#tarotthursdaythree for 04/13/2017

It's time for another round of #tarotthursdaythree and I was late getting these questions up so I am appropriately late in answering them. Let's get started, shall we?

1. What is the deck that you're using the most these days?

My most versatile deck these days has got to me my Centennial Edition of the Rider Waite Smith. It's become my workhorse deck and physically, it's starting to show!

2. How did you primarily learn to read tarot i.e. mentor, books, trial and error, online etc.?

I definitely didn't have a mentor. My dad bought my first deck and had his own notes saved in binders, but I could barely read any of it. Partly because it was illegible and partly because it was above my level of comprehension. When I was younger and learning, the internet, residential anyway, didn't exist. I learned from books designed for the novice and even with that I struggled. In more recent years, I've learned best through doing. Reading for myself, trial and error, and the quick google search. It was mostly though consistency though and constant exposure to the cards, their meanings and symbols, did I become confident.

3. When you're reading tarot, what, if any sources, do you believe you're connecting with?

I believe no matter "who" you seek in a reading, you're always connecting with your higher self, by default. I think you can call in any number of helpers, and I think most of our guides probably hang around during these sessions whether we ask them to or not. But, just to be sure, I always do the formal invite before I begin to read, asking my higher self, the divine source and my guides to be present. I may also call on a specific Archangel, depending on how I'm feeling or the inquiry at hand.

And that's it! If you want to have a go at answering these questions, just copy and answer in your own forum. If you want to learn more about this weekly exercise, head on over here. Until next time!

Julia