Literary Witchery, Tarot

Tarot Review: Eight Coin Tattoo Tarot

My first Tarot deck I am going to review is stunning. It’s by the very talented Lana Zellner, Check out her Instagram: Here.  The artwork is phenomenal, and I can’t stop staring at them.

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So let’s start with the box, it’s a Hardshell with finger grooves at the side to assist in opening, The first thing I notices was a folder poster, which practically lept out of the box.

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Next came the guidebook, It’s by far the best I’ve ever seen. The Images are in COLOUR, and the side pages have small tabs, for each of the suits and Major Arcana. The guide begins to describe her creating/drawing process

Next, the cards, they are very slippery, but overall a nice feel to them. There are 82 cards overall. six of the cards, have an original drawing from the first version of the deck. I personally have removed these ones, because, although nice cards, I would work with just the 76 cards.

The tattoo imagery is neo-traditional, as in the vintage tattoo that screams 1950s hillbilly, but that I am totally having for my first tattoo.. whenever that happens

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Ultimately, I am really looking forward to using this deck, more, and the rich imagery is spellbinding.

You can purchase the deck from Amazon.

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Literary Witchery, YA

Beltane, Books, & Magic

Happy Beltane & Welcome to Literary Witchery…

White magic in the air. Tarot, Oracle, Runes, Tea Leaves, crystals, and incense.

I love to celebrate seasons, and I am lucky enough to live in a country where each season is identifiable.

Beltane is celebrated today, which in the Celtic Calendar; May 1st in the northern hemisphere,  and the 31 October in Southern Hemisphere.

Beltane is often referred to as May Day, and although not yet summer, it is the marking of the seasons from spring to summer.

Spiritually, the veil between this world and the spirit world is thin, like at Halloween. Beltane is also a time for fertility and maypoles. Everything about this season is bright, the flowers, the grass, the sky and the leaves on the trees.

Summer is Coming…

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Books & Magic

From the 1st of May, Literary Romance will become Literary Witchery. I am a witch, and it’s something I have kept buried inside of me especially that creatrix inside of me.

My passion for books, and for spiritual development has always been treated as two separate things, but really, I’ve found that writing to heal is a powerful experience, and I hope at some point to show you some of my healing words.

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What Can I expect from this blog?

Book Reviews, Writing tips, Tarot/Oracle Deck Reviews, Nature wonder & recipes.

A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic – Carl Sagan

 

 

Literary Witchery, Tarot for Writers, Writing

Tarot Tuesday: Tarot Lowdown Plus FREE Tarot Cheat Sheet

From Stephen King to John Steinbeck, some of the greatest authors of all time have used Tarot cards to ignite their creativity…

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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.

About Tarot

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.

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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!!

Love Kirsten

Decks: The Wild Unknown, Crystal Visions, & Raider Waite

 

Literary Witchery, Oracle for Writers, Tarot for Writers, Writing

Writer’s Block?… Consult the Cards…

Untitled design (1)I use Oracle/Tarot Cards to generate ideas.

This may seem a little kooky to some out there but it’s a really great exercise.

For example, I use the New Age Hipster Cards to write a small piece of writing a day, just to keep my creative juices flowing. I just pick a card at random,  and just free write.

 

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New Age Hipster Oracle Cards

I also use them, if I have a little bit of Writer’s Block. I come away from the story that I am writing, and I pick a card and write something about it. This gives me a chance to have a break from being stuck, and a chance to recharge.

Personally, I have only ever used Oracle & Tarot Cards as a thought-provoking exercise, both in writing and in life.  Like most forms fortune telling, the ‘messages’ are very broad. For example, the infamous death card means destruction or corruption, or simply a change is coming. Neither negative or positive.

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Rider Waite Tarot

Using creative tools is something I am interested in developing in my writing. I’ll be writing some tips and updates as I go along.

Cards:

New Age Hipster: Link to Website

The Original Rider Waite Tarot: Amazon

Further Reading: Tarot for Writers by Corinne Kenner