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I read Tarot cards a lot. I used to give readings for pay, even. I like pulling a card now and then to get an idea of what I’ll be up against for the day, get a different view of the situation, or just give myself something to think about.
Today, however, I am not going to use them for divination purposes.
Depending on your needs, Tarot cards can be much more than a divination tool. You can craft a love charm by tying two cards (chosen to represent the consenting individuals involved) together with a red ribbon. You can use the appropriate card as a stand-in for a petitioner or taglock for a healing spell.
Today, I’m going to use it as the focus for some prosperity work. I’ve got the nine of pentacles, representing where I want to be– prosperous, self-assured, not limited by financial worries. I chose cinquefoil to go with it because this herb, also called five finger grass due to its five-pointed leaves, represents wealth, power, love, health, and wisdom. It’s a prosperity herb par excellence, and it isn’t solely limited to monetary prosperity either. Today’s a good day for this spell because Wednesday has to do with commerce and communication. As someone who makes money through communication via art and writing, that planetary energy certainly couldn’t hurt!
What I’m doing is essentially a basic stone-empowering ritual. I’m using this card as a focus for the energy I want to infuse the stone (a heat-treated citrine tumblestone) with. When it’s ready, I’ll place it in a little bag with the cinquefoil and a few coins and put the card back into my deck.
Do you use Tarot cards for anything other than divination? How do they figure in your practice?