Starting a daily tarot routine can really change your life. Think of it as having your own personal advisor with you all the time. As someone who reads tarot, I can tell you that the cards are great at offering insights and guidance every day. They help us think about our daily lives and the choices we make. It’s a special time we set aside to tune into what the universe might be trying to tell us through the tarot deck. I noticed that when I started a daily tarot routine I began to create a better relationship with my cards and I also learned quickly how the cards work with each other.

Should I do my reading in the aM or PM?

Adding a daily tarot routine to our lives doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s more about doing it regularly than spending a lot of time on it. I like doing my tarot pull while I am having my coffee in the morning. It helps me see what kind of energy to expect. I reflect on how I could manage these energies during the day so I am prepared.

Some other people choose to do their card reading at night. I know my energy is low at the end of the day, so that doesn’t work for me. If you are a night owl, this is a perfect time for you to do a tarot reading.

The more we stick with our tarot routine, the more we start to see patterns and themes in our lives that we might not have noticed before. I find that I have a lot of wands in my readings. This reminds me to plan time for my creative endeavors. I love rubber stamping, knitting, baking, gem art, watercolor painting, and the list can go on and on. The cards and their stories often reflect what we’re going through, and as we get more practice, we get better at understanding what they mean for us personally. It turns out, tarot is a pretty amazing tool for self-discovery and boosting our intuition. It’s not just about getting to know the tarot; it’s about getting to know ourselves.

The Essentials of a Daily Tarot Practice

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In our daily tarot practice, we create a special space, pick a deck that speaks to us, and decide whether we’ll pull cards in the morning or at the end of the day. Let’s explore how each step helps us connect to the present moment.

Setting Up Your Sacred Space

Creating a dedicated space for our tarot activities sets the right atmosphere. This doesn’t have to be an entire room; a small corner or part of a table will do. I usually do my readings at my desk, or at the kitchen table. Since my desk is a disaster at all times, I only do very short readings here, like 1-3 cards. Bigger spreads go to my kitchen table where I have space to spread out.

Wherever you can do your spread, it should feel safe and quiet, a place where we can focus without distractions. Here, we can lay out our daily tarot spread, meditate, and reflect.

Things you might want to consider for your sacred space:

  • A clean, flat surface
  • Comfortable seating
  • Calming elements like candles or incense
  • Tarot cloth to protect your deck and define the space

When Choosing Your First Deck

The first tarot deck we choose should connect with us on a personal level. We might feel drawn to a deck because of its artwork, theme, or the intuition that it’s the right one for our needs. My first deck I chose in 30 seconds when I walked into the store. I chose the DruidCraft deck because it resonated with my Irish/Celtic ethnicity.


  • The imagery should be clear and speak to you.
  • A good quality deck will endure daily handling.
  • It’s okay to use a different deck if you feel called to.

Morning Routine vs. End of the Day

Decide when to do your daily tarot card pull. Morning routine could set the tone for the day ahead, offering guidance and a focus for what’s to come. However, end of the day readings help us reflect on the experiences and lessons of the day. Consider not only when this will fit best in your schedule, but also when you feel your intuition is strongest.

In everything we do, from starting our day with a thoughtful tarot reading to winding down at night with some quiet reflection, we’re bringing in a bit of clarity and thoughtfulness into our lives, one card at a time.

Cultivating Your Daily Tarot Rituals

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Starting a daily tarot practice can be a great way to tap into our inner wisdom and bring some peace into our daily grind. Let’s talk about easy ways to weave tarot into our everyday routines, making sure it fits nicely with the self-care stuff we’re already doing.

Daily Draw

Kicking off our day with a bit of mindfulness and some reflection is key, and pulling a card every morning is a solid way to do that. Here’s how you can make it part of your routine:

  1. Give your deck a good shuffle, thinking about what you’re hoping to get out of the day.
  2. Draw a card that feels right to you.
  3. Spend a moment thinking about how the card’s picture and its meaning tie into your life right now.

Card of the Day

Picking a Card of the Day is like setting an intention for personal growth and what you want to focus on. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Think about what you need more of today—maybe it’s strength, calm, or a bit of clarity.
  2. With that thought in mind, draw a card.
  3. Keep the card somewhere you can see it throughout the day to remind you of your intention.

