You do not need to memorize the tarot card meanings just let the card speak to you. Believe me that is way easier than remembering 78 cards meanings which was an epic fail for me cause I tried and all it leads is to frustration and putting away the cards.
What I recommend you is to get yourself a journal or a 3 ring binder and get to know your cards.
Write a story, find songs that matches the mood to each card, draw a picture, do a card of the day, meditate, play solitaire, do the tarot talk, look at your surroundings and see of it resonate the setting of your cards, sleep with them to see your dreams will pick up, etc.
The thing is to have fun and get to know your new friends. Do not rush yourself just take your time and remember to practice!