Introducing Tarot Thursday Explorations

Starting next Thursday I’ll be launching a new feature on my blog, which I’ll be calling Tarot Thursdays.

So what will be happening is I’ll be going over a single card each week and explore the themes presented in the card and how it applies to storytelling. Those of you who have been following me over in the Chaos Pen blog should be already familiar with how I do this, but for those of you are new to the process I’ll give you the basic run down of it now.


Introduction of the Card

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So in this section I’ll just be introducing the card. Pretty straight forward. Nothing fancy.


Card Examples

Here I’ll be providing images from my collection. I currently own four decks. Three of them are physical decks and one, the Tarot of Dreams, is a digital deck that came with the Orphalese Tarot program when I purchased it. You can get a physical copy of that deck. I just haven’t had the chance to get my hands on it yet.

This is also the section where I will ask you to make your own assessment of the images in the cards before moving on to the rest of the exercise.


My Analysis of These Cards

This is a new section I’m adding to the feature for those used to the Chaos Pen blog. Here I will be sharing my impressions of the images of the cards and what I think they might mean. And you are completely free to disagree with me here. This isn’t about right or wrong. It’s about getting you to think and feel something.


Themes of the Card

On the Chaos Pen I shared links from the Learning the Tarot website and the keywords they gave for the card. I now will also be sharing links from the Biddy Tarot website and their keywords as well. The reason for this is not everyone gets the same impressions from these cards and in some cases it’s completely different. I would like to keep a broad perspective whenever possible to allow people to draw their own conclusions.


What this Card Means to Me

As I had over on the Chaos Pen, I will be sharing here my own free write as inspired by the card but I will now also be adding my chosen keyword or key phrase to associate with the card. The reason for this is that it will help solidify the meaning of the card in my mind, making it more useful to me when I use it in the randomized prompts later.


Music Playlist

As I mentioned before, I’ve been planning to update my Tarot card themed music playlists for the Chaos Pen Challenges to all instrumental pieces to make them more writer friendly so I’ll be doing that as I schedule these exercises.


The Writing Exercise

And finally here is the free write exercise that will be at the end of each of these where you’ll be asked to work with the themes of the card.


Following the Series

You can follow this series in the blog’s category feed here.

Alternatively, you can click the links for the individual installments in the table below:

Ace of Cups Two of Cups Three of Cups Four of Cups
Five of Cups Six of Cups Seven of Cups Eight of Cups
Nine of Cups Ten of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups King of Cups Ace of Wands Two of Wands
Three of Wands Four of Wands Five of Wands Six of Wands
Seven of Wands Eight of Wands Nine of Wands Ten of Wands
Page of Wands Knight of Wands Queen of Wands King of Wands
Ace of Pentacles Two of Pentacles Three of Pentacles Four of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles Six of Pentacles Seven of Pentacles Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles Ten of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles Ace of Swords Two of Swords
Three of Swords Four of Swords Five of Swords Six of Swords
Seven of Swords Eight of Swords Nine of Swords Ten of Swords
Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords
The Fool The Magician The High Priestess The Empress
The Emperor The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot
Strength The Hermit The Wheel Justice
The Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil
The Tower The Star The Moon The Sun
Judgement The World

More Tarot Goodness

If you are interested in exploring emotions with tarot, visit my Exploring Emotions with Tarot blog series here.


Mythic Tarot by Liz Greene (Author), Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Tricia Newell (Illustrator) © 1989
Dragon Tarot by Terry Donaldson (Author), Peter Pracownik (Author) © 1996
Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (Author), R. De Angelis (Illustrator), A. E. Waite (Designer) © 2001
Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti (Author), Lee Bursten (Author) © 2015


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