There you are yet again. It’s Sunday and your on pins and needles waiting for your favorite tarotscopes site to update so you can find out what you’re in for next week. Or maybe it’s the last day of the month and you’re dying to find out what’s in store for the next month. These tarotscopes seem mystical and infinitely complex. You could never imagine yourself having the authority to forecast your own tarotscopes…
What are tarotscopes?
Tarotscopes are a popular way to predict your future using tarot cards. Tarotscopes exist on the internet for daily, weekly, and monthly forecasts on a variety of websites and Facebook pages. Most tarotscopes are a few sentences to a paragraph and will exist for all the zodiac signs. It might seem like you have to have years of experience to write tarotscopes, but nothing could be further from the truth. All you need is a pack of tarot cards and practice!
Start small with the daily draw
Oh, the daily draw. There’s a reason why you’ll hear tarot masters tell you that the daily draw is important. The daily draw, or, drawing one card each morning, is crucial to learning how the tarot works in everyday life. It is by doing this over and over again that you start to see the real world applications for the cards. That’s why, for example, you would see the connection between getting the King of Cups–a trusted adviser, a counselor, a sympathetic older man–and running into your old doctor at random. Or maybe you might get the Page of Wands and find that the spark of a creative project happens to be someone introducing you to a new writing opportunity. What you’re looking for is synchronicity, or drawing connections between seemingly random events. When you go through your day with the daily draw card as a guideline of what to expect each day, you’ll always have the card’s meaning in the back of your mind. Thus you will start to draw connections between established meanings and whatever you see in the day based on personal observations.
Then move on to a weekly draw
The weekly draw is a simple expansion of the daily draw and should be done after you’ve spent three or so weeks doing a daily draw every day. On Sunday night (or Saturday night if you prefer the calendar to start on Sunday) draw three cards: one for the beginning of the next week, one for the middle of the next week, and one for the next weekend. Record these cards in your tarot journal and try to get a sense of the overall week. Again, keep it personal. Check in in the middle of the week and see how it’s going so far.
Finish your research with a monthly draw
Finally, after about a month of tracking the weekly draw, create a monthly forecast. Shuffle the cards and draw 12 cards, essentially four weekly draws strung together. Write it down in your tarot journal and check in periodically throughout the month. Note any synchronicities you find.
Writing taroscopes for other people
Before you write tarotscopes for other people and post online or in print, read up on the signs of the zodiac and their personality characteristics. This will help you decide how, for example, a Capricorn would receive the Nine of Pentacles. Once you’ve become familiar with the particular signs of the zodiac, you will have a good idea of how they would react to the suits and the Major Arcana cards. For example, if I pull the Three of Cups for an Aries, I would know it would be a good thing. Aries can be very friendly and social, and a card like the Three of Cups, which indicates friendship and companionship, would be most welcome. Keep the initial tarotscopes you write short, anywhere from one to four sentences. If at all possible, try to get feedback from people so you can find out if you’re intuition is working.
Tarotscopes are easy and fun to write, and the best way to learn is by being your own guinea pig. Start small with a daily draw to learn synchronicities and correspondences and then work your way up. Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the Zodiac and put yourself in other people’s shoes to anticipate a response to the cards drawn. Above all, do not be afraid to practice!