Every Picture tells a Story
The Tarot can be much more than just a tool for psychic readings. It can also be a great source of inspiration for creating stories, poetry, songs and even blog posts, and is a great way to stimulate your imagination and boost your creativity. The deck is comprised of seventy eight individual magical pictures, each with its own story to tell. There are several different ways that you can do this.
One card method
The easiest way to do this is to take one image and focus on it. Take, for example, the ten of wands. In many packs this cards shows a figure carrying a large bundle of great big sticks. He carries them awkwardly in front of him, so he cannot see where he is going. So here we have the first component of a story- a central character, and a situation; our character carries a load that looks too heavy for him.
But there is still more to see. Ahead of our hero, a little way off, stands a building, which could be the location of the story. If so what is the building? And why is our man trudging so doggedly towards it? The answers to these questions can provide you with the material for an interesting story, poem or song. Choosing this card for a blog post could stimulate ideas about the burdens people carry, or how we sometimes cannot see what we are moving towards. So one card can give you a lot of material to work with.
Multi card methods
You can also take this further by using several cards to create your story. There are two ways of doing this. The first is to choose the cards you want to use. You may choose one of the court cards, the queen of cups or maybe the knight of swords, as your hero or heroine. Then you could choose a major card, such as the Tower or the Wheel of Fortune as the theme for your piece. The numbered cards of each suit can provide the details and events you need, a cups card could be showing you an emotional situation, one of the pentacles could show the way to wealth.
The other way is to select your cards at random and see what the Tarot offers you. Choosing one card as hero/heroine, one as theme, and two or three as the events that make up the story. This method can also be used for a blog post, just three cards can give you a main theme and the aspects of it that you wish to comment on. This method can be the more exciting of the two as you will not know in advance what the Tarot might offer you and it is highly likely that you will discover something you need to know about yourself in your writing.
PUBLISHED: 16 NOVEMBER 2015