Well, another Tarot Tuesday has rolled around, and guess what?
I have no questions in the queue to answer. How is that possible? Not too long ago, I had so many questions I couldn’t handle them all.
I figure, though, that it’s all good. Maybe I need to do something different for today’s Tarot post. In thinking about this, I was inspired to talk about Tarot as a manifestation tool. I’d like to think that perhaps people need this highlighted more than they need a personal reading at this time.
Many years ago, when I was a fervent student of Wicca, I purchased a wonderful book called Tarot Spells by Janina Renee. It was a wealth of information about how to use Tarot cards as part of spellwork. Now, some people get a little nervous when I speak about spells and magick. Let’s remember that everything is energy, and magick, to me, is learning how to move energy around to a positive and desired end. The principles of manifestation tell us that we can bring into our lives whatever we need. The Universe is abundance, and as long as we are working with the highest and best intentions, we can create whatever we need.
The Tarot can be used as a focal point for this very work. Because Tarot is a beautiful and vivid pictorial system, focusing on the imagery in a certain deck with a certain focus can bring amazing manifestation results.
Let’s take, for instance, the idea of manifesting more prosperity and money. This seems to be on the minds of many these days, and I have people asking me quite often what they can do to keep their finances afloat. If you own a Tarot deck, you have a perfect tool for helping you to concentrate your prosperity manifestation energy. Today, I’m going to use the lovely Gilded Tarot for this exercise, which looks like this:
As you can see, this deck is rich and vibrant, which can only enhance your own visualization skills in this exercise. This work can be done with any Tarot deck, however.
Now, if you’d like to have more prosperity and abundance in your life, think about 3 cards in the Tarot deck that might symbolize this for you. Your mind may go immediately to the suit of Pentacles, which usually represent finances and money. Which Pentacle cards represent abundance and prosperity to you? Pull those out of your deck and set them aside. Now, one by one, go through the remainder of your deck, concentrating on prosperity energy and drawing out any cards that seem to resonate with this vibration. What Major Arcana cards represent prosperity and abundance to you? Try to find the most positive cards and the ones that speak the loudest to your intuition in this process.
Do you have your 3 cards? Good. Here are the ones I chose:
Major Arcana The Magician
8 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles
I chose a Major Arcana card to begin to indicate my belief in the larger Universe and that I am a co-creator with the Divine. I wanted a card that truly symbolizes manifestation power, and The Magician has always represented this to me. He uses all of the suits of the Tarot, all of his resources, to bring into being the outcomes he desires. I know that I am capable of being a Magician myself, as we all are, since it is our divine right to co-create with the Higher Power. I show my trust in the Universe and in Natural Law by choosing this card, taking responsibility for what I manifest, and promising myself that I will manifest only good, high, positive energies.
I chose the 8 of Pentacles because it represents doing good work and receiving the benefits, the payments, from this work. I always consider the 8 of Pents to be a creative work card, and I would like to be devoting more of my time to creative projects (like my writing work) that will result in payments and monetary results. I also want whatever I work on to be appreciated and Valued by those that seek my skills. The 8 of Pentacles perfectly reflects this energy.
My final card choice, the 9 of Pentacles, depicts a woman standing in a lush garden, surrounded by beauty and prosperity. She is happy and exudes a feeling of well-being, something I want very much to experience in my own life. The traditional meaning of the 9 of Pents is one focusing on having enough resources to redecorate, spend money on luxuries, and the like. I’d like to be in a financial position where I don’t have to worry about my resources and instead enjoy my life on every possible level. I know this can happen when I embrace the principles symbolized in my cards.
Once you’ve chosen your cards, think about why you’ve picked them. Jot down on a piece of paper why you feel attracted to your 3 cards and what each individual card represents to you and your quest for prosperity. Put together a little story from them. Mine might look like this: “Focusing on the higher wisdom of the abundant Universe, I realize my own power to manifest whatever I need. I receive many offers to work, and these offers will be from people who respect and value what I have to offer. I will feel creatively and joyfully fulfilled in my work, and I will be handsomely rewarded for the work that I do. My finances and other resources overflow, and I feel safe, happy, and fulfilled on every level.”
Once you’ve written down your ideas, take your cards somewhere you will not be disturbed, and lay them out in front of you so you can see them. If you like, light a candle and some incense, and play some quiet, meditative music. Take some deep breaths and align with your Divinity. Then look at your first card and see the energy of that card as a scene in your mind. Visualize yourself as a part of that energy–close your eyes if you need to, and allow the highest and best scenario to form in your mind. Link this to your second card, and then to your outcome card, and see the wonderful end that you wish to create. Know that what you see in your mind will come into being. Ask that this or something even better happen, for the good of all, with harm to none. When you’ve spent some time visualizing your prosperity, thank the Divine for co-creating this with you. Place your cards somewhere you can see them (on an altar, or on our nightstand, or on a dresser) so that whenever you walk past, you’ll remember the energy you’ve created in your meditation.
You can use Tarot in all kinds of visualization experiments like this one. Want a new relationship? Create one using your manifestation skills and 3 Tarot cards that represent the kind of partner you’d like to have. Need health in your life? Choose 3 cards to represent this and meditate on them. You can do this with all kinds of situations. You’ll never know what you can create until you do it!
Today is full moon energy, the perfect time to pack a wallop into your manifestation work. Try this exercise tonight–magickal tradition says that what you create on the full moon will manifest by the next full moon. I wish you lots of success and many blessings as you create using Tarot!
Next week, I’ll try to get back to doing a reading or two for Tarot Tuesday. But you’ve got to send in a question! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a question here on the blog.
Thanks everyone, and I’ll see you again soon.