Blessings to you all.
Let’s dive into connecting with your tarot deck. First I want to put it out there, that there are times that you feel connected to the deck before you even use them and then there are times that the connection may come later.
So here is my way. First I hold the deck in my left hand and place my right hand on the top. Then I ask the Goddess to send through her message by way of my guides and guardians. At this time I feel the center of my right palm heat up.
As I write this to you, my right hand is warming up.
Then I shuffle the deck thoroughly. I usually pull three cards and see what come to me. Then I look at the reference book and the meaning generally coincide. There are times I get a different message, so I go with what I see.
Later I pull one card and place it under my pillow and ask again for the meaning of the card to come to me as I sleep and then I journal it when I wake.
This helps me to connect to the deck. I hope this helps you as well.
Sweet blessings to you all.