Christiana Gaudet is my type of tarot reader: concise, serious, and practical. She gets right to the point without wasting time; and immediately knows which aspect of the map to highlight. Her decades of constant reading shine through her technique. She intuitively knows what the client needs: practical advice, sympathy, comfort, a kick in the ass – all this she can deliver with any card. Below I have given an exercise that will help you read as fluently and quickly.

As far as I know, Gaudet has used Waite Smith cards all her career. There's something to be said for sticking to one type of deck and creating a rich network of associations that you can use while reading. I believe this is a big part of intuition – the ability to evoke only the right associations, at the right time, for the right client. To get to this point, you need to learn a lot and practice a lot.