Starting out on a spiritual path we learn just the basics when communicating with our Spirit Guides, through prayer and meditation. The further you go down your path more tools are needed to help you along. Tarot can be a great tool to help with better spirit communication. Because it is easier for Spirit to talk to us in symbols and pictures, it helps us to build a dialogue of understanding.
You can learn basic tarot information through books or from the internet, but you get more out of it when you have teacher who can help answer your questions. You also have access to the teacher’s vast pool of experience and knowledge with tarot. When looking to learn I suggest finding a local teacher to help with your understanding and to give you a one-on -one teaching experience.
As you start to introduce the tarot into your spiritual practice, use your intuition more when finding the meaning of the cards. The meanings are not set in stone because Spirit will use even the smallest symbol on a card to give you a message. Start simply with one card readings on a daily basis. This gets you familiar with the deck and increases the connection with your guides. Use multiple card spreads for specific questions, however limit to not more than 6 cards in a spread. The more cards you add, the more complicated the reading will become. Remember to keep it simple.
As you continue learning and growing along your spiritual path be aware of the questions you are asking. For example, if you are consulting the cards regarding an opportunity for a job, be specific. Maybe ask regarding the how the job will work with your spiritual path or if it would be more financially feasible. Then use what you learned from meditation and the tarot spread, also add in any intuitive feelings or impressions. Put them all together for a more complete answer.
Ritual is important when using tarot, meditation, or any other tool. Creating a ritual can be simple as just lighting an incense stick or as elaborate as calling corners as in Wiccan practices. The importance of the ritual is to tell the Spirit Guides and Teachers that you are ready to communicate. The ritual itself is up to you no way is better than any other, it is a person preference. Just do the same thing every time.
Adding a new tool into you spiritual practice can be difficult at first but with the right teacher and resources it can become a valuable asset as well. Each tool you add strengthens your connection to Spirit and deepens you personal spiritual journey. For we are Spiritual beings having a very human experience.