Color and picture visualization

If I close my eyes, I can briefly (< 5 seconds) see the card in detail and some color when thinking of the Fool or the Magician cards from tarot.

Yet I cannot hold the image longer than 5 seconds, and yellow is difficult to picture., I can picture the image of the fool, or at least the outline, stick and all. Can see the facial expression. I can see the card in whatever one it may be, but to actually picture the card for 5 minutes is a mountain for me at the moment.

Ideas?
The only one Ive had so far is to go back to seeing and sensing the other four on a given colored fruit.
Colored posterboard.
Thats about it.

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I have been there. Practice a lot and keep going, there is no other way to it.

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Just a theory, maybe start by staring at the card for as long as you can as many times a day as you can for a week or so then try visualizing it again.

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Are you specifically wanting to be able to visualise your tarot cards or just hone your visualisation skills in general ?
The reason I ask in one of my witchy books there’s a little visualisation exercise that is so simple but it really helped me out .
You practice over the course of a week daily.
All you do is visualise a flower any type .
See it’s petals , stem , thorns if it’s a rose etc all the tiny details and hold the image for as long as possible .
The next day visualise the same type of flower only this time it is green , the next day yellow , then blue and finally red . On day 6 see if you can visualise all 4 colours flowers together as if they were hovering in the air in front of you in a row , finally on day 7,
visualise the flowers together again then go back to just one green flower then change it to Yellow , blue , red one after the other as if they were being projected from slides - speed this Up and move quickly from one colour to the next , ending with them back in front of you in a row .
And that’s it :slight_smile:

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In general really.

One trick I do is fruits, for example an orange. I can pick it out down to smell and taste. Blueberries, plums, apples, lemons, kiwis, etc. The trick is holding a picture in mind for up to 30 minutes. In detail.

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This is an excellent exercise. Visualisation is a powerful Workout and the key to manifestation. There are people who can’t visualise and those are so totally boring. They are very different to the ones who can visualise

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Interestingly I read only recently that there are some people that are actually born with a rare inability to mentally visualise, literally anything!
I think it’s called Aphantasia.
Sounds awful doesn’t it ?

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I love that! Linking taste and smell to your visualisations is such a great idea .

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Correct :stuck_out_tongue: I can’t visualise anything, can’t see any colors, nothing. But you learn to deal with it. Instead of seeing things, I will just know, I don’t know if I explain that correctly, but that’s just for me.

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Oh waw you suffer from Aphantasia?

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Fel you girl I’m in same boat it’s impossible to keep an image in my head for some reason xD

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Suffer is a big word, but yeah :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

@Silverleaf Right ? It’s only recently I’ve learned it was a thing, I thought it was just me being bad lmao

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Nah me too xD i can barely visualize the pentagram for the lbrp … xD
Guess îl have to find another way more fit for me :slight_smile: @Mei

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Instead of visualising, try to feel it. Like if you see “visualise a bright light above your head”, feel it. Is it cold, warm, sensations… That’s how I work at least

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I hope you and @Silverleaf don’t mind me asking but for example …you know how when ppl say ‘don’t think of a back cat’ and the first thing your mind does is imagine a black cat
( partly aided by the fact you’ve just been told not to :laughing:)
How does that work for you .
@Mei you mentioned you just ‘know’ what something looks like , is that how visual descriptions always work for you ?

Would reading descriptions in a book would work differently for ppl unable to visualise them?
Then i also wondered if your brain actually compensates for this by enhancing other senses or abilities compared to ppl that can visualise .
So is there a sense that you have that is more developed when compared with the senses of ‘visualisers’?
Thanks :blue_heart:

Other senses are more developed because of thins , for sure I see a black cat but never stays there more than a split second not sure , i have the ability to visualize but only a little bit ,it’s so bad it’s crazy , for example i could never draw something from my mind not matter what it is , cause I don’t see it in my mind i stand and scan the sigil for example Raphael it’s basically a triangle with a z and I can’t see it on the wall or in my mind i try to see it but never stays there , i can imagine things and such decently as I’m an avid daydreamer but visualizing it’s another piece of bread
On mine side probably it’s because of ADD , is how my brain works xD

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That’s so interesting thank you for sharing , I think like @Mei suggested , using your other senses to feel / smell/ touch/ hear could be a way around it ?
I cannot draw from memory - for example if you said ‘draw Homer Simpson’ I can see him very clearly in my minds eye as he’s a popular cartoon character so he’s ingrained into my memory but my hand / eye co- ordination is terrible - so it won’t look any good paper lol ( not much of a lefty am I as they are supposed to be good at art :rofl:)

I’ve always admired ppl that are good at art for that reason .

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@Lunaa Same went to art school people there were terrific compared to me xD , i mainly focus on feeling spirits and seeing them trough my astral eyes compared to visualizing in my head , no wonder why Raziel path working never works for me xD

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Ah so your astral eyes are your extra sense !
That’s cool :ok_hand:

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