Tarot and Writing

One of the things I forgot to mention after my trip to Rockhampton a couple of weeks ago, was the gorgeous gift my sister gave to me while I was there. I don’t know how I could have neglected to tell about this, but there you go it’s BLASS (Brain like a sieve syndrome).

The cards are an early birthday gift from my sister and the deck is The Dragon Tarot by Nigel Suckling.

They’re gorgeous cards to look at, and sweet to work with.

Back of Cards

back of cards

I fell in love with them the minute I touched them, they just have a beautiful ‘vibration’ to them.

I’ve done a little work with them the past few nights, using them to brainstorm ideas and outline a novel I want to write after I finish my current WIP.

I did a course in “Tarot for the Writer” last year and find this a brilliant way to unlock my creativity and inspire me to think outside the box.

I don’t do tarot readings for real people, but I have done them for characters. In fact, my novel Hunter’s Dawn: Laying the Ghosts was inspired by a tarot spread which I did for the main characters.

If you’d like more information about “Tarot for the Writer” the course I did is run by Tarot by Arwen. It was an interesting course and has been helpful to me in my writing since I did it.

Anyway, back to the cards. The imagery on them is utterly gorgeous and they handle better than any tarot deck I own. I think these will become my favorite set!

Ace of Pentacles

Ace of pentacles

As a tool for creativity, I think Tarot works, because of the randomness of turning over a card to see what is depicted. It could be kind of like the method some writers employ of rolling a dice, or drawing a plot device out of a hat. Plus you get the mystical magical feeling that tarot cards impart to the whole deal.

I’ve also recently purchased a book by the title Tarot for Writers by Corinne Kenner which I am looking forward to receiving in the mail. Anything to keep those creative synapses firing!

So, thanks to my Sis, I have got a deck of cards that just sizzles with creative energy whenever I touch it, and hopefully, that will inspire many a plot point to come!

You can find more information about all the cards, books, and courses mentioned in this blog by following the links below!

Hunter’s Dawn: Laying the Ghosts

The Dragon Tarot by Nigel Suckling

Tarot by Arwen

Tarot for Writers

About megleigh

When not busy writing, Meg Leigh spends her time tending to the most pampered flock of chickens on Australia’s east coast. She would really like to have dragons, but has settled for chickens because they come pretty close. If you need proof of this, try offering a flock of chickens raw meat! (Meg would like to advise she accepts no liability for loss of fingers!) Meg also enjoys reading, keeping fit with her bunch of madcap mates at the local park, and spending time with her adult offspring whenever their schedules allow.
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3 Responses to Tarot and Writing

  1. Arwen says:

    That Dragon deck is really amazing. So glad you are still getting things out of the workshop. 🙂

  2. Arwen says:

    Very good! That makes me a happy girl.

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