Being a writer can be frustrating at best. It’s a lot of work in isolation without a lot of feedback. There’s rejection letters which might be a line or two, and there are sales, but it’s difficult at best to determine which marketing efforts produced which results. But one of the joys of tarot is that they can take an old story and paint new life into it.
So, like the writer in the box to the left, we may feel completely broken down, but a card or two turns up and we find ourselves renewed and ready to rewrite again.
So how can tarot help the writing process?
First, the archetypes of the tarot really speak to a writer’s unconscious. We work with those archetypes, whether we know it or not. The Lovers speaks to choices and Death speaks to transitions. We might be channeling the Chariot and making impressive forward motion when the muse is with us. Or, we might be the Hermit, wandering in search of our own story’s truth.
Like your own writing, your ability to use the tarot to help with it is limited only by your imagination. Pull a card to determine a key plot point. Do a Celtic Cross spread to learn more about the main question your heroine has to solve. Or, use our Book Pyramid Tarot spread to get in depth with the story idea, including what you need to look out for, your character’s best and worst qualities, and if this is the book for you.
Or maybe you just need to find an image that will spark your imagination and a new story. Tarot, after all, paints new life wherever it goes, and that includes your imagination.
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This blog entry is dedicated to a very good friend who allowed me to use my tarot skills to help her with a very cool story.