1 CARD READING

Before you start, it is very helpful to choose a quiet space and take the time to center yourself. Breathe in and out a few times; slow down your breath. This will clear your mind and you will be more focused and receptive.

1 CARD READING

Before you start, it is very helpful to choose a quiet space and take the time to center yourself. Breathe in and out a few times; slow down your breath. This will clear your mind and you will be more focused and receptive.

Choosing a Card

PREPARATION

1.- Center yourself: Focus your attention on your breath. Relax into it.

2.- Reflect on a particular issue, problem or situation that you would like to resolve or, if you do not have anything in particular to ask, just open your mind to the right image for you at this time.

3.- Lay out the cards, or hold them in your hands, color images facing you.

4.- Close your eyes. Not looking at the images, feel yourself being drawn to a particular card.

To demonstrate this technique, here is a personal example:
I wanted to know which card would best illustrate A ONE CARD reading.

Spending time with the Image

INTERACTION

5.- Once you have chosen a card, pull it out of the deck and hold it in your hands. Open your eyes. Look at the image and stay with the image. This is the most important part of the reading. Take your time. As Eve Ensler would say: “Don’t even try to understand. Just go where they call you. Be taken.”

Be aware of your senses when looking at the image that has been presented to you.

Resist turning the card over until you have full heartily felt where the image is taking you. This is key to intuitively receive the full message. (Please note that there is no guidebook explaining the meaning of each image; it is purely based on your personal interpretation).

Example (continued):
The card I chose happened to be the first card in the deck. My initial feeling was that this card was very appropriate for this demonstration, as for me, it is an invitation to inner exploration. Should I choose to accept the invitation, the image shows me that I will receive proper guidance.

Receiving the message

INTERPRETATION

6.- Turn the card over and take in the KEYWORD (in capital letters) and the message. Do they provide you with clarification or confusion? Reflect on what is being communicated to you by the card in answer to your initial intention. If you need more clarification, repeat the process and feel yourself being guided to another card.

7.- The cards act as a catalyst between the outer world and your inner nature. Nature is communicating to you through these images. Absorb their essence; feeling and knowing that essence as your own. Enjoy your journey with the cards, knowing that this is a personal and intimate interaction between you and the natural world.

Example (continued):
When I read the keyword and message, it confirmed that it was the perfect card for this demonstration, meaning that whomever seeks a reading is invited to do so with confidence.

*To go deeper in your reading, please go to the 3 Card Reading page.

Choosing a Card

PREPARATION

1.- Center yourself: Focus your attention on your breath. Relax into it.

2.- Reflect on a particular issue, problem or situation that you would like to resolve or, if you do not have anything in particular to ask, just open your mind to the right image for you at this time.

3.- Lay out the cards, or hold them in your hands, color images facing you.

4.- Close your eyes. Not looking at the images, feel yourself being drawn to a particular card.

To demonstrate this technique, here is a personal example:
I wanted to know which card would best illustrate A ONE CARD reading.

Spending time with the Image

INTERACTION

5.- Once you have chosen a card, pull it out of the deck and hold it in your hands. Open your eyes. Look at the image and stay with the image. This is the most important part of the reading. Take your time. As Eve Ensler would say: “Don’t even try to understand. Just go where they call you. Be taken.”

Be aware of your senses when looking at the image that has been presented to you.

Resist turning the card over until you have full heartily felt where the image is taking you. This is key to intuitively receive the full message. (Please note that there is no guidebook explaining the meaning of each image; it is purely based on your personal interpretation).

Example (continued):
The card I chose happened to be the first card in the deck. My initial feeling was that this card was very appropriate for this demonstration, as for me, it is an invitation to inner exploration. Should I choose to accept the invitation, the image shows me that I will receive proper guidance.

Receiving the message

INTERPRETATION

6.- Turn the card over and take in the KEYWORD (in capital letters) and the message. Do they provide you with clarification or confusion? Reflect on what is being communicated to you by the card in answer to your initial intention. If you need more clarification, repeat the process and feel yourself being guided to another card.

7.- The cards act as a catalyst between the outer world and your inner nature. Nature is communicating to you through these images. Absorb their essence; feeling and knowing that essence as your own. Enjoy your journey with the cards, knowing that this is a personal and intimate interaction between you and the natural world.

Example (continued):
When I read the keyword and message, it confirmed that it was the perfect card for this demonstration, meaning that whomever seeks a reading is invited to do so with confidence.

Author’s note
Working with these images can have a deep and powerful effect and may evoke old memories and trigger suppressed emotions. For any further questions, feel free to contact Monique at email hidden; JavaScript is required.