Yawn. Hello! I’m writing this at 6am whilst listening to Stef and DeAnne Smith being hilarious and lovely and telling me about the Four Standard Lesbian Looks and it’s that week before Christmas and there is so much to do and my long-lost-love is returning tomorrow and I need to deck out her boat with stars and angels and tinsel and post like a million parcels and build a social network and do about twenty thousand tarot readings and I’d really like to get everything ticked off so we can spend three solid days in bed together because I think I’ve actually forgotten what kissing feels like.
Meanwhile, I’m just gonna round up a whole big bunch of my favourite ‘tarot things to do’ from my own blog so you can keep yourself busy with your cards over the holiday period!
Maybe this could even be a last-minute home-made Christmas gift!
It’s super simple (though if you’re a fancy-pants knitter you can totes jazz this up with patterns with intarsia and so on) and you can probably make it in a couple of evenings if you have a good (non-subtitled) box-set to curl up with.
Make a tarot mixtape
You know that feeling when you’re listening to a song and suddenly you’re like ‘OMFG IT’S THE TOWER!’? Yep, me too. So how about going through your music collection and matching a song to each of the tarot cards? (If that sounds a bit much, just do the major arcana.)
I started doing this recently — just one song a week. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Add your own suggetions!
Here’s a spread I created recently for Straddlers who don’t always love every single person around the family dinner table.
Because why not? Amazing beautiful pink-haired LGBT youth rights activist Tabby Besley just started a ‘learn astrology’ column called Astro DIY and it’s brilliant.
I created this spread to do at a turning point in your life — for many people, that’s new year! This spread is all about assessing 2014 as it draws to a close, and figuring out your focus for next year.
Play Twitter tarot games
Even more fun (IMO) is #TarotToo – where there are two cards and you tweet your interpretations of them as a pair. This is such a good teeny tiny way of practicing reading cards together and getting your head around how two cards interact with each other.
Maybe you’ve just got a new deck, or maybe you’ve dug an old one out from the back of a cupboard. You can use this super-simple six-card tarot spread to find out all about your journey together.
Make plans to start a tarot group in your area
If there isn’t a tarot meet-up in your town or city, how about starting one? I did that in Todmorden a few years ago and it’s still going — here’s a short post about what we get up to.
Do a little business/project planning
Here’s a spread about the four elements of your business. It’s designed to look at the earth, air, fire and water of your business, so you can figure out which are stronger and which need more attention. Or try this SWOT Analysis spread to help you figure out the pros and cons of an upcoming project.
Bring in a tray of steaming mugs on Boxing Day night and then offer everyone a one card reading. COSY.
And if that’s not enough…
Okay, that really is enough!! The podcast is over, the sun is actually finally coming up and I’m off to tackle this ridiculous to-do list. Have an amazing festive time, whatever you get up to (and if you knit that tarot bag bear in mind it is mandatory to post a photo in the comments so we can all see how awesome and crafty you are!)