Getting to know a new deck of tarot cards

You might be thinking, great I have a new tarot deck, so now what do I do? I don’t even have a book to go with it. A tarot deck is a set of cards used for readings that can help us understand ourselves and our situations better, from personal growth to decision making. Before we dive into using them for answers, it’s important that we create a bond with our new cards. This is where interviewing your tarot deck comes into play—it’s a fun way to understand how your deck works and what kind of advice it might give us.

A tarot deck sits on a table, surrounded by candles and crystals. A hand-written note with questions is placed next to the deck

To connect with our tarot deck, we start by shuffling the cards and asking them questions, just like getting to know someone new. Each card we draw in response will help us discover the personality of our deck and how it likes to communicate. Some decks might be straightforward, while others use more abstract ways to get their message across. Think of this process as building the foundation of our tarot reading skills.

Building this relationship with our tarot cards doesn’t require any special skills, just an open mind and a bit of time. As we interview our tarot deck, we learn which cards reflect our inner thoughts and feelings and how they can guide us. By doing this, we’re not just learning about the cards; we’re also learning about ourselves. So, let’s get started and see what wisdom our tarot deck has to share with us!

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Initial Impressions

A tarot deck sits on a table, surrounded by candles and crystals. A person's hands reach out to pick up the cards, their face filled with anticipation and curiosity

When we first get our hands on a tarot deck, we are so excited to get started. We’re eager to know its personality and the kind of messages it wants to share with us. The excitement kicks off with the shuffle—this is where we put our energy into the cards, mixing them up and getting them ready to tell their stories.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide:

  1. Clear your mind and focus on being open to whatever your new deck has to say.
  2. Hold the deck in your hands and shuffle the cards in a way that feels right to you. I use a different way for my first shuffle. I lay them on a table and just spread them out and move them around. I do this to make sure the cards are all separated from their suit.
  3. As you shuffle, pay attention to any cards that might pop out of your new deck. or catches your eye—these could be important.
  4. Notice the images on the cards; do they seem friendly, mysterious, confusing, or intriguing? This first gut reaction is a hint at how you’ll connect with your deck.

Remember, each tarot deck has its own unique way of interacting with you. The major arcana cards, for example, are about the major themes in your life, while the rest of the cards are more of the day to day interactions.

We might also think about the following when we first meet our tarot deck:

  • How does the art work make you feel?
  • What kind of atmosphere do the cards convey?
  • How does the texture and quality of the cards feel in our hands?

As we go through these first few steps with curiosity and optimism, we start to form a bond with our deck. It’s the beginning of a journey where every card has the potential help us get in touch with our intuition. And, stay positive—learning tarot is a fun adventure, not a sprint!

Interviewing Your Tarot Deck

A Tarot deck is spread out on a table, with cards face up in a semi-circle. A journal and pen sit nearby, ready for the interview

When we do a tarot deck interview spread as a tarot reader, we’re getting to know our deck’s unique traits.. This spread helps us understand how to best work with our tarot cards and deepen our connection with them.

Here is a spread you can try in the interview process. I think you will like it.

Interview Your New Deck Tarot Spread for when you get a new deck.

The Deck’s Personality

To figure out our deck’s personality, we lay out the cards and look at the first card. This card represents the core of our tarot deck, hinting at its general vibe. Here’s where you look at the guidebook, only if needed, and our tarot journal to jot down our first impressions.

Strengths of the Deck

The second card, #2, tells us about your deck’s strengths. We are asking ask ourselves, “What are the skills or strong points of this deck?” Then, we list these strengths in our journal, emphasizing the positive aspects and key skills that make our deck stand out.

Limitations of the Deck

Every tarot deck has its limits, and that’s perfectly okay, think of it as a shadow card.. Finding a card that represents these limitations is so important to understand your new deck. Understanding these points helps us approach our readings with realistic expectations and guides us on when it might be best to use a different deck.

How the Deck Views You

This part is super interesting. We look to card number #4 to see how our tarot deck perceives us as a reader. Is there a playful, serious, or nurturing tone to our relationship? Understanding this helps us see what kind of energy we bring to our tarot readings. It can also indicate the potential outcome of our relationship with that deck.

Best Way to Collaborate and Grow Together

Lastly, we pick a card that suggests the best way to work with our deck. It’s about finding the perfect balance to make sure we have a good working relationship. By doing this, we figure out how to collaborate with our tarot deck to have insightful readings and personal growth.

Reflection of the Interview

A tarot deck sits on a table, surrounded by candles and crystals. Its cards are spread out, as if in conversation. The deck's reflection glimmers in a nearby mirror

When we finish up our tarot readings, it’s time for reflection. Be sure to take a picture of the spread, so if you get interrupted, you will be able to look back on it. I know I wouldn’t remember every card in a spread!

