Gonzo Tarot – Two Can Play This Tarot Game

by Theresa Reed on July 24, 2014

Wanna become a tarot gunslinger?  Ready to get quicker on the draw, more efficient and more badass?  Gonzo Tarot is a series of quirky and unorthodox Tarotcises designed to get you thinking on your feet, overcoming your fears and gaining mad tarot skillz so that you can read under any circumstances.  Join me and get your tarot on!

gonzo tarot

Okay, tarotistas – it’s time to double the tarot trouble with a fun tarotcise!  You’ll need a pardner for this tarot game.


Here’s how to play The Quick Draw Interpretation Game:

Each person shuffles their deck and draws a card and lays it on the table, face down.  Whoever draws their card first will be the first position.  The second person’s card is in the second position.  Turn the cards over.

Now create an interpretation from those two cards. This is a joint effort.  Mash ‘em up.

Example: person one picks Ace of Pentacles; person two picks 5 of Pentacles.

Possible interpretations could be:

Company is sold, everyone is laid off.

Help is offered but you refuse to accept it and struggle on.

Riches to rags.

An investment turns into a loss.


Don’t have a buddy to do this with?  Look for my Card for the Day on Twitter or Six Second Tarot posts on Instagram or Vine and use that as a prompt.

(You may also want to check out the #tarotToo hashtag on Twitter and practice quick interps with fellow tweeters!)

Giddy up, tarot outlaws!



How To Create Your Own Tarot Affirmations

by Theresa Reed on July 23, 2014

tarot affirmations

What is an affirmation?  An affirmation is a statement that affirms something is true.  In New Age circles, it’s a positively worded statement designed to shift your thinking and manifest a desired outcome.

How do they work?  It’s the principle of what you focus on is what you attract. Therefore, if you are aiming your attention towards a positive goal, you bring it towards you.  (The same works in a negative aspect.  Constant worry or bitterness attracts more of the same.)

I’m all about creating my own affirmations and I find tarot to be a fun and useful tool for just that.  Why?  Tarot offers a visual aid, and that gives your intention some extra oomph!  (I am a very visually oriented person so I like having a focal point that I can see, not just a statement rambling around in my skull.)

Here’s how to work with tarot cards to create unique and effective affirmations:

Decide what you want to manifest.  Choose a tarot card to represent your goal.  Let’s say you are looking to attract new love.

So you pick the Ace of Cups.  The general meaning behind this card is:  new love, a new emotional beginning, an offer.

ace of cups

Take a moment to sit with the card and visualize your situation as you’d like it to be.  In our Ace of Cups example, you might want to picture yourself meeting someone and having an instant spark.  Add as many details to that picture as possible.  Meditate on how you will feel emotionally once you’ve manifested your goal.

Now, start working on creating a tarot affirmation.

Affirmations should always be stated in the positive and present tense.

The more specific, the better.

You may want to choose words such as:

I have ____________

I welcome _________

I am _____________

I am ready ____________

I am open _________________

I am open to receive ___________


Let’s use our Ace of Cups as an example:

I welcome a new relationship into my life.

I am open to meeting my life partner.

I am ready to receive a loving relationship.

I have a healthy, happy, loving relationship.

I am open to creating a healthy, long term relationship.

I am in a happy, healthy relationship.

Write your affirmation down and put it in a spot where you can see it every day, along with the chosen tarot card.  Speak your affirmation out loud a few times a day.  (I like to say mine first thing in the morning, preferably after meditation.  I also will randomly say the statement to myself throughout the day.  The more you say it, the more you program your consciousness towards your goal.)


Another method is to choose a card randomly.  Simply shuffle your deck and use the same method as above.

But what if you use the random method and pick a “bad” card like the 5 of Swords?

five of swords

Once again – focus on the positive aspect of the card.  The 5 of Swords is “victory through deceit”.  You might choose:

I am ready to be honest in all of my affairs.

I welcome fair play into my work environment.

I am ready to release all dishonesty from my life.

I always speak my truth.


Having trouble creating your own affirmations?  Find an affirmation that best represents your intent and then pick a tarot card that embodies the spirit of that affirmation.

For example:

“I have economic security.” ~ Napoleon Hill

For that affirmation, you may want to choose the Ten of Pentacles or The Empress.


Recommended books on affirmations:

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
by Napoleon Hill

E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout

You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise Hay

Tarot Affirmations: A wealth of affirmations inspired by the wisdom of the Tarot
by James Ricklef (this smart book has tarot affirmations galore already created just for you and for every purpose imaginable – the appendix section in the back is really good.)


One note on affirmations: they will only go so far – you must take inspired action in order to manifest your wishes.  For example, if you are setting an intention for a new job, you can’t just wait for it to show up – you’ll still have to make an effort by applying and going to interviews. The Universe can only do so much – you still need to do your part.

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”  ~ Napoleon Hill



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014

images from stock photography and the 1909 Rider Waite Tarot


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