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Discover How Tarot Can Transform Your Writing Process: 7 Steps To Storytelling With Tarot

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

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Tarot cards have long been used for divination and self-reflection, but did you know they can also be used for creative writing? With the help of the cards, you can tap into your intuitive side and let them guide you in creating a unique and compelling story.

The process of using tarot to write a story is similar to how one would use them for guidance. Each card in a deck has a unique meaning and symbolism, and by drawing a few cards, you can use these meanings and symbols to inspire a story. Here's how to get started:

  1. To begin, choose the cards that speak to you. Take some time to familiarize yourself with them and their meanings, paying attention to the symbols and images that resonate with you.

  2. Clarify your intention: Before you start drawing, take a moment to set your intention and determine what kind of story you want to write. This will help you to choose the right cards and stay focused.

  3. Draw a few cards: Once you have a clear intention, draw a few cards from your tarot deck. Choose a number of cards that feels right for you, but make sure to choose at least three cards to create a storyline.

  4. Interpret the meaning of the cards: Look at the cards you have drawn and interpret their meaning based on traditional symbolism and your own intuition. Think about how these meanings and symbols relate to the intention you set in step 2. For example, if you draw the Fool and the Magician, you might consider writing a story about a young apprentice who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and becomes a skilled practitioner of magic along the way.

  5. Create a story: Use the meanings and symbols you have interpreted to create a story. Think about the characters, plot, setting and any other elements that you want to include in your story. Don't be afraid to take risks and let your imagination run wild. The tarot cards can serve as a creative spark, leading you down paths you might not have considered otherwise.

  6. Fine-tune your tale: Once you have a rough draft, take a step back and review it. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the story is coherent and enjoyable.

  7. Revise and edit: Once you have a final draft, take some time to revise and edit your story. Look for any areas that need improvement and make the necessary changes. Remember, the cards are just a tool to help spark your creativity.

The story you write is entirely your own, so don't feel limited by the meanings of the cards. Use them as inspiration and let your intuition guide you in developing your story.

Remember to trust your gut and be open to wherever the cards take you, and you may be surprised at the amazing stories that unfold.

Issue One: Intuition, features a tale written using oracle storytelling. Return to us May 1st or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to read it.

Author: Amy Douglas

Issue One: Intuition Cover

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