Literary Witchery, Tarot, Tarot for Writers

#LitWitchJune & Updates…

I do love Sunday afternoon..

Mostly, its the time I get to cook dinner, bath then read till I’m too tired. Today is no exception, but before I do I would like to send out a few updates about what I am up to with Literary Witchery.

Bookstagram: 

I solidifying my Purple, Black and White Brand with the purchase of new artificial flowers. img_20180602_123555_897

and if you didn’t notice, everything I bought is purple…

My Spooky theme for June is up, and here is my Challenge for June:

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Writing:

I recently discovered a podcast and website called The Worried Writer. Author Sarah Painter helps people to smash through blocks, and cope with self-doubt, two things I struggle with.

http://www.worriedwriter.com

I’ve also created business cards. I haven’t got a business, per se but I’ve been to enough writing/literary festivals to know I always feel inadequate without them. They should be delivered soon, and I am super excited.

On the actual writing front, I have been in a huge slump. Once I feel like I am beginning to crawl out from. I so now realize that that other stresses such as workplace troubles, cause me to ‘block’ I need to be able to look past this and I am working on it.

Tarot: 

I’ve been working on creating some spreads for Character building for Tarot. once I’ve sorted these I will be creating the initial journey from Fool to World. Plus, I’ll be looking at creating some worksheets.

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Reading: 

I almost forgot. I am currently reading Blood Rose by Danielle Rose. Its a gorgeous YA trilogy about Vampires and Witches. It’s Intense, but a great read.

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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

 

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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