In almost all Tarot books there is usually a recommendation to interact with Tarot on a daily basis – in fact, I myself give this recommendation all the time. But I can get a little bored once the ‘draw three cards in the morning’ formula has been used for about a week, so I’m exploring more creative ways to connect daily with Tarot.
A really easy way to have Tarot as part of your daily life is to use your cards to decorate your home! For example, in my kitchen I have an ‘inspiration board’ on which I pin any images that inspire me or make me happy (readers who have created vision boards or are addicted to ‘pinterest’ will be very familiar with this concept). One thing I like to do is to recycle the packaging my cards came in by snipping out the images and pinning them to my board, but it’s just as easy to add actual Tarot cards as long as you’re careful not to poke holes in them! Try slipping them into a trimmed plastic wallet, for example (this has the added bonus of protecting the card).
Alex’s Inspiration Board:
Please forgive my lack of skills with a camera phone!
So, the first image is what my complete board looks like; the two images that follow are close-ups of the Tarot imagery on my board. The cards I chose are:
- The Wheel of Fortune
- Two of Cups
- Three of Cups
- The Sun
Why did I choose those particular cards? Before I tell you, let me explain how I use these Tarot collages: I tell a story with the cards using their meanings to express something that I want more of in my life. So when I pick the Wheel (a neutral card signifying change) I’m expressing to myself that I want a certain situation to be transformed; adding the Sun to the Wheel signifies that I want that change to be a positive, happy one. The metamorphosis I want is revealed in the pip cards: The Two of Cups (a new relationship) and the Three of Cups (sister-like friendships between women). The story I’m telling is this: I want my luck to change for the better (Wheel+Sun) so that I may welcome new friendships into my life (Two of Cups) but especially closer, more nurturing friendships with women (Three of Cups). Whenever I notice these cards I reaffirm these goals.
Another way to get Tarot cards into your daily life – that doesn’t run the risk of stabbing holes into your favourite deck – is to frame them: Design a spread (like the example I gave above) that represents something you want to achieve. Just make sure it’s personal! Use a really beautiful frame and back the cards with a gorgeous fabric. Voila, one stunning Tarot vision board!
Go the Extra Mile.
- Use Feng Shui to work out where to place your inspiring Tarot images in your home.
- Frame individual cards and put them on your desk in work.
- Create a painting of your interpretation of your favourite cards
- Take it even further and make it a mural!
Want to share? I’d love to see! Feel free to post pictures in the comments.