The Evening Lessons
So you have found your space and claimed your chair. You shuffled; you meditated; you drew. Then you went about your day.
This is your next step. This is to be done at the end of your day just before bedtime. Allot about thirty minutes for this portion.
Return to your reading space and get your notebook and pen out. Think about your day. What was your overall theme? Fast? Boring? Angry? Laughter? Just find one word that can describe it for you.
Jot that down in your notebook. You can make this a new page or do it on the page you started this morning. Once you have that one word down, start writing about your day. What happened? Who did you talk to? What sticks in your mind? Let your mind wander and don’t try to over-analyze this step. Just write.
Once you have done this, go back and reread what you wrote this morning. How does your first impression of the card compare with your overall theme of the day? Can you see anything new in the card now that correlates to your day?
Take a few minutes to compare your notes from the morning to your notes from this evening. Write down anything that is similar.
And now, finally, open the book that came with your deck. If you don’t have a deck, then find a book or a website with meanings. I highly recommend http://www.aeclectic.net . If you join, you can list me as a referrer. I am arwennightstar there. But back to the lesson!
Write down key phrases from the book or site. See what you may have missed.
See what you saw in the card that the book doesn’t mention. Don’t worry if your interpretation varies from the book. This is very normal.
And do give yourself a pat on the back when you see all the things you got for yourselfwithout reading the book. This is your intuition at work.
Intuition is a gift we all have. Some of us have developed it by paying attention to it while others have allowed it to wither. You will need to water it and pay attention to it but it is still there.
This daily lesson is one to be done every day for at least three months. I try to pull a card once a day, but I no longer do the writing unless it is a new deck.
When you pull a card that you have already seen, do not go back to your notes. Do the card in the same way. Yes, you will remember some of what the book said, but you will also be able to place your own spin on it because you will remember what the card meant for you the first time you had it.