How can I interpret cards better?

How can I interpret cards better?

Have you ever drawn a card, decided that it just couldn't be a possible answer, and immediately drawn another one?
Your inner wisdom does not switch horses in the middle of the river.
Takeaway: apply the answer you get to the question you asked.
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HOW TO INTERPRET CARDS

You know when you get a card, and you don't understand what it says or it doesn't seem to be relevant, what is the biggest temptation for you to do right at that moment?

Christine
Pick another one.

Shannon Walbran
Draw another card! Because the next one is going to make sense.

Christine
Exactly.

Shannon Walbran
I'm sure it's going to, I'm sure the next one is going to do it. But this is just gambling.

The best thing to do is to be very clear in writing down a question in an answerable way, in a journal that you will be able to refer back to in future and to date it. Today is November 22. You write down, "Today is November 22." And you say, "Should I include A in my life?" and then leave some space and say, "If I should include A in my life, in which role?"

Then you're prepped, then you draw the first card, and you get whatever you get, and then you write it down. You literally write the name of the card down and then you write the text of the card. And then you look at the picture. You see what you can see.

You can go into a slightly relaxed state and you can look at it again and you can see what jumps out at you from the picture. You can reread the text after you've written it all down properly. You can notice if any of the words also shine, jump out, get bigger or alert you to other things. You can also think about if that person has said any of those words, or if that is an issue for you guys that has happened in the past. You try to draw a bridge between yourself and the information. And then you journal just a line or two underneath that: "What I think this means is." That's the process of interpreting.

Christine
Can I ask you a question? The way I've been interpreting or reading these cards, and it's probably incorrect, is more from the inside out. With "Listening," I need to listen, that I'm going to get signs, and things are going to come to me, that was my interpretation. Yours was much more of a practical application. So a job in listening. So is that because of the type of question I asked? Or should we be reading sort of more practically? More literally than sort of mysteriously?

Shannon Walbran
What I want you to do is to align your question with your answer. The answer "Listening," you went to, "What should I do more of in my life?" That's not the question you asked. The question you asked was, "What should I do for my job?"

Christine
Okay.

Shannon Walbran
It often happens that people as soon as they see an answer, they think of a new question that would get that answer. But we need to know that They (the Guides) are Google, and They are googling you the answer. So if you say the answer is 42, you know, you might say, "Hmm, now my question is, 'What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?' Or you might say, 'What is the number 40 plus 2?' Or 'How many kilometers is it between here and Pretoria?'"

Do you promise me that next time you get an answer that's confusing, you'll go back and read your actual question?

Christine
Yes.

Shannon Walbran
That's one of the biggest learnings that people can take about working with cards.
   
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