Congrats once again to all of the Challenge Champions joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Challenger
With that exciting milestone behind us, it’s time to turn to the next page, er, card .
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Tarot cards have been around for centuries, delighting readers with their insights into the unknown. As one of the most popular methods of divination around the world, it is likely that those with an interest in the magickal arts will find themselves dealing with tarot at one point or another.
This week, the challenge is all about working with tarot
If you’re new to working with the symbolic cards, you might consider learning some background knowledge to help you feel prepared before you begin. Here are few tarot warm-up suggestions:
No deck? No worries! There are several apps and websites where you can read tarot digitally.
→ Investigate tarot app suggestions in Good Witchy Apps
→ Use an online Tarot Card Generator
Or you can print out your own tarot cards:
It is even possible to use a regular deck of playing cards to read tarot!
Got your cards or tarot app on hand? Are you ready?
It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
There are so many wonderful ways to use tarot in your magickal practice! Here are just a few suggestions of things you might do for the challenge this week:
As you get started and are developing your budding tarot skills, it is wise to keep it simple. Practice learning how to read the cards for yourself in a self-reading.
Keep it simple with spreads that use just one or a few cards at a time:
You can also use these Printable Tarot Spreads to help you gain confidence with beginner spreads:
If you’re more confident with your skills and have never tried it before, why not try reading tarot for someone else?
While reading for ourselves is a wonderful practice, internal bias and our own desires can be more prevalent in self-readings and can interfere with our interpretations.
Reading for others takes you outside of your own mind and can help to develop your skills in a new and creative way!
Interest in tarot is prevalent in pop culture and stretches far beyond the magical community. While tarot may not be for everyone, if you ask someone close to you, you may be surprised to find how many people are curious about a tarot reading- whether they believe in the magickal arts or otherwise!
If you’ve built up the basic skills and are ready for more complexity in your tarot practice, feel free to try a more complex spread.
These spreads have many cards and dig into various issues surrounding a question, problem, or inquiry.
Looking for more? Find additional Tarot Spreads here!
Like keeping a Grimoire, Book of Mirrors, Book of Shadows, or Dream Journal- there is a lot to be gained in keeping a referenceable log of your tarot readings.
There are so many ways to use and explore tarot! From divining the future to using the cards as inspiration for works of art
Here are a few more resources for learning about tarot:
- Can You Do That? Tarot Misconceptions
- Help with Beginning to Read and Understand Tarot
- Cross-Checking Divination Methods to Improve Readings
- The Talented Kasie’s Tarot Haiku Poems
- And the many other Tarot Discussions in the forum
And feel free to be creative with how you approach this challenge!
All witches are welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you have to share your experience with the forum.
- Your experience working with tarot
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, July 13th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-07-13T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Tarot reveals the future and what’s in the heart, to learn divination it’s a great way to start!
Happy tarot readings and blessed be