Many people, myself included, draw a card of the day (CotD) from their tarot pack or other insight-inspiring deck. It’s a good way to touch base with one’s inner teacher, to learn more about the cards, and to get a sense of one’s self on a particular day. Some people find the CotD challenging to comprehend. Is it advice? Is it forecasting? Is it personal insight? Is it something else? Here are four tips to help you get more out of your CotD:
- Do some journal writing beforehand. Whether you do morning pages, proprioceptive writing, or a just a simple inventory of what’s in your heart and on your mind in your journal prior to pulling your CotD, the card will be more meaningful to you.
- Ask a specific open-ended question to focus your intention for the CotD. Some good ones include: By what wisdom can I live today? What part of myself seeks healthy expression today? What do I most need to know or learn today? What does the interaction between today and me look like? What is my greatest resource today? What is my most helpful strategy today? What cue tells me that I’m on track with _____ today?
- In the morning, jot down a few thoughts about your CotD. At night, revisit the card, reflect on the day you’ve experienced, and find your inner and outer experiences in the card’s concepts and symbols.
- Write down any helpful, evolved qualities that you perceive in your CotD. Turn these qualities into doable, concrete, manageable actions to perform that day. Embody the card instead of intellectualising about it.
What ideas do YOU have to help people understand their card of the day? Please share in the Comments section.