I am always trying to think of fun ways to connect with my Tarot cards and get a better understanding of them.
But the other day, one of my readers said she likes to use her Tarot cards as inspiration for character development in her writing….and this got me thinking….
What if I looked at each Tarot card as if it was a person with unique character traits, quirks and secret desires?
I decided to start with one of my favorite cards, the Queen of Wands.
If it was the 80′s she would be rockin’ the shoulder pads!
She’s the kind of gal who gets up at 6 am to workout to an aerobics tape like this one:
As a dinner date she is interesting company, but never stops talking…which can get a bit obnoxious.
If the Four of Cups were a person, he would be one of those passive-aggressive types. When asked where he wants to go for dinner, he would reply “wherever you want to go”but then be all dissatisfied and resentful about it!
On vacation, he always finds things to be unhappy about – from the low threadcount hotel sheets to the lukewarm quiche.
If friends recommend books and movies to him, he is always “disappointed” and nothing is quite up to snuff. “I read The Hunger Games,” he laments “and I really don’t see what you liked about it.”
The Four of Cups likes to play it safe. He gravitates to the mundane things in life – only watching blockbusters and eating in chain restaurants – so no wonder he is eternally unsatisfied!
His secret wish is to feel ALIVE in everything he does, but his fear of the unknown holds him back.
Choose a Tarot card that you find a bit perplexing. Now pretend that it isn’t just a card….it’s a person!
What personality traits does he/she have?
What kind of movies does he/she like?
What kind of hobbies are of interest?
What is his/her secret desire?
The entire tarot is both people....and not people if you think about it. Often we assume that people on our cards are just that...people...while abstract cards mean ideas. Both are correct and not so.I stopped seeing "Queen of Wands" as someone beautiful and charismatic long ago (although it can mean this) and instead keep open the possibility that maybe this is the level where we have learned from past mistakes about wasting energy and now use it only when needed and for our benefit or the benefit of those we wish to care about.--Eric
Queen of Wands
Good point and I agree... thank you for sharing it Eric :)
....oh...and I couldn't stop laughing after watching Ms "Holy Moly" Jazzercise!! (Ha Ha!)