Dr.Hemant Tarot Reader says:

    Nice Article……………………….

  • Dr.Hemant Tarot Reader says:

    Tarot Is a Divine meditative Toooll…………..thanks For this Share…..

  • julie says:

    hi its julie thankyou so much for my readind it was very accurate

    hi thankyou for my reading sorry i havent been back to you loads has happenened .we have worked hard to to keep my husbands brother out of trouble and that was my worry but we have him stable …i hope. your reading was spot on i thank you juliex


  • Dee says:

    Pretty cool!

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