Tarot Spirits: How to Pick And Work With Your Power Card

Tarot Spirits: How to Pick And Work With Your Power Card February 23, 2019

Tarot offers a wide variety of spirits to include in your magick, from divination to claiming your personal power. Take your tarot practice deeper by choosing your significator card. This power card can become a spirit ally, boost the accuracy of your readings, be used for sympathetic magick and more. 

Are you the magickal High Priestess or the mystical Hierophant? Perhaps you’re all about hearth and home, you Four of Wands. Maybe you want it all like The World. Perhaps you’ve only just begun your Witches’ Journey. In that case, be proud to be The Fool. The cards reflect who we are in so many ways. Having a personal power card, known as a significator, is a sort of “spirit animal” for the tarot.

Oh, tarot why do you have to be so truthful? Have you ever found yourself saying this to cards? There are times when I argue with them. Then there are those when I want to run the other way. It’s not surprising that many of us develop strong feelings, and relationships, with those magickal cards. After all, they are a collection of spirits who’ve traveled throughout the ages, always weaving their ways into new decks. With the proliferation of decks available now, it’s so easy to choose one that reflects your practice and personality. David Bowie fan? There’s a deck for that. I’ve used the Druid Craft deck for personal readings for over a decade. We know each others moods, when to back off and when to wave that truth-flag. Sigh. Right now, I’m using the popular Wild Unknown for public things, like this article.

Having a strong tarot practice means attuning yourself to the energy of the deck. Building a long-term relationship takes time and effort. One of my favorite ways to work with the spirits of the cards is by choosing a significator card, a personal power symbol and ally.

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About Cyndi
Cyndi is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at keepingherkeys.com to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.

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