You have a unique writing style. Your voice is unlike everyone else’s.
One of the easiest and fun ways I know to reveal your uniqueness is through the practice of writing with tarot cards.
If you’ve lost some of the joy in writing, keep reading. I know you’re going to love this!
If you’ve never been exposed to the wonderful world of tarot cards – welcome! I’ll be giving a brief introduction on what tarot cards are and show you how to include them in your writing process via the use of writing prompts.
My dad bought me my first tarot deck when I was a kid. He encouraged me to explore all my psychic abilities. What I quickly learned as a kid pulling tarot cards for my friends and family is that tarot cards have the power to help people who are struggling to make big decisions achieve a sense of inner peace and feel more empowered in their lives.
If you’ve ever had a reading you know what I’m talking about! If you’ve never worked with tarot cards – I’m super excited to be making that introduction for you right now.
Writers are storytellers and I love a good story. In fact, I love words. I am and have been a writer my whole life. From the stories I wrote in my three-ring binders as a kid, the journals I kept backpacking across 57 different countries, the articles I wrote as a journalist, and as the managing editor at a talk news radio station in the nation’s third largest market (❤️shout out to Chicago!❤️) – I know one thing for certain. Words are wonderful. If there is something I can do to help you invest more into your writing life, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
What I’ve learned in a decade and a half of personal experience writing, editing, producing and managing multimedia content for reporters, broadcasters, authors, major media corporations and Fortune 500 companies is that having a guide in your writing journey is invaluable. Guides are people who have set an example and done the things you want to do or give you the support, insight and encouragement you need to pursue your dreams.
Writing is hard. It’s filled with moments of crushing self-doubt. Writer’s block. Isolation. The overwhelming fear of rejection. But we keep returning to it because…
These are the things we forget when we lose track of time and find our writing ‘zone’. When someone reads our story 5 years after we write it and feels understood or seen or a little less alone in the world – we know we have left our legacy.
Writing is magical because words allow us to experience a connection with another human being that transcends time and space.
We become the hero in our own writing journey every day we show up and write. We also unknowingly can become the hero for people we will never have the privilege or honor to meet in our daily lives because of the words we have the courage to write down and share with the world.
Tarot For Life’s Journey
Many of my tarot clients have questions about their career or relationships. They are wondering ‘should I quit my job?’ or ‘what can I do to attract a romantic partner?’ – they seek guidance on which direction is best for them.
Often during a tarot reading my client will have an ‘aha’ moment – something that resonates with them – which is a clear indication that what is being said, felt or expressed is the direction they want to be going in.
To get an idea of what it’s like to have a tarot reading you can click the video above (I’ve skipped to the tarot reading portion for your convenience) or you can read this blog post.
Tarot For Writing
My hope for you is that during the tarot card writing prompt exercise that you have an aha moment – or you feel a sense of truth coming from your writing that you haven’t felt before or in a long time – even something as wonderful as reconnecting with your inner writer and finding that the words just seem to flow out of you.
Tarot cards can be used by writers to break through writer’s block or as an additional tool in your toolbox – another way to tap into your creativity when it comes to your writing.
Tarot Cards – The Basics
There are 78 cards in a tarot deck.
Each of the 78 tarot cards has a traditional meaning, but there are also important symbols, significant colors, and numbers that can be interpreted from the card. Or you may receive information from a card intuitively!
I encourage you to use any and all of this information when you are writing with tarot cards.
If you’d like to understand how to perform a one card tarot reading, click here. I have written instructions on how to properly form a question, read and interpret the tarot card you pulled, and how writing helps you process the information you received during your reading.
There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana.
Click to see an example of a Major Arcana card: The Chariot
There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana.
The Minor Arcana consists of four different suits: Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups.
Each suit has 14 cards.
Click to see an example of a Minor Arcana card: Ten of Pentacles
Tarot Card Writing Prompt Exercise
Welcome to your writing adventure!
Tap into the power of your creativity using tarot cards.
Writing Prompt: Write a 500 word summary of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. With one exception. The setting of the tale has changed. The tarot card will guide you regarding the where (location) and when (time).
Tarot Card Writing Prompt Exercise – Beginner: The Lovers
Tarot Card Writing Prompt Exercise – Advanced: Select Your Own Card