I realised that I hadn’t posted any new blog pieces since January 26 because nothing was calling to me as a subject. So I thought, “Why not reflect on the Majors/Trumps of the tarot and use them to brainstorm blog topics.” As I did so, I realised that this brainstorming session would be today’s blog piece. So, based on various deck images and the concepts that often come to my mind about the Majors, my list is below. Brainstorming is about quantity rather than quality, so some of the ideas generated will be used for future posts and others will not.
FOOL. The role of faith/belief in tarot, reiki, or any practice. Our calling as something marginalised or fringe or outcast. Optimism for these times.
MAGICIAN. Tarot and magick. How to be discerning about any of these tools, fields, and practices. Doing readings, treatments, etc. at fairs or public venues.
PRIESTESS. Intuition/psychism. Tarot, reiki, and/or circle as spiritual practice. The Oracle at Delphi’s admonition to “Know thyself”.
EMPRESS. Tarot-based recipes. Creating and maintaining safe space for sessions. Bringing in and employing all the senses in consultations.
EMPEROR. Tarot for business. Leadership. Real Men Use Tarot.
HIEROPHANT. Teaching tarot, reiki, circle, and/or journalling. The philosophy behind what I do. Tributes to my various teachers/mentors.
LOVER(S). Tarot for groups, pairs, or communities. Cooperative ventures (cross-referring with other practitioners?). What unifies the various components of my life and work.
CHARIOT. Taking my work on the road. Tarot as navigation tool (as a sort of GPS for living). Warrior with a cause.
JUSTICE. Maintaining balance/equilibrium. Equal return for effort put out — compensation for what we do as self-employed visionaries. Client as peer/equal.
HERMIT. Tarot for meditation. Tarot and/or reiki for oneself. Knowledge/wisdom that I’ve gained thus far.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE. Fate, destiny, and choice. The ripple effect of readings, treatments, and workshops. Tarot (or divination in general) for gambling/lotteries.
STRENGTH. Tarot for animals. Reiki for animals. How to survive. The innate instinct to divine/Know.
HANGED ONE. Surrendering to process. The sacrifice that must be offered before transformation or insight can take place. Different/opposite perspectives.
DEATH. Tarot for grief. Tools and processes for endings/transitions. Palliative tarot, palliative reiki, or palliative circle process.
TEMPERANCE. Tools for healing. Blending the tools I use with other tools/modalities (or not). Tarot-based cocktails/beverages.
DEVIL. Boundaries for practitioners. Shadow work. Practitioner as “devil’s advocate”.
TOWER. Quick sessions (pros and cons). What to do with broken up, used up, mangled up decks. Sustaining ourselves in times of disaster/surprise.
STAR. Tarot and astrology. Tarot for prosperity. “Stars” of tarot, circle process, and/or reiki.
MOON. Tarot as mirror or feedback tool. A lunar cycle spread/map. Night-time questions for reflection.
SUN. A solar-based spread/map. Tarot for children/youth. Morning questions for reflection and revitalisation.
JUDGEMENT. Evolutionary tarot. Tarot and music/sound. Tarot and/or circle for important rites of passage.
WORLD. Tarot, circle, and/or reiki for the world, for the well-being of the planet. Moving or dancing the tarot images (benefits etc.). The power of choice. Transpersonal tarot, circle, or healing.
Which of these, if any, call out to YOU? And what other topic ideas might the Trumps suggest?