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Queen of Swords
Prompt: Draw aspects from the pictured card to create a character.
Andrealphus: Teaches Geometry and measurements. Increases one’s intelligence. Can transform a person into a bird
Prompt: Use the pictured tarot card spread to explore a character at the midway point of the story. Keep in mind these are basic meanings and leave room for varying interpretations and personalization. Be creative, use the reversed meaning if the card is upright and/or your own interpretations of the cards.
- What do they need to know to move forward? Judgment: Change of position, renewal, outcome. Reversed: The same in a lesser sense.
- What or who should they embrace? The Emperor: Stability, power, protection; a great person; aid, reason, conviction. Reversed: Benevolence, compassion, credit; also confusion to enemies, obstruction, immaturity.
- What do they need to let go of? Six of Pentacles–Presents, gifts, gratification; another account says attention, vigilance; now is the accepted time, present prosperity, etc. Reversed: Desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion.
- What’s next? Eight of Cups–The card speaks for itself on the surface (A man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his happiness, enterprise, mission or previous concern.) but other readings are antithetical–giving joy, mildness, timidity, honor, modesty. Reversed: Great joy, happiness, feasting.
The High Priestess & The Magician
Prompt: Write a story where two powerful characters have to team up to accomplish their individual goals. You may want to include characteristics from the included card descriptions.
The High Priestess is a very powerful magical figure who is known to have a lot going on beneath the surface. She is a reminder to listen to your own instincts. She’s depicted as Rowena, a powerful witch. She is a master manipulator and ruthless in pursuit of her own goals, usually gaining more power.
The Magician is full of inspired action and a reminder to embrace your own infinite potential. Depicted as Chuck aka God, the ultimate source of creative power. He embraces his power to write exactly the story he wants and start anew when things don’t go the way he wants.
Eight of Presents (Pentacles)
Prompt: Use the pictured card as a visual prompt. Start by describing the illustration, then add in elements of action including details from before and after this particular moment. You can also incorporate details from the description and interpretation included below.
This card represents the act of working hard to learn new skills. Like a Christmas Elf building toys for Sandy Claws, you’ll perfect your craft through repetition and attention to detail. Tasks will get easier for you the more often you practice. Reversed: Attention to detail is great until it turns into shrewd perfectionism Step back and try not to focus so much on the minutiae. Make sure the big picture is on track before getting lost in the details.
Pictured card and interpretation from The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook.
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