so after some months of been into tarot I finally tunned into it.
I’m talking about that step from the place in which you look at the cards and you rely only on the meaning of to to a place in which you actually look at the card and they “speak to you”…
It happened to me yesterday with none else than the Devil card.
what I did was basically “open” the card just like you do with a sigil, so basically you’re entering TGS while reading the card… after doing it the card immediatelly start talking the meaning came to surfice
this weird feeling came, the feeling of context like “ask something”, like if the tarot itself wanted to answer anything, tho it may have been some spirit, or the tarot itself, don’t know.
cards have deep meanings but they change in the moment you ask, you put context into them and they change.
for me, growing in a catholic enviroment, even if not catholic I had some issues concerning demons -perhaps that’s why I’m mostly working with them at the moment- and those issues manifested specially in front of the devil card wich seemed dark an dangerous…
so after a few moments of lookig at it, came this notion of been looking something that other people have been looking since the old days, I mean, I use Rider-Waite deck, and is not the oldest one, but the main cards… for how much time has humanity watched the same “arcana” to get insights and epifanies?? It seemed to mysterious for me… and then I got the answer from the card
I notice someting, the left hand of the devil with fire… yes, the powerful tool of the gods, a weird unimaginable prometean figure who has in front an slaved humanity… it is there to get them chain’s free? from that moment on, the card aura changed for me from “danger” to a solemn advice, even “aid”.
After that I started “talking” with each of the cards, specially the arcana… I did not had the same level of insights with all the cards but it was quite a trip.
anyway, just wanted to share in case anyone out there is having difficulties with this. I’ll sugest (if you don’t have the E.A.'s course already) to open the cards as if you were opening sigils and see what happen, and if you don’t have much fate in yourself, try using “ritual” enviroment, it may help.