Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by T. Susan Chang, author of the new Tarot Correspondences.
A lot of tarot readers draw a Card of the Day. It's a great practice, whether you do it for prediction, advice, encouragement, warning, learning, or simply for fun. But what if you thought of your Card of the Day not just as divination (where you get information about the future), but as magic (where you act to change future outcomes)?
A few years ago, I started writing a spell based on my cards each morning. It was fun, like writing the tiniest poem ever. But as I grew into the practice I began to realize that the spell was more than entertaining—it was powerful.
365 Tarot Spells
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Here is a ritual, with plenty of time to prepare it for June 20, to tap into the glorious energy of summer!
Ritual to Connect with Summer
The Sun card
Favorite summer items and symbols
Method, Visualization, and Meditation
Working with the seasonal energy is like working within the moon’s phases. The energy surrounds us; we need only to be open to it in order to access its gifts. The energetic qualities of summer include expression, vitality, harmony, contentedness, and celebration.
Gather seasonal energy like a weaver gathering silken strands. Sultry night, plump
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Witchy Mama, and the new Modern Spellcaster's Tarot.
While many Pagans use the tarot for divination and spellwork, the tarot's ability to further one's spiritual growth is not nearly as often recognized or utilized. We typically read the cards in order to decipher unknown aspects of the mundane reality of the future, and when we cast tarot spells it's often in the pursuit of an immediate, tangible, worldly goal. As Pagans, the concept of independent spiritual development is something a majority of us believe in, but how many of us actually use all the tools for
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, and the new 365 Tarot Spells.
Casting a spell is an enjoyable, mysterious, and empowering process. Spell ingredients are usually selected for the specific energies they innately possess. These energies should aid the caster in attaining her goal. Ingredients are also often selected for the metaphorical impact they offer the sorceress's psyche. Typical spell ingredients include herbs, foods, stones, gems, and candles colored to reflecting the caster's intent.
Tarot does not sprout from the ground like English lavender, grow heavily on tree branches like honey crisp apples, nor are they