People ask pretty regularly about how I select cards for the Everyday Tarot forecast column. Some have wondered what I ask, or how I know what to write about on a given day.
“Boom…here is your coffee and head on a platter” —Jenn Hillman, on Everyday Tarot
I draw cards specifically for the column, and most of the time, I just ask for what we need that day as a collective. Sometimes, I’ll ask a different question, or look for clarification after an initial card if get the urge to do so. Some days, I’ll feel like grabbing a particular deck or doing a 3-card spread or whatever. In other words, I just go with whatever flow I’m feeling.
Most of the time, I’ll pull cards for a few days in a single sitting, and write about them in the order they were drawn. That’s also why you’ll often see the same deck a few days in a row. I slate them to publish in time for your morning coffee.
My main rule is that I can’t cop out or plead lack of inspiration–whatever I get is what I work with. I don’t always fully grasp how the energy may express or why certain ideas might be important, but I chalk that up to my own range of vision, not Tarot’s. It seems to work.
In fact, I often have little idea what I’m going to say until I’ve heard myself say it, or don’t retain all I’ve said until I go back and review it, in the context of the day’s experience. But to me, the most important part is letting the Tarot talk, and I think I capture it well enough for it to be useful. That’s the goal, anyway.
Anything else you’re wondering about?