Hey Nodnarb, just wanted to remind you that at your finger tips is one of the biggest resources you can possibly find, there are tons of websites, articles and ebooks on the internet about tarot reading, but I know sometime it gets overwhelming trying to take in everyone`s interpretations.
I like your idea of intuition reading, but instead try focusing on the pictures, look at all the imageries and colour, nothing is there just for decoration. And maybe this will be useful in developing your own interpretation of the cards. I like the Rider deck in particular because I find all the symbolism etc. portrays a very clean message.
To start with the major arcanas, I beleieve a popular method people use is to see it as a narrative of an infant entering this world and their journey and their development depicted by the cards. ie. the fool represents the infant and as you go through the major arcanas numerically he grows older and learns.
A book that helped me along the way and I beleive many tarot readers would have heard of this book is:
78 degrees oF Wisdom, by Rachael Pollack
I think its great for both beginners and more advanced readers, and I believe you can find an ecopy of this online somewhere.
If you have questions feel free to ask me