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© Abella Jucy Arthur


Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.
– Abella Arthur

Intuition is a left and right brained phenomena.

When reading, the best tarot readers use left and right brain functions simultaneously while switching back and forth as needed.  I believe this is one reason why tarot is hard to learn.

The reader is required to use their left brain functions (Mercury, Gemini, Virgo) to judge what they see, making conclusions instantaneously while viewing the imagery abstractly which puts them into the zone of skrying in a Neptunian, Piscean, psychic, right brained fashion.  Then after they have done that, they combine and synthesize all that intuitive data and communicate it in a Saturnian, worldy way that is accessible.

Sounds tough?  It is.

Impossible to learn how to read tarot?  No.

It looks like this: Mercury (left brain, facts, figures, analysis) + Neptune (right brain, feelings, psychic, inspirations).
Mercury squares Neptune and that causes tension and challenge. But it’s something that can be overcome.  A square can be turned into a trine. Also, many Tarot Readers have the Me 90° Ne aspect; however, it can also cause them tension (especially in their private lives). I have Mercury (in the 8th) BiNovile Neptune (in the 10th).

It takes exercising both your left and right brain in an almost equal (if not equal) fashion to read tarot with ease. And TarotSeek helps connect left and right brain skills.

That’s why I recommend books on developing intuition and interpreting symbols when working with TarotSeek rather than reading another tarot book.

Do you have a Mercury-Neptune contact? If you are not sure how to figure that out, I would be happy to give you that information.


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4 Responses to What’s an Important Skill for Tarot Reading or Tarot Readers? Intuition! Mercury & Neptune!

  1. Kate says:

    Thanks for sharing this article. I’m off to read some more about Mercury and Neptune’s influences. I also love your suggestion for reading more about symbology. I’ve been trying some different techniques lately and noticing additional details in some cards that I hadn’t noticed, so have been delving into this more. Thankyou for sharing your wisdom! Kate

    • Hi Kate, You are most welcome. Thank YOU for commenting. :D
      Did you get a chance to read about Mercury & Neptune? If so, what do you think?
      Symbolism certainly broadens perspective.
      Thanks again for coming by and sharing your words of appreciation and thoughts…
      Abella

  2. Michele Wolf says:

    I also believe that intuition is very important when reading Tarot. Ironically, I find this to be the easy part. I was born with an excess.I think the difficulty lies in the fact that we do not listen to it. Since our childhood we have been programmed to ignore it. It is as if we have to relearn the art of something we were born with, an innate ability. M

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