Have you been practicing with your cards? The next stage is to learn the cards so you don’t have to keep consulting your book. It also looks a lot better when you start reading for others.
The way I learned the cards was to give each one some key words. The pictures and titles of the Major Arcana will be very useful in helping you remember what they mean. You'll remember the meanings of some cards because they come up over and over again. If you are reading for yourself it’s worth looking at those cards and figuring out what the universe is trying to tell you. Remember, don’t take individual readings too seriously, but if the same card comes up more than 5 times, there may be a message there.
Here are my key words for the Major Arcana cards (Choose your own keywords if that works better for you--look at the images, what do they tell you?). Some key words are the same as the card title, as the title sums it up--but remember, they are just a little poke to help me remember the deeper meanings of each card:
Hey! There's a card missing from our Major Arcana! Do you know which one it is? HINT: This is one of those cards where the title shows the meaning... (we'll give you the answer NEXT Tarot Tuesday!) In the mean time, keep playing with your cards--write down those keywords--and keep practicing!
by Claire Cunnington
The Major Arcana from the Ator Tarot by Robin Ator