Tricks of the (Tarot & Oracle) Trade

Oracle Readings Without Guidebooks & Intuition

One of the ways I deepened my understanding of reading tarot intuitively was by practicing with oracle decks without guidebooks. By not relying on a guidebook for meaning, but instead looking at the pictures and going with my gut, I was able to experience how it is to read oracle cards intuitively.

Most of my independent oracle decks do not come with guidebooks, so it was easy to not rely on book meanings in that instance. Where the growth really occurred for me was when I set the guidebooks aside that did accompany my oracle decks and followed my intuition on what Spirit was trying to say.

When looking at oracle card images and keywords, a reader can glean a lot more information when they allow the space in their heart to let intuition guide them on the answers. Guidebooks can only go so far in answering a question, but the reader can go deep and pull the most appropriate, resonate answers from within. This is why experienced readers suggest to follow your intuition FIRST, then if you must, look to the guidebook SECOND for the meanings.

I also suggest that when doing readings with guidebooks, be sure to let your intuition guide you first, and then go to the book for clarification (if you must). An even better solution for when you are stumped by a card is instead of consulting the guidebook, to pull another card from the oracle or tarot deck, as this will further your intuitive growth.

I now seek out oracle decks without guidebooks, but I still use the ones that do have them, only intuitively.

How do you deepen your intuition with card reading? Do you seek out oracle decks with or without guidebooks? What advice do you have for other readers on how to access their intuition without guidebooks?

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Many Blessings,

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

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My Tarot Guidebook Collection

Some of my greatest teachers are my tarot guidebooks. I consult my guidebooks from time to time, when I have a little downtime. I am now at a stage in my tarot journey where I do not consult the guidebook during readings, unless I am specifically called to do so. But, it is still important to have guidebooks and study what works for you and your home in terms of storage.

Here’s my collection of tarot guidebooks. Soon to come is another video on my favorite tarot and oracle deck guidebooks video. This book collection review was filmed on November 12, 2017, and since then, Tarot on Earth by Tom Benjamin is now on my book’s must have wishlist.

Many Blessings,

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

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Jumping Tarot & Oracle Cards

I read exclusively from “jumping” cards – cards that fly out of the deck as I shuffle and ponder the tarot or oracle question. There are rare times when I have to use another method of picking cards, but my preferred way is receiving jumping cards from Spirit. It leads more to the randomness of a tarot reading. To keep from shuffling endlessly, I sometimes do a 3-2-1 shuffle countdown –  I shuffle three more times before I stop shuffling the cards, for time saving purposes. Oftentimes, if Spirit has additional messages, this is the time additional cards will “jump” out.

I found early on in my tarot journey that the messages are revealed because of our Oneness with the Divine. When I shuffle, I meditate on this Oneness and the client’s question. As I meditatively shuffle, the cards fly out and the answers are revealed. I now cannot imagine picking my cards any other way!

Whether I riffle shuffle or hand over hand shuffle, the cards jump, because that is the agreement I’ve made with Spirit early on in my journey – that I’d receive and know these messages were heaven sent. No matter the deck, I always experience jumping cards.

What is your preferred way to have cards revealed to you? Shuffling, then fanning out the cards? Jumping cards? Having clients picked the cards? Share your preferred method and tips in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by and many blessings to you!

Kim 

Abundant Life Tarot