This part is where we really begin to understand our new deck. It’s super important to jot down thoughts in our tarot journal. Why? This is where we start to use our own intuition. It’s our initial impressions of what working with the new deck will be like. Remember, each deck has its own personality, and we want to be aware of how to best use the deck.

First thing, we ask ourselves about the message of each card. Major Arcana cards may represent major life changes or lessons, while Minor Arcana cards often enlighten us on day-to-day happenings. We think about what these cards reveal about our dealings with the world and ourselves.

Here’s how we can break it down:

  • Personal Feelings: How did the cards make us feel? Did any card stand out?
  • Learning Moments: What new understanding did we gain from the reading?
  • Intuition Test: Did our gut feelings match the reading?
  • Bond with Our Deck: Can we sense a deeper connection forming?

After we have been reading with the new deck for a while, we’ll spot patterns with a quick glance at our journal. Maybe the same cards pop up often? That’s our tarot deck telling us to pay attention. The relationship with our tarot deck grows with every reading. You will soon get a real feel of how the deck works with you.

Remember, it’s all about keeping an open mind and heart. We learn a lot about ourselves with every card we turn over.

Incorporating the Interview into Your Practice

A tarot deck laid out on a table, with a person's notebook and pen next to it, as if preparing to interview the cards

When we get a new tarot deck, we are beginning a new relationship. We want to understand its personality and how it communicates with us. An interview with our tarot deck can offer deep insights. Let’s look at how to make this practice a regular part of our tarot journey.

Starting Our Practice

  • Set the Scene: Create a calm and welcoming space to connect with our deck.
  • Choose a Spread: Select or create a tarot spread focused on getting to know the deck’s strengths and quirks.

Keeping a Tarot Journal

  • Write down our impressions of each card during the interview.
  • Note any thoughts, feelings, and messages that come through the reading.

Reflecting and Revisiting

  • After the interview, spend time reflecting on what we learned.
  • Revisit these insights in our journal before each reading to strengthen our connection with the deck.
  • Trust your intuition!!

Understanding the Deck’s Personality

  • Pay attention to how the deck’s individual voice stands out.
  • Is it straightforward, mysterious, or perhaps humorous? Writing this down this will help us with our future readings.

Continuing the Conversation

  • We don’t have to stop at one interview! You might want to create your own card spreads to interview your deck with.
  • Every once in a while, ask the deck about its strengths or how it can best support us in our tarot practice.

Adding deck interviews into our practice transforms our readings into a dialogue and helps us to trust in the messages we receive. Let’s embrace this wonderful tool and watch our tarot skills blossom!

Final thoughts

A tarot deck arranged on a table, with cards facing up. A person's hand hovering over the deck, as if in contemplation

As we finish up, let’s remember that interviewing our tarot deck is a way to strengthen our connection with our cards. We ask questions to get to know each other better, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with our deck.

When we start our journey with a new tarot deck, the readings might feel a bit strange. That’s okay! It takes time to build a strong relationship. By asking our deck personal questions, we’re not only boosting our intuition but also making our readings more accurate. Listen closely to the responses and trust your inner voice; it’s usually right.

Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Build Trust: Just like any relationship, trust with our tarot deck grows over time through regular readings.
  • Enhance Intuition: Regular practice will improve our intuition, giving us clearer insights during readings.
  • Ask Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask our deck about its strengths and quirks. It helps us understand how to work together.

Getting to know our deck by interviewing your Tarot deck is the first best step to take when getting a new deck. Continue to take care of your deck by treating it respectfully. Let’s use our tarot readings to bring positivity to our lives and the lives of others we read for. Remember, the magic is in the connection we build, and every reading makes that connection stronger!

Call to Action

A hand reaching out to a deck of tarot cards, as if preparing to shuffle or draw a card. The cards are spread out on a table, with the call to action clearly visible

We’ve explored the fascinating journey of interviewing our tarot deck, and now it’s time for us to take the next exciting steps together!

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  • Join my Facebook Community: This is a safe place where we can talk about our tarot readings.
  • Find a local group: Reading for other people helps us grow as readers faster than just doing it for ourselves.
  • Learn from Others: We’ll observe how different people interpret their cards. It’s super helpful to see a variety of perspectives.

Continuing Our Tarot Journey

We keep practicing! The more we use our tarot decks, the better we’ll understand the messages they hold. Remember to write down your thoughts in a journal to track your progress.

So, grab your new tarot deck and start your own conversation. We’re here for it, and we’re excited to see where this journey takes us. Let’s dive in and connect with our cards and each other. Happy interviewing!

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