How to Get To Know Your Deck Better
Connecting with your deck is done with time and patience. Here, a few ways to get more familiar and connect with your deck:
Pull A Card A Day
If you have a busy schedule, try pulling out a card from the deck each day. Once you’ve taken the card out, look and explore its imagery. Keep the card away from your deck, and keep it with you throughout the day. You can lay it out in an open space near you, as the time passes, notice what it brings up in you.
Let yourself understand different associations it brings up and journal your findings. Take each day to memorise the meaning of one card, and learn your associations with it. Slowly this will build familiarity with your deck.
Read Yourself And For Others
While this might seem an obvious choice, practice makes perfect. Taking time to read for others will allow you to connect with your deck in a way that you normally would not, as now its energy is being recognised by you.
Experiencing the deck in different situations will allow the meaning of the cards to be revealed to you in ways you perhaps wouldn’t have noticed before. A question you can always ask “What do I/ this person need to know right now?”. Then in time, you can change this single question into a spread to understand everything more in-depth.
Treat It As An Old Friend
In the end, there is also a slightly unorthodox way that is used by readers to get to know a deck. Readers choose to ask the deck questions about itself, almost as if they were getting to know a person. Being playful with your deck will also open up room for you to learn and gain more insight. To build rapport some readers will even sleep their decks under their pillow to tie their energy to their cards.