I’ve tried several times to mind-map the major cards, with little success.
Usually I give up halfway through, because I realise something that connects to something else is waaay over the other side of the page and, ack, dammit, I quit. So I set myself the challenge of completing a map. Doesn’t have to be perfect, doesn’t have to make 100% sense…but it does need to include every major card.
Here’s the result…
I’ll do more when I work with different themes, but it feels good to have everything…on one page. Well, the major arcana at least. But… now I’m thinking about it…maybe that’s not such a great thing. Maybe I’m trying to boil everything down to one page, a few buletpoints, something manageable…something memorisable?
Tarot is a system.
There are infinite connections between the cards. Finding new expressions of these is part of the fun. My layout more-or-less has the cards in numerical order…my next challenge will be to find a totally new way to show the interlocking themes of the cards.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.