You now have the opportunity to win a free print-copy of my novel Taromancer – which I am bringing out in March. This is my story of a woman who goes on a spiritual quest involving the twenty two major arcana. This has been available to download via Kindle up to now, but I will shortly be publishing a paper version as well. I will autograph a copy and mail it to the lucky winner anywhere in the world.
All you have to do is tell me your favourite non-divinatory use for the Tarot.
Most people are aware of using Tarot for giving readings, but I am here interested in all the creative and unusual ways it can be employed in addition. Magical, mystical, or otherwise. From the well-known to the obscure, and all shades in between.
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6 responses to “What is your favourite non-divinatory use for the Tarot?”
For dream recollection- associating a trump or a pip with parts/feelings of a dream I may remember ,the next morning to recall more of it, or think of it in an archetypal way, tarot imagery seem to speak in the languages of dreams, found this very helpful in my personal experience
I use Tarot cards as a muse when I am writing–for instance, if I am working on a story and need a random passenger on an airplane–because we have all experienced this–I pull out my deck and pull some cards to give me a nice random individual…that may or may not have anything to do with the rest of the story.
Meditational use; i.e visualising a card & projecting through the image into its inner landscape.
Sometimes I start my morning with pulling a card from the deck to get a heads up on what kind of day it will be.
There is a card game called Gnostica you play with tarot cards. It’s a territory based battle game where the cards are the battle field, and each card has a different ability.
Psychological development and assistance. On a Jungian level I use it for myself and clients to see what angelic powers are influencing our life at a given time. So pretty much – what to ‘listen’ for on an intuitive level, and who to ask for help and who to contact to gain inspiration. I also use it in my art practice, I often do a reading before I sit down in the studio, to clear my mind and connect to creative nature.