Introducing… Tarot Tuesdays

A weekly Tarot reflection space

Amanda Kay Oaks

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(This post originally appeared on my self-care blog, Running Into Joy. I’m sharing it here as well because I think some of my wonderful writer friends and readers might enjoy a little dedicated tarot time.)

Lately, I’ve been leaning back into one of my favorite self-care and reflection practices of pulling a tarot card every morning. As I’ve gotten back into this habit, I’ve felt drawn to the idea of including some tarot content on my blog. While I occasionally write about my love for tarot when it comes up in my reading life over at Your Book Friend, I don’t have a space for writing about what tarot means to me as a form of self reflection.

I also don’t have a space to share tarot readings, which is the whole reason I originally learned to read tarot. I’ve written before about how I picked up the cards in order to have something to do at larger group gatherings, a sneaky and clever way of making myself seem more interesting while simultaneously tricking people into the one-on-one conversations I prefer.

Whether I’m reading for myself or someone else, tarot is a wonderful way of bypassing the surface level and digging deeper. When I’m reading for someone else, we often talk about their deepest hopes, fears, and challenges as I interpret the cards and they share what those interpretations mean for them.

Similarly, I know where I’m at deep in my soul based on how I react to the cards any given day. When I, for instance, draw the Hermit and think, “Ugh I wish,” I immediately know that I’m craving some alone time but feel like I’m not going to get it any time soon.

To that end, an experiment! I’m going to start drawing a weekly card to share with whoever happens upon these articles. I’ll give a general interpretation and invite you to reflect on how it does (or doesn’t) show up for you throughout the week. Tarot readings with a general internet audience in mind have their limitations, but they can also be quite enjoyable, particularly as a prompt for reflection (hello, fellow journal people!).

Why am I doing this on Tuesday rather than Monday? I like alliteration, that’s why. Starting next week, check in every Tuesday for a little Tarot guidance and reflection! This week, I…

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Amanda Kay Oaks

Pittsburgh-based writer & wearer of many metaphorical hats. Making words about books, pop culture, witchery, health, travel, and more! She/her.