Tarot Bytes: The Podcast
Bite-sized lessons for Tarot beginners
Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady
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Episode 201 – 10 ways to use Tarot in your everyday life
When we think about tarot, we usually associate it with divination. Tarot isn’t just for looking at the future. In fact, there are many ways you can use the Tarot in your everyday life.
Before I explore that, I also want to remind you that Tarot wasn’t originally intended for divination. It was created as a trick-taking game – and it is still played as a game in many parts of the world. If you want to learn how to play Tarot games, a quick search of the web will lead you to tutorials. Be sure to check that out.
Now, on to our subject.
These are some of my favorite ways to to use Tarot in your daily life.
1. Meditation. Pull a card from the tarot deck. You can choose a card consciously – or randomly. Set the card in a place where you can view it. Sit quietly, soften your gaze, and focus on the card. Breathe deeply. As you continue to contemplate the card, notice what thoughts arise. What is the card trying to tell you?
2. Set the tone for your day. Pull a card every morning. Ask the tarot: what do I need to know about my day? Journal any insights that come to mind. Now you’ve got the guidance for your best day!
3. Correspondence. Got an old deck laying around? Don’t throw it out! Instead, tuck them into greeting cards and send them off to your friends. I like to use a gold or silver marker to write something inspirational on the back. People love snail mail and there is nothing more fun than getting a tarot card in the PO Box!
4. Decision making. Not sure which restaurant to go to? Shuffle the cards, pick one for each option. Whatever card is the best determines your decision. Yay!
5. Creative prompts. If you’re wrestling with a creative block, grab your tarot deck! Pull a few cards. Use the images for inspiration!
6. Developing your psychic skills. Shuffle the cards and lay them face down. Draw one but do not turn it over. Instead, journal your thoughts, and then leave it alone. At the end of the day, turn the card over. How accurate were you?
7. Connecting with other people. I keep a mini tarot deck with me at all times. If I’m stuck in a long line or at a boring gathering, I take the cards out. It’s an instant friend maker!
8. Manifestation. Pick a card that best represents a goal you’d like to manifest. Keep this card on your manifestation altar. The image could help you remain focused on your outcome.
9. Picking a yearly theme. I love choosing a Major Arcana for the year. Here’s how you do it: add up your birth month and day with the current year. Reduce those numbers down until you arrive a number that aligns with a Major Arcana. Voila! You’ve got your theme!
10. Telling stories with your children. Children love tarot! If your kids are driving you batty, get your tarot deck and allow them to pick a few cards. Then, sit around making up stories based on the cards they drew. Everyone can take turns!
Okay, so those are a few fun ideas. I hope that inspires you to play with your cards in different ways too.
Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2021
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