How to Build a Daily Tarot Practice
Are you dipping your toes into intuitive waters for the first time? If you’re ready to dive a little deeper, why not learn how to cultivate a daily tarot practice? Even the simplest tarot practice can enrich your daily life and strengthen your connection with your own intuition and the Divine. Keep reading to discover how to get started.
How Tarot Can Help You
Tarot doesn’t predict the future or control our actions. Tarot helps you tap into your intuition. It’s like a gateway that opens up the unconscious. It helps us become aware of the unfamiliar, unknowns and uncomfortable that we don’t notice in our conscious, waking moments.
Tarot isn’t the almighty seer who tells you what to do or what to believe. Tarot is support, guidance and light – especially when you cultivate a regular practice.
When Should You Do Your Daily Tarot Practice?
What we do first thing in the morning sets the tone for the day. Many people start the day scrolling on their phones, checking the inbox, and reading the latest, scary headlines. Starting your day with tarot sets a different tone – one of connection, calm and inner stillness.
So, if you’re a morning person, try integrating your tarot practice into your routine. If you’re not a morning person, don’t sweat it. Forcing yourself to do tarot in the morning will sabotage your intentions and efforts. For the night owls out there, save tarot for the evening. It can be a wonderful way to unwind and connect with your intuition.
Remember: your daily tarot practice shouldn’t be a chore or a punishment. It should nurture and enrich you.
Interpreting Tarot Card Meanings
Every tarot deck usually comes with its own guidebook to help you understand the cards. However, don’t worry about learning the “right” meaning. And don’t feel like you have to keep your interpretation within the guidebook’s definition.
Instead of asking, “What does the book say about this card?” ask, “What does my intuition say?”
What Are the Benefits of Practicing Daily Tarot? Can I Draw a Tarot Card Every Day?
What gifts can you expect from tarot? It will change depending on each person, but the benefits of a daily tarot practice may look something like this:
- Grow more familiar with tarot images
- Develop a special relationship with tarot and feel connection with specific cards
- Identify with the symbols, archetypes and energies in certain cards
- Understand what cards mean for you, not what they’re “supposed” to mean
- Get tuned in to how how tarot shows up in your day-to-day life
- Trust your intuition
- Trust your interpretive skills
- Make decisions from an intuitive place rather than seeking external validation
- Experience connection, rather than isolation, and feel capable of handling whatever life throws your way
Remember, the gifts you receive from tarot are exactly what your soul is looking for, and exactly what the Universe wants to give you.
How to Use Tarot Cards Daily to Help Guide You
Follow this simple, 3-step blueprint to create a special relationship for you and tarot. Together, you can make a powerful, intuitive team.
~Draw one card
The simplest way to practice tarot on the regular? Draw one card every day. That’s it. Plain and simple.
Before you draw your card, create space. Turn off the distractions, become mindful, and settle into present-moment awareness. You can also make your space extra special by arranging crystals, lighting candles, burning incense, etc.
Some people like to draw a card and reflect on it, paying attention to the first thought that comes to mind; the first emotion they feel in their body; and the first spark of resistance. But some people like more guidance to help them interact with their daily draw. That brings us to Step 2.
One of the best questions to ask before you draw your card is this:
“What do I need to know today?”
This question helps you tap into your intuition and uncover what the universe would like you to know for that day.
But there are many other questions that can guide your reflection.
- How can I practice self-kindness today?
- What will love look like today?
- What energy is affecting me right now?
- What can I focus on to make today great?
- How can I contribute to my world today (family, work, social media, etc.)
- What can I release today?
- How can I improve today?
- What do I need to pay attention to today? (For example, if you draw the Temperance card, you may need to focus on balance today)
- Where can I find support today?
- Where am I living out of alignment with my true self?
No matter what card you draw, remember that the Universe is never out to get you. Your tarot card is a loving message for your highest good. Asking these questions can help you learn what that looks like for you.
~Journal About Your Daily Tarot Card
If you’re new to tarot, but want to deepen your engagement, journaling can be great way to get involved with tarot and understand your thoughts, impressions and feelings.
Consider using these journal prompts for gentle guidance:
- What does this card remind me of?
- How does this card make me feel?
- What is the energy of this card? How is this energy showing up in my life today?
- The symbol in the card which drew my attention the most is…
- I learned ________ from this card and I will use this information today by ________
If you’re not into journaling very much, but like to share your thoughts on social media, you might enjoy sharing your daily card and thoughts on your favorite platforms, too.
Daily Tarot Routine Recap
From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, a lot transpires. Why not create closure by returning to the one tarot card you chose at the beginning of the day? Spend even just five minutes reflecting on everything that happened since then.
What happened today that reminded you of your card?
What energy did you create and notice throughout the day?
Checking in can strengthen your relationship with tarot and also deepen the trust you have in your own intuition.
A daily tarot practice doesn’t have to be complex or challenging. It can be incredibly simple and still provide support, guidance and comfort as we move through our day-to-day life. Use the ideas we explored here to cultivate your own practice and start receiving the special gifts tarot has to offer you.