Tarot is a skill that can be developed. And intuition can be strengthened, too.
The idea that we need to be born into tarot through a natural gift holds a lot of people back from embracing tarot. This belief also creates an impatience as would-be tarot readers get quickly discouraged if a reading feels confusing or unclear.
I do believe there is an intuitive component to tarot, but it’s not what I recommend focusing on first if you are developing your skills as a tarot reader.
Why? Because in my experience, the intuitive, psychic aspects of a tarot reading come through after mastering the fundamentals of tarot.
That’s what happened to me, and that’s what I’ve seen happen with many others since.
So what are those fundamentals?
They come down to learning how to read your tarot cards: Looking at the images, speaking to what’s there, and understanding how to put tarot’s artwork into words.
Sometimes tarot readings can feel like they are a bit of a puzzle to piece together:
How does a series of disparate images add up to a succinct message?
At first, some readings might not feel like they make much sense, but if you practice looking at your cards and learning how to read their images, rather than waiting for an intuitive hit to kick in, tarot eventually becomes much clearer – and your readings start to feel more reliable.
It can take time, and it’s not always easy. But taking this step gives you something concrete to work with.
If you practice speaking to what you see, tarot becomes second nature, like a language. And that’s when your intuition naturally starts to come through and your readings begin to flow.
Until next time,
Liz Worth is a tarot reader, tarot teacher and author based in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of seven books, including The Power of Tarot and Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot.
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