This habit is a great way to add depth to our days, giving us a little nudge towards our goals and intentions, all through the wisdom of tarot cards.

Integrating Tarot into Self-Care Routines

Adding tarot into our existing self-care routines can help us dig deeper into ourselves. We can create a peaceful space to consult our tarot cards, maybe including some calming music or candles. During this time, we can ask questions related to our wellbeing, such as:

  • “How can I better care for myself today?”
  • “What should I focus on for personal healing?”

Recording our thoughts in a journal alongside the cards we draw can be useful for tracking our progress and growth over time. Remember, the key to integrating tarot into our daily practice is consistency and intention.

Habit Stacking

I know some of you might be thinking that you don’t have time to add one more thing into your daily routine. I would like to introduce you to habit stacking. It’s when you add a new habit to an already existing habit.

For example. you might already journal during the day. If you want to add tarot reading into your day, this is a good place to add it because you are already in a reflective mind. Pull a card during your journaling time and spend a couple of minutes writing about the card.

Enhancing Your Tarot Practice

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As we venture further into our tarot journey, we want to strengthen our skills and deepen our understanding of tarot. Here’s how we can make our daily tarot practice even more meaningful and insightful.

Deepening Your Connection

We find that kicking off each day with a daily tarot pull helps us set the tone for what lies ahead. It’s like having a personal guide whispering insights as we sip our morning coffee. When we focus on the card, especially if it’s from the major arcana, we tune into powerful themes and lessons that carry through history right to our fingertips. As we shuffle our deck, let’s set an intention or ask a question, keeping our minds open to the message the tarot wants to relay.

Daily Practice:

Developing Intuition

Our intuition is like a muscle; the more we use it, the stronger it becomes. As we work with our tarot deck, try to listen to that first feeling or thought that pops up when we see a card. That’s our intuition speaking. It’s tempting to rush to a book or app to look up card meanings, but let’s give ourselves a moment to see what our own minds come up with first. This practice builds trust in our inner wisdom and makes our readings more personal.

Intuition Exercises:

  • First impression: Write down initial feelings upon seeing a card.
  • Compare thoughts after reading the official meanings.

Expanding Your Knowledge

While following our intuition is crucial, learning the traditional card meanings provides a solid foundation for our practice. The more we learn about the stories of the cards—especially when tarot deck sales offer guidebooks or we find resources online—the richer our readings become. Let’s commit to studying one card a day or attend workshops to broaden our understanding and respect for the art of tarot.

Practical Tips for Daily Tarot

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In our daily lives, we can tap into tarot’s wisdom for guidance. Incorporating tarot into our daily routine offers insight and a chance to reflect on the single day ahead.

Simple Spreads for Daily Insight

For daily reading, we often don’t need complicated layouts. A simple one-card draw can provide a clear message for the day. Each morning, we can ask the deck a simple question related to what we need to know for the next day. We might phrase it as, “What should we focus on today?” This practice is brief, yet powerful in setting the tone for the day.

If we seek a bit more detail, a three-card spread can offer a broader perspective. We might lay out cards like this:

  1. The first card for the essence of the day.
  2. The second card for the challenges we might face.
  3. The third card for the possible outcome if we heed the advice of the cards.

Overcoming Challenges

You know, when we hit a rough patch, having a daily tarot routine can really be a source of comfort. If we pull a card that seems to be giving us a heads up about some challenges ahead, it’s not something to stress about. Instead, it’s a chance to think about why we’re seeing this message now and what steps we can take to deal with whatever the day might throw at us.

And the thing with tarot is, it’s not just about pointing out the tough spots. It actually helps us find our way through them. Like, if you draw the Five of Cups and it’s talking about feeling loss or regret, it’s also nudging us to remember to look around for the good stuff that’s still in our lives, kind of like those cups that are still standing upright in the picture.

Making Tarot a Part of Your Life

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Incorporating tarot into our daily lives can steer us toward personal growth and enrich our social interactions. Let’s look at how we can deepen our relationship with tarot personally and on social media, as well as understand its long-term advantages.

