*The Collective Tarot is a collaboratively created, radically-politicked, queerly-revisioned Tarot deck. It’s the first Tarot that I reach for and I have created many, many poems, short pieces, postcard fiction and collages after flipping through the deck, looking at particular cards, having one or two cards propped up next to my window for the night or near my pillow. Some of these poems and short pieces have been placed in journals and other times, I’ve created collage pieces or black out art via a creative flow from the cards. They are bright and colorful, and I believe very conducive to bringing out parts ourselves via art and writing. This desk doesn’t go with the traditional suits but instead, we see Keys (fire), Bottles (water), Feathers (air) and Bones (earth). The deck also doesn’t go with the traditional phase cards, here are gifted with the Seeker, Apprentice, Artist and Mentor.
Your creative exercise:3 card spread
Within 4 -6 days, you’ll receive an email along with a quick snapshot of the three cards with a short description. Each exercise is personalized though some general writing and artistic ways to self-expression can overlap. You are free to print, save or meditate with the exercise, fold it up and sleep with it under your pillow or refer back to it time and time again. Please do not sell or share these exercises on social media as this means the work I put into individual work is bypassed.
I’m a poet-curandera and writer. I’m a nontraditional teacher and healer.
*These creative prompts are meant to be used for ideas to create and writing that heal. Click here for information on mental health services and hotlines.