So, I have a great tarot quote I heard last night from Grey, an acquaintance: "Tarot is the signpost(s) on the highway of life." Love it and so true! Tarot can let you know when the exits, detours, closed roads and shortcuts are coming up - important information if we don't have a map! It can help make our journey smoother, less full of traffic jams, accidents and just getting lost. Think of Tarot as GPS - you can follow the directions or go your own way, but at least you know where you're going!
Now to the Magic part. Last night Grey, who has a drop-in tarot discussion group, talked about Tarot candle spells. Now I've done my share of candle workings (though admittedly nothing very deep or sophisticated), but what was new was his suggestion to choose a tarot card from any deck with good illustrations that best expresses whatever you'd like to change or manifest and print out that card (at the size that will fit around a candle in a glass container) and tape it to the glass. Do the usual thing of writing down what you'd like to manifest, adding symbols (like $ for prosperity) fold it and place it under the candle. Light the candle and keep it burning until it exhausts itself, though keep it safe in a fireplace, sand, bathtub, etc. If necessary, put the candle out when you sleep or go out (put the flame out by snuffing it rather than blowing it, as snuffing indicates this spell will continue, while blowing it signals the end of the magic).
Another new thing I learned from Grey was that he uses orange or yellow candles to manifest prosperity and success, rather than green, which is the usual choice. He sees orange and yellow as dynamic energetic manifestation energies, rather than the more tame and common green, and it makes a lot of sense. I love those fiery colors and I can see in aspirations and ambitions that sort of energy - the Wands energy in fact. Wands in Tarot as manifestations of fire are usually depicted in red, orange, yellow - hot colors - you want the heat and energy of aspiration, the sparks and fire of will. So, grab that bright candle, choose an appropriate card and fire away to make your dreams come true!
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I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.