Long-term Benefits

Practice makes progress and, with tarot, the benefits over time are amplified. Our intuitive skills get better, and we develop a more complex understanding of the symbols of tarot. Some long-term daily tarot checkpoints include:

  • Better decision-making through reflection on recurring ideas
  • Enhanced intuition by connecting consistently with our inner guidance, or intuition.
  • We might get to the point where we can read for family and friends.

Keeping up a tarot reading routine helps us get through the ups and downs of life, and offering a sense of confidence the more you read. Once we learn tarot, we won’t forget it, and it will be a tool we can keep in our back pocket.

Advanced Strategies for Daily Tarot

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There are other ways besides a daily draw to practice reading our cards. Learning to ask the right questions, using oracle cards, and adding extra cards to the reading can make your skills at reading tarot cards skyrocket.

Beyond Daily Draws

Drawing a single tarot card each day is a great start, but we can go much further. By using oracle cards alongside tarot, we add another layer of insight.

If you’re not familiar, oracle cards are similar to tarot but don’t follow the same structure. They’re used to help give a different, often softer, view that what the tarot cards say. When we combine the two, we tap into our subconscious mind and invite a wider range of messages. Here’s how we can mix it up:

  • Begin with a deep breath to gather our energy and focus.
  • Draw one tarot card for the overall theme of the day.
  • Use an oracle card for specific guidance or affirmation.
  • Reflect on how these insights might apply to different areas of our life.

Tarot for Specific Questions

Sometimes we have specific questions that need answers. When we have a particular issue in mind, here’s a three-card spread we can do:

  1. The Situation: This card tells us about the current state or challenge we’re facing.
  2. The Action: This card suggests what action we can take or what to consider.
  3. The Outcome: This card gives us a possible result based on the action taken.

With this strategy, we bring clarity to our problems and find a multitude of ways to tackle them in the real world. I would suggest pulling an oracle card to go with each tarot card so that your answer is multidimensional.

Creating a Tarot Journal

A tarot journal helps us keep track of our thoughts and insights. It’s a space where we can look back and see how our readings connect with our everyday life. Here’s a simple format we can start with:

  • Date:
  • Daily Card(s):
  • My feelings/thoughts:
  • Real-world events that relate:

By jotting down these details, we create a personal record that can show us patterns and themes over time. Moreover, we can review our past entries before meditating or drawing new cards, enriching our tarot routine.

This is a simple way to get started, there are many other ways to record readings.

Your Journey with Daily Tarot

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Additional Resources

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I have some great resources to share with you as you move along your tarot journey. The right deck of cards and resource books are helpful, and so is understanding the path of those who guide us in tarot.

Joining my Facebook group is another resource to learn more about tarot and manifesting.

Recommended Decks and Books


  • Rider-Waite Tarot Deck: A classic and versatile spread, perfect for beginners and experienced readers. This would not be my personal suggestion for your first deck, but people are very successful learning with this deck.
  • The Everyday Witch Tarot Deck: For those who are looking for a witchy yet fun theme. The cards are based on the Rider-Waite-Tarot Deck, but I find the symbols easier to read, and they are more modern.
  • The DruidCraft Tarot Deck: Another deck based on Rider-Waite, but again, easier for me to read. It is a beautiful deck filled with Druid inspiration and drawings


  • The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings by Brigit Esselmont: A comprehensive guidebook for clear answers.
  • 78 Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack: It goes beyond what the guidebooks that come with your deck tells you. It is a fascinating read. I love the history that comes with each card

Cost Considerations:

  • A standard deck of tarot cards can range from $20 to $60.
  • Guidebooks average around $10 to $30, if they don’t come with your deck.
  • Remember, purchasing different cards adds variety but also comes at an extra cost.

Random Cards:

  • Utilize random cards draws from the deck to improve daily readings and adaptability.

Our journey with the tarot is also shaped by those who have paved the way. Theresa Reed, known as “The Tarot Lady,” has been a guiding light in the tarot community. Her works provide us with a wonderful way to understand tarot’s applications in our daily life.

  • Author of several books, Theresa offers clear instructions and unique approaches to using a deck of cards for insight.
  • With decades of experience, her works help demystify the tarot, including mastering cards like the Queen of Pentacles.

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