I let myself get out of the practice of it because Glen burned my deck calling me a witch. He probably would have had me hung that next morning had I not gotten to him first... ( evil laugh).
when I would do my own tarot I always picked myself as the empress.
She always had an air about her that I wanted to relate to. That was my early 20's. I then went into another phase of my life, so I picked "the fool." because I had been duped by my own self doubt and started a course of years where I didn't trust my own thought.
If I had a Tarot deck today I would pick yet another card to represent myself. It would be "strength." I have weathered some pretty aweful storms and although weathered, I have withstood the beating. Today I trust myself and whether it be my age or listening to other wise people...I am strong!