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Tarot and spell work (Guest Post by Bernadette Montana)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Many people are interested in learning how to make their spell work more effective.  One way to do this, is to incorporate the tarot into your spells.

Have you ever thought of using the tarot in spells or magic? If you are already working with the tarot (and if you are reading this), then spells are great for manifesting whatever it is that you feel you need in your life. The only requirement is that you always concentrate on your goal. Simply direct your own energy into each of the cards to charge them. If you already work with the tarot, then you will already have a “psychic link” with your cards. I also recommend having an item that belongs or is related to the issue at hand. An example of this might be a photograph of a person, or a piece of jewelry. For money, use a piece of silver or gold etc.

To do almost any spell, pick out the one card (or cards) that most closely represent your intention, light a candle, burn the appropriate incense and say out loud what it is that you need in rhyme. Say this spell three times, let the candle and incense burn out and the spell is done!

Example: Money is what I need, may no harm come to none, so mote it be!

What is the purpose of your working?  Is it for money, love, or protection?  Having the correct implements will help you to achieve the results that you are looking for.

If you’re intention is to have more money in your life, then I would use the Pentacles/Discs as the suit of Pentacles is associated with money.  If your spell is about love, then I would use the suit of cups.  Cups is associated with love and emotions. A legal matter?  I would then use the suit of Swords.  I would use wands if I needed help with school, inspiration, projects or career.

Here is a chart that might help you pick the right cards for any given spell:

The suit of Cups: The element of water. Take a look at a cup. It is very feminine looking. A cup is meant to be filled with some kind of liquid such as water. We shed tears when we are emotional. Tears are made of water. Cups are associated with love, emotions and the feminine. This suit also represents issues of love and/or friendship.

The suit of Swords: The element of fire. If I were to put a sword in your hand, what would you do with it? Would you lay it down? Would you use for self defense? Would you stab someone with it? That says a lot about this particular suit. It is also associated with legal issues. A legal issue can be a battle of some sort. What are you battling? Are you fighting someone, or fighting for your rights? What kind of garbage are you trying to “cut” through?

The suit of Wands: This suit is associated with the element of Air. Wands can indicate a need to return to your “Artsy” side. You have creative, intellectual and artistic tendencies. Try to be rational and think logically.

The suit of Pentacles: The element of Earth. Pentacles are associated with money, but all money around the world is backed up by gold or silver. Where is that metal mined from? It all comes from the earth. You need to be grounded. Your family and traditions that make you feel grounded and more in touch with reality. What makes you feel grounded? Substance and Earth

Intentions Tarot Card
Peace, intuition and beauty The Moon, The High Priestess
For patience and overcoming limitations Strength
Love spells The Lovers, The two of Cups
Self confidence, new ideas, new travels The World
For self acceptance The Hanged man, Strength
To Enhance a Telepathic Link Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, And The Hanged Man
Magical Ability Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star
Concentration and Meditation Strength , The High Priestess , The Magician , The Star , The Hanged Man , The Wheel of Fortune , The Hermit , The World
Creativity Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star and The Fool
Dreams Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star, The Sun
To Banish Negativity From a Place Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star, The Sun, And The World
Psychic Attack Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, Justice
For Protection Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Hanged Man, The Wheel of Fortune, The Tower
Luck Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star, The Wheel of Fortune
To Overcome a Fear Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Hanged Man, The Devil, And The Sun
To Banish Obsession Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Hanged Man, Temperance, The Moon, The Sun, And The Chariot
To Strengthen Spirit The High Priestess, The Magician, The Hanged Man, The Chariot, Temperance, And The Sun
To Strengthen Love Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star, The Moon, And The Sun
To Find New Love Strength, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Star, The Moon, And The Sun

As you can see, that the choices are almost endless.  I hope that this helps you in using the tarot in your magickal spells.

Bio: I am a mom to 3 sons, a dog, 2 parrots and a bunny. I own a metaphysical shop named Brid’s Closet in Cornwall, NY. A 3rd degree priestess in the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca, a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner, a professional tarot reader and I teach the tarot at various stores in NY State, I taught the tarot at the Starwood Festival in 2007, 2009 and 2010. A pipe carrier in the Sun Bear tribe. I’ve also written articles for The Witches Voice in the past called What Does It Mean To Be A Pagan In Today’s World and The Good, the Bad and the Tarot reader. I also write for the Sacred Mists blog, and run The Newburgh and Cornwall Witches Meetup, and facilitate two festivals in Cornwall, The Winter Solstice/Yule Ball and The Beltaine festival.

Thanks for a great read Bernadette!

Thanks for stopping by! Well wishes to you all and have a great day!