It's been two and a half years this time, BUT, I've finally learned the tarot! How? In clearing out my email inbox (I had 6800 unread messages.) I found an old course for which I had all the emails and had never read them! They were the Daily Pagan's 100 Days of Tarot, and they worked!
I used a standard Rider deck, and my method was this: I read one a day, starting with The Fool. On the second day, I went over The Fool and then worked on the second lesson, The Magician. On the third day I went over both of those, then moved to the new lesson, and so forth. By the end, I'd gone over The Fool seventy-eight times! A bit tedious at times, but as I said above, it worked!
I really liked the deck, too. The Rider was easy to understand and easy to remember. The cards are straightforward and just different enough.
Hopefully this means I can start posting more often! I certainly mean to do so!
Thank you all for your patience!