As a part of our collaborative effort, I will be leading the group in an activity to make your own Tarot and/or Oracle cards with collage and I put together this quick at-a-glance Tarot Guide to help get the themes of each card.
I'll be sharing more about making your own deck down the road and I am adding this as an activity for my upcoming DIY retreat options at Quinn Mountain that I plan to launch in early 2018. Keep your eyes out for that, especially if you live on the West Coast and are looking for an affordable personal retreat!
I'm also adding in other activities such as DIY essential oil blends and bath products, vision boards etc., as well as working in my Reiki and doTerra Aroma Touch technique to provide opportunities for balancing your stress and energy in a world that is often overwhelming.
Quick Tarot Guide
A basic Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards – 56 Minor Arcana and 22 Major Arcana cards.
The Major Arcana represent the phases of a great hero’s journey starting with the Fool and ending with the World. Journey aspects of each card can be found in italics.
The Major Arcana can also be seen as archetypes, which in Jungian psychology is a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image etc., universally present in individual psyches.
The Minor Arcana cards are split between 4 suits, which can be related to the elements of fire, water, air and earth. In a standard deck of playing cards, we see the minor arcana minus the Page.
The “pips” are the numbered cards ace through ten. These represent common life experiences.
The court cards include Page, Knight, Queen and King, and represent a bridge between the common experience of the pips and the epic life-changing journey of the Major Arcana.