How to Use Intuition When Reading Cards! [Goddess Affirmation Cards, Oracle, Tarot, Angel Cards]
Let’s talk about your third eye chakra magic and how you can bring the power of your intuition to your sacred card readings and divination.
Hey Sacred Bombshell,
Intuition is an important feminine energy power. I talk about this extensively in “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.” I am the creator of 2 sacred card decks, The “African Goddess Affirmation Cards“ and the “Womanifesting Goddess Affirmation Cards.”
A common question is, how do I use my intuition when doing sacred card readings? Of course, this is relevant for my cards or any deck of goddess cards, affirmation cards, angel cards, oracle and tarot cards and runes.
Your intuition is your natural ability to instinctively sense things in the world around us. Intuition has nothing to do with our cognitive abilities. It is a gut feeling we get regardless of the logistics of a particular situation.
This is not only relevant when reading our sacred cards, but in every area of our lives.
Receiving Your Intuition: “Be Still and Know”
(Excerpt from The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love)
How do I tap into my intuition? How do I know whether the voice I am hearing is my intuition or my own voice? Many of us were taught to respect outer authority and ignore our own inner authority.
This is why we are the only animals that question whether we should listen to our intuition. When birds magnificently turn left together or elephants disappear right before a tsunami, they are following their intuition. Being intuitive requires being receptive.
One holiday season, my mom and her co-workers found the one place in town that had the hottest toys on sale. It was pretty far out so they planned to carpool after work. My brother, sister, and I knew to latchkey ourselves in, eat, and do homework until our parents got home. Still, at the end of that work day, my mom felt that she needed to get home to her kids immediately. Something didn’t feel right. Her irate work buddies said, “Fine, we’re not shopping your list for you.” Determined, my mom rushed home to find that a fire had started in our basement. We kids were two flights up watching Little House on the Prairie and had no idea that the boiler was going up in smoke.
What is Intuition?
It’s helpful when trying to hear your intuition to get clear on what exactly intuition is. Intuition is guidance, or inner knowing. When we hear an inner voice, it is either coming from a place of love or fear. Your intuition or inner knowing (or “ing,” as Gabby Bernstein calls it) will always speak from the highest vibrating energy of love for your well-being. Any voice that you hear telling you to do something negative or that creates anxiety within you is your own fear-based voice, not your intuition.
For example, let’s say you’re trying to decide whether to stay with someone, take a particular job, or move. Your intuition will point you toward what is best for you rather than focusing on worst case scenario outcomes. To hear your intuition, “be still and know.” Once you hear that Sacred Bombshell whisper and receive that guidance, it is up to you to take action. If we don’t catch our messages when they’re whispered to us, eventually they start
shouting. However, the Great GPS never punishes or chastises.
You can reset your course at any time. Guidance can come from anywhere: a song, a dream, a license plate, or a friend. Be in receiving mode, listen, and pay attention. Sometimes we need external cues. You can open your favorite sacred book to a “random” page for intuitive guidance. Some people talk to a clergy member, healer, or seer. Others read tarot cards. I used to read rune stones. For those who don’t believe in or are uncomfortable with such things, you can also use my African Goddess Affirmation Cards as a gateway intuition tool.
Focus on an issue and pick an inspirational card.
Sacred Bombshell Tool: Intuitive Guidance Techniques
(Excerpt from The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love)
If you need external confirmation that you are receiving inner guidance and not just hearing the voice of your Inner Bully, a quick trick is to flip a coin. Make heads one solution and tails the other. When you flip it, your heart will make a quick freedom wish just before it lands. Before you look at the coin, be clear on what you’re hoping it will say from a place of love, expansion, and personal freedom. That quick wish is your intuitive choice.
I often ask my coaching clients – and myself – “If you knew the answer, what would it be?” We always know the answer when we get still enough to hear it.
Another intuition trick is to assign one color to one choice and another color to the opposing choice right before you go to bed. For example, pink is a yes and green is a no. Then, as soon as you wake up the next morning, write down a detailed and vivid description of your dreams. Those of us who are great dreamers can often receive clear guidance in this way. If your dream was green-inspired, there you have it!
A woman in touch with receiving her intuitive guidance can guide herself, her family, and her community. Intuition requires trusting yourself and having faith. Trusting yourself requires loving yourself. Loving yourself requires accepting yourself and the positive energy that comes your way.
The Role of Your Intuition When Reading Sacred Cards
(Relevant for Angel Cards, Goddess Affirmation Cards, Runes, Oracle and Tarot Cards)
Intuition, your third eye chakra, lets us know when something is wrong when all appears right on the surface. For example; there are times when we may meet someone who appears wonderful to everyone but we still may feel something is not right with that person. We may not be able to put our finger on it but we know something isn’t quite as it should be. That is our intuition warning us. What happens in a case like this is that although we will act friendly outwardly; inwardly we are guarded because of the feeling we have on a gut level.
Being psychic different. Psychic ability is one in which one’s senses go beyond the normal range of perception. It is considered a gift. Different people who are considered “psychic” may actually have a specific type of gift. Some of the ways this gift of being psychic manifests is some people can see things beyond the normal vision, some can hear beyond normal hearing and some can channel into the spiritual realm. These are not the only ways to be psychic these are some of the more obvious forms it takes. However just like intuition a person who is psychic can innately use their gift without having to think about it consciously.
To be an effective reader you don’t have to be psychic (thank the goddess!) but you should be in tune to your intuition. What does happen however the more we use our intuition in regards to interpreting the cards the stronger it becomes. It’s like anything else. The more you do something; like using your intuition in this case the better you become. Positive Goddess Affirmation Cards are tools with which to focus our intuitive senses on. We also use our intuition to focus on the person being read to get an accurate picture of what is going on in that person’s life.
Some people are naturally intuitive and even psychic while others have to work a little harder to get the same sense of what’s going on. When you buy a box of cards to use for readings, they are not “magic” in and of themselves. It’s the reader’s energy that is imparted into the cards that makes them effective for the reader. Your connection to the symbolism on the cards is what creates the magic. It is the symbolism that opens your intuition in relation to the card. This is because each picture creates a feeling in the person that is in turn interpreted based on the person’s feeling and applied to a reading.
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