From Stephen King to John Steinbeck, some of the greatest authors of all time have used Tarot cards to ignite their creativity…
There are thousands of decks available, many inspired by books, movies, myths and many more. I am obsessed with buying new decks- I am a complete magpie for them.
The Deck usually consists of 78 cards. It is split in two. The Major Arcana and the Minor.
The major consists of 22 cards and tells you which universal force is surrounding you. These cards are probably the most famous, with cards such as Lovers, The Devil, and Death.
The minor consists of 56 cards which are divided into 4. Usually, these are Swords, Wands, Cups, & Pentacles. Many modern decks, reimagine these into different elements, such as Earth, Air Fire & Water.
In my very humble opinion, Tarot cards are for guidance. I’ve known people to LIVE by the cards, but honestly let them nudge you ever so slightly into figuring your own life out.
Tarot for Writers
In the next few weeks, I am going to blog about the ways in which Tarot can be used as a tool for writing. including, Character Creation, plot, setting, and writer’s block.
I’ll be even including some exercises and layouts.
For now, I’ve attached a FREE Cheat Sheet which I created to help myself out…
PDF – Tarot Cheat Sheet
JPG – Tarot Cheat Sheet
Can’t wait to see where this goes!!
Decks: The Wild Unknown, Crystal Visions, & Raider Waite