Get a black cloth or wooden box to contain them. Get a crystal, clean it, put it in the box or cloth with them. Cleanse them with incense.
Buy a book. As you read through it and learn about the different cards, stop after reading about each card, pick up that card, and see what you see in it. Write in a notebook your reflections as well as the books descriptions, but in your own words, about that card. Move on to the next. It will take several days to get through this. Don't overload your brain.
Everyday, shuffle through them. Do this at a time when you haven't just eaten and aren't really tired or stressed. Infuse them with your personal energy.
Sleep with them under your pillow. Your dreams will be more welcoming to divination.
Don't allow anyone to touch them while you are getting to know your cards except for you.
Begin with readings just for yourself. When you do begin to read for others, don't judge the answer. Just because it doesn't make sense to you doesn't mean it won't for the person you are reading for.
i do tarot lessons as well as assist with readings if you ever have questins you are more han welcome to mail me at any time. my biggest advice is to go with what you feel. even if the cards have a set meaning, that meaning is vague and your instict will provide a good guide for them as to a deeper meaning