When shuffling and dealing the tarot cards for myself I often find that I’m composing a poem in my head. I find that it helps keep me grounded and focused, particularly when I’m about to do a reading that I’m anxious about. It just really helps me to stay removed from my mundane thoughts about the question and slip into the meditative, intuitive side of my mind that can read the tarot spread without letting it get tangled up in my hopes and fears of what the spread will say.
Today’s tarot deal meditation poem ran thusly:
One for the ground that’s always around,
One for the air, that mysterious stair,
One for the water, as it whispers one another,
One for the fire as towards truth it spires,
And one for me upon this day-
Please bless my read of this array.
I also often find that the form my meditation poem took adds to the reading of the cards themselves. That was the case today-my earth/pentacle card was a reminder that I already have all my resources. My air/swords card spoke of inspiration and connection coming from my spiritual, higher sources. My water/cups card spoke of a multitude of influences and directions. My fire/wands card made clear a realization I had begun to suspect. And the card representing me did indeed come as a token of blessing.
Does anyone else find that they use rhymes or other meditation techniques to aid with tarot reading for themselves without emotional tangles?