Color of the day: Crimson
Incense of the day: Nutmeg
Separate out the suits of your favorite tarot deck to create four piles:
Alternately, use whichever elemental associations work best for you.
Before shuffling each pile, close your eyes and ask how best to work with each element in regard to your question/situation, then draw a card. For this reading, think of upright and reversed cards as turning the volume either up (upright) or down (reversed) in regard to a particular energetic expression. For example, if you interpret the Two of Pentacles as balance in earth matters, then upright could suggest a need for more balance, while reversed could indicate the benefit of shaking things up. Weave together the messages of all four cards to get full-spectrum guidance on how best to approach your current situation.
Optional: Draw a major arcana card to explore what life lesson this experience is helping you to learn.