In my previous post, I shared some thoughts in regards to whether you need a specific ritual or not to enhance your tarot readings.
You can read it here in case you missed it. But to sum up my POV, I don’t feel that ritual is necessary to perform an effective tarot reading.
That’s because I believe that reading is a skill that we develop with time, practice, and experience.
“But what about ritual for your day-to-day life?” Some readers have asked me. “I love the idea of having a little bit of magic happening throughout my day, but don’t necessarily feel the need to incorporate it into any of my tarot work.”
I can’t assume to know all that will work for each person out there, but I can share a little bit about what works for me when it comes to weaving magic into my life.
First, I connect to devotion.
I wasn’t raised in a religious household, but had friends who were. There have been times in my life when I felt...
“I’ve seen some tarot readers online talking about things they do to prepare for a reading. Should I be doing certain rituals before I read my cards?”
I love receiving questions like this.
Maybe you’ve wondered about this in your own tarot practice.
Or maybe you already have some kind of ritual or routine you engage in before you begin a tarot reading.
Tarot rituals can look like all kinds of things: From shuffling techniques to meditation, to saying a prayer, to setting up crystals.
One of the reasons I appreciate these types of questions is that they push us to get clear about our why in tarot.
Why do you think you need a ritual to begin a reading?
Why do you want one? (Or, why don’t you?)
What do you do believe the ritual accomplishes?
If you’ve read my book The Power of Tarot, you’ll know that I don’t subscribe to a lot of rituals or accessories when it comes to my tarot practice.
I have a couple of reasons for being a no-frills...