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I used to be SO afraid of tarot cards! I mean, what if you got the “death” card?
But, in the last few years, I’ve learned so much about energy, crystals, and using various types of cards to guide my journaling sessions.
During the pandemic lockdown, I bought myself a tarot card deck. Specifically, I got the Real Talk Tarot cards, which looked more approachable — the cards have colorful illustrations that look like an iPhone interface.
The deck came with a book that explains what each card means and different ways you can lay out the cards.
Admittedly, I didn’t use the cards much until this year. Now, I use them every week to guide my journaling sessions.
I do a weekly layout — 8 cards, one for each day and one for the theme of the week — on Sundays or Mondays to see how my week will look. I like to think about what the cards mean and how that may translate into each day.
I also let Blanche pick a card to guide her week – ha!
I have really enjoyed using the tarot cards in this way — it frames my way of thinking, and it gives me something to focus on. I suffer from anxiety, and it’s easier for me to focus on one potential outcome of each day instead of endless outcomes, as weird as that may sound.
But, the cool thing about Tarot cards is… there’s no wrong way to use them!
You can lay them out however you want, use them for journaling or meditation or just for fun (I liked pulling cards on my birthday to see what the future holds).
I thought Tarot cards would be impossible to use, and scary, but they’re not!
Just in case these sound interesting to you, I thought I’d share some cute decks I found:
– Spoopy Tarot Cards | Spooky and cute for kawaii lovers
– Cat Tarot Cards | For cat lovers!
– Golden Girls Tarot Cards | Take your tarot to Miami Beach
– Affirmators Tarot Cards | These have animals and positive affirmations
– Pasta Tarot Cards | For pasta enthusiasts 🙂
If you haven’t tried Tarot cards, it’s the perfect time of year to start!
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