Tarot and Your Art

As an artist, sometimes it can be confusing to know which way to go in your art.  Maybe you have ideas for a few different directions you could go in, or maybe you want clarity on a new project.  Look no further than your nearest tarot deck for inspiration and ideas that could lead you down exciting new paths in your art.

The thing with creativity is sometimes you have so many ideas, it can be difficult to figure out which ones to do right now and which ones to work on in the future.  Or maybe you have an idea for a series but would like some insight into how to best maximize the potential of your idea.  Tarot is perfect for times such as these!  Simply pull three cards, the one on the left symbolizes the past, the middle card is for the present and the third card is for the outcome.  Or do a more in depth reading following the book that comes with your specific deck.

In the following readings I wanted some fresh inspiration for the blog.  So I pulled three cards from each of my two decks...

The first card represents the past related to the situation, the second represents the present and the third is the outcome

The first card represents the past related to the situation, the second represents the present and the third is the outcome

This reading tells me that good luck will come my way if I follow my heart.  To be creative and innovative, and to branch out and go in new directions.    

The second reading I did was with the Archangel Oracle Deck.  I have my deck housed in a decorative box that I collaged and painted.

The present

The present

The future

The future

Another way to use oracle decks is to pull a single card.  If you are looking for ideas for a project, pulling a card can give you a fresh perspective or a jumping off point to get started in a new direction.  Pull a card, read in the accompanying book and then journal out whatever insights or ideas come to mind.

I do readings when I start bigger projects that will take a bigger commitment.  I also consult the Guardian Angel Tarot Deck when I want to see my art and life in a new way.  The deck shows me possibilities where I couldn't see them before.  

Nobody knows how tarot works.  Simply doing a reading can impact the outcome of your project because it can give you so many new ideas and inspiration along the way.  Even the illustrations on the cards are very inspirational.  Maybe the card you pull will have a color palette or theme that you would like to explore in a project.  Or you might get an idea for a whole new direction to go in.  Give a reading a try sometime and supercharge your creative life!  I love these two decks and they are here to stay!