Cards are easy. Mediumship is hard.
I'm sure this is what a lot of people think, and a big reason why it's rarer to find people who confidently call themselves mediums than it is to find a tarot reader.
But I have to disagree. If you regularly use your cards with the intention to connect to and communicate with your Spirit Guides, then I challenge and empower you to continue that exploration, but without the cards.
Here is why.
You can direct your questions to your guides and get answers via tarot, but if you want to learn about them - their name, their energy, their personality, etc., then tarot and oracle cards aren't an ideal medium.
A little backstory: Someone was reading tarot to find out what one of their Spirit Guides was like. In response, they got the reversed tower, and could not decipher the card. In my estimation, it's because "What are you like" is not just a vague question, but it's also like asking someone for their life story in one sentence, in a foreign language.
If someone asked me what I’m like, I could reply with any of the following:
-I am calm and collected.
-I am a crunchy granola hippie.
-I am professional out in public, but a total goofball at home.
-I am a demon on the dance floor.
All these things are true, but they’re just facets. Little slivers of what I’m like, because what I’m like changes by the hour and the situation.
Now I have to get out my soapbox, because I work with guides on the regular and I’d be doing them a disservice if I didn’t encourage more people to get comfortable with Spirit on a level playing field. I’m talking about energy here.
Cards are material, physical.
Spirit is energy. Their natural language is also energy.
I believe that to get really specific with guide identification, and to build a relationship with them, you need to get a feel for their energy.
Cards can tell you what their energy is like, but that doesn’t make you feel it. The cards won’t paint the exact image of the guide into your mind’s eye, or give you a message in medias res – because that’s where life happens, and that’s where our guides are actively working with us. In the middle of things.
That being said, I don’t want to discourage anyone from using cards to work with their guides. The cards can certainly be a bridge to those experiences.
Do you really want to get to know your guides? I would say it’s time to tap into your natural mediumship abilities. Everyone has them.
Learn their language so that when they speak, it’s clear.