So, something you’ll figure out about me if you haven’t already: when I do things, I do them hardcore. I’m not very good at half-ways, or half-truths, or half anythings for that matter.

My newest thing? The thing that keeps me up at night, and distracts me in those first few moments of writing before I get hooked?

Tarot.

Misconceptions in Tarot

Now, before you run away screaming that I’m the devil, I’d like to clear up a few misconceptions about tarot:

  • Tarot is not necessarily about predicting the future. It cannot predict your death, or illness or anything like that;
  • Tarot is not evil, and does not make its users evil. It’s just a bunch of pictures on cardboard cards;
  • The cards themselves are not magical or mystical. Because, well, they’re cardboard, people.

The Purpose of Tarot

So what is tarot, you ask? It’s a tool for understanding your subconscious. It’s your very own — much cheaper — psychologist.

Each of the 78 cards tells a separate story, and represents a certain archetype. When you read a spread, you can weave a tale of the cards. As a storyteller, it ignites my creativity and helps me tap into my intuition. Already, even in my first week, it has taught me a few things about myself, as well.

Now, I’m no expert and I’ve only just started down this path. So I’m not going to go on about it at this point. If you’re interested in further study, check out this course by someone who is an expert: Kelly-Ann of The Four Queens. She’s brilliant, and the witchy side of me wants to be her when I grow up. If you’re interested, here she is:

The Journey

As for me, over the next couple of months, I’ll be exploring a tarot card a day in an effort to help me learn the deck. And I hope you’ll join me as I do so — you read about fictional witches and ghosts, so why not learn a bit about real ones?

There’s magic (and magick) everywhere, my friends. 😉

I’ll post my daily card on Facebook each morning, along with “actions” that the card suggests to keep in mind over the course of the day. If you’d like to follow me, “Like” my page:

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Hope to see you there!

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