Welcome to the Chaos Wave! This week we will be exploring music with the Nine of Swords to be later used has a creative writing prompt or brainstorming tool, or simply a means to explore our own emotions when we need to.
It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe the reason for this is that visual art has a way of tapping into our symbolic and metaphoric vocabularies on a subconscious level. In doing so, it evokes emotion within us.
In many ways, we can treat this as an extension of the Emotional Tarot series on this blog. You can choose music from any genre, based on the lyrics, or solely on how the piece makes you feel.
The goal of this series is to map additional associations to each card in our subconscious minds, using keywords and music. The intent is to improve our ability to read the cards by association and increase our creative thought processes.
By the end of this series, we will have increased the size of our word bank for the cards and have play lists to work with for a variety of purposes.
Introduction of the Card
Let’s take a look at the following examples of this card below.
The Music Exercise
The exercise for this one is to choose a keyword for this card. Then to select at least four music pieces based upon the keyword to create a play list.
You can learn more about this card here.
What this Card Means to Me
The keyword I choose for this card is: DESPAIR
The four songs I’ve chosen for this exercise:
The current master play list I have for this card, based upon all my keywords:
More Tarot Goodness
If you are interested in learning the basics of tarot from me, visit my Exploring Tarot blog series here.
If you are interested in using tarot as an expressive aid for emotions, visit my Exploring Emotions with Tarot blog series here.
~ Mythic Tarot by Liz Greene (Author), Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Tricia Newell (Illustrator) © 1986
~ Necronomicon Tarot by Anne Stokes (Illustrator), Donald Tyson (Author) © 2012
~ Panda Tarot by Severino Baraldi (Illustrator), Lo Scarabeo (Author) © 2017
~ Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2011
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in renders can be found here.