Meditation Title: Tarot Meditation (or any Oracle Deck)
Technique: You can use a tarot, Lenormand, or any oracle deck for this. There are two methods for doing this meditation. One is for learning tarot or a new oracle, the other is for divination. I’ll describe both.
TO LEARN A NEW DECK: Sit in silence for about two minutes, focusing on your breath. Pull out your deck of cards, shuffle them, then randomly pull one to three cards from the deck and place them before you. (Pull one at a time if you’re learning a new deck.) Now examine each card you pulled. If it has a reverse meaning, observe the card reversed. Note the images, the colors, and the symbolism included. Finally, how does this card make you feel? It’s good to have a notebook for this one so you can note everything you see, what it symbolizes to you, and how it makes you feel. Wait until AFTER you’ve spent meditation time with this card to compare what you wrote with what the booklet or accepted interpretation of the card is.
FOR DIVINATION: Sit in silence for about two minutes, focusing on your breath. Pull out your deck of cards, shuffle them, all while thinking of your question. Pull the number of cards you require for the reading. Next, examine each card completely, formulating an interpretation as you go. (Yes, this is how a regular reading works, but the keyword here is FOCUS. Don’t let yourself be distracted. Nothing exists except YOU and the CARD(S).)
My Meditation: As I mentioned earlier this month, I am currently working through the Thoth deck. Today’s card is Death.
Meditation Resources: Here is a solid article on Tarot meditation: https://www.keen.com/articles/tarot/meditation-using-tarot-cards
Thoughts: Death is a far more active (warrior) in this deck than in others. While always an awe inspiring figure, here he seems almost heroic! Actively destroying that which no longer serves any purpose. Actively reining in chaos. Change brings order to chaos? Death/Change is inevitable. Getting one’s shit together. That’s what this card says to me. I am really loving this exploration of the Thoth deck.