Business or Personal Journalling with the Tarot

I’m currently on holidays and placed myself on an artist retreat because I’m just feeling a lot of new energy and creations wanting to come through and part of this is a hell of a lot of writing. We can all relate when when we want to get the creative juices flowing or want to shift some emotions we’ve been caught on and what has always helped me is journalling or painting with the tarot.

Yes painting! There are times when I’m sitting at the easel and I just feel stuck something is wanting to come through and I can feel it strongly but something emotional is also wanting my presence and with two very intense energies you can just imagine it’s about now I want to fucken scream! πŸ˜€

What always helps is pulling out a tarot deck that evokes a lot of emotion and for me two decks always cuts through it, my beloved Mary El Tarot and the Tarot of the Vampyres.

Tarot of the Vampyres

I’m a lover of darker themed decks to me they speak the truth of whats actually happening within the seer/seeker and in any situation questioned. There’s no fluff and I feel nothing is missed it gets to the point which is what I want. So if I’m feeling blocked when I paint one of these decks will make a show and I will shuffle and pull a few cards out till I can really feel my emotions peaking and then I bring that to the canvas occasionally glancing at the spread to keep things moving. It always works.

Journalling whether it’s personal or business, same deal. Don’t get caught on asking the cards anything just shuffle and pull cards out. We don’t want to go into interpretation when we are already feeling a lot just keep pulling cards and allow yourself to get lost in the images and let them speak to you. Have them in front of you while you write. Just write don’t judge or question it just allow whatever wants to come through you. I do this both personally and for business. Yep πŸ˜€ I use the tarot to create business ideas always and I just keep writing and the most amazing creations come through whether its pen or paint.

The Mary El Tarot

It’s here I want to say that if you don’t own a darker themed deck it really is worth the investment emotionally and spiritually to purchase one that speaks to you. You certainly can do this exercise with a lighter themed deck but I truly feel there’s something about the darker decks that take you in deep and that’s what we ultimately want is to deepen our relationship with self, this is what the journey’s all about.

If you give this a go let me know I would be interested to hear about your experience. xxxx

 

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Gather the Cards

 

So you’ve gathered the cards, love them dearly and yes the books have arrived and yes love laying out spreads but still you can’t really feel them speaking to you yet. Totally normal don’t panic it is flowing more than you know. It flows through subtly an energy begins to form between you and the cards even if it is frustration, uncertainty and sometimes even anger from being so frustrated but its forming and the relationship between you and the cards are speaking, you’re speaking through how you feel when you have them around you or in your hands whatever you’re feeling allow yourself to feel it. Don’t push it away, don’t distract it, don’t stop the connection between you and tarot system just allow it to be like any relationship that is intimate you WILL feel which is completely normal regardless of what society would like us to believe… keep going.

Within those moments of frustration journal it but before you do shuffle the cards and ask the question, ‘what’s blocking me from moving forward with my study with the tarot? I would go as far as saying just shuffle the major arcana cards and choose one and work with this card to reveal the fear and feelings behind the frustration.

You will see it actually isn’t the cards but our conditioned fear of deepening our relationship with ourself and with others. We are all so conditioned not to feel those scary emotions that are uncomfortable, taught to silence them, distract them and even be ashamed of them but we ALL feel them we’re human and our humanity is beautiful its definitely nothing to be ashamed of. We’re taught to distract our shadow selves (our heavier darker emotions) because it’s within the shadow, within the darkness is where light is born. Within the darkness is where you will find yourself… so be gentle and keep journalling the darker emotions, keep journalling through those times you feel numb or you feel nothing is moving it is moving you’re just feeling whats been locked away for some time.

The most important thing is to be gentle there’s no rush and you will be so pleasantly surprised what will be uncovered through this magical journey. So gather the cards it’s ok to feel. xxx

 

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The Devil card from the Mythic Tarot