Intuition vs ‘forcing’ meanings into readings

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing well!

I’m new to this group but have been looking into tarot reading for about a year, admittedly on and off. I’ve been listening to podcasts as well.

I’m curious as to whether anyone has any idea about using your intuition by reading the cards’ imagery and whatever you notice. I try to do this but I wonder if I’m too easily pushing what I’m asking about onto the reading – for example, I recently asked my Rider-Waite deck:

Q: How can I relax and do my best in my test tomorrow?

  • I drew the 4 of Cups

My interpretation was, after about 30 seconds: I need to not be tense like him in the image, with arms and legs crossed, but accept a more gentle ‘offer’ of sorts (relaxation?) as per the feeling I get from the cloud hand offering a cup.

I wonder if I’m not taking enough time to consider the card, but somehow it feels that I’m too quickly trying to interpret it ‘in terms of the question’, maybe too much…? Not sure if that makes any sense! I’m still rather new to this but I love my tarot deck.

Thank you and have a great day!

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