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Using Tarot Cards in Spellwork
« on: November 20, 2011, 01:23:04 pm »
First, off, Hello again. =) I've disappeared for some time. We moved across country and all that jazz.

I'm hoping you all could give me your opinion/experience.

I've heard here and there that some people utilize their tarot cards in their spells. Does this lend extra energy? If you have done this, has it helped any?

Also, how would you go about using your cards for magic? Does the major arcana or minor arcana help best?

Basically, this is pretty new to me. Any info would be greatly appreciated, as always. =)
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Re: Using Tarot Cards in Spellwork
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 05:56:15 pm »
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I've heard here and there that some people utilize their tarot cards in their spells. Does this lend extra energy? If you have done this, has it helped any?

Generally, I think it is more of a way to focus your spell than a source of extra energy. Using Tarot cards associated with spell goal helps focus the energy toward that goal.
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Re: Using Tarot Cards in Spellwork
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 07:09:35 pm »
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Also, how would you go about using your cards for magic? Does the major arcana or minor arcana help best?

 
What Randall said, mostly - they're a great way to focus your intention more clearly, rather than, say, a tool that's lending power or oomph to your working directly.

The way I most commonly use them is to pick a card (sometimes 2 or 3, if it's a bigger/longterm working) and use it as a focus. This works especially well for me if I'm doing something where I leave the altar set up for a period (a prosperity working with a daily component that goes on for a period of time, for example, might have the 10 of Pentacles on it. A long-term "open my life to love" spell might have the Lovers on it.)

I might also use the card as an anchor for other symbology - for example, if I'm also making a talisman or drawing for a focus, I might use the card to give me ideas for symbols, shapes, or associations. Ditto on colors.

As to major vs. minor arcana - honestly, it depends on the focus of the working. Thinking back, I'm somewhat more inclined to use the minor than the major, just because there are more cases where that's the best fit for practical workings. But I can definitely think of times I'd use a Major card
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Re: Using Tarot Cards in Spellwork
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 07:11:19 pm »
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what i said

 
Thank you guys! As always, much appreciated. =)
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