It is super helpful to know what symbols mean to you personally outside of the influence of the conventional Tarot meanings.* It helped me figure out why some cards created a dissonance.
Example: a pentacle, it bothered me that 5 of Pentacles was such a distressing card, but that's because I don't associate 5 negatively, and t a pentacle (5 pointed star) was a protection symbol to me and it would just bug me, that 5P wasn't reflecting that. Once I knew my own associations I was able to make peace with the 5 of Pentacles as it traditionally is shown.
I will be breaking these down into sets for easier reading. Also, this is NOT an exhaustive list!
What is the first thing (thoughts, feelings, images, words, sensations, etc) to come to mind when you read/hear the following words:
>With the numbers, is it different when you see numerical representation vs the phonetic representation?
With this list, does a specific type, style, or species come to mind as well?
These lists are definitely not exhaustive. What other common symbology do you wish to explore? Explore that! You can go through each card to see the individual symbols used in a specific card and use the the same method, write down the first thing that comes to mind.
It's a fun way to get the know YOUR deck of cards, and it works for pretty much any deck.
Blessings to you and yours!
*The basic idea for this I got from the book "Your Tarot Your Way" by Barbara Moore. I have expanded it a little. :)