How To Bond With Your Tarot Deck
If you do not yet have a tarot deck, check out my blog on how to pick a deck that fits you best:
If you are wondering what bonding with a deck means, it means you look at a card and you can see a story with that card. If you pull a card and you don't know where to start or what that card is saying to you, then it's definitely time to bond with that deck.
When I first bought my tarot deck, I heard of a lot of ways to bond with a deck:
Sleep with it under your pillow
Charge it under the full moon
Journal on every single card
Do an interview spread
Take a tarot course with that deck
Do tarot challenges with your deck
The list goes on and on!
So here is my quick action-oriented way of bonding with any deck!
If you prefer to watch a video check out my visual demonstration here:
Place your cards in order.
Major Arcana 0-21.
0 – Fool – 0
1 Magician – I
2 High Priestess – II
3 Empress – III
4 Emperor – IV
5 Hierophant – V
6 Lovers – VI
7 Chariot – VII
8 Strength – VIII
9 Hermit – IX
10 Wheel of Fortune – X
11 Justice – XI
12 The Hanged Man – XII
13 Death – XIII
14 Temperance – XIV
15 Devil – XV
16 The Tower – XVI
17 The Star – XVII
18 The Moon – XVIII
19 The Sun – XIX
20 Judgment – XX
21 The World – XXI
Swords Ace-10, Page, Knight, Queen, King.
Cups Ace-10, Page, Knight, Queen, King.
Pentacles Ace-10, Page, Knight, Queen, King.
Wands Ace-10, Page, Knight, Queen, King.
Go through each card one by one and tell the story of that card.
You may feel like narrating or even want to place yourself in the card as a first person or third person observer within the story.
If you can, connect the stories between cards, if you can’t start the story over with each card. It does not matter if you cannot connect them, the goal is to pull a story out of each card.
It may feel like you are “making things up” and that’s okay. Intuition begins with imagination!
The goal of this assignment is to begin communicating some meanings for each card.