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7 Tips for a Beginning Tarot Reader

This week, I was delighted to contribute to a column for A Little Spark of Joy: 9 Expert Tarot Readers Share their Best Tarot Tips for Beginners

Beginning a tarot practice can feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are brand new to the 78 cards. Thought I'd take the opportunity to move a little deeper with 7 tips of my own beginning reading advice if you are just starting out:

1. Sleep with your tarot deck under your pillow or on your nightstand.

2. Create an opening ritual for your cards by lighting incense and welcoming each card into your life as you move it through the smoke.

3. Don't refer to the books to discover meaning at first. Write down what you think the story of the card is and the message of the card, THEN look up the meaning.

4. Focus on one card every day. Leave the card out where you can see it.

5. Practice reading for others as much as possible.

6. Get tantric with each card. What do they look like (symbols)? Feel like (textures)? Taste like? Smell like? Sound like?

7. Have fun, stay curious. Keep your beginner's mindset no matter how experienced you become. The moment you think you know everything about tarot is the moment you shut down possibility.

Much love and cast your cards well!

Sasha Graham xoxo

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