Updated: Nov 16
Weaving Stories with Tarot: Unlocking Meaningful Readings
One of the most captivating aspects of the art of tarot is the ability to weave stories and narratives through the cards. Today, we'll dive into the secrets of crafting flowing, cohesive readings that captivate and inspire. At the heart of this technique is our unique system, which is based on keywords.
Keywords: The Building Blocks of Tarot
In the High Priestess Tarot School, we begin by assigning keywords to each card. These keywords serve as the foundational building blocks for your readings. The keywords provide depth, color, and meaning to each card.
Our unique approach emphasizes understanding and embracing keywords. They are the keys to unlock the stories hidden within the tarot. By exploring the keywords assigned to each card, we tap into a wellspring of interpretations, allowing the cards to come alive with purpose and significance.
Crafting a Cohesive Reading
The magic of weaving a story in your tarot reading lies in the seamless flow from one card to the next. It's about creating a narrative that not only makes sense but also touches the heart and soul of the querent. Here's how you can do it:
Start with the Scene: Begin your reading by setting the scene. Describe the current situation or question that the querent is bringing to the table. Use keywords to paint a vivid picture of the present.
Characters in the Cards: Each card is a character in your story. Explore the keywords of the first card, linking them to the scene you've set. How does this character fit into the current situation? What role do they play?
Transitioning with Keywords: As you move to the next card, consider how its keywords connect to the previous card's narrative. Are they in conflict, harmony, or transformation? This is where the story truly begins to unfold.
The Plot Thickens: With each new card, the plot thickens. Use the keywords to build suspense, intrigue, or revelation. Let the story evolve naturally, drawing the querent into its depths.
The Climax and Resolution: Your final card should be the climax and resolution of the story. How do its keywords tie all the elements together? What is the ultimate message or guidance for the querent?
The Tarot Reflections Journal: Your Companion on the Journey
To enhance your ability to craft meaningful stories with tarot, we introduce the Tarot Reflections Journal. This journal is your trusted companion, designed to aid you in exploring and deepening your relationship with each card's keywords.
Features of the Tarot Reflections Journal:
A dedicated page for each tarot card, featuring its name, number, image, suggested keywords for both upright and reversed positions, numerology, element, astrology, and yes/no indications.
Your primary keyword: Discover the keyword that resonates most with you for each card, making the card uniquely yours.
Journal questions: Thought-provoking questions that help you understand your personal connection with the card, encouraging self-reflection and insight.
20 Reading Journals: Dedicated space to record your tarot readings, track your progress, and document the stories you create.
Incorporating the Tarot Reflections Journal into your tarot practice will deepen your understanding of keywords and empower you to craft flowing, meaningful readings that resonate with your querents.
Weaving stories into your tarot readings is an art, and the key to mastery lies in understanding and embracing the keywords of each card. With practice, you'll find yourself crafting readings that captivate and inspire, leaving a lasting impact on those you read for. Remember, the Tarot Reflections Journal is your steadfast companion on this magical journey, enriching your connection with the cards and amplifying the stories you tell.
Have you explored the power of keywords in your tarot readings? Share your experiences, insights, and the stories you've woven in the comments below. Let's continue to inspire and support each other on this incredible path of tarot.