Let’s explore the Tarot of Being Creative. Whether that be in the arts, in business or just in everyday life.
The Fool: Possibility. You see a business opening or feel the urge to do something creative.
The Magician: Inspiration. You get ideas about a project you can pursue. You see examples of someone who is amazing in your art e.g. A Shakespearean actor on the stage. A painting exhibition.
The High Priestess: Immersion. You immerse yourself in the art you wish to pursue. If you want to publish novels you read lots of books. If you want to start a business you research your options.
The Empress: Creation. You start writing or painting or acting. You register your business name and draw up a business plan.
The Emperor: Editing. You fine tune your business plan or manuscript or painting. Become more disciplined in developing your skills.
The Hierophant: Finding Mentors. You get your manuscript checked by someone in the industry. You attend art or drama school. You network with people in the business you wish to pursue.
The Lovers: Making choices. You chuck out the parts of your manuscript that don’t work, let go that long-cherished business name that isn’t marketable, stop method acting because you’re no good at acting that way.
The Chariot: Going public. You send off your manuscript to an agent. Enter your paintings in an art competition. Get up on stage in some off off off off off Broadway production.
Note how these cards form what I call the first book of Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana). The second book which includes cards from Strength to Temperance deals with what happens when your business/art project takes off and you have to wrestle with book tours and customers and fans. The third, cards from The Devil to The World with wrestling through the dark nights of the creative soul.
That’s how I see it anyway. What